The idea of the conference originated within Lublin Medicine Cluster – the largest health and medicine cluster in Poland. The conference is co-organised by the Marshal’s Office of Lubelskie Voivodeship, the City of Lublin, the Medical University of Lublin and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Lublin Medicine Cluster is an expert network bringing together many medical specialisations. It is an environment for an efficient innovation ecosystem which provides support to innovators and start-ups but also to mature companies from the healthcare sector. The Cluster’s projects in the area of innovation were awarded by experts in the summary of the study conducted by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in the 2020 edition of the Benchmarking of Clusters.  

The Cluster is also engaged in innovative projects in the field of eHealth and international cooperation with the most innovative expert centres in Europe.

The conference is addressed to a wide range of stakeholders active in the area of eHealth, such as representatives of public administration, universities and research institutes, healthcare entities, including public hospitals, innovation centres, accelerators, incubators, science and technology parks, networks of business angels, investment funds, clusters and enterprises (including start-ups) in the field of medicine and healthcare as well as ICT, organizations for people with special needs (including those acting on behalf of patients, seniors and people with disabilities), as well as a wide range of innovators and end users interested in innovation development in the field of eHealth.

At the conference we will present key institutions which form the support system for innovation in eHealth and their role in the system, current trends as well as solutions designed for and implemented in this sector. We will discuss the role of the end user as well as technological, legal, socio-economic and ethical barriers to implementation and commercialisation.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for managers and innovators to learn about key institutions for the development of support systems in the field of eHealth innovation both at the national and the regional level, and to understand their role and offer.

The conference will be accompanied by a scientific symposium organized as part of the project Reinitialise implemented under Horizon 2020, led by Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (partners: KU Leuven, University of Macerata, Eurocentro). The symposium will be held on 7 September and its main topic will be the protection of fundamental rights in the use of digital technologies in the eHealth sector.

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