Connected Health Cluster
Connected Health Cluster is a permanent, mutually beneficial partnership between stakeholders in Estonia, who are committed to accelerating the adoption of connected health solutions, at scale on commercial terms. CH is part of the European Connected Health Alliance and ScanBalt network. The aim of the Connected Health Cluster is:
- to impact healthier life and improve patient care
- to provide economic growth through the adoption of connected health solutions
- to accelerate global access for the Estonian cluster members
Our vision is to transform healthcare services through the implementation of connected health solutions. By encouraging innovation through entrepreneurship and providing a collective forum for connected health advocates, CH brokers solutions for these challenges, thereby creating financial efficiencies for Estonian government and ultimately helping healthcare providers to deliver quality care for people, patients and families in Estonia and internationally. Connected Health Cluster has got 60+ partners, which includes 43 companies (startups, health IT, biotech), R&D partners and need partners, i.e. hospitals, GPs, big Pharma, spas, sportsmen, etc.
The activities of Connected Health cluster are co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in total amount of 0.6 mln EUR.
Living Labs project ProVaHealth aims to overcome the following challenges:
- Most Living Lab infrastructure serves only locally or regionally meaning lack of clients
- Slow market uptake of innovations
The overall strategic aim is the “Baltic Sea Region as one test site for development of healthcare products and services”.
ProVaHealth facilitates access to health infrastructures for startups and SMEs aiming for commercialization with excellent client validation opportunities, hands-on feedback and input for product development.
It involves 14 health Living Labs from the Baltic Sea Region.
- To create better collaboration between Health Living Labs in the Baltic Sea Region
- To ensure smooth access to Living Lab services for SMEs
- To improve market uptake of new products and services in health
- Enforcing innovation, creation of new entreprises and growth of SMEs
- Improving peoples health, well-being and quality of life
- Bring service to 300 SMEs
- Open services of Living Labs promoted globally
- Self-evaluation toolbox for Living Labs
- Transnational Living Lab concept including a service model
- Long-term business plans for 14 Living Labs
- 14 SMEs have a product and/or service validated
Partners: 17 organisations from 8 Baltic Sea countries
Duration: 36 months (2017 – 2020)
Total budget: 3,022,842 €
ERDF co-financing 2,353,386 €
Fund: Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020
Part of the flagship “HealthRegion” recognized by the EU strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Policy Area Innovation
Lead Partner: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol