DIGI-B-CUBE cross- sectoral workshop in Badalona, Spain

The first cross-sectoral workshop was organised by Secpho (co-organizer: Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol) within the framework of the DIGI-B-CUBE project on December 4th, 2019 in Badalona, Spain. The event involving 23 participants (SMEs, RTOs, hospitals, and 3 clusters) consisted of three main parts – presentation of participants, methodology used, and findings from previous events; presentation of innovation challenges (health sector – hospital) and technological solutions (IT sector – SMEs and RTOs); and networking.

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DIGI-B-CUBE Sectoral Workshop 3 in Linz, Austria

The workshop titled “Biobanking. Biosensing. Bioimaging. – How digitalization impacts on the Medical Diagnostics Value Chain” was organised on November 7, 2019, in Linz, Austria at the afo – architekturforum Linz, by the Medical Technology Cluster of Business Upper Austria. The event aimed to establish a cross-border and cross-sector ecosystem that combines digital innovations from the IT sector with three key industries (bioimaging, biosensors and biobanking) in the healthcare sector. Below is a synopsis video from the workshop. Participants from various sectors including diagnostics, IT, biotechnology, bioinformatics, and hybrid were present.

The guest lectures given by Christoph Rampetsreiter (Greiner Bio One International GmbH) and Michael Mayrhofer-Reinhartshuber (KML Vision GmbH) made the participants aware of the extent to which digitisation can improve laboratory processes and the analysis of microscope images. As part of the discussion session, the medical diagnostic value chain was adapted with the participants to enable identification of challenges, strength fields and main working fields.

The main findings reflected that the challenges of medical diagnostics are manifold and above all, decisive for an improved and even more patient-oriented treatment. The digitalisation of quality assurance of patient data and diagnostic products, but also data acquisition, data storage and security are important topics that can be achieved by means of artificial intelligence, deep learning, automation and adaptation to regulations. Project DIGI-B-CUBE offers SMEs the opportunity to meet these challenges and solve them in international cooperation projects.

2nd DIGI-B-CUBE Physical Consortium meeting on November 14, 2019 in Oslo, Norway

The DIGI-B-CUBE project, funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, aims to establish a cross-border and cross-sectoral ecosystem that combines digital innovations from the IT sector with three key important industries (Bioimaging, Biosensing and Biobanking) within the health sector.

The project organised its 2nd physical consortium meeting on November 14, 2019. The meeting was hosted by the Oslo Cancer Cluster (OCC), the project coordinating institution based in Oslo, Norway. It is relevant to mention that on the days prior to the meeting, some partners also attended the last Sectoral Workshop held as part of the EHiN 2019 conference.

Representatives from all partner organisations attended the consortium meeting. The meeting aimed to review the work carried out since project inception, to understand the status of the activities ongoing, and to manage planning of those foreseen in the upcoming months. The activity plan including the timeline of deliverables and milestones of the project was reviewed, reiterating the responsibilities for the tasks led under different Work Packages. Emphasis was laid on prioritising tasks in accordance with the project timeline. Launching of the open call was discussed in detail to clearly indicate the role of each partner and the deadlines expected to be met. The meeting agenda had a dedicated slot for each Work Package to be discussed in detail. The responsible partners led the discussions while simultaneously agreeing the related next steps.

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