On the 20 of October 2021, the second Plenary Smart Health pilot meeting was organised. During the virtual event, new members were welcomed and the different demo cases gave an update of their ongoing activities. Turku region furthermore pitched an idea for a novel demo case. Afterward, the floor was opened for discussion about the update of the VI Smart Health scoping note that is being written.
TRACE-MED is a new demo case within the Smart Health pilot. The involved regions are Northeast Region (RO), Emilia Romagna region (IT) and Slovenia, as well as POLATOM, the National Centre for Nuclear Research in Poland. The aim of TRACE-MED is to create an ecosystem covering the entire value chain of the radiopharmaceutical industry-from research & development to production by breaking down existing silo’s and fostering coordination, as well as to coordinating the research activities across partnering facilities, thereby reducing lead time and improving efficiencies. The demo case was successful in receiving TAF support. Here, they received assistance in identifying their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities, have sharpened their unique value proposition and started developing a business plan.
Group G.A.C. has been hired to support the three regions co-leading the Smart Health Pilot. Melissa Campagno (EU and innovation consultant) will be responsible for all day-to-day activities and organizational matters of the project, while Marc Pattinson (Innovation Director) is at your disposal for any question regarding funding opportunities for interregional innovation projects and will be responsible for the moderation of certain Smart Health meeting and lobbying for the Smart Health project to be recognized.