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Workshop Consolidation and Synthesis of the Conclusions of the Action Group 3

Date: 7th May  2019

Time: 9:30h - 12:30h


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Workshop Description

The Workshop Consolidation and Synthesis of the Conclusions of the Action Group 3, entitled "eHealth Challegens in the management of Data, Security and Technology Transfer", focuses on a number of central themes in the eHealth area: on the one hand, the role of data management and security in the development of ehealth technologies and, on the other hand, the identification of stratagies that contribute to the approximation of R&D entities to the market, in order to promote technology transfer. Thus, the workshop has ha main objectives:

  • • Promote a dynamic interaction between researchers, companies and startups;
  • • Consolidate the knowledge acquired and conclusions of the MDevNet Network work meetings, grounding the knowledge, namely through validation and testimony, by entities involved in the process of valorization and transfer of technology of medical devices (such as R&D institutions), with incidence in the following subtopics: 

- Communication and brokerage between knowledge produced in R&D institutions and companies;

- Brokerage and identification of partners fot the development of medical devices;

- Academic training for communication skills, technology prospecting, intellectual property management and regulatory literacy among students, future researchers and entrepreneurs;

- Technology Transfer Models;

  • • Familiarize the entities of the MDevNet network with the contents of the Good Practices Manual.

In this sequence, it is intended that the event aims not only at the survey and good practices for the approximation of R&D entities of the market entities and their needs, but also for the promotion of agile and effective interdependent processes between the entities that participate in the process of research, development, certification or marketing of medical devices.

To achieve the proposed objectives, we will have the presence of (1) several representatives of companies and startups who already commercialize medical devices or who are looking for new products or services based on scientific knowledge, (2) researchers that produce knowledge in the area of devices (3) representatives of R&D entities seeking to promote the practical application of the knowledge produced.

The conclusions of this debate will contribute to the improvement of the "Good Practices Manual fot the Transfer of Technology in the Sector of Medical Devices of Technological Base", worked by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS.


09:30 - Registration

09:50 - Introduction - MDevNet Project (Nuno Felício)

10:05 - Challenges in the management of data in health - integration and safety (Isabel Cruz - HealthySystems)

10:35 - Coffee-Break

11:00 - Presentations of Medical Devices Technologies with High Transfer Potential for the Market

     11:00 - Sónia Ferreira (BestHealth4U)

     11:15 - Manuel Martins (SUMTHINK & CICECO)

     11:30 - Gonçalo Brites (TOXFINDER & Universidade de Coimbra)

11:45 - The challenge of innovation with medical devices: the multiplicity of roles and the role of networks (Nuno Felício)

11:55 - Debate: Promotion and effectiveness in technology transfer processes in the area of medical devices

     Speaker 1 - Luís Soares (HCP)

     Speaker 2 - Ana Teresa Freitas (HeartGenetics)

     Speaker 3 - Bibiana Dantas (ANI/ Enterprise Europe Network)

     Speaker 4 - Sara Abalde (INL)

     Moderator - Nuno Felício

12:55 - Closure

13:00 - End




We recall the theme associated with the Action Group 3:

Promotion of efficiency in the technology transfer process in the MDevNet Network partners for the adequate valuation of technology -based medical devices, based on their specific skills and competences

We also leave the reports of the first and second meetings of the Action Groups, which contain the main points of what was discussed in each meeting:

1st Meeting of the Action Groups | Report

2nd Meeting of the Action Groups | Report