After a long period since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic, in the autumn of 2021, live, in-person events began to return to the public consciousness. This year, for the second time, the EIT Health Morning Health Talks event was organised in cooperation with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the Institute for Transdisciplinary Research (ITD) of the Faculty of General Medicine of the University of Pécs. The meeting took place on 22 October 2021, in which the South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd. participated as a partner of the Medtech4 Europe Interreg Europe project.

The meeting was opened by Dr. Attila Sík, Director of the Institute of Transdisciplinary Research at the University of Pécs, and following that he introduced the EIT Health Institute. This background-organization attaches particular importance to good professional relations and innovative health solutions launched with the actors of the health sector.

Dr. Sík then started the programme with a presentation on the “Silver Economy” regional development strategy. The “Silver Economy” is the third largest economy in the world, encompassing all products and services that serve the needs of people over 50.

The next speaker on the online channel was Dr. Mbogoro Mecheal from Oxientia Ltd, who gave a presentation on his strategy for an impactful health-focused innovation. The last speaker before the coffee break was Dr. Miklós Tóth, Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pécs. In his presentation, we were able to learn about health industry developments aimed at supporting the quality of life of the elderly in cooperation with the University of Pécs Faculty of Health Sciences and the Bay Zoltán Applied Research Non-Profit Foundation.

After the coffee break, we also heard a presentation of László Dicső, Mayor of Alsómocsolád, on “Living Healthily and Ageing”. He was followed by Dr. János Pálhalmi, CEO of DataSenseLab, who outlined the role of biosignal metrology in the quality control of health IT systems based on wearable biosensor solutions.

The event was closed by Riccardo Piccioli, head of the Italian start-up Mysurable S.r.l., on the topic of an innovative solution for the screening, assessment and treatment of sarcopenia.

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