The Workshop will take place in Brussels, 13-14 September 2016.
The combination of various technologies in groups, commonly known as "Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)", is deemed to be of highest benefit to innovation fields in health. What is the European Commission doing today to accelerate the development and make use of these advanced technologies and integrated systems, enabling new solutions for health? What shall it do in the future? What role can Horizon 2020 play? What are the opportunities for researchers and other actors in the field?
This workshop is structured in two parts:
Call Information and Networking
(13 September, 13:30 – 17:00)
Information on Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2017 information on open calls and opportunities for networking:
The relevant call topics will be presented by the European Commission followed by Q&As. Then potential proposers and organisations offering proposal ideas, expertise and know-how, will have the opportunity of an elevator pitch, interaction with the European Commission officials and networking. On-line and on-site networking opportunities will be provided.
Stakeholders' consultation on cross-KETs for Health: EU current position and future (14 September, 9:00 – 15:00)
The speakers will present the Visions and Strategic Research Agenda's for shaping the future of healthcare and the role of medical technologies. They will present their priorities for the years 2018-2020 and beyond.
The related European Technology Platforms (ETP's) ETP-Nanomedicine, Photonics21, the European Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EpoSS), EUMAT and ESB (Biomaterials), COCIR (tbc) and other public and private organisations and initiatives, will present their Visions and Strategic Research Agenda's, focusing on Healthcare applications. The need for connected healthcare via eHealth, mHealh and telemedicine will be highlighted.
Furthermore, the Task Force for the nascent 'Industrial Driven Initiative on Emerging and Strategic Technologies for Healthcare' ('IDI ESTHER') will present the status of this initiative.