SAPHIRe workshops

Webinar: Stimulating regional personalised health industry: ecosystems and EU initiatives

Stimulating regional personalised health industry: ecosystems and EU initiatives

The uptake of personalised medicine into regional healthcare systems requires cooperation between government and industry. Regional governments can help stimulate industry by lowering the barriers and needs for entry by building strong ecosystems. This means providing digitalisation and tech transfer services, good infrastructure, and a well-educated workforce—all key parts of a vital ecosystem. Such an initial investment will further attract private sector actors with the necessary expertise in data analytics, life science, and health. Regions can receive help in setting up ecosystems from EU networks and funding, such as the Smart Specialisation Strategy, the Vanguard Initiative, Digital Innovation Hubs, and more. If we want personalised healthcare to be an innovation that benefits all European citizens, regions must take a leading role in its' implementation. 


In spring 2021, the SAPHIRe consortium will organise a series of online interactive workshops on the specific needs in different regions concerning personalised health innovation. The topic of the first webinar will be ‘Stimulating regional personalised health industry: ecosystems and EU initiatives’, on Tuesday 11 May 2021, 10h00-12h30 CET


The topics to be discussed will include: 

  • Establishing efficient health ecosystems  

  • The European Smart Specialisation Strategy and Digital Innovation Hubs 

  • EIT Health and the role of AI in healthcare 

You can register for the webinar here

Draft agenda (subject to change)

10.00 - 10.10        Welcome + introduction 


10.10 – 10.30       Speaker 1: Marc Dechamps, Director of International Affairs at BioWin Wallonia 


10.30 – 10.50       Speaker 2: Jan Larosse, Friends of Smart Specialisation 


10.50 – 11.00       Mentimeter 


11.00 – 11.20       Speaker 3: Smart health DIH, speaker TBC


11.20 – 11.40       Speaker 4: EIT Health/Innostars, speaker TBC


11.40 – 12.00       Round table discussion session  


12.00 - 12.10        Mentimeter 


12.10 – 12.20       Conclusion 


After workshop   12.20 – … (max 13.00) 

Meeting will stay open for moderated discussion between speakers and participants 

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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.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium