The challenge is to help overcome the current gaps in exploitation of promising research results in ICT for health, wellbeing and ageing well, and to stimulate increased availability and market uptake of relevant ICT products and services.
This concerns both interoperable and secure eHealth solutions for consumers and institutional healthcare delivery building on standards and new ICT solutions, and innovation ecosystems for ageing well building on open software platforms, in order to deliver new and more efficient care to European citizens and respond to new market opportunities for SMEs.
Particular attention should be given to potential for disruptive innovation and fast market up-take in ICT for health, wellbeing and ageing well. In particular it will be interesting for SMEs and young companies that are looking for swift support to their innovative ideas.
Scope: The SME instrument consists of three phases, including a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 or directly to phase 2.