On 29 October, 2020, a colleague of South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency (hereinafter: STRIA) participated in the online webinar organized by SAPHIRe. The central theme of the event is closely related to the Medtech4 Europe Interreg Europe project, in the implementation of which STRIA participates as a partner.

The “Consortium for Securing the Adoption of Personalized Health in Regions (SAPHIRe)” encourages the transition to sustainable and personalized health. The project supports the agenda of the International Consortium for Personalized Medicine (ICPerMed), which was formally established in November 2016 at the initiative of the European Commission. SAPHIRe is coordinated by the Flemish Government’s Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) and its other members include the Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland, the Hungarian-based EIT Health InnoStars and the EuroBioForum Foundation in the Netherlands.

Source: https://www.saphire-eu.eu/workshops

Within the framework of the event, the participants could hear 4 presentations. The first was the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) in Switzerland. The program was initiated by the Swiss government to build coordinated infrastructures to make health data interoperable and shareable for research. In the second presentation, a colleague of the University of Luxembourg introduced the system of Personal Health Records (PHR). The third presenter was a representative of Lifelines in the Netherlands. The aim of the project is to make data and samples available worldwide for multidisciplinary research in the field of healthy ageing. The last presentation was given by the Scientific Director of Janssen R&D, where they presented their Project ATHENA (Augmenting THerapeutic Effectiveness through Novel Analitics) program.

Source: https://www.janssen.com/belgium/rd-janssen

The Medtech4 Europe project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and Hungary within the Interreg Europe Program.