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An impulse for healthcare innovation thanks to better policy instruments

Duration of this project: 01 April 2016 - 30 September 2020

The Helium project (Health Innovation Experimental Landscape through Policy Improvement) focuses on innovation in the health, welfare and life sciences sectors. Helium aims to stimulate care innovation and economic growth by sharing knowledge and creating more possibilities in order to implement new technologies in the healthcare sector.

The Helium project is aimed to:

  • Increase competitiveness in the healthcare sector through innovation
  • Adapt policy to the real needs of end user
  • Create more opportunities to implement new technologies in healthcare Improve care and quality of life
  • Improve policy instruments for more effective funding of care innovation

Innovation does not only improve health and quality of life, but also creates economic progress if it can be translated to successful business models that keep in mind the complexity of needs in the healthcare system. Helium is a European co-operation between LiCalab, Brainport Development and the City of Eindhoven (NL), John Moores University and Liverpool City Region (UK), Semmelweis University and National Healthcare Service Center (Hungary), and the University of Porto and Portuguese National Innovation Agency (Portugal).

LiCalab advises the project's European partners about methodologies for selection, analysis and implementation of good practices and measuring impact of health innovation on the healthcare ecosystem.


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