The CloudInn TicSalut virtual platform, which connects professionals, companies and institutions to facilitate the exportation of ICT and health technological solutions produced in Catalonia, is now three years old. We have interviewed Christian Moscardi, who has been Project Manager for Eodyne Systems, a spin off from the research carried out in the SPECS (Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems) research group of the Pompeu Fabra University which, along with TicSalut, were commissioned to develop the RGS (Rehabilitation Gaming System), a solution in comprehensive treatment for rehabilitation after a stroke. According to Moscardi, "Platforms like this help to focus better and to give an international scope. In CloudInn TicSalut a specialised exchange of information occurs on offer and demand, which allows us to optimise the process of internationalisation defined for each company or project."
The presented funding opportunities focused principally on the Horizon 2020 program’s call to Health and well-being (Social Challenge 1). In the 2016 call, there is a budget available for health projects of €323.5 million and €19.5 million for coordination actions. The funding opportunities were also presented which the CDTI provides for innovative companies. The Neotec, Innvierte, Eureka and Eurostars programs were presented, and finally, experiences of participation were presented of companies that have received funding through the Horizon 2020’s SME instrument.
The meeting will put forward the results of the ICT and health survey, the synthetic sHealth indicator, and special importance will be given to line 10 of the Health Plan 2016-2020, referring to Digital Health. We will talk about mobile applications in health and well-being in presenting the AppSalut Portal and the Digital Health Platform, mHealth Plan, mobility, open discussion at the roundtable: Transformation of people’s healthcare through the use of ICT, and we will enjoy the participation of the journalist and technology expert Albert Cuesta.
The iVacunes app awarded at the Diario Médico’s "Best Ideas from the National Health System" prize-giving
On the past 16 November, Diario Médico awarded the iVacunes application the prize for the "Best Ideas from the National Health System", highlighting the use of this application as one which facilitates the monitoring of the schedule of vaccines. For the last fourteen years, Diario Médico has used these awards to recognise the work of professionals, administrations, institutions and companies which have brought improvements both to research in biomedicine and healthcare and health management in the Spanish state. iVacunes was developed by the Public health Agency of Catalonia and Fundació TicSalut, with the collaboration of Mobile World Capital Barcelona.
Alfons Nonell is the Executive Manager and Founder of the company Mind the Byte, which specialises in services for pharmaceutical computational design and is located in Barcelona Science Park
A graduate in pharmacy and doctor in theoretical chemistry, Alfons Nonell is the Executive Manager and Founder of Mind the Byte, an international Catalan computer company pioneering in the use of SaaS-Cloud (Software as a Service) technology for pharmaceutical computational design.
Invited to take part during the last meeting “Horizon 2020: an opportunity to innovate in Health” organised by Fundació TicSalut, Nonell in the presentation of his project explained Big Data and personalised medicine, DataNimbus, which has received funding from the European Commission. Recently, Mind the Byte opened its subsidiary in Copenhagen, which has become an outstanding biotechnological cluster.
Standards and Interoperability
The presentation was made during the seventh meeting of the RELACSIS network with over 100 professionals
On 26 and 28 October, the seventh meeting of the RELACSIS (Meeting of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the Strengthening of Information Systems) network was held in San José, Costa Rica. The international event was attended by more than 100 professionals, including the representatives of the WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in Barcelona (CC-BCN). The meeting allowed the promotion of the activities of the network performed in 2013-2015, and helped to plan the efforts for the coming year.
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Research2Guidance has published the "mHealth App Developer Economics 2015" report, which is the fifth of its kind and this year deals with the largest global study of mHealth apps. It focuses on the present situation of the market of mHealth and the market trends for the next five years. This year, more than 5,000 mHealth applications developers and health and welfare professionals took part with their experiences and opinions on the market.
11 December, 2015 The event will host the talk ‘Personalized Medicine: The Changing Landscape of Healthcare’, directed by Edward Abrahams, president of the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC).
14 December. Eduard Blasi, a lawyer specialised in IT/IP Technological Law for Marimón Abogados, explains the key aspects to bear in mind when creating both corporate applications for the purchase and sale of goods and services or for communicating with customers and workers and commercial or leisure apps.