Estonia (EE)

Estonia is a country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, it has a population of 1.3 million. The countries S3 priorities include e-health; biotechnology; ICT: industry, robotics and embedded systems; ICT: e-governance and data science; materials technologies and enhancement of resources. The country has a national strategy for health research and innovation, and a strategy for e-health.

Regional website

Ministry of Social Affairs

www.sm.ee/en

 

The country is interested in collaboration in the field of validating healthcare services/devices based on personalised medicine.

Policy document (RIS3): No

Policy document PM@RIS3: No

 

However, the country have specified smart specialisation growth areas. These will be amended, the most recent one is: http://www.arengufond.ee/en/smart-specialization/overview/

Policy documents

  1. National: e-health strategy for 2020 https://www.sm.ee/et/eesti-e-tervise-strateegia  

  2. National: Research and innovation for health. Research, Development and Innovation Strategy for the Estonian Health System 2015–2020 https://www.sm.ee/sites/default/files/content-editors/eesmargid_ja_tegevused/Tervis/strategy_research_and_innovation_for_health.pdf

  3. National: Human Genes Act https://www.riigiteataja.ee/en/eli/508042019001/consolide

Major initiatives

  1. Population-based collection of samples to build a biobank with genomic data. Estonian Gene Bank https://genomics.ut.ee/et/geenivaramust

  2. Clinical validation of genomic risk scores for prediction of cardiovascular diseases and breast cancer https://sisu.ut.ee/pmkliinilisedjuhtprojektid/avaleht

  3. Realisation of information from genomic data to healthcare services. ERF funding for project "Realisation of personalised medicine in Estonia"

  4. Genotyping facility https://www.ut.ee/et/kontakt/genoomika-instituut

  5. HPC. High performance computing Computing Centre https://hpc.ut.ee/en/home/

 

Is the region represented in: Horizon2020; Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3); EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS); other?

 

  1. 1+ million genomes initiative

  2. Horizon2020

  3. Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy Platforms/Partnerships (RIS3)

  4. EIT Health/InnoStars/Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)

  5. Horizon 2020 funded CSA-s: IC PerMed, ERA PerMed

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

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