Strong support to strategic focus on the Baltic Sea region as one test site for development of health care products and services
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region’s Monitoring Committee the 29th of April selected 81 project concepts to be developed into advanced project proposals. In total 282 concept notes were reviewed.
Of the 81 selected project concepts 3 of them aim to promote the Baltic Sea region as one test site for development of health care products and services and form part of the flagship “ScanBalt HealthRegion” in the EU’s Baltic Sea region strategy (Priority Area Innovation).
The 3 project concepts are:
HealthShare: Fighting hospital acquired infections and bacterial resistance in the Baltic Sea region with new diagnostic tools and services. Read more here. Project leader ScanBalt® fmba, ScanBalt BioRegion.
InnoDataShare: Sharing existing health data infrastructures to facilitate innovative health-related product development in the Baltic Sea region. Read more here. Project leader Competence Center on Health Technologies, Estonia.
The Baltic Fracture Competence Centre, BFCC: Leveraging knowledge for better care in ageing societies in the Baltic Sea Region. Read more here. Part of the EUSBSR flagship HealthRegion. Project leader Life Science Nord Management GmbH, Germany.
In addition the project DanuBalt: Novel Approaches in Tackling the Health Innovation and Research Divide in the Danube and Baltic Sea Region has already been granted funding from H2020. The project was initiated 1st January 2015, see www.danubalt.eu
The Baltic Sea region as one test site for development of health care products and services is a core activity of ScanBalt’s new strategy 2015 – 2018 “Solving Societal Challenges on Top of Europe”.
It is obviously of the outmost importance that this strategic focus is being supported by the key stakeholders. Therefore it is very satisfying that ScanBalt® fmba since end of 2014 has been able to welcome 2 regions, 3 industries or industry networks and 4 investors as new members.
In addition it is possible to be a personal supporter of the Baltic Sea region as one test site for development of health care products and services, read more here.