The interest in the use of disruptive technologies (such as artificial intelligence and big data analytics, block chain, Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality, simulations or gamification) in healthcare and medicine is growing, which will lead to efficient decision support systems and smart hospital value chains. Although the potential positive impact of such technologies is high, SMEs are not fully aware of the business models and the ways in which they can disrupt the existing landscape of eHealth services and smart hospital procedures. As a result, designing and deploying sustainable services based on these disruptive technologies requires cross-sectoral and cross-border approaches. This includes the engaging of SMEs and multidisciplinary partners from healthcare, medical, IT and automation sectors (including stakeholders and users, if appropriate) to examine the innovation potential of emerging technologies via cross-sectoral projects by innovative SMEs to pilot the adoption and use of disruptive technologies to improve healthcare services and medical systems. CONEMED project aims to unlock the cross-sectoral collaborative potential of SMEs by combining disruptive technologies and secured data driven business models with the health sector to deliver market sensitive and innovative solutions that enhance patient-centred work-flows delivered through the real time medical systems. By providing a framework for a more structured cross-sectoral and cross-border collaboration, that manages all the complex work-flows within the process, CONEMED instantiates the mechanisms to ensure the long-term sustainability of the action through collaborations of the participating clusters with hospitals, academia, industry, investors, business angels, managing authorities of the national innovation agencies and the European Commission support measures (such as EIT, ESIF).
Project leader: Gupta D.B.R.K. Udatha
Institution: OSLO CANCER CLUSTER INCUBATOR AS