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Roadmap for Research and Innovation in Health Technology

Objective

Research and innovation in Health Technologies continuously deliver new products, devices and services. The “idea to market” process is complex due to multiple actors, institutional bodies and operators. The ITECH project aims at defining a strategy plan in Health Technologies to contribute to the Horizon 2020 Common EU Strategic Framework for Research and Innovation. The Support Action will gather EU and national networks or experts, representative of researchers, physicians, companies and health organizations. The key issue is: “What is the best strategy to optimize research & innovation and translate research into successful Health Technology products and services?” ITECH is an opportunity for identifying throughout Europe gaps and barriers currently existing at all stages of the “idea to market” process and to propose a strategy to accelerate and support this process.
The objectives are:
1: To map existing national and European instruments supporting research & innovation and the “idea-to-market” strategy; identify the similarities and dissimilarities between countries
2: To build and validate a model describing the phases of maturation of innovation
3: To identify, from this model, gaps and barriers currently existing at all stages
4: To propose solutions to overcome the identified gaps and barriers
5: To find the best schemes for promoting synergies and collaborations with existing actions
6: To road map the areas where European research and industry can take a worldwide leadership role
7: To disseminate the outcomes of the project to all actors involved in the process “idea-to-market”.

The ultimate goal is therefore to build a perennial network of referents in Healthcare Technologies integrating the experience of 27 European contact nodes and to propose to decision makers a strategy plan for the Development of Healthcare Technologies in Europe.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 262 560
Administrative Contact
Rofigua Hakem (Ms.)

Participants (3)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 77 377
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Mrs.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 84 102
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 960
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norman Black (Prof.)