Project Center for Innovative Healthcare (EDIH) is a one-stop-shop EDIH with a mission to accelerate digitalization and innovation in Slovakia. EDIH will improve the healthcare system, a crucial sector with potential for large-scale deployment of proposed solutions. The establishment of the Center will increase excellence and trust in health-related technologies and lead to more precise diagnosis, better prevention of diseases, and more effective treatments. The fact is that universal solutions cannot reach excellence. Therefore, our EDIH focuses on one substantial area – healthcare. EDIH’s services cover cutting-edge technologies such as cybersecurity, high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), telemedicine, the Internet of Things (IoT), or robotics. Our services are designed to meet better the needs healthcare industry covering key service areas (1) Test before invest. (2) Skills and training, (3) Support to find investment, (4) Innovation ecosystem and networking, and (5) Support to the public sector. To execute these services, EDIH offers an excellent portfolio of advanced digital technologies and open access to cutting-edge testing facilities. The strong consortium consists of eleven members and two affiliated partners and offers expertise in all critical areas of innovation and digital transformation, including reaching the target groups. At the core of the EDIH, the two most prestigious universities provide expertise and access to labs together with affiliated partners. Moreover, there are 13 associated partners: Slovakia’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, etc. EDIH will significantly impact healthcare in Slovakia, potentially spilling over across Europe. At least 450 organizations will benefit from a considerable increase in their Digital Maturity index. Project estimates to trigger a minimum of €6 mil. of additional investment and increase market maturity of involved start-ups.
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