Health data holds so much promise for patient outcomes, but it needs to be unlocked. EIT Health sees untapped potential for closer collaborations between SMEs and public sector biobanks, sample holders and registers, all of whom store vast amounts of health data.
The Digital Sandbox is designed to help realise this potential, with funding and activities to help businesses realise the possibilities of ‘health data business’.
Access to qualitative sample and data collections can give unparalleled insights, paving the way for new medicines, treatments and medical products. The data can be used to create digital solutions that reduce healthcare costs and lead to more efficient working procedures for prevention, prediction, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.
The Digital Sandbox programme gives SMEs as much as €35,000 in funding to help them leverage the possibilities of the “health data business” by developing new products and services that take advantage of biobanks, sample holders and quality registers in Europe.
Who can apply
Applicants from Biotech, MedTech or Digital Health in an incorporated company are welcome to apply. The programme is suitable for micro and small enterprises.