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eHealth Hub, The European Hub for eHealth Business Support

Objective

The business opportunities in eHealth are equally as important as the health care challenges they are trying to solve. Therefore, the participation of this emerging industry in building a strong EU economy is potentially proportional to the impact it will have on the health of our citizens.

If the eHealth market is accelerating globally, it is still up and coming in Europe and has not accelerated to its full speed. The number of EU eHealth SMEs is on the rise, investments are starting to flow, insurance companies are starting to reimburse digital solutions, and the rest of the stakeholders in the ecosystem are getting increasingly involved. NOW seems like the perfect time for a big push to support the growth of our eHealth SMEs.

Europe counts a number of support initiatives for eHealth SMEs. However, they are usually local or regional, short-term, not supporting eHealth SMEs at various stages of development, lacking a strong vertical focus and never addressing all the challenges facing European eHealth SMEs. Incubators and accelerators are popping up here and there but with a limited impact: their support is short term, targets early stage start-ups, usually requires a relocation and is costly in terms of equity for SMEs. Regional development agencies are also helping start-ups in their respective backyards but they usually lack a vertical focus and a cross-border reach into 28 complicated health systems.

This proposal describes the creation of a support system that is cross-border, sustainable, highly specialized on the eHealth vertical, providing long-term support at various stages of development, and addressing all the challenges facing European eHealth SMEs: finding the right business model, accessing finance, connecting with the demand side and accelerating their commercialization, getting legal and regulatory guidance to develop their solution in compliance with a multi-layer complicated framework.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

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
€ 756 800

Participants (9)

LARDIER PASCAL
France
EU contribution
€ 420 687,50
Address
19 Rue Vis
29000 Quimper
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 163 700
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 700
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
META GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 347 200
Address
Viale Umberto Tupini 116
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNO TSD
France
EU contribution
€ 368 325
Address
Place Joseph Bermond Ophira I
06560 Sophia Antipolis Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS INNOVATION GGMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 228 750
Address
Via Cavour 71
00184 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENGAGE - KEY TECHNOLOGY VENTURES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 125
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 54
76137 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS 2I GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 575
Address
Kienestrasse 35
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)