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Regional Digital Agendas for Healthcare

Objective

READi for Health aims to strengthen the research potential of four leading eHealth regions (Murcia, Skane, Oulu and Midi-Pyrénées) by supporting their triple helix clusters to become world-class players in domains related to the EU Digital Agenda for Healthcare.

The major limitation of the eHealth market today is not scarcity of technology, but that innovationup-take is slow compared with other sectors not depending on Public Administration. As a consequence,European public sector expenditure has not been used to spur innovation. However, with an aging population and under current economic conditions, it is critical to facilitate its incorporation to raise the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery.

READi for Health clusters will join forces to prepare and specialize their regions for quick uptake of eHealth innovation, validation under real-world conditions, and cost-benefit assessment. Cutting-edge companies (even from other regions) will be welcomed to apply for technology testing within the mature Healthcare Information System regional landscapes of the consortium and, if considered of public interest, supported in its implementation and economic assessment.

For this to become a reality, new Public Private Partnerships and purchasing mechanisms like Pre-Commercial Procurement need to be used. Also, technological development tofacilitate quick incorporation of innovation has to be fostered. In particular in the areas of:
• Semantic Interoperability and Standards.
• Cloud Computing.
• Secure information access from any device.

In order to become a truly regional engine for growth, those innovations must be exported to European and world-wide markets. Participants will support companies, especially SMEs, to internationalize their innovations by promoting a ´global network of eHealth clusters´. This network will facilitate overseas contacts and market intelligence, and contribute to the sustainability of the clusters themselves.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/health care services/ehealth
  • /social sciences/political science/public administration

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

TICBIOMED TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION PARA LA SALUD EN LA REGION DE MURCIA ASOCIACION
Address
Campus Universitario Espinardo 7 Edificio Ceeim
30100 Murcia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 406 342,50
Administrative Contact
Jorge Gonzalez (Dr.)

Participants (8)

FUNDACION PARA LA FORMACION E INVESTIGACION SANITARIAS DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 189 386,90
Address
Calle Luis Fontes Pagan 9 Edif Emi Hospital Reina Sofia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Serna Juan Pedro (Mr.)
SKANE LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 605 155
Address
.
291 89 Kristianstad
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulf Malmqvist (Dr.)
MOBILE HEIGHTS IDEELL FORENING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 218 633,10
Address
Anckargripsgatan 3
21119 Malmo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Philip Allgoth (Mr.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 415 590,10
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arto Eijander (Mr.)
POHJOIS-POHJANMAAN LIITTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 178 829
Address
Sepankatu 20
90100 Oulu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mikko Väisänen (Mr.)
CONNECTED HEALTH ALLIANCE CIC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 345 965,10
Address
The Innovation Centre Northern Ireland Science Park Queens Island
BT3 9DT Belfast
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Damian O'connor (Mr.)
CENTRE E-SANTE ASSOCIATION

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 241 760,30
Address
Rue De La Viguerie 2
31300 Toulouse
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Camille Ghibaudo (Ms.)
D ALEPH INICIATIVAS Y ORGANIZACION SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 148 561
Address
Calle Angli Planta 4 Puerta 1 31
08017 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tanya Suárez (Mrs.)