Presentation at CEO Summit 2018

Patrick Boisseau, Deputy Head of Division, European Affairs at CEA-LETI and ... Read more

Health EU – Human avatars to prevent and cure diseases

Imagine a revolution in personalized healthcare and disease prevention system in Europe, based on human avatars of healthy individuals and patients for the prevention, interception and cure of disease.

Nothing less is the aim of Health EU (healthy you!), an advanced FET Flagship multidisciplinary research initiative in Europe aiming for a paradigm shift to healthcare and for a future sustainable healthcare system.
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A revolution in human model development is now possible with Health EU by leveraging data from omics analyses, medical and imaging data, environmental and life style big data that are continuously updated by a multitude of biosensors at an unprecedented scale. With these complex data sets, first of their kind(s) human avatars will be built that can be personalised and used to prevent and cure each one’s own disease(s). Health EU will exploit most advanced organ-on-chip, smart nanosensor technologies and nanomedicine techniques to realise, validate and use such personalized human avatars in order to create a revolution in healthcare.

Health EU will boost European innovation and create disruptive advances related to big data analytics, smart micro/nano-systems, nanomedicine and new healthcare services and safer and more effective drugs. It will directly contribute to standards for privacy and security of healthcare data, jointly driven by technology and context. Health EU FET Flagship will provide a truly sustainable approach to healthcare and a better Quality of Life to European citizens.

Our Story

The Health EU FET Flagship is a star Flagship initiative born as a result of merging revolutionary ideas about the future of healthcare and leading European research groups from:
  • the past FET Flagship finalist ‘Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life’, and related most advanced edge of the cloud and Internet of Things sensor and smart system integration technology platforms, centered at IMEC, CEA-LETI and Fraunhofer
  • the Organ-on-Chip Flagship initiative led by the Dutch hDMT (Institute for human Organ and Disease Model Technologies) and its European network
  • a large number of groups and leaders formerly being involved in the Flagship Expression of Interest ‘The Future of Health Care: deep data, smart sensors, virtual patients and the Internet-of-Humans
  • the Nanomedicine European Technology platform
  • key partners from the Flag-Era Convergence project
  • many other European universities, research institutes, hospitals, industries and networks that decided to integrate and support Health EU

Partners

The following partners will work together for a year-long coordination action, preparing the final Flagship Initiative.
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) ()
Switzerland
Kamiar Aminian, Jürgen Brugger, Giovanni De Micheli, Bart Deplancke, Christian Enz, Adrian Ionescu, Stéphanie Lacour, Matthias Lütolf, Marco Mattavelli, Philippe Renaud, Ali H. Sayed, Anja Skrivervik, Jean-Philippe Thiran
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin ()
Germany
Volkmar Falk, Titus Kuehne, Alexander Meyer
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH) ()
Sweden
Mikael Ostling, Matthias Uhlen, Ana Rusu
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ()
Germany
Anja Hennemuth, Christine Kallmayer, Peter Ramm, Andreas Schneider
Weizmann Institute of Science ()
Israel
Eran Segal
Stichting IMEC Nederland ()
The Netherlands
Sywert Brongersma
SINTEF ()
Norway
Thomas Langø
Italian National Research Council (CNR) ()
Italy
Luca Businaro, Pietro Siciliano
Instituto de Salud Carlos III ()
Spain
Fernando Martin Sanchez
Bosch R & D ()
Germany
Franz Lärmer
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven ()
Belgium
Georges Gielen
Université catholique de Louvain ()
Belgium
Denis Fladre, Jean-Pierre Raskin
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics ()
Switzerland
Jerome.Dauvillier@sib.swiss
Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (ENEA) ()
Italy
Girolamo Di Francia, Saverio De Vito
Tyndall National Institute ()
Ireland
Paul Galvin, David Wilson
Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA-LETI) ()
France
Patrick Boisseau, Thomas Ernst
human Organ and Disease Model Technologies (hDMT) ()
The Netherlands
Albert van den Berg, Janny van den Eijnden, Christine Mummery
University of Twente ()
The Netherlands
Albert van den Berg
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) ()
Switzerland
Luca Benini, Joachim Buhmann, Stephen Ferguson, Andreas Hierlemann, Christopher Hierold, Walter Karlen, Bradley Nelson, Lothar Thiele
Biocluster Genopôle ()
France
Denis Gauvreau
imec-vzw ()
Belgium
Chris van Hoof
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per la Nanoelettronica (IU.NET) ()
Italy
Enrico Sangiorgi, Luca Selmi
SCIPROM Sàrl ()
Switzerland
Kirsten Leufgen
Technical University of Denmark ()
Denmark
Jan Madsen
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen ()
Germany
Max Lemme
IMT Bucharest ()
Romania
Carmen Moldovan, Raluca Muller
National Center for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS ()
Greece
Athanasios Dimoulas
Tel Aviv University ()
Israel
Dan Peer
Imperial College ()
UK
Marisa Miraldo
Queen Mary University London ()
UK
Anthony Mathur, Sheik Dowlut
Infineon Technologies AG ()
Germany
Knut Hufeld, Reinhard Pufall
HITS gGmbH ()
Germany
Martin Golebiewski, Wolfgang Müller
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois ()
Switzerland
Jocelyne Bloch Pasche, Salah D. Qanadli, Piergiorgio Tozzi
Gustave Roussy Institute ()
France
Alexander M.M. Eggermont
Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine ()
Italy
Ruggero de Maria
Télécom SudParis ()
France
Marius Preda
VTT - Technical Research Centre of Finland ()
Finland
Ari Alastalo, Veikko Ikonen, Eija Kaasinen
Universität Zürich ()
Switzerland
Giacomo Indiveri
Philips NV ()
The Netherlands
Wim Crooijmans
University Leipzig ()
Germany
Thomas Neumuth
University Medical Center Groningen ()
The Netherlands
Cisca Wijmenga
Alliance Against Cancer ()
Italy
Myriam Alkalay
Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Microstructure Physics ()
Germany
Eberhard Bodenschatz, Detlef Lohse, Stuart Parkin
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella sulle Tecnologie dell' Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni ()
Italy
Paolo Vergori
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ()
Spain
José Antonio Garrido
Norwegian University of Science and Technology ()
Norway
Frank Lindseth
INP Grenoble ()
France
Francis Balestra
CHU Grenoble ()
France
Alexandre Moreau-Gaudry
LUMC ()
The Netherlands
Christine Mummery
Institute of Electronics and Computer Science ()
Latvia
Modris Greitans
CNRS ()
France
Dominique Collard, Eric McAdams
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ()
Germany
Peter Loskill
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg ()
Germany
Steffen Oeltze-Jafra, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Hermann Hinrichs, Oliver Speck, Emrah Düzel
University of Zaragoza ()
Spain
Ignacio Ochoa, Manuel Doblaré; Luis Fernandez
National Technical University of Athens ()
Greece
Ioanna Zergioti, Apostolos Klinakis, Dimitris Tsoukalas, Yannis Raptis
Jena University Hospital ()
Germany
Alexander Mosig, Martin Raasch
University of Surrey ()
United Kingdom
Christian Heiss, Helen Griffiths, A. Gawer
Bar Ilan University ()
Israel
Aharon Gedanken, Jean-Paul Lellouche
EMPA ()
Switzerland
Peter Wick
University of Brighton ()
United Kingdom
Matteo Santin
University of Groningen ()
The Netherlands
Reinoud Gosens; Loes Kistemaker
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma ()
Italy
Marco Santonico, Giorgio Pennazza
Hellenic Pasteur Institute, Athens ()
Greece
Rebecca Matsas
TU Wien & Vienna University of Technologoy ()
Austria
Clemens Heitzinger & Peter Ertl, Mario Rothbauer
Dept. Electronic Engineering University of Roma Tor Vergata ()
Italy
Eugenio Martinelli; Arianna Mencattini
University of Cagliari ()
Italy
Luigi Raffo
NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute ()
Germany
Udo Kraushaar
University of Twente ()
The Netherlands
Andries van der Meer
Catholic University of Croatia ()
Croatia
Anto Čartolovni, Hrvoje Meštrić
EPOS-Iasis, R&D and University of Cyprus ()
Cyprus
Andreani D. Odysseos, Loizos Economides
University of Bern ()
Switzerland
Stephen Leib, Alban Ramette, Denis Grandgirard, Thomas Geiser, Olivier Guenat
Université Paris Sud ()
France
Patrick Couvreur, Elie Lefeuvre
Tallinn University of Technology ()
Estonia
Mart Min
University of Oslo ()
Norway
Stefan Krauss
Politehnica University Bucharest ()
Romania
Gheorghe Brezeanu
Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences ()
Poland
Adam Liebert
Merck ()
Germany
Charles Massin
Technical University of Munich (TUM) ()
Germany
Sandra Hirche, Bjoern Menze, Nassir Navab, Daniel Cremers
CSEM ()
Switzerland
John Farserotu
Bayer ()
Germany
Lars Küpfer
Hospices de Lyon ()
France
Abdelhamid Errachid El Salhi Michel Ovize
Centre of Excellence in Body-On-Chip Research (CoEBoC ()
Finland
Mari Pekkanen-Mattila
Radboud Universitair Medical Center & ParkinsonNet ()
The Netherlands
Bas Bloem
Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, UK Aachen ()
Germany
Fabian Kiessling
IBM Zurich ()
Switzerland
Jonas Weiss
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE ()
United Kingdom
Daniel Popa, Flurin Udrea
Over 100 partners from more than 20 EU countries already confirmed their interest in participating in the final Health EU Flagship Initiative.
The Health EU Stakeholder Forum will play a crucial role in shaping our Flagship vision and its implementation by considering the interactive involvement of big industries, SMEs, startups, patient organizations, regulatory bodies, etc.

The Chairs of the Health-EU Stakeholder Forum are Prof. Christofer Hierold (ETHZ) and Dr. Franz Lärmer (VP Corporate Research and Advanced Engineering - Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany).

Support Health EU!

If you wish to be part of the CSA FETFLAG (Call : H2020-FETFLAG-2018-2020) Health EU Project or just to manifest your support to our idea, don't hesitate to write us!

In the Press

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