On 30 November 2016, the German CLC and InnoStars organized a cross-CLC meeting for their partners in Munich. The aim of this bilateral cross-CLC meeting was to exchange experiences, explore ideation and initiate collaboration. Around 25 participants joined the event and welcomed the InnoStars guests from Semmelweis University, University of Coimbra, University of Lisbon, Medical University of Lodz, Institute Pedro Nunes, E-Group ICT, GE Healthcare, S.D.N as well as some winners (start-ups) of InnoStars Proof of Concept/Headstart fund (InnoStars GoEurope) .
Before, participants of the meeting were splitted into thematic groups, Armin Pscherer – Director of German CLC and Balazs Furjes – Director of InnoStars, gave short presentations regarding the potential of both CLC’s.
After introduction, discussions were centered around four thematic tables:
• big data,
• chronic diseases
• home care & lifestyle interventions.
Partners from both CLCs presented their needs and interests and gave a general overview about their organizations. Each table transformed to speed dating, when partners had an opportunity to talk to each other and discuss further collaboration.