On 9-10 February 2021, took place the kick-off meeting of the new project HosmartAI – “Hospital Smart development based on AI”. The project is funded by €10 million under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No 101016834). The meeting brought together the 24 partners of the consortium (which includes 3 large enterprises, 8 SMEs, 5 hospitals, 4 universities, 2 research centres and 2 associations), to discuss the project objectives and directions, its 10 work packages and its 8 large-scale pilots.

HosmartAI proposes to boost a strong, efficient, sustainable and resilient European healthcare system. The project aims to ensure the integration of existing digital and robotic technologies in new healthcare environments and the possibility to analyse their benefits by providing an environment in which providers of digital healthcare and care tools will be able to design and develop AI solutions, as well as a space for the establishment and deployment of these solutions.

HosmartAI will continually involve users and other stakeholders within a co-creation methodology to have continuous feedback, with the aim to make the best answers available for the various challenges that the European health system is encountering today and increasingly in the future.

Within this project, eight large-scale pilot projects will implement and evaluate improvements in medical diagnosis, surgical interventions, disease prevention and treatment, and rehabilitation and long-term care support in various hospitals and care settings. The project will target differentiated medical aspects and manifestations such as Cancer, Gastrointestinal disorders, Cardiovascular diseases, Thoracic Disorders, Neurological diseases, Elderly Care and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Fetal Growth Restriction and Prematurity.

The HosmartAI kick-off meeting marked the beginning of this holistic and very complex project that collects the insights of diverse players that will contribute and work to boost the health of the European communities. Do you want to know more and be part of it? Follow our social media and visit https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101016834.

Stay tuned to the launch of the HosmartAI website!