Medtech’s Place In Health Care R&I Boosted Under Horizon Europe
Cross-industry collaboration is the new focus of EU health care technology research funding activity. Under Horizon Europe, the Innovative Health Initiative will encourage convergence in health technology, and prioritize digital technologies and data analytics. No longer can EU-funded projects be pharma-only or medtech-only, said MedTech Europe’s Patrick Boisseau.
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