Rising costs, resources pressures, an increase in chronic diseases, together with the challenges posed by ageing population have exerted significant pressure on Europe to improve its healthcare and put forward health related technological advances. Indeed, unlocking the digital transformation of healthcare has been a strategic EU priority for years due to the enormous potential of digital health solutions to make our health systems and services more effective.
Education is crucial for health innovation
There is a strong need for education offers that can equip future health innovators with particular mind- and skillsets and with the capacity to shape tomorrow’s healthcare. Future health leaders will be able to mobilize innovation, promote value-based healthcare, use data intelligently, pursue collaboration and advocacy tactics, for all this the mentorship structure and project support should be redefined.
The objective is to enhance collaboration between two healthtech innovation ecosystems: one in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo region in Portugal, and another in Hovedstaden in Denmark. This will support the development of next-generation healthtech companies through a joint, user-focused and entrepreneur-led educational program launched in Lisbon, and establish long-term collaboration links between ecosystem members.