East Netherlands

Smart Health – EWRC 21

This workshop was moderated by Mr. Giovanni Gorgoni, president of EUREGHA and represents the region of Puglia.

    • The focus of this break out room is on the smart specialization pillar ‘smart health’, which will be introduced by Marc Rinkes, Topfit East Netherlands.
    • Mr. Francesco Fera from the Puglia Region  talked about Healthy Ageing, one of the three thematic areas that form the pillar.
    • Mr. Marc Rinkes, Topfit East Netherlands discussed the pilot project ‘Care Region of the Future’ in which the topics Health Data and Prevention were also covered.
    • Ms. Irina Kalderon, DG Connect and Mr. Loukianos Gatzoulis, DG Santé provided a reaction to the presented showcases.


The awareness of the importance of digitalisation in all economic sectors has become very clear: on EU-level, national level and on regional level. New knowledge and skills are needed to tackle digital challenges in healthcare.


Artificial Intelligence


AI applications are critical success factors in digital industries, MedTech and healthcare, creating Europe’s digital future.