AGÈNCIA DE QUALITAT I AVALUACIÓ SANITÀRIES DE CATALUNYA (Spain)
The Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya is a public entity of the Catalan Health Ministry with more than 20 years of history. Its mission is to generate scientific and relevant knowledge to contribute to the improvement of the quality, safety and sustainability of the healthcare system, with the main goal of supporting the decision-making process of the citizens, professionals, managers and policy makers.
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY (Finland)
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is an RTO carrying out research and innovation activities for the needs of industry and knowledge-based society. VTT’s “Knowledge Intensive Products and Services” is a research area in which 60 scientists focus on innovations in information and communication technologies to improve health and wellbeing. The area has been developing ICT innovations in healthcare and wellness for more than 20 years, and is a trusted partner of both industry as well as healthcare professionals. Its core competences include: biomedical data analysis and visualisation, big health data mining, clinical decision support systems, personal health systems, behaviour change support, eHealth and mHealth technologies, and bioinformatics.
Plexalis is an SME that is focussing on developing software applications within musculoskeletal, rheumatology and backpain based on the SpineNet technology developed by founders at the University of Oxford.
The VPHi is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that the Virtual Physiological Human (VPH), also identified with the terminology “in silico medicine”, is fully realised, universally adopted, and effectively used both in research and clinics. Its goal is to facilitate the necessary R&D to integrate quantitative biological knowledge from molecular to cell, tissue, organ and whole-body scales and to translate this understanding into clinical practice. To make this possible, the VPHi acts as a catalyst to bring together a variety of different stakeholders (such as policy makers, science funding bodies, regulatory agencies, clinical organisations and industry) in order to maximise the benefit of VPH approaches for the healthcare industry, patients and for the public good.
FUNDACIÓN QUAES (Spain)
Fundación Quaes is a non profit organization that brings together efforts in the field of research for the benefit of the patient. It‘s dedicated to promoting and disseminating knowledge in the field of precision diagnostics, with the ultimate goal of making scientific advances available to society, and to patients and their families in particular. Finally, with IBQUAES, the first european biomedical institute specialized in medical imaging, nuclear medicine and genetics, we bring training and share knowledge to health professionals about the latests technologies and techniques for the benefit of patients.
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Greece)
The National Technical University of Athens is the main engineering university in Greece. It is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid mathematical and engineering background. It was founded in 1837 and currently has 512 faculty members, 4.090 external collaborators and 23.914 students. Over time, the baccalaureate grades required for admission in all of NTUA schools remain constantly the highest among all Greek academic institutions. According to QS World Universities Ranking 2016, NTUA is in 67th place worldwide among technological universities.
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA (Spain)
Universitat de Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. Today it boasts of a student body of 88.335 and a research staff of 5.696 members. Degrees are offered in 74 different areas of teaching with numerous postgraduate and doctorate programs as well as continuing education courses. Universitat de Barcelona (UB), ranked the first Spanish university, and the twenty third European institution in scientific quality and productivity, is the largest of the six universities of Barcelona and of the ten in Catalonia and manages an average of 150 European projects per year.
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (USA)
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is the 10th largest private doctoral university in the US, with programs in engineering, science, computer and arts. RIT enrols 19’000 students (16’000 undergraduate, 3’000 graduate) from >100 countries and is known for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf that caters for >1000 deaf/hard-of-hearing students. RIT has the largest Co-op program in the world, giving students professional and industrial experience. The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a multidisciplinary research unit with 11 professorships (7x male, 4x female).