ITHACA Project

FVG Region

The 16th of October, during the event “Meet in Italy for life science” held in Trieste (Friuli Venezia Giulia region), all “ITHACA” partners met to discuss with regional stakeholders on smart health governance and eco - system.

A lot of significative presentations enabled the audience to get aware that, to build up a successful eco-system for smart health and care innovation, what we need is: a robust policy context and a political support, a financial backing, a technological and commissioning/procurement readiness and above all a multi-stakeholder collaboration based on trust to make concrete the quadruple helix innovation model and to scale up innovative solutions.

The partner Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region presented a detailed overview of the actual governance of the Smart Health Area in the context of the Regional Smart Specialization Strategy and presented the envisaged actions to develop in the next two years 2020 – 2021 in order to improve the effectiveness of the Regional Operational Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ROP ERDF) 2014 – 2020.

All “ITHACA” partners took an active part in the workshop sharing their action plans and stimulating discussion and common reflection on new economic and innovation models able to tackle the demographic challenge.

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