SAPHIRe workshops

Workshop 8: Webinar: Health data for innovation – Opportunities and societal challenges, smart specialisation agenda

Through its partnership and bottom-up approach, the smart specialisation agenda brings together local authorities, academia, business spheres and the civil society, working for the implementation of long-term growth strategies supported by EU funds. All across Europe companies arise that produce or use health data. Think about wearables collecting lifestyle data, health related mobile apps or machine learning applications to increase your healthy lifestyle. What are the opportunities for European regions to accelerate this emerging market? What challenges remain? How can we make sure the data will be used to benefit European citizens, and that the technology becomes available to anyone who wants it?


To gain a better understanding on the regional perspectives on health data for innovation, SAPHIRe will host an online interactive workshop on Thursday 10 December 2020, 10h30-12h30 CET. During this workshop we will discuss how the smart specialisation agenda can leverage regional healthcare innovation and how this can be used to ameliorate the healthy lifestyle of citizens in a personalised way. Different best practice examples, (start-up) companies and interregional collaborations will be showcased.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Jef Hooybergs, VITO. Jef will be talking about the Personal Data Management Platform, a S3P4PM project

  • Marc Van der Zande, ClusSports, Marc will be talking about S3 sports and their interregional projects.

  • Joanne M Hackett, Bios Health. Joanne will be talking about science innovations that help making data more patient-centric.


Draft agenda TBC



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