eHealth Hub is a new EU-funded initiative that is cross-border and exclusively focused on the digital health vertical. It will provide long-term support to the ecosystem stakeholders and address key challenges facing European SMEs in this space: fine-tuning a business model, securing investments, engaging the demand-side and accelerating commercialization, getting legal and regulatory guidance to develop solutions in compliance with a multi-layer complex framework.
eHealth Hub’s goal is to provide high-quality, vertically-focused and business-oriented services tailored to the needs of European eHealth SMEs and stakeholders, and to secure their continuation after the project end via a sustainable support structure.
The eHealth Hub project will make progress towards this objective by:
eHealth Hub will use a demand-driven approach to promote new business and collaboration opportunities for SMEs and key ecosystem stakeholders including healthcare provider organizations, investors, insurers, pharma and medtech groups.
eHealth Hub plans to involve over 700 SMEs in its activities, developing partnerships with major European and international e-health networks, health care organizations, investors and other stakeholders, setting up a sustainable network of contacts and the market basis to generate business growth for the digital Health providers in the EU.
The eHealth Hub initiative operates in 4 support areas:
Helping entrepreneurs and start-ups to optimize their Business Model throughout training courses and coaching. Intensive sessions to help contestants qualify for the market needs.
Ensure the access to EU Finance for SMEs across all EU countries and promote the use of financial instruments, and improve dialogue between EU institutions and stakeholders.
Creation of an exchange platform between the Demand-side and developers, fostering the dialogue with healthcare organizsations, major networks and other stakeholders.
Structure of legal nodes, specialized in advising entrepreneurs and sMEs in the eHealth sector. Also helping the development of eHealth Soltuions compliant to EU and national registration and certification procedures.
Visit the project website to keep updated about the eHealth Hub open calls and services.
The eHealth Hub project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No727683.