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To make our European healthcare system fit for future challenges, the extensive use of digital healthcare applications in hospitals, doctors’ practices and by patients is necessary. 
However, there are many barriers to overcome in the development of these technologies, and acceptance of the applications has so far been low, especially among the older and socially disadvantaged social groups. 

The SHIFT-HUB project team therefor aims to establish a network by bringing together stakeholders from business, academia, politics and society across Europe to facilitate, promote and increase the adoption of smart health technologies and services. 
The approach is based on the guidelines for establishing Digital Innovation Hubs, but complements them with the following factors: 

  • A gamification-based e-learning journey will raise awareness on smart health technologies, increase competence in digital applications, and promote the adoption of smart health solutions.
  • An approach for collaborative development based on open innovation involves in particular SMEs.
  • A pilot technical platform with a Health Data Hub, a Smart Health Apps Repository, and an online marketplace supports experimental development based on secure and interoperable data access. The solutions of the community members are presented to the public in a portfolio.

The consortium consists of business support organizations, universities with medical faculties, technology experts, and a patient organization. 

Project partners: 

  • Steinbeis Europa Zentrum (Coordination)
  • Cleyrop
  • Knowledge & Innovation Consultynts symvouleftiki monoprosopi epe
  • Euopean Digital SME Alliance
  • Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis
  • Booster Labs S.A.S
  • BEIA Consult International SRL
  • Mipih
  • Universidade do Porto
  • Ippocrate AS SRL
  • Klinikum der Universität zu Köln
  • Asociatia Coalitia Organizatiilor Pacientilor Cu Afectiuni Cronice Din Romania

Funding: European Commission, Horizon Europe 
Project funding for all partners: 1.999.990 Euro 
Duration: 01/2023 – 12/2025 

The DHU initiative is looking forward to collaborating with the SHIFT-HUB Project!
Find out more about the SHIFT-HUB Project below!

What’s new on SHIFT-HUB?

On the 20th and 21st of September, the SHIFT-HUB consortium came together for their second in-person partner meeting. This two-days event, held in the beautiful city of Barcelona, marked an important milestone in the project’s journey. 

The first day of the partner meeting was dedicated to sharing updates on the project’s progress across different activities as it served as a platform for partners to share insights and experiences gained during the initial phase of the project. 

On the second day, the SHIFT-HUB consortium relocated to the World Trade Centre in Barcelona, participating in the Open Living Lab Days. At this conference, the project was presented through a booth, providing an excellent opportunity to connect with various stakeholders interested in the field of living labs. The project partners showcased SHIFT-HUB at the speakers’ corner, sparking engaging discussions with three experts in the field of living labs, particularly in the context of digital health: Dr. Teemu Santonen, Principal lecturer at Laurea University of Applied Sciences, from Finland, Juan A. Bertolin, General Manager at Fundació General de la Universitat Jaume from Spain and Eva Kehayia, Associate Professor at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University in Montréal. 

In addition, the project team has just released the Catalogue of Services, which provides a walkthrough of the different services provided by the SHIFT-HUB project. 
The offering focuses on: 

  • The involvement services; 
  • The growth services; 
  • The route-to-market services. 

Here the link to the Catalogue and to our website