DHU announces 8 winning twinnings and launches its first webinar

DHU accelerator
1st Twinnings webinar on 5 February 2024

Digital Health Uptake (DHU) is thrilled to kick off the year by announcing the selection of 8 twinnings under the DHU accelerator work strand, which directly supports the replication and scaling up of successful and highly impactful digital health and care solutions in Europe. 

Twinnings are a mechanism for facilitating the transfer and implementation of digitally-enabled innovative practices from one region to another. The approach has been successfully tested in a number of EU projects and studies, including the ScaleAHA study and DigitalHealthEurope. Now, within DHU, 8 dynamic twinnings have been awarded to implement their activities over the next 3 to 6 months. 

On 5 February, the first webinar with the winning twinnings took place. Coordinated and organised by empirica, the webinar focused on the challenges, objectives, teams, and planned activities of the different twinning initiatives, setting the stage for fruitful collaboration ahead! As part of the session, EHTEL launched a needs assessment survey, which will enable our team to offer tailored capacity-building sessions to the participating organizations. 

What are the next steps? 

Moving forward, EHTEL will arrange customized training sessions to enhance capacity-building efforts. RSCN will provide consistent monitoring and support. It will organize informative webinars towards the end of the projects, and assist in preparing interim and final reports. Moreover, twinnings can look forward to collaborating with iHD on producing executive digests on common-interest topics. 

Meet our participant twinnings: 

🏆 GrePolCare: Greek-Polish FrailCare Twinning 

  • Originator: Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)
  • Adapter: Medical University of Lodz – Geriatrics Clinic (Poland) 

🏆 HUDHLL: Upscaling digital health and care solutions through living labs  

  • Originator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) – Thessaloniki Action for Health and Wellbeing Living Lab (Greece) 
  • Adapter: CSG ITGALL (Spain), Health Living Lab Son Espases (Spain) 

🏆 CogiLearn: Empowering Cognitive Health through Innovative Training of the ReMember-Me system 

  • Originator: AgeCare Cyprus Ltd 

🏆 SmartHospital

  • Originator: Ekspoturk, Turkey  
  • Adapter: Digital Innovation Zone, Romania (DIZ EDIH) 

🏆 HEALTHIER: Health Education for All Twinning 

  • Originator: Biosistemak Institute for Health System Research, Spain, Osakidetza the Basque Health Service, Spain
  • Adapter: Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH)

🏆 TERCS: Twinning for Elderly Cancer Survivors 

  • Originator: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece 
  • Adapter: Oncology Institute “Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuta”, Cluj-Napoca (IOCN), Romania 

🏆 DICARE: Digital Integrated CARE, a collaborative exchange of good practices

  • Originator: Catalan Health Ministry (FTSS), Spain 
  • Adapter: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (MSAH), Finland, Scottish Government, Digital Health & Care Directorate (SG), UK 

🏆 MendelBrain: Application of genetic analyses for mental health prevention 

  • Originator: Mendel’s Brain, Spain 
  • Adapter: Beandgo, Austria 

Stay tuned for regular updates and articles on the progress of our twinnings, to be featured on our new twinning page launching soon on the DHU website. Follow us on social media for the latest updates!