Research strategies for medical technologies (Medtech4Europe)
As a key technology, medical technology offers innovative solutions for patient care, improving quality of life and reducing healthcare costs. New and cross-sector medical technologies offer great economic opportunities for innovative companies from Europe. In the Medtech4Europe project, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is conducting an exchange of experience on evaluation and benchmarking with partners from eight EU countries and participating in the development of eight regional action plans and policy recommendations in the form of study visits. The project is funded by the INTERREG Europe program and coordinated by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
In February 2020, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum participated in a study visit to Copenhagen to learn about funding and entrepreneurship initiatives and research infrastructures as well as public-private partnerships in the field of medical technology. "Greater Copenhagen Health Innovation" focuses on better cooperation between basic research and clinical research for the exploration of new, patient-oriented treatment methods. The "Copenhagen Health Innovation" and "Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation" initiatives, which were also presented, on the other hand, aim to train physicians and healthcare professionals in the most practical way possible.
A study visit to Upper Silesia took place in 2019. The exchange with the "Education and Medical Simulation Centre" at the Medical University of Silesia and Foundation for the Development of Cardiac Surgery were the focus.
- Project name acronym: Medtech4Europe
- Funding: European Commission, Interreg Europe
- Funding budget for all partners: 7 Mio. EUR
- Project duration: 06/2018 – 11/2022
- Participating countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland
Keywords: e-health, Medical technologies, research cooperation, Action Plan