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An integrated support for ehealth SMEs and stakeholders: inno TSD starts EU-wide eHealth Hub project

      The Kick-off Meeting of the eHealth Hub, a three-year project took place on the 20th and 21st of October 2016, in Murcia (Spain). The meeting effectively launched the activities of a newly EU-funded initiative that is cross border, highly specialized on the digital health vertical mainly devoted to SMEs but also to relevant actors of the eHealth environment (investors, demand side stakeholders, commercial distributors, legal and regulatory firms and experts).

 

    Specifically, the eHealth Hub project, aims at providing business oriented services tailored to the needs of European eHealth SMEs and relevant stakeholders, and to secure their continuation after the project end via a sustainable support structure, while stimulating the demand for eHealth solutions. For this matter, a variety of activities are planned such as helping to attract investment to SMEs, supporting their business model, accelerating commercialization and also providing legal and regulatory guidance to be implemented in a multi-layer complex framework.


 Another ambition of the eHealth Hub project is to contribute, through its support to SMEs, to increase the number of eHealth solutions available in the market for patients and citizens, optimizing at the same time efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision, personalized medicine and consumer health across Europe.


    The eHealth Hub team includes European innovation specialists, legal and regulatory experts and e-health support organizations and will involve over 700 SMEs in its activities, developing several partnerships with major European and international e-health networks, healthcare organizations, investors and other stakeholders.  Finally, the eHealth Hub project is a financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Societal Challenge 1 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing”) and coordinated by TICBIOMED, Spain.

 

Project partners: TICBIOMED (Coordinator); APRE, Italy; EDITO, France; engage AG, Germany;

inno TSD, France; META Group, Italy; Queen Many University of London, United Kingdom; Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Germany; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Coordinator contact: Jorge Gonzalez, TICBIOMED, Spain: jorge.gonzalez@ticbiomed.net

Erscheinungsdatum
7. November 2016