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Mobile Heights and Region Skåne's seminar at Politician Week Almedalen, Visby, Sweden, July 3rd!

Welcome to Mobile Heights and Region Skåne's seminar at Politician Week Almedalen, Visby, Sweden, July 3rd! 


How can a national node for connected health, strengthen public health and create new businesses?


We are getting older, have greater need of health care over a longer period of life, and would also have a greater choice of how and where we get health care services. The digital revolution offers new opportunities for health care services to meet these challenges. The countries and companies that are early in the development of new solutions will be able to operate on an international large and rapidly growing export market, while enhancing the quality of their own operations. 


At the seminar new initiatives in mobile health will be discussed. What role can the public sector play as supporters and purchasers of new digital services? What kind of national efforts are needed so that Sweden can benefit from the expertise that already exists?


Date: Sunday July 3 at. 14:45 to 15:45

Location: Öresundshuset, Hästgatan 1 in Visby, Sweden

Hosts: Mobile Heights and Region Skåne

Moderator: Jonas Klevhag, moderator Network Agency 


More info here

Webinar: Insights into the UK eHealth market

Webinar: Insights into the UK eHealth market 

Date: Wednesday 6 July 2016

Time: 14:30 – 15:05 CET (20 min presentation & 15 mins Q&A)


Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)


Declan Hadley, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, will provide insights into the eHealth market in the UK, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the UK market. There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


Declan is Digital Health Lead for Healthier Lancashire and has worked in the NHS for over twenty years.  In March 2014, he joined Lancashire's Local Area Team to lead on the development of a digital health strategy that underpins the Healthier Lancashire Programme. Declan is also Digital Health Associate with the Innovation Agency, one of 15 Academic Health Science Networks established by the NHS in England to improve health and create wealth, and enable NHS and academia to work together with industry to identify, adopt and spread innovation and best practice. 


Declan's current area of interest is exploring how consumer-centric technology can be used to empower people, giving them access to their own health data and enabling them to use it to improve their health and wellbeing. 


Please register your interest here (Online registration is available until: 05/07/2016)


This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project.


"Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market" Want to know more about the US eHealth market? Register your interest now!

Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market 

Date: Coming soon

Time: 15:30 – 16:05 CET (20 min presentation & 15 mins Q&A)

Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)


Dave Whitlinger of NYeC will provide insights into the ehealth market in the USA, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the US market.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 


Dave is Executive Director with overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization creating health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave was a Director at Intel responsible for health care device interoperability strategies and standards development. He has also led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems.


Please register your interest now by emailing


This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project.


Past Events

READi for Health Workshop @ eHealth Week 2016, 9 June Amsterdam



The READi project invited the attendees to learn more during the eHealth Week 2016 about a successful collaboration between 4 EU regions which had delivered achievements across a range of challenges.

From identification of unmet needs, addressing policy implementation, upscaling eHealth solutions, and creating better care for patients and citizens. 


The topics of the programme included: 

•    Policy and Strategies for digitalization of a healthcare system

•    Patient Involvement

•    Business opportunities


When & Where: Thursday, 9 June from 13:30 to 15:30 in room: MENDES DE COSTA


Please contact Beatriz Sanz, if you have any questions


Read more here

Webinar: "Innovative Business Models to support e-Health opportunities", Tuesday 24 May 2016

Interested in learning how innovative business modelling can support ehealth opportunities?  Webinar: "Innovative Business Models to support e-Health opportunities"


Date: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Time: 15:00 – 15:35 CET (20 min presentation & 15 min Q&A)

Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)


Bleddyn Rees provided insights into how ehealth opportunities can be unlocked through innovative business modeling. 

Bleddyn is a Digital Health Consultant and Lawyer at Osborne Clarke and Commercial Advisor to NHS Trusts. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the READi for Health project. Full bio here.


This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project. 

READi for Health showcased at the Finnish "Healthcare ICT Conference exhibition 24–25 May, Lahti - Finland

The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities organized together with FCG Training a national Healthcare ICT Conference on 24–25 May 2016.

The conference was hosted at the spacious premises of the Lahti Sports and Fair Centre, offering a versatile setting for presentations and an exhibition. In the same way as this year, there was a Get-Together social evening at the exhibition premises providing the exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their products and services before the conference starts. 


READi project has own booth at the event, where Jarmo Pääkkönen and Kalevi Virta presented the READi joint action plan and achievements of the project. READi promoted the READi internationalisation activities together with the SME’s in the national stakeholders event. 


Contact information: Jarmo Pääkkönen, & Kalevi


The Healthcare ICT Conference, now organised for the 42nd time, provides a wealth of current topics through several parallel sessions:

  •  New generation information systems — better than ever
  •  Managing by information 
  •  Common rules for privacy protection and information security
  •  National strategy and legislative reforms to support operational development
  •  Information technology supports process renewal
  •  Active role of citizens in social welfare and health care services
  •  Integrated social welfare and health care services
  •  Controlled organisation of operations within the new administrative structure
  •  Use of mobile services in social welfare and health care
  •  What's happening internationally
  •  Familiarisation with products and applications

Conference website at


READi participated at the "Health 2.0 EUROPE 2016" event, 10 - 12 May in Barcelona

Gathering digital health champions since 2010!


The gathering of digital health champions in Europe, the 7th edition of Health 2.0 Europe came back to Barcelona for 3 full days of content that explored European and international innovation in patient-provider communication, consumer health, data analytics and so much more.

Over 120 speakers and 600 attendees from around the world reconvened to experience over 50 LIVE product demos of innovative solutions that shared up European health systems.


READi for Health, through the partner TICBiomed moderated 2 sessions during the event:


  • Tuesday 10 May from 14h to 17:30 during the "EC2VC "Take 5" - Investors' Forum and Pitch Competition" 

The 5th edition of EC2VC is coming back with an investors' forum, a pitch competition and even more networking opportunities with the most active investors in Europe and the US.


  • Wednesday 11 May at 14h during the session "Building Blocks to a Dynamic Health 2.0 Ecosystem in Europe".


Learn more here


Innovation procurement for eHealth solutions -Collaborative Exchange and Stakeholder Workshop, 11 and 12 May 2016– Brussels

The European Commission DG Connect was pleased to organise this two-day workshop in collaboration with the EPP-eHealth project.


Over the last few years the European Commission has supported a number of strategic demand side projects in eHealth exploring the use of innovation procurement to create viable markets for innovative goods and services. To date more than 15  ‘CSA’, ‘PPI’ and ‘PCP’ projects have been supported in the field of health and eHealth, with more coming on stream in 2016 and with new calls for projects anticipated within the framework of Horizon 2020. 


This workshop therefore provided a timely opportunity for these projects to come together, share their experience of implementing innovation procurement projects on the ground and together identify how this important area of work can be strengthened through collaborative learning and action in the future. It facilitated a discussion among demand and supply side  stakeholders to discuss barriers, enablers and mobilisation of the market to address common unmet needs. 


Download the agenda here




More information can be found at the webpage of the project here


READi participated at the "Nordic IoT Hackathon 2016",  22 - 24 April, Lund - Sweden

This year’s challenges was bigger and better so this was the perfect place to show off your mad skills while earning bragging rights for solving real world problems. 


Main topics:

  • Intelligent Buildings
  • Intelligent Healthcare Establishments


When: 22nd to 24th of April

Where: MHC, Mobilvägen 10, Lund, Sweden


More information here

OuluHealth Ecosystem Days, Oulu - Finland, 12 - 13 April

OuluHealth launched the first ecosystem of 2016 and welcomed anyone who wanted to learn more about utilization of genome, well-being data, and connected health.


The Ecosystem Meeting toke place on April 12 and April 13 at the premises of the University of Oulu and Medipolis.


More information here

HIMSS Analytics Webinar: Spain and Turkey: Two markets with high achievements in EMR maturity - Wednesday, April 6

HIMSS Analytics in Europe recently published two country reports: one on Turkey and one on Spain, focusing on the IT advancement in a hospital setting in both these countries, and also analysing the potential opportunities for current and future investments.


While the Spanish study showed that “Spanish hospitals have significant first-time investment potential”, the Turkish report revealed that the healthcare IT market is evolving so quickly that investment opportunities are better than ever. For the first time ever, the HIMSS Analytics country managers and experts themselves want to present these key findings.



  • John Rayner, Regional Director – Europe and Latin America, HIMSS Analytics


  • Edmundo Ramirez, Country Manager Spain, HIMSS Analytics
  • Korhan An, Country Director, HIMSS Turkey


More information here


READi participated in the event "Cooperation for the future: How can you benefit from Mobile Heights offers?", 11th March, Lund - Sweden

On March 11th, Medicon Village, along with Mobile Heights organized a breakfast seminar on how we can work together to resolve future societal challenges.


Mobile Heights gave us a short presentation about their network, how one can benefit from their various offers, and how we can work together to change the future.


Mobile Heights presented READi for Health project also. Linda Malmgren from Mobile Heights gave us an insight into their international hackathon, which takes place on April 15th-17th. This hackathon is focused, among other things, on how to use the modern technologies to facilitate the infrastructure in our healthcare system, something in which we all have a chance to participate.


Where: Medicon Village, Restaurant Inspira, lower section

Organizers: Mobile Heights and Medicon Village or


READi supported the 3rd Digital Health & Wellness Summit @ Mobile World Congress 2016, Barcelona 22- 25 February 2016

The DHWS2016 brought together a wide selection of leading industries including: TelefónicaRocheTunstall,SamsungMedtronicJohnson & Johnson, IBMPhilipsDell along with policy & decision-makers from the European Commission, ministries of health/social affairs from Estonia, Netherlands, Catalonia; BUPA Insurances group, Zurich insurances; along with leading patient groups and academics.


READi joined organisations such as the Mobile World Capital BarcelonamHealth Competence Center and others, in supporting the DHWS2016. READi coordinator Myriam Martin presented at the event during the Showcase Innovation session.


You can view the 2015 event video and learn more about the 2016 event at

Seminar on Business Opportunities in China: Friday, 12 February, 2016 - 08:30 to 12:30

Welcome to a seminar on business opportunities in Life Sciences and Cleantech in China. You also get knowledge in Chinese business and how to find the right business partners.


China is a rapidly growing market for Life Science and Cleantech industry , two priority sectors in China's five - year plan . China has implemented health and environmental reforms over US $ 300 billion to build out the infrastructure and stimulate the domestic market. This creates great opportunities for Swedish Life Science and Cleantech companies and therefore invites Invest in Skåne and Malmö in you and your company to a half-day seminar on the opportunities and the art of doing business in China , about how to find the right partner in China and do the trip over the bridge a bit smoother . Learn more here

READi attended the Webinar on funding opportunities in Innovation Procurement for eHealth, 1 December

Would you like to know more about funding opportunities for European health procurers? Join the online webinar discussing call topics 'eHealth innovation in empowering the patient' and 'uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records'. We will try to answer all your questions!

The European Commission launched the third Call of the Horizon 2020 program on Research and Innovation. Societal Challenge 1 "Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing" is one of the key areas in that program covering 2016-2017.


To support the creation of new health services or development of existing ones, projects that include health procurers can get special support when they apply for Innovation Procurement funding instruments, consisting of Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) and Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI).


The topic "SC1-PM-12-2016: PCP - eHealth innovation in empowering the patient" (see also pages 23-25 of the Work Programme) uses the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) instrument to facilitate demand side service innovation in healthcare setting while requesting the commercial industrial R&D organisations to supply solutions addressing the genuine unmet needs.  Through the PCP, the European Commission will co-fund up to 90% of procurement costs incurred. The deadline for submitting the proposals is 16 February 17:00 CET.


Additionally, in the context of eHealth the topic "SC1-PM-19-2017 PPI for uptake of standards for the exchange of digitalised healthcare records" provides an opportunity for procurers one year later, 2017.


Next to explaining these call topics and answering your questions, the online information session ('webinar') also introduces a community building project EPP eHealth helping the health procurers in networking, see below.


The webinar was also recorded and published the video on this page, together with a questions and answers document.


Learn more here


READi presented at the "Amazon eHealth Framework Workshop" on 30th November in Espoo, Finland

The Amazon region is one of the most complex and fragile on Earth. It is a large territory with a low population density.


The offering of basic public services is low and badly faulty. Thus, whatever the solution adopted to implement health policies in the Amazon it must consider regional conditions: an extensive territory, with strong ethnic diversity and significant difficulties for transportation, communication and infrastructure. These factors are hindrances for the organization of health care services and the establishment of health professionals with higher education in remote locations.


Therefore, efforts to improve the quality and the access to health care services in the Amazon region must consider investments for the establishment and improvement of processes and results of work developed by health teams, the main means of reaching out the population, especially focused at the primary health care (PHC) level. There is need for fitted innovative models and instruments for health care delivery and, for their provision it is needed an important commitment from government, academia and research institutions as well as technology-based companies. Innovative strategies must be put in place and they shall consider the life-changing potential of eHealth.


Therefore, VTT, University of the State of Amazonas, in Brazil, and University of Oulu, organized this workshop to learn experiences and discuss opportunities for collaboration to improve the delivery of health services in the Amazon region by deployment of eHealth.


The Objective:

This workshop aims to establish and agenda to build up a cooperative EU-LAC research, education and business framework for an eHealth enabled Primary Health Care strategy for remote areas, focusing on the State of Amazonas in Brazil.

READi participated in the "Välkommen till It i vården-dagen 2015",                 26 November at Stockholm, Sweden

IT in healthcare Day (Välkommen till It i vården-dagen 2015) was the annual meeting place for over 400 visitors who were committed to the future development of digitization in health care.

They got inspiration for future solutions for health care and met the people with the power to realize them.


  • Who rules and who wins when the digital healthcare setting full speed towards the future?
  • The patient's guide to digital healthcare - what is our dream trip like?
  • E-health, m-health, digital health - tools that will bring health care into the future.
  • E-journal, personal health account, a national patient overview - old loves rust?
  • Outlook - here's healthcare systems such as Sweden ought to learn from.

Learn more here (only Swedish) 


READi partners were at the "eafip for Health and Elderly Care Sector Procurers Workshop", 24th November 2015, Manchester, UK

The first eafip workshop was organised jointly with NHS England, focusing on innovation procurement of ICT-based solutions in the healthcare sector.


It was held on 24th November 2015 in Manchester, UK. Through this official European Commission initiative, eafip provided support to EU public procurers in the design and implementation of innovation procurement of ICT solutions in the healthcare sector.

The workshop provided procurers with access to good practices and hands-on support:

  • Concrete cases of new procurement needs identified by the participating key procurers;
  • The different steps of designing and undertaking a PCP or PPI procurement; and
  • Networking and experience exchange.


Check the Agenda here

READi partners organized a "Mentoring Meeting" in Tallinn, 13th November 

A meeting between experts and relevant stakeholders took place in Tallinn, on the 13th of November.


The purpose of the meeting was to provide insights and support to Estonia in issues such as Living Labs in hospital environments, how to increase participation of citizens to Innovation Activities and how to bridge the gap between SMEs and health professionals.


The agenda:


10:30 -  Living Labs in Hospital, expert: Kjeld Libby, Member Advisory Board at BrainsBusiness

11:30 -  SMEs and how to approach the professionals,

  • expert: Minna Pikkarainen, Minna Lappi, Connected Health Professor at Oulu Business School 

12:30 -  Lunch

13:30 -  eHealth Living Labs, how to get citizens to participate,

  • expert: Lotta Haukipuro, Specialist (Communications, Living Labs, User community)at Oulu University

14:30 -  How to include eHealth in Public Health Insurance

15:30 -  End


Venue: Nortal, Tehnopol's building, Mäealuse 2/1 2nd floor


READi participated at the "ECHAlliance eHealth Strategy Group", 13th November in Tallinn, Estonia


ECHAlliance was leading the launch of the ECHAlliance eHealth Strategy Group which will was held in Tallinn on the 13th November 2015.


The the group was chaired by Ain Aaviksoo, Deputy Secretary General for e-Services and Innovation, Ministry of Social Affairs Estonia and invited senior stakeholders who are responsible for developing or implementing “eHealth Strategy” from the across the ECHAlliance networks to join at this important workshop.


The group explored areas such as: 

  • What is an ehealth strategy meant to do (also covers digital, ICT, mHealth etc) and what are the ingredients of a great eHealth strategy
  • Sharing current status of regional / country strategies 
  • Sharing case studies of existing strategies and their success and failures
  • Explore methods for strategy impact assessment and benefits realisation 
  • Developing a repository of the best practices and lessons learned from impacts assessments of the e-health strategies/projects


READi attended the "Webinar: Certification and legal aspects of health Apps” on 10th November at 18h


The webinar on "certification and legal aspects for my health", was taught by Claire Murphy and Xavier Riera Canals of Techno-med.


Motivation and objectives:

The objective of this webinar was to move apps developers health-related criteria for determining whether to certify their development, how to do it and the consequences if they do not.


Contents / Agenda:

  • How do I know if my app is a medical device? MEDDEV Guide 2.1 / 6. Examples
  • What do I do if it is not? Certificate of Free Sale
  • What do I do if it is? CE
    • CE marking obtaining necessary elements: License AEMPS, Technical Documentation and Quality System according to ISO 13485
    • Problem: Application EN 62304 and EN 82304 my software
  • What if I fail? Offences and penalties
  • Question Time.



  • Claire Murphy, Partner Consultant - Techno-med Ingenieros.

Electronic Engineer. ASQ CQA Biomed

Expert in health technologies. Vocal quality medical devices committee


  • Xavier Canals-Riera, Director - Techno-med Ingenieros.

European Engineer. UPC Telecommunication Engineer

Expert in health technologies. Vice Spanish Society of Electro and Clinical Engineering. Chairman of the normalization of electro. Vocal committees: Quality management medical devices and patient safety



READi participated in the "ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform" on 20-22 October in Lisbon, Portugal

ICT 2015, the largest ICT event organised by the European Commission, took place in Lisbon, Portugal on 20-22 October 2015.


The European Commission, together with the Fundaçao para a Ciência e a Tecnologia organised the most important ICT event in the EU calendar.

ICT2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform - aimed to bring together over 4500 ICT enthusiasts from all horizons: research, politics, industry, start-ups, investors, academia.


Learn more here

READi presented at the "Test Bed Facilities for Health event", 20 October in Oulu-Finland


READi partners was invited to join the launch of the newest test bed facilities for health technology in Oulu on October 20 at Oulu University Hospital.


This international conference, organized by the OuluHealth ecosystem members offered a great opportunity to learn more about the OuluHealth Labs and discover how different partners, companies, research institutes and health care service users can utilize this innovation, testing and development environment in the product development process.


Check the agenda here


READi attended the "Läkemedelsmarknadsdagen 2015" held in Stockholm, Sweden on 21 October

The Pharmaceutical Market Day 2015 Intelligent pharma (Läkemedelsmarknadsdagen 2015) had an interesting question to be resolved "can the pharmaceutical industry do business in the digital health age?"


The rapid digital developments affect both health care and companies in the life science industry. The contact surfaces of care and patients are increasing as the number of communication channels increases and can give people a holistic approach to their health and diseases. There are many opportunities for companies working strategically with their digital ventures.


Learn more here (only Swedish) 

READi participated in the "Startup Europe Comes to the Regions" (SEC2R), Brussels 1 October 

SEC2R connected Startup Europe partners and region representatives at an event that took place in the Committee of Regions (CoR).

In this event, the stakeholders that are described below were presented and  interacted with each other. 



Two main deliverables were expected:

  • To launch the “Startup Europe Region Network (SERN)” at the closing ceremony by Vice-President of the European Commission Ansip and with support from a group of regions as founding members;
  • To present an initial Roadmap of activities for the SERN, intended to provide scale to allow EU startups to grow global and in line with the main actions proposed by the CoR opinion of October 2014, to strengthen the ecosystems of startups across Europe.

Read more here


READi was the "Nationella eHälsodagen” hold in Stockholm, Sweden - 6 October

The “National eHealth” event discussed the Swedish model for eHealth, and the Swedish Strategy for eHealth responds to present demands and opportunities. 


To succeed, broad, long term and coordinated development is necessary. It is not sufficient to have IT systems that are technically compatible – the information processed by these systems must also be relevant and well defined. In addition, legislation needs to be revised. One of the guiding principles is that efficiency and effectiveness can never be achieved at the cost of personal integrity. 


This Swedish model for eHealth is founded upon national consensus and the close cooperation between different stakeholders. 

The organizations involved are all proud to be a part of the Swedish strategy for eHealth.  

Learn more here 

READi participated in the "Horizon 2020 Idea Creation Workshop" Oulu, Finland, 15th September

READi for Health met in Oulu and attended a workshop to explore H2020 calls.


Participants were able to make connections and agreed plans to follow up of interesting ideas.


READi Consortium Meeting took place in Oulu, 16th September 2015

The READi for Health Consortia came together for a workshop in Oulu, Finland, on September 16th 2015 to prepare the Joint Actin Plan and continue progressing project activities.


The READi project is supporting the four regional clusters of Murcia, Skåne  Oulu and Midi-Pyrenees in facilitating faster uptake of eHealth innovations, particularly in the areas of clinical data exchange, cloud computing and mobile security. 

READi attended as an Event Partner the Digital Health Summit 2015 @ Mobile World Congress Shanghai 15 - 16 July 

The China Connected Health Alliance (CCHAlliance) was the Official organizer of the Digital Health Summit 2015 @ Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWC Shanghai).


This first-time focus on Digital Health and Wellbeing during MWCShanghai created opportunities to understand better the Digital Health market in China and beyond. DHS2015 identified and remove the obstacles delaying and preventing deployments at scale, which bring benefits to citizens and commercial opportunities for industry.  


The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) as the sister organisation of CCHAlliance was delighted to support the DHS2015. ECHAlliance Health Mission to China was held during the same week and delegates from Europe and beyond joined the DHS2015.


Read the news here

Learn more about DHS2015 here

READi attended the webinar ‘eHealth business opportunities and things to consider when entering the USA market’ on July 7th

The webinar is targeted at ambitious eHealth SMEs / Entrepreneurs who are interested in moving into the USA market and offers valuable insights from this top expert in digital health.


The GET project is pleased to announce that Dave Whitlinger, Executive Director New York eHealth Collaborative will be their guest speaker on an international Webinar to look at: "eHealth business opportunities and things to consider when entering the USA market".


Dave’s current position has overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization promoting health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State.  

This webinar is targeted to ambitious eHealth entrepreneurs who are interested in moving into the USA market and will be held on July 7, at 2 PM CET.  


Join the webinar HERE and get valuable insight from this top expert in digital health. 

More information HERE 


READi for Health was at the “Hot Spot” workshop called “Digital Health in an Analogue World” 16 June, Lund - Sweden

The workshop discussed questions like

  • How do we find the best strategy, complementary skills and competence, and the action plan to create the health of the future today?
  • Are YOU/WE open and ready for the digital world?


The event was arranged by the following regional organizations: EFL, Medicon Village, Ideon, Matrisen, Handelskammaren och MiM.


READi for Health participated as an actor at the event together with researchers at Faculty of Engineering Lund University, a serial-entrepreneur, and Lund Life Science Incubator. 

The READi for Health team in Skåne used this event to generate and collect ideas for the regional action plan as well as to disseminate project results and promote the implementation of the regional action plan.

A follow-up event regarding Digital Health will be held in Malmö in Sept/October.


Learn more (Swedish) here  

READi presented a Poster at the 35º Congreso de la semFYC, 11 - 13 June Gijón, Spain

READi partner from Murcia presented a poster under the name:



More information here (only Spanish) 

READi for Health Project was presented during the EU – SPRI Helsinki 2015, 10 - 12 June 

READi for Health Project was presented during the EU – SPRI Helsinki 2015. The Conference took place from Wednesday 10 June to Friday 12 June and more than 170 innovation policy researchers and experts participated in the conference.


The conference had over 120 highly interesting and timely presentations forming approximately 35 sessions.


Our partners in Oulu presented the READi for Health Project during the session 7E: Innovation collaboration to tackle societal challeges and promote development, Friday 12 June at 9am under the title “Qualitative analysis for action prioritization for the implementation of innovative technologies in the health sector”.


The final programme is now available here 

More information here

READi will be at GET inspired in Barcelona, 18 - 20 May 2015 

GET, FISTAR and Health 2.0 invite you to a Workshop on co-creating digital solutions for real-world Health problems at the Health 2.0 conference in Barcelona on May 18th.

Join healthcare providers to solve their concrete problems with your digital health expertise.

At this free of charge event you will spend a full day with healthcare providers, who will carefully explain their specific challenges and will work side-by-side with you to find potential solutions.

Among others, by participating you will:

  • Have an opportunity to continue collaboration with these healthcare providers for piloting your solution and potential procurement;
  • Have a chance to pitch at the health 2.0 conference;
  • Have your solution published to hundreds of other healthcare providers on the FISTAR and Health 2.0 online portals.

For further information and registration, follow this link

(There is only space for a limited number of teams per challenge, so you have to register fast to ensure your slot.)

READi partners will be at eHealth Week 2015, 11 - 13 May, Riga - Latvia

Taking place during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, eHealth Week 2015 comprises of two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Health and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe. 


Attracting over 2000 international delegates and 75 exhibitors, the event will welcome global decision makers from public and private healthcare sectors, clinicians, hospital and IT managers and VIP guests.


Learn more here

READi will attend the SMART CITY SEMINAR in Oulu, 4 - 6 May 2015

The Intelligent Community Development & Smart Market Creation will take place in Oulu from 4 to 6 May, 2015

The City of Oulu has been driving Smart City ideas for over thirty years


Oulu has a long tradition of co-operation between education and research institutes, companies, public sector as well as enthusiastic and innovative individuals. This means that instead of talking about the Public-Private-Partnership, the term used for it in Oulu is Public-Private-People-Partnership.  


The objective of the seminar is to promote Smart City development by all means:

  • by inspiring ideas of keynote speakers
  • by sharing best practices and lessons learnt
  • by participating workshops on current opportunities and challenges
  • by netwokring and promoting cross-disciplinary discussions
  • by getting better Smart City initiatives


Learn more here 

READi participated in the "eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges" online course, starting 22 April

Free online course from KIx: Karolinska Institutet


KIeHealthX introduced students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges. During the course you  got to know the different concepts that are used in the field and learned how it developed historically. This basic knowledge helped you to understand the opportunities and challenges of the field. 


You got to know methods for eHealth service development and discuss basic requirements that are necessary to achieve sustainable eHealth applications for both clinical professionals and patients.


You saw examples of eHealth applications in different contexts and for different users. We discussed questions such as:

  • What is it that is so unique about the health sector?
  • What factors are important - to avoid failures when implementing eHealth?
  • What are usable tools for care professionals?
  • How can patients best organize and use their own health data to improve their condition?

eHealth is a global issue but successful eHealth implementation is very dependent on the local context. At the end of the course you had a basic understanding of what eHealth is and how to set up eHealth strategies and discuss them in your specific context. You also got to know success factors and pitfalls for the development of sustainable eHealth services and their implementation. 



READi consortia attended Northern Ireland connected ecosystem event on medicines optimisation 25 March in Belfast!


Learn more here 

READi was at the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing  9-10 March 2015, at The Square, Brussels.


The European Commission, together with the collaborating partners, organized the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing 9-10 March 2015, at The Square, Brussels.


The event co-created a vision on how Europe can use innovation to address the challenges and seize the opportunities arising from demographic change. At the heart of the event was the role of innovation and new ways of cooperation across sectors and organisations to help Europe turn this major challenge into an opportunity for growth and jobs.

Discussions touched on the investment opportunities for supporting innovation that improves people’s well-being, the sustainability of our health and care systems and the potential for established and emerging industrial sectors to benefit from the silver economy.

Live demonstrations, working sandpits and an interactive exhibition showed in action what is being discussed and highlighted in thematic debates and knowledge-sharing sessions. European Commissioners, national ministers, regional authorities and leaders from industry, including SMEs and startups, as well as civil society will take the floor and actively contributed to this debate.


The full programme of the Conference is now available here 

Register here


READi attended the 2nd Health & Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015, Barcelona 3rd – 4th March


The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) was leading the 2nd Health & Wellness programme of the Mobile World Congress 2015, Barcelona 3 – 4 March 2015. 


The agenda so far:

Tuesday, 3 March, supported by Mobile World Capital Barcelona and dedicated to interactive sessions and workshops.  It was held in the Mobile World Centre, at the centre of Barcelona. 

Wednesday 4 March, included a high level programme including international leaders in the health and wellness sector.  It was held in the heart of the Mobile World Congress at Fira Gran Via, Hall 8.0 Theatre District. 


This major event provided insights on Leading industry & Policy-makers strategies, International markets, Business models & Innovative procurement models, Regulations issues, Investors challenges, International and European initiatives for Connected Health and Active & Healthy Ageing, Big Data, Smart homes & cities…


Learn more here 

READi was at the Health IT Conference in Copenhagen, 26 February 2015


The Health IT conference was focus on the latest technologies and solutions within health- and healthcare IT. Moreover, the conference discussed the biggest challenges in the Danish healthcare sector and how these can be solved in order to realize the great potential of the most recent healthcare technology and solutions.


Learn more here

The last Consortium Meeting took place in Skåne, 9th and 10th December 2014, focused on the Joint Action Plan

The READi for Health Consortia came together for  workshop in Skåne, Sweden, on December 9th and 10th 2014 to prepare the Joint Actin Plan. The workshop started the development of regional digital health agendas and joint actions plans for each of the four partner regions, following a SWOT analysis of ehealth activity in each of the regions.


The READi project is supporting the four regional clusters of Murcia, Skåne  Oulu and Midi-Pyrenees in facilitating faster uptake of eHealth innovations, particularly in the areas of clinical data exchange, cloud computing and mobile security.

READi for Health in Skåne organized the "eHealth in Skåne – See the needs, grasp the opportunities!”event on December 4th 2014 at Medicon Village in Lund

READi for Health Skåne, in collaboration with Clin Trials Skåne AB and Medicon Village, arranged an inspirational eHealth event called “eHealth in Skåne – See the needs, grasp the opportunities!” on December 4 at Medicon Village in Lund.


The READi for Health project team in Skåne presented key results from the analysis of the state of play (WP2) and the identification of needs (WP3) in Skåne. In addition successful regional eHealth innovation support and health related projects, entrepreneurs/companies from the region were presented. 


Register here.

READi members from Murcia and Midi-Pyrenees visited the main health stakeholders in the Region of Extremadura

On the 28th and 29th October, a small delegation from the READi project from the Region of Murcia and Midi-Pyrenees visited the main health stakeholders in the Region of Extremadura, Spain in order to assess the main needs that should be considered for mentoring activity. These findings will set up the basis for further actions.


Extremadura is the only Spanish region to receive Cohesion Funds in the coming years, with plans to invest part of  them in Health as this is one of the regional specialisation areas within its Smart Specialization Strategy. The priorities identified ranked from the launch of Pre-Commercial Procurement calls in the area ofhealth, as well as interoperability, big data and mobility.


More information download here (in spanish)

READi for Health partners attended the "Information on health sector EU direct funding", on 30th September in Oulu

Information event, which focuses on the Horizon 2020 program funding opportunities offering for the health and wellness sector.

The program includes latest information on EU funding opportunities. The latest news and experiences of health and well-being EU projects were discussed.


Internationalization and EU direct funding report 

More information (in Finnish): Here

READi for Health partners attended the "EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing", on 22nd September in Brussels

EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on Active and Healthy Aeging

The EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on AHA took place on Monday 22nd September to complement the “Growing the Silver Economy in Europe” event held on Tuesday 23rd September.


The event was supported by the GET - Global e-Health Transforming Services (EU Project) and was held within the European Commission building in Brussels, in cooperation with DG Connect and DG Sanco.


The focus of the EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on AHA was bringing together large industry, SMEs, policy makers, researchers, care professionals, service providers, buyers and consumers through formal and informal meetings.


Learn more about the AGENDA

Take a look to the SPEAKERS' CORNER 

See the photo Gallery here

READi for Health partners attended the Seminar: "Personalised Medicine – applications and opportunities", on 9th September in Tallinn

The seminar took place on the 9th September 2014 at Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Startup Incubator, Mäealuse 2/1 1st floor UK Lounge.


Seminar was organised by Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, UKTI, Estonian Development Fund, European Connected Health Alliance and Estonian Health Foundation.

Personalised medicine is an attractive but also frightening concept. We dedicated this day to explore personalised medicine applications in different domains and on top of challenges also saw the realistic opportunities in the near future.


See agenda: 


READi for Health partners were at the Nightless Night in OULU the past 11th June


See the AGENDA


Take a look to the SPEAKERS' CORNER

Webinar: Insights into the US eHealth market 

Date: Tuesday 21st June 2016

Time: 15:30 – 16:05 CET (20 min presentation & 15 mins Q&A)

Location: Online (joining instructions will be sent in advance)


Dave Whitlinger of NYeC will provide insights into the ehealth market in the USA, highlighting business opportunities and important considerations for eHealth companies entering the US market.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A at the end of the presentation. 


Dave is Executive Director with overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization creating health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave was a Director at Intel responsible for health care device interoperability strategies and standards development. He has also led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems.


Please register your interest now by emailing


This webinar is organised and supported by the READi for Health project.


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