The ongoing digital revolution offers an unprecedented opportunity for Europe to become a world leader in using data-driven innovation to tackle healthcare challenges such as the rise of chronic diseases, ageing, healthcare systems affordability and sustainability, and the uneven distribution of health resources across countries and regions. Smart ways to capture, share and analyse big health data will not only accelerate research and its uptake into clinical practice, but also deliver to EU citizens a truly personalised, preventive and patient-centred health and care.
The Data4Health session, which is part of the European Research and Innovation Days , will take place in Brussels on 24 September 2019.
This year’s European Research and Innovation Days will be an inaugural annual flagship event. Taking place in the iconic venue KANAL-Centre Pompidou, Quai des Péniches, Brussels, it aims to gather Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policy makers. The event, which is open to everyone and is free of charge, will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects. This event will be an important part of the strategic planning process that sets the foundations for the first work programmes of Horizon Europe, the proposed €100 billion next EU programme for research and innovation (2021-2027).
In particular, the aim of the Data4Health session is to showcase and discuss the opportunities offered by data-driven innovation to tackle health research and healthcare challenges. It will also present the major policy work done by the Commission to support these opportunities.