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Open Consortium for Decentralized Medical Artificial Intelligence

Objective

ArtifArtificial Intelligence (AI) will revolutionize healthcare as its diagnostic performance approaches that of clinical experts. In particular, in cancer screening, AI helps patients to make better-informed decisions and reduce medical error. However, this requires large datasets whose collection faces severe practical, ethical and legal obstacles. These obstacles can be overcome with swarm learning (SL) where partners jointly train AI models without sharing any data. Yet, access to SL technology is seriously limited because no studies have implemented SL in a true multinational setup, no practically usable implementation of SL is available, researchers & healthcare providers have no experience with setting up SL networks and policymakers are currently unaware of the broader implications of SL. ODELIA will address & solve these issues: ODELIA will build the first open-source software framework for SL, providing an assembly line for the streamlined development of AI solutions. To serve as a blueprint for future SL-based AI systems, ODELIA partners collaborate as a swarm to develop the first clinically useful AI algorithm for the detection of breast cancer in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The size of ODELIA's distributed database will exceed all previous studies and ODELIA's AI models will reach expert-level performance for breast cancer screening. Thereby, ODELIA will not only deliver a useful medical application, but prove the clinical benefit of SL in terms of accelerated development, increased performance and robust generalizability to ultimately save thousands of lives of European patients. ODELIA's success will push partners to serve as nuclei for the exponential growth of the SL network and extend SL to a multitude of medical applications. Thus, patients, healthcare providers and citizens in Europe will be provided with a digital infrastructure that enables development of expert-level AI tools on big data without compromising data safety and data privacy.

Coordinator

EIBIR GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH ZUR FORDERUNG DER ERFORSCHUNG DER BIOMEDIZINISCHEN BILDGEBUNG
Net EU contribution
€ 719 624,50
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 377 450,00
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Städteregion Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT D'INVESTIGACIO ONCOLOGICA DE VALL-HEBRON (VHIO)
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 549 050,00
Address
Calle Nazaret 115-117
08035 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MITERA IDIOTIKI GENIKI, MAIEYTIKI,GYNAIKOLOGIKI KAI PAIDIATRIKI KLINIKI ANONYMI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 550 000,00
Address
Odos Leof Kifisias And Er Stavrou 6
151 23 Marousi Athina

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 751 905,00
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10 Zuid
6525 GA Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 699 611,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,25
RIBERA SALUD SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 556 187,00
Address
Avd De Las Cortes Valencianas 58 Edificio Sorolla
46015 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,50
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 289 157,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
OSIMIS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 850 150,00
Address
Quai Banning 6
4000 Liege

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Liège Arr. Liège
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 348 620,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

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Region
Sachsen Dresden Dresden, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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