General information about the project and the partners
Health is one of the areas where digitalisation has the greatest potential to be a game changer. In this case the Global Strategy on Digital Health 2020-2025 published by the World Health Organization highlighted the technology-enabled breakthroughs in the provision of healthcare services, which have helped people to access advanced healthcare services that previously have been out of reach or unaffordable. In this sense, it is worth highlighting that the Assessing the impact of digital transformation of health services published by the EC stated that the impact of digitalisation of health services has been profound and is expected to be even more profound in the future.
Once the potential of the digitalisation of healthcare is recognised, it is key to address the coordination of specific digital capabilities and technologies needed due to the complexity of biological processes. Healthcare has evolved from a reactive approach (curing diseases) to an approach based on the P4 medicine paradigm: Predictive, Preventive, Personalized and Participatory4. In this new paradigm, the use of data is key. Thanks to digital technologies such as AI or HPC and the massive generation of medical and other health-related data, traditional methods for early detection, diagnosis, treatment, patient management, precision medicine, drug development, genomics, or medical image analysis are being transformed.
DIHsP4_MEDICINE consortium is made up of 4 entities that play a role as DIH coordinators, and lead EDIH applications. In addition, in order to have a comprehensive view of the challenges faced by collaborative ecosystems, partners are located in regions with different levels of innovation performance, according to the Regional Innovation Scoreboard. These regions include health as a priority in their S3 Strategies.
DIHsP4_MEDICINE vision is to unleash the potential that exists around the collaboration among DIHs focused in health-related activities with the ultimate goal of being a benchmark in the application of digitalisation to accelerate the development of the P4 medicine paradigm. The lessons to be learned from the activities carried out within the framework of the project will make possible to take advantage of this experience for the implementation of joint long-term and stable programmes to foster collaboration among DIHs, as well as exploring the opportunity to articulate stable Hub corridors to shape these collaborations.
DIHsP4_MEDICINE mission is to address the necessary steps to build successful collaboration mechanisms among DIHs focused on a sector such as health. Digital transformation of this field has a high level of technical complexity, and therefore requires the intervention of a wide range of stakeholders. Lessons learned from this project will be useful for building future corridors, or similar collaborative ecosystems that involve the participation of highly specialized players.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM-Spain), is a public university located in Madrid. UAM is widely respected as one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. According to the highly regarded QS World University Rankings 2022, UAM is ranked as a top university in Spain. UAM coordinates DIH·bio, a Digital Innovation Hub focused in the fields of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Health. It also runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship programme for creation of knowledge-based companies.
Transilvania IT Cluster
Transilvania IT Cluster (TITC-Romania) works at the intersection between entrepreneurship, researchers, innovators, and public administration, pushing forward discussion and action around digital transformation and thus enhancing community development through digitalisation. TITC leads the Transilvania DIH and coordinates RODIH, the association of Romanian DIHs. Also has the gold label Management Excellence Cluster.
Technology Park Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Technology Park Ljubljana (TPLJ-Slovenia), is a leading entity and key national stakeholder in the development of innovative and knowledge-based entrepreneurship in Slovenia. TPLJ supports knowledge and technology transfer from research institutes and academia to national and international markets. TPLJ also leads HealthDay.si, a DIH with the aim to support SMEs and Midcaps in their digital transformation as well as enhance their role as agents of transformation of the whole Slovenian health and care system.
MINALOGIC (France) is a cluster which brings together companies to develop digital technologies. These technologies broadly fit into four strategic fields: micro/nanoelectronics, photonics, software, content & uses. The technologies, products and services developed address several fields, health related activities among others. MINALOGIC coordinates Minasmart, the European Digital Innovation Hub candidate for the Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes region. MINALOGIC has the gold label Management Excellence Cluster.
Below you can find Digital Innovation Hubs specialized in Healthcare from Europe and also other initiatives which are boosting the P4 paradigm in medicine.