INNO4COV-19 and COVIDX Final Joint Event: Back to a Healthy Future
INNO4COV-19 and COVIDX joint final event took place in Brussels on the 21st-22nd of September 2022.
The event aims to disseminate the innovation developed by European companies, supported by the projects COVID-X and INNO4COV-19 via financial support to third parties, as well as the results from European projects supported by H2020 framework. Besides the various healthcare solutions showcased, the event included round tables to gather insights on the Healthcare Lessons learned from COVID-19 and on the regulatory barrier that the solutions’ providers have to follow to reach out the market.
“Back to a Healthy Future” gathered various players of the healthcare ecosystem: from SMEs to big companies, to hospitals management teams as well as clinical teams, together with regulatory consultancy companies, RTOs and investors. All together reflected on what we lived and what is ahead us.
Back to Healthy Future: The Event.
INNO4COV-19 and COVID-X, EU-funded Horizon Europe projects joined forces to unite all healthcare stakeholders at the event “Back to a Healthy Future”, which will be held in Area 42 in Brussels, 21-22 September 2022.
This two-day event is envisioned as a place where European healthcare professionals, MedTech innovators, as well as policy makers can get together and share post-pandemic knowledge for a healthier future.
The first day of the event introduced the visitors to the exhibition of 40+ healthcare solutions, and other COVID-19 related EU-funded initiatives.
Both INNO4COV-19 and COVID-X supported an impressive list of new technology providers throughout their programmes. INNO4COV-19 introduced the visitors to companies delivering innovative diagnostic and screening systems, environmental surveillance of coronavirus, sensors and devices for telemedicine and telepresence, as well as protective equipment for people and a safer public. The COVID-X Game Changers, on the other hand, presented their innovative solutions in the domains of early detection, innovative diagnostics, remote care, healthcare and recovery.
As the event was designed to be an interactive experience of sharing expertise and knowledge, there were typical presenters’ booths, but also a lot of energising moments and Inspirational Talks meant for all healthcare exhibitors and participants to share their “Life after Covid” and similar stories.
Matchmaking Sessions with key industry players such as researchers, hospitals and HealthTech companies took place during the event.
The second day of the event was focused on Roundtables, 22 September 2022.
The Roundtable 1: Regulatory Barriers tackled the main legal issues of the current MedTech market. A panel of key stakeholders, including notifying national bodies and other members of the healthcare regulation, will discuss regional and international regulatory barriers. .
The Roundtable 2: Healthcare Lessons Learnt was intended as a session for clinical stakeholders to discuss how the pandemic changed the healthcare sector. Panelists elaborated measures implemented in several EU countries, trying to understand which had the bigger impact.