Strategic EuroTech meeting on health identifies basis for collaboration

Strategic actors from the EuroTech Universities gathered in Brussels on 16 and 17 October 2017 to discuss the potential of joining up complementary initiatives in health-related research and innovation. Participants of the meeting also discussed EU funding priorities with representatives of the European Commission.

The four participants from the EuroTech Universities presented their universities’ strategies and initiatives in the focus area of Health & Bio Engineering and identified a range of key topics, which could serve as drivers for long term collaboration.  The representatives of the universities also expressed their concern that medical technologies are underrepresented in EU funding programmes and current discussions on health priorities overlook the importance of smart and disruptive technological innovations in healthcare.

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