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Date(s) - 07/11/2018
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Organising Secretariat:
Alfredo Cesario & Sofoklis Kyriazakos
Innovation Sprint Sprl


09:00 – 09:30 Arrival at BLSI – Welcome Coffee

09:30 – 09:45 Welcome address and tune in Sofoklis Kyriazakos, CEO at Innovation Sprint Sprl

09:45 – 10:00 Lecture I: “eHealth, Innovation and Patients’ Centredness”, Ingrid Klingmann – President at the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice, Brussels (BE)

10:00 – 10:15 Lecture II: “Innovation and (EU) Regulation: the Medical Device case”, Eric Klasen – Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Medtronic International Trading, Tolochenaz (CH)

10:15 – 10:30 Pitch I: “eHealth Innovation and Clinical Research”, Emilio Vandelli – Managing Director, Arithmos, Verona (IT)

10:30 – 10:45 Pitch II: “eHealth Innovation and real life Hospital uptake”, Giovanni Arcuri – Chief of Health Technology at Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS, Rome (IT)

10:45 – 11:00 Pitch III: “Where Ethics stands in the eHealth uptake process”, Pietro Refolo – Professor of Bioethics at Catholic University, Rome, (IT)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00 Pitch IV: “Horizon Europe”, Christina Kyriakopoulou – Directorate General for Research and Technological Development – European Commission, Brussels

12:00 – 13:00 Round Table

Moderators: Alfredo Cesario (Innovation Sprint Sprl), Christina Kyriakopoulou (DG Research & Innovation, European Commission, Brussels)

Presenter I (10’) “The H2020 COUCH project: status”, Harm op den Akker, University of Twente (NL)

Presenter II (10’) “The H2020 GOAL project: status”, Aristodemos Pnevmatikatis, Athens Information Technology, Athens (GR)

Presenter III (10′) “The H2020 vCare project: status”


Ingrid Klingmann, President at EFGCP
Eric Klasen, VP at Medtronic
Emilio Vandelli, Managing Director at Arithmos
Pietro Refolo, Bioerthicist at UCSC
Giovanni Arcuri, Clinical Engineer at FPG-IRCCS

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:20 “Savings and better QoL: Gamifying Rehab”, Lucia Pannese – CEO IMAGINARY, Milan (IT)

14:20 – 14:40 “Problems of exploiting eHealth solutions from R&D projects”, Andrew Pomazanskyi, NUROGAMES GmbH, Köln (DE)

14:40 – 15:00 – “Virtual Rehabilitation Coach: a journey from the proof of concept to routine care”, Marc Lange, EHTEL (BE)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00 – “Motivating a healthier lifestyle – the technology viewpoint”, Aristodemos Pnevmatikakis, Athens Information Technology, Athens (GR)

16:00 – 16:30 General Discussion and Wrap Up

Moderator: Christina Kyriakopoulou, DG Research & Innovation, the European Commission