University College Dublin
University College Dublin (UCD) is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. It is located just 4km from Dublin City centre with its main campus occupying 133 hectares of extensive parkland. UCD is Ireland’s largest University producing 28% of Ireland’s PhD graduates annually. It is Ireland’s most globally engaged university with 1,600 academic staff and over 30,000 students from 136 countries, including almost 4000 students based at locations outside of Ireland.
UCD is Ireland’s university of first choice, leading in first preference applications in Ireland year on year. UCD is ranked number one university in Ireland in the US News and World Report’s Best Global University Rankings and The Sunday Times University of the Year 2020. UCD is also Ireland’s leader in graduate education with over 9,500 graduate students; almost 20% of whom are graduate research students. 1,611 PhD students benefit from a structured PhD programme as well as the research-led education culture at UCD.
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
County Kildare, Ireland
Maynooth University is located 25 kilometres outside of Dublin, Ireland, and is the nation’s fastest growing university. In 2019, it placed #50 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. With 13,000 students from more than 90 countries, Maynooth offers a range of programmes at undergraduate, Master’s and PhD level in the humanities, science and engineering, and social sciences, including business, law, and education. In addition to being named in THE’s Top 50 Under 50, Maynooth University is recognised among the top 350 universities in the world and as one of the top 200 universities for international connections and outlook.
Salumedia is a digital therapeutics SME focused on increasing adherence to healthy lifestyles and medical treatments. Salumedia uses artificial intelligence in combination with digital engagement techniques as the foundations to deliver behavioural science with the most relevant adherence programs for our users. Our evidence-based scalable platform is capable of learning from the users’ feedback and become more intelligent over time, thus adapting to potential changes in patients’ needs. Salumedia has also substantial experience in EU funded research projects.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is the largest university in Greece covering all disciplines. (https://www.auth.gr/en). It is widely recognized as a vibrant centre of learning. The School of Medicine is one of the most important and well-established Schools in Greece, both quantitatively and qualitatively, comprising the biggest School in the country regarding its enrolment. The faculty of the School of Medicine is the stuff of several hospitals as well as other units of the National Health System, and thus provides an important social work. The School offers eighteen Postgraduate Programmes, some of them are Interdepartmental / Interinstitutional Postgraduate Programs, and participates in six more.
The Lab of Computing, Medical Informatics and Biomedical Imaging Technologies (LOMI) at the AUTH was founded in 1990 and has possessed a continuous role in Medical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering research and development. Since 1998, the Lab has run the graduate programme in Medical Informatics. Within the Lab, the BiOasys group, lead by I Chouvarda, works mainly on the development of biomedical data analytic methods & integrated data-driven approaches, the exploration of AI for health-related predictive models, the incorporation of AI in connected health technologies & systems medicine, and the link between systems medicine, daily life health data & connected health technologies.
University of Oulu
The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through research and education. Founded in 1958, our community is 13 000 students and 2900 employees strong, and one of the biggest and the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.
The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry IPPOSI
County Kildare, Ireland
IPPOSI, The Irish Platform for Patient Organisations, Science and Industry is a patient-led organisation that works with patients, government, industry, science and academia to put patients at the heart of health policy and innovation. They hold meetings, workshops and training days that promote this objective, whether it is in the area of rare diseases, clinical trials, Health Technology Assessment, innovation, health information, connected health – or any other relevant topic that will promote patient understanding, and patient involvement in the treatment and decision-making processes that affect them in Ireland and Europe. IPPOSI membership is open to all groups with an interest in healthcare and research and development; Patient Representatives, Academic, Science or the Healthcare Industry.
Santa Casa da Misericórdia da Amadora
Misericordia of Amadora (SCMA) is a Charity with 33 years of existence focused in Serving Well the Community, oriented to Human Dignity under a sustainable and organized way, providing services daily to 5800 Persons. The Organisation emerges from a multi-challenged territorial context, as a first and second line anchor, with the purpose of at one time mitigate the biopsychosocial vulnerabilities of the Population and of the Community; and, complementarily, promoting the capacity building, through methodologies, tools and strategies that faster accelerate their processes of empowerment, respecting, all the time, the expectations, needs and limits of the Person.
SCMA bases its Services on a workforce of 503 employees, in 4 main areas: Social Support; Elderly; Health Care; Education
University of Porto
University of Porto (UPORTO) is currently one of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Europe. It has close to 32 000 students, 2 400 teachers and researchers along with 1 600 administrative staff within its 15 schools and 60 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto. The Teaching and Learning Lab (LEA) promotes and disseminates pedagogical initiatives at the Faculty of Engineering to promote the professional development of its academic staff in the pedagogical area. It also works to reduce students' academic failure and promotes transversal skills training.
Beacon Hospital provides world-class acute care services, including orthopaedic surgery, heart surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, comprehensive cancer care (medical oncology and radiation oncology), and general and emergency medicine services. It has 153 acute care beds, eight operating theatres, two endoscopy suites and 14 dedicated critical care beds. The eight-bed medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) and six-bed coronary care unit (CCU) are designed to provide specialised patient care and recovery. Treatment facilities in Beacon include 8 operating theatres with dedicated rooms for Neurosurgery, Urology, Cardiac, General, Orthopaedic and Ophthalmic Surgery. It has 2
Endoscopy suites, a state of the art Oncology day treatment centre, and therapeutic radiography with LINAC- linear accelerator. Beacon hospital is accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI).
Andalusian School of Public Health
The Andalusian School of Public Health (EASP) is a state-owned company operating under the Ministry of Equality, Health and Social Policies from the Regional Government of Andalusia, established to coordinate and develop training, consultancy, and research within the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) but also at national and international level in the fields of public health and health services management. Its current fields of work encompass social and health management, welfare and equality strategies and policies, and public health.