European project Medtech4Europe

Enhancing research strategies for medical technologies

Medical technology is a key sector for the future in Europe. It provides innovative solutions for patient care, improving quality of life and reducing healthcare costs associated with an aging population. The emergence of new and cross-sectoral technologies offers great economic opportunities for innovative European companies. At the same time, intense global competition requires a continuous increase in the effectiveness of research and development. The complexity of the innovation system of this high-tech industry also requires a harmonious strategy of all involved stakeholder groups. The spectrum of European medical technology is broad and characterized by a high number of products and companies. This fragmentation means that RDI infrastructures offers do not always meet effectively companie’s demands.

The aim of the Medtech4Europe project is to improve public policies (structural funds and regional policies) in favour of RDI facilities to be more adapted to the specificities of the medtech domain.

Together with eight partners from eight EU countries the SEZ will conduct activities for the purpose of exchanging experiences among which self-assessment, benchmarking, interregional mapping and study visits. The findings of this knowledge transfer with project partners, but also with regional stakeholders will lead to the design (in phase 1) and implementation (in phase 2) of 8 local action plans aiming to deliver recommendations in order to improve the policies addressed in partners’ regions.              
The project is part of the INTERREG Europe program and coordinated by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.

Project Duration:

01.06.2018 - 30.11.2020 (Phase 1)
01.12.2020 - 30.11.2022 (Phase 2)

Participating Countries.: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland

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