ScanBalt BioRegion serving as a model to enhance investments into Health Economy
On the 29th of June ScanBalt represented by General Secretary Peter Frank was invited to present and discuss the report “Marco-Regional Development and the Health Economy” which suggests a much stronger focus on Health Economy in the Danube Area.
The presentation was part of the DanuBalt Stakeholder Forum taking place in Stuttgart.
The report draws from experiences gained in ScanBalt BioRegion since 2001. Its intent is to demonstrate a toolbox or process that can be applied in the Danube Area or in any other macro region for that matter.
The report proposes actions to enhance national/regional public-private investments in the health economy while ensuring alignment with the priorities and opportunities available from various EU funds (like ESIF, Horizon2020) in order to make progress on the road towards smart specialization.
In the lively audience were representatives from Ministries, officials from the EU, cluster representatives, investors, universities and hospitals.
The next step is a round table discussion which may end up in a ScanBalt sister organization for the Danube area.
Download the presentation of Peter Frank here: DanuBalt Peter Frank June 2016
Download “Macro-Regional Development and the Health Economy” here.
Read more about the DanuBalt-project (H2020) here.