Delivering societal and commercial impact from EU digital health research

Experts / speakers / chairs / moderators that will be involved: 
Evert -Jan Hoogerwerf (Chair) - Head of the Sector Projects for Innovation, AIAS Bologna, Italy Dr. John Dinsmore (Chair) - Deputy Director of the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation, Trinity College Dublin. Presentation Dr. John Dinsmore Case Study on H2020 projects: 'ProACT and SEURO' Expert Panel Prof. Malcom MacLachlan (Session Chair) - Co-Director - ALL (Assisting Living & Learning) Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland Prof. Klaus Miesenberger - Vice Head - Institute for Integrated Study, Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz, Austria Dr. Julie Doyle - Director - NetwellCASLA Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland Prof. Luc de Witte - Head of the Research Group Technology for Health at the Health Innovation Centre of Expertise, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands Prof. Christian Bühler - Chair in Rehabilitation Technology - TU Dortmund University, Germany
Proposed format: 
Abstract / Short Description of the Proposed Session – will be published in the conference programme and the Book of Abstracts: 
The current EU Horizon Europe research programme has dedicated €8.3 billion to address healthcare innovation and research. Developing pan EU partnerships/consortia via Horizon Europe presents a meaningful and practical way to harness expertise to address the development and application of digital health technologies to complex health and social care issues. Indeed the sustainable development goals (SDGs) promote such multistakeholder partnerships. However large consortium-based projects can struggle to advance societal uptake of innovations created from their research. A recurring finding from EU Framework programmes points to the lack of channels enabling the exploitation of research results and for deploying new knowledge from the programmes to benefit society . Reflecting on learnings from previous and existing digital health and assistive technology H2020 projects, this session will discuss: • How successful have publicly funded research programmes been in translating their outputs for economic and societal gain. • What are the barriers and facilitators to the valorisation of research outputs (e.g. finance, regulations, expertise). • How can researchers be supported to advance the diffusion of innovation for breakthrough market-creating potential. • What policies/approaches could be introduced to maximise the potential of successful translation of research to practice (e.g. commercial, social innovations etc). Session structure: 8:30 – 8:35am – Welcome and session overview - Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf 8:35 – 8:55 am - H2020 Case Study Presentation – ProACT & SEURO – Dr. John Dinsmore 8:55am – 10:00am – EU expert panel discussion/audience Q&A – Chair Prof. Malcom MacLachlan 1. 2. European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, A new horizon for Europe : impact assessment of the 9th EU framework programme for research and innovation, Publications Office, 2018,