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Grant Reilly


22nd November 2021


December Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster Meeting

Digital Approaches to Active and Healthy Ageing – Shared Learning from the Fenin Ecosystem in Spain and Scotland

  • Date: 01/12/2021
  • Time: 1000 - 1200
  • Location: Microsoft Teams

Join the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, Fenin and Scottish Development International as they host a Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster event, as part of Scotland’s DigiFest 2021, sharing learning and best practice from Spain. The session will provide an opportunity to learn more about the opportunities available in Spain for Scottish academics and businesses looking to collaborate on new projects.

This is one of a series of events that will take place as part of a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre and Fenin. The purpose of the MoU is to identify, develop and deliver innovation in digital health and care for both partners, their respective networks and countries (Scotland and Spain).

The focus is to develop a common framework to boost digital health and care ecosystems where Industry, R+D+I Institutes and Health Care Services from both countries would collaborate to promote not only a better and more mature adoption of Smart Health Technologies but also formulate new methods of knowledge co-creation, innovation and cross-border entrepreneurship.

Scotland’s Healthy Ageing Innovation Cluster has been identified as an ideal starting point. With our populations growing and living longer, we often find them having more than one long-term medical condition to manage. Scotland has a powerful collaboration of shared strategic interests and common endeavour to address the biggest challenges and opportunities in ageing. It would be excellent to learn from Fenin’s experience and see what opportunities could present for Spanish and Scottish businesses to contribute to this agenda.

Event agenda

  • 1000 - Spain Landscape and Introduction. Sergio Muñoz – Head of innovation, digital health and emerging technologies (Fenin)
  • 1010 - Funding opportunities in Spain. Óscar González – Eurostars National Project Coordinator (CDTI)
  • 1030 - ITEMAS Clinical Ecosystem. Mabel Sampedro – Officer of Transfer & Innovation (Fundación Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela)
  • 1050 - SEIB R+D Ecosystem. Enrique J. Gómez – President (Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering)
  • 1110 - Gipuzkoan Ecosystem for Digital Health entrepreneurs. Eduardo Jauregui (Gipuzkoan Entrepreneurs Association)
  • 1130 - Innovation in Digital Health and Healthy Aging in Madrid. Ana Miquel. Officer for Innovation and International Projects, Secretary-General Healthcare Research and Documentation. Health Department. Madrid Regional Government.
  • 1150 - Q&A
  • 1200 - Event concludes

Spanish organizations

FENIN; Spanish Federation of Healthcare Technology Companies, supporting at national level

CDTI, The Center for Industrial Technological Development of Spain is a public business entity depending from the Ministry of Science and Innovation, that aims to promote innovation and technological development in Spanish companies

Fundacion Instituro de Investigacion Sanitaria de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, The Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS) was created as a result of a partnership between the research units of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the University Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela (CHUS) by means of a collaboration agreement signed with this purpose on the 31st of January 2008 between the Galician Department of Health, the Galician Health Service and the University of Santiago de Compostela.

The Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering is a non-profit scientific and professional society to promote Biomedical Engineering (BME) in Spain. Its mission is to improve health, wealth and wellbeing of the Spanish citizens fostering BME education, research and innovation programmes, through an interdisciplinary collaboration of BME engineers with medical technology industry, health care professionals, patients and citizens.

Gipuzkoan Ecosystem for Digital Health entrepreneurs. Company case study, Eduardo Jauregui will share the company experience for Irisbond

Health Department. Madrid Regional Government. The Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS; Madrilenian Health Service) is the body responsible for the system of public health services in the Community of Madrid. The SERMAS was created in 2001, is responsible for both the management and provision of public health care services in the Madrid region, and also the management and implementation of programs for disease prevention, health promotion and rehabilitation. Responsible for 33 Public hospitals and a population of 6.693 millions

To register

  • To register for DigiFest which takes place on 01- 02 December 2021, please visit (please feel free to attend any of the other free events over the two days)
  • Once registered, you will receive an email with an access link to the virtual event platform.
  • On the virtual event platform, you can view and add programme sessions to your personalised (My) schedule, view the ePosters and browse the resources and visit the DigiFest exhibitors.
  • Search for our event - Digital Approaches to Active and Healthy Ageing – Shared Learning from the Fenin Ecosystem in Spain and Scotland
  • On the day of the event log into the event platform, View your schedule and there will be a thumbnail that says "Enter session", which will take you into the Microsoft Teams meeting

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