Digital Health: Regional Opportunities and Challenges in Lower Austria

On 7-8th September 2022 KIEŁTYKA GŁADKOWSKI KG LEGAL will be attending the event on Digital Health: Regional Opportunities and Challenges in Lower Austria. Organized under the umbrella of the Vanguard Initiative, along with the East Netherlands and North-East Romania regions, this event is part of the Science meets Regions program funded by the Joint Research Center (JRC).

Organizer of the event

The Vanguard Initiative is a unique alliance that gathers 39 of the most advanced industrial regions in Europe, focused on stimulating industrial innovation and building European value-chains based on complementarities in regional smart specialisation strategies. By connecting innovation ecosystems and sharing knowledge and facilities across its member regions, the Vanguard Initiative facilitates interregional collaboration, stimulates interregional innovation investments, strengthens open innovation, and speeds up the introduction and market-uptake of new products and innovations in Europe.

About this event

The meeting will be held in Austria at Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems on the Danube. The event will be dedicated to network stakeholders from administration, science, business and care in the health sector, and to jointly develop solutions to current challenges in the health sector of Lower Austria. The initiative aims to stimulate interregional cooperation to find solutions to problems of common interest at European level, facilitate the digital transformation and implement mechanisms to reduce the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on society.


During this two-day event in interactive innovation labs, participants will learn about the latest trends in the digital transformation of the health sector, funding opportunities, best practice examples from other European regions, and innovative ways to find solutions to complex challenges. The thematic areas of the event will be:

Ambient Assisted Living — is an emerging trend in which artificial intelligence enables the use of new products, services, and processes that help to provide safe, high-quality, and independent lives for the frail and elderly.

Tele health — the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

Research in health technologies — Health technology is defined by the World Health Organization as the “application of organized knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures, and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of lives”.

IT systems of health care providers — systems designed to manage healthcare data.


On the first day, participants will take part in: Welcome & Introduction, Keynote, Best Practices from partner regions, and info on funding opportunities; Presentation of Challenges and Interactive development of solutions in a world café setting.

On the second day will be discussed: Introduction and keynotes and Interactive development of solutions in a world café setting.