Countries outside the EU:
A Consortium with Expertise
15 Partners from 10 Countries
The LifeChamps consortium has a clear European value. The sheer amount of leading-edge technologies needed to implement the proposed project necessitates a cross-border and cross-sectorial approach. As it can be seen, the LifeChamps partners are geographically dispersed across Europe. In total, the consortium consists of partners coming from ten (10) European countries. Overall, the consortium is comprised of one non-governmental organization (ECPC), two large healthcare providers (APC and HULAFE), three large ICT industries, including DELL (world leader in infrastructure, data storage, hybrid cloud and data protection solutions), ALPT (global innovation and engineering consulting firm) and INTRA (leading European IT solutions and services group), four SMEs (MYSPHERA, SALU, CLS, MDS), along with complementary skills obtained from one research institute (KI) and four universities (AUTH, UPV, UOS, UofG).
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Coordinator, WP1 Lead Partner
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) is the metropolitan University for southern Europe. Its Medical school consists of 500 academic staff members, and 3500 students. In this project, AUTH will participate with the Lab of Medical Physics, the Datalab – Data and Web Science Lab and the Department of Medical Oncology at Papageorgiou General Hospital.
The Lab of Medical Physics is a major research and development centre in: assistive technologies; applied neuroscience; medical education; affective computing; semantic web; medical robotics and brain computer interfaces; radio-diagnosis and non-ionizing radiation. It is composed of 10 research groups, leaders in their respective specialties, which pursue innovative research projects. All groups have been recognized internationally for their research excellence and have been funded by a wide spectrum of sources. The Lab of Medical Physics has fully equipped labs for research (Neuroscience EEG Lab; Living Lab; Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Labs; Clinical Skills Labs). The Lab has successfully coordinated LLM (Long Lasting Memories) a CIP-PSP EU project on Elderly Care and Cognitive and Physical Training within Ambient Assistive Living, the H2020 SmokeFreeBrain project in line with a call from the Global Alliance of Chronic Diseases (GACD) and currently coordinates the H2020 CAPTAIN, and participates in the Erasmus+ projects AD AUTONOMY, DS Leisure, and Training Against Medical Error (TAME). The Lab also participates to the H2020 INADVANCE project for Palliative Care. To these projects, more can be added, like the FP7 project USEFIL, the FP7 DISCOVER, the Leonardo Da Vinci project “Millenium Hospital”, the CROSSBORDERHEALTH (Interreg CBC), the INTERREG ARCHIMED projects IntraMEDnet and WideMEDnet, the coordination of the Lifelong Learning (TEMPUS) project “ePBLnet” and the eContentPlus project “mEducator”, and numerous others. The Lab of Med Physics is ISO-9001 certified on Software Design, Development & Production and Design & Implementation of Education/Training programs.
The Datalab – Data and Web Science Lab at the AUTH at the Department of Informatics is an active research group engaged in research and innovation on ICT complex data science and engineering technologies, offering end-to- end multi way and multi scope analytics. Data and Web Science Lab can offer end-to-end solutions from raw data to insightful results and from low-level data management to advanced algorithms and applications. It fosters strong international collaborations with multi-disciplinary synergies (engineering, psychology, social sciences, arts, cultural studies, etc.) providing data protection and EU GDPR consultancy and technical support. The group consists of vibrant researchers and developers that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, providing project management and coordination of research projects and novel ideas for extensive and advanced software and web development. It also supports research and technology transfer to industry through multiple bilateral industry collaborations.
The Department of Medical Oncology at Papageorgiou General Hospital is staffed by specialized medical oncologists who provide comprehensive care and support to oncology patients with all types of solid tumors. Department’s team consists of 6 medical oncologists with extensive clinical experience. In addition, there are 8 fellows in training in the field of Medical Oncology, 26 nurses, and administrative staff who contribute to the care of patients.The aim of the team is to offer modern diagnostic and therapeutic medical services, and continuous comprehensive support for oncology patients and their families. Oncologists are actively involved in various clinical studies, thus giving patients access to innovative treatments. They also have an active presence at many conferences and have contributed to several publications. The Department of Medical Oncology is certified by the quality management system per ELOT EN ISO 9001: 2008 “for its nursing and administrative processes of the Day Clinic and the inpatient Department of Medical Oncology, intern Training, Participation in Clinical trials, Processing and Presentation of related scientific projects”. During 2018 the Department of medical oncology managed 1800 patients with several diagnoses of solid tumors including patients with prostate and breast cancer.
- Machine Learning
- Web Development
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
- Decision Support Systems
Altran Portugal SA
WP4 Lead Partner, Technical Management
As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2018, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.9bn. With a headcount of more than 47.000 employees, Altran is present in more than 30 countries.
In the Portuguese market since 1998, Altran Portugal has over 2500 employees highly qualified in the most diverse areas of engineering. The constant training of its human resources translates into the annual growth of the company and the creation of new business opportunities, always supported by the most advanced technologies due to the high-level of R&D activities that is part of the Altran DNA.
Altran focuses its services in the development of innovative solutions based on R&D results and the integration and convergence of new technologies and knowledge – Altran Portugal aims to transform creative ideas and know-how into innovative solutions for the creation of technological advances.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data & Analytics
- Data Science
- Intelligent Systems
Salumedia Tecnologías, S.L.U.
WP5 Lead Partner
Salumedia is an evidence-based digital therapeutics SME focused on increasing adherence to healthy lifestyles and medical treatments. Salumedia uses artificial intelligence in combination with digital engagement techniques as the foundations to deliver behavioral science with the most relevant adherence programs for our users. We take advantage of the large volume of data, generated by users interacting with their phones, to personalize and improve the user experience and efficacy of the behavior change program. Our platform complements the existing medical treatments, thus enhancing the health outcomes.
- Digital Therapeutics Solutions Applied to Health
- Artificial Intelligence
- Behavior Science
- Digital Engagement
- Patient Adherence Support.
Universitat Politècnica de València
WP2 Lead Partner
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is the only Spanish Technical University that features in the most important World University Rankings. It is in the top 5 Spanish Universities with the highest revenue from both public research and knowledge transfer activities, and is a national leader in patent license income and start up creation. Constituted in 1971, it comprises nearly 30,000 students, over 2,500 academics, and 17 university research centres of excellence. With a strong international experience in ICT technologies applied to different domains, UPV was awarded, in a joint initiative with the second university of the city and the CSIC (Spanish High Council for Scientific Research), the recognition as Campus of International Excellence in the competitive call of 2010 (VLC-CAMPUS). The focus of this joint initiative is the generation of high quality scientific-technological production in health, ICT and sustainability.
- Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Process Mining for Healthcare
- Decision Support Systems
- Health Education
- Systems for Management of Chronic Conditions
Academic Primary Health Care Centre, Region Stockholm
Pilot Use Case provider
Stockholm Healthcare Services (SLSO) provides care and services for the inhabitants of Stockholm county within advanced home health care, geriatrics, habilitation, psychiatry, primary health care and specialist clinics. SLSO carries out research, development and education in partnership with several centers, such as Academic Primary Health Care Centre (APC), and the medical university Karolinska Institutet (KI).The Academic Primary Health Care Centre (APC) is an umbrella organisation, coordinating primary care science and process development within Stockholm Healthcare Services (SLSO), which is the largest provider of primary health care in Region Stockholm (SLL). APC is further organized in six sections, where one of these hosts eight academic nodes (AVCs), geographically distributed in the Stockholm county area. Each AVC is coordinated by one associated researcher that is responsible for research activities, education and development in altogether >500 primary care units in Region Stockholm.
- Clinical Research
- Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
- Cancer in Primary care (CaPrim)
- Primary Health Care
Leader of Task 3.3
Karolinska Institutet (KI) (https://www.ki.se) was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an “academy for the training of skilled army surgeons.” Today, Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all.
As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest center of academic medical research and offers the country’s most comprehensive range of medical courses and programs.
Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
- Clinical Research
- Clinical Neuroscience
- Medical Technology
- Wearable Sensors and Systems
- e-Health and p-Health Solutions
- Biomedical Signal Processing
- Biomedical Instrumentation
- Data-driven Healthcare Improvement
- Data Science
- Artificial Intelligence
CYBERLENS B.V is a research-driven company dedicated to innovation in cybersecurity and privacy technologies. The company consists of experts with solid background and hands-on experience in research and innovation, combined with an insatiable desire for developing novel solutions for prominent cybersecurity challenges and technologies, ranging from large-scale 5G infrastructures to Internet of Things (IoT) environments and driverless vehicles.
Health Research Institute Hospital La Fe
Data partner and pilot site
The Health Research Institute Hospital La Fe (IIS La Fe) manages the scientific policy of La Fe University Hospital (Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe) in its sphere of influence (La Fe Health Department, Valencia – Departament de Salut València La Fe). Its managing body is the Research Foundation of La Fe University Hospital (Hospital Universitari I Politècnic La Fe), a non-profit foundation of the public sector of the Generalitat Valenciana.
Among the research groups dependent on the Health Research Institute Hospital La Fe is the Joint Research Unit in ICT applied to reengineering socio-sanitary process which overall objective is to research on the field of the application of information and communication technologies improving the processes of socio-health assistance. Among its research lines are the Management of Chronicity (Integrated Care) and Active and Healthy Aging from where research projects are developed together with the Health Department Valencia-La Fe.
The Health Department Valencia-La Fe is one of the health provision areas belonging to the Conselleria de Sanitat Universal i Salut Pública. The Health Department covers a concrete geographical area located in the city of Valencia and coordinates the healthcare services of 300,000 inhabitants. The Department is integrated by a hospital, a speciality centre, 20 centers of primary healthcare and promotes ambulatory activity and alternatives to hospitalization, such as outpatients surgery, outpatient clinic, hospital at home and telemedicine unit. Also, due to the reference nature, the hospital attends patients from other health departments with specific pathologies or conditions. According to the information from 2017, the Department workforce is approximately of 6350 staff (2011 nurses, 1438 healthcare assistants and 1149 physicians as most numerous categories) and 456 training students.
- Reengineering of Health Care Processes
- Healthcare Planning
- Integrated Care
- Cancer and chronic Diseases
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow (UofG) is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today, UofG is a broad-based, research intensive institution with a global reach and a global vision. UofG is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, with an annual research contract income that totals more than £116m; this puts UofG in the UK’s top 10 earners for research. UofG is also one of the UK’s leading institutions in delivering a first-class student experience. UofG has been named Scottish University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. UofG is ranked 1st in the subjects of animal science, dentistry, nursing and education. UofG has strong links with NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, one of the largest health boards in Scotland, and specifically with the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre that provides cancer treatment to 60% of Scotland’s population.
- Cancer treatment and care
- Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs)
- Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
- Patient and public involvement (PPI)
- Mixed methods
- Co-production research
European Cancer Patient Coalition
Task 8.4 Lead
The European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) is the voice of cancer patients in Europe. With over 450 members, ECPC is Europe’s largest umbrella cancer patients’ association covering all types of cancers in 48 countries, including all EU member states. In this project, ECPC will lead liaison and interaction with relevant stakeholders from industry, SMEs, patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers at EU and country level.
- Patient involvement
- Stakeholder engagement
- Policy and advocacy
- Communication and dissemination
Massive Dynamic Sweden AB
Massive Dynamic is an SME operating in Sweden since 2016. The company innovates in the fields of immersive technologies and big data analytics, offering services in:
- Cloud solutions
- Virtual scenario development for educational purposes
- Big data manipulation and analysis
- Evaluation activities
- Mobile solutions
- Operational research models
MDS has also expertise in exploitation and commercialization process, including impact creation based on the development of relations to potential investors.
- Immersive technologies
- Technical development consultancy
- Mobile apps development (iOS and Android)
MYSPHERA (MYS) is a SME company headquartered in Valencia (Spain – EU) focused on transforming healthcare systems through location and process visibility. Our products are aimed at empowering Clinicians, Patients, and Healthcare Management through IoT smart sensor-driven on-demand actionable information, to improve patient care outcomes while increasing efficient management of resources in hospitals, nursing homes, and active and healthy ageing settings and services.
MYS has two business areas: RTLS Hospital Process Manger System. It is an IoT process management platform, which is based on our RTLS (Real Time Location System), giving hospitals flexibility and speed, so they can analyze and react using real-time information, creating improved operational efficiency in their organization, increasing patient safety and professional engagement and saving hard money. More than 50 health care centres run MYSPHERA product in Spain, France, UK, Chile and Mexico.
The other business arena is our Senior Living system for supporting active ageing of senior people both at home and care institutions called LOCS. LOCS collects information through wireless non-invasive sensors through an IoT platform. A set of applications and services is connected to the IoT platform to provide relevant information to caregivers, relatives and service providers. Our background technologies are RTLS, IoT for AHA, Big Data and Analytics.
- Value-based healthcare
- Workflow and process mining
- Edge computing
- Artificial intelligence
- IoT platforms
- Innovative AHA services
Intrasoft International SA
INTRASOFT International (Luxembourg) is a subsidiary of the ASE-listed INTRACOM Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups in SE Europe, with more than 35 years of experience and possesses a successful track record of delivering very large and complex IT systems, especially for the public sector. Through its continuous investment over the years it has earned a place among the primary IT services suppliers for EU institutions and bodies (Commission, EU Parliament, European Investment Bank etc.), but also among the public sectors of its global markets. Other markets sectors of INTRASOFT International (Luxembourg) include the banking sector, transportation, telecommunications, and the healthcare sectors. The company employs more than 2,000 highly-skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRASOFT International operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 13 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Jordan, Kenya, Luxembourg, Romania, RSA, UAE and USA. More than 500 organizations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company’s services and solutions to fulfil their business needs.
The Research and Innovation Development (RID) Department at INTRASOFT International (Luxembourg) works in close collaboration with other INTRASOFT teams, to bring technological and business innovation within the Group. The company continuously monitors new technological trends where RID is dealing with the development and assessment of innovative pre-industrial products and services. Starting in 2015, INTRASOFT International has taken a step further by investing even more in innovation and R&D both internally, but also through participation in venture capital funds and start-ups.
- Conceptual system architecture specifications
- System design
- Advanced application development and integration services
- Information portal management
- Commercialization of research activities and communication services.
Dell Technologies enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.
The Dell Technologies Israel R&D site creates innovation in the worlds of advanced storage technologies, high availability, data protection, security, cyber data science, Cloud and IT Transformation.
The Dell Technologies Israel R&D site was established in 2006, and employs a team of over 1200 talented people in 4 dynamic, challenging and forward-thinking environments across Israel, in Herzliya, Glil Yam, Haifa and Beer Sheva. Beginning its steps as EMC Israel, it joined the Dell Technologies family after the Dell-EMC merger in 2016. We serve hundreds of customers locally and abroad.
- Advanced storage technologies
- High availability
- Cyber security
- Big data
- Cloud computing
- Data science
The diversity of expertise within LifeChamps is essential for achieving the technological challenges of the project. The proposed group of experts ensures a full set of complementary skills and experiences for designing, developing and testing of a suitable LifeChamps solution. In addition, the composition of the consortium is well balanced in relation to the specific objectives of the project including highly-skilled partners with a proven track record in both technical studies and developments.
The LifeChamps consortium comprises of eight (8) highly-skilled partners with a proven track record both in medical studies and developments as well as in personalized healthcare services. Their complementarity adequately covers all roles required to undertake the LifeChamps’s health‐related quality of life (HRQOL) care support activities and fulfil the project objectives.
To achieve the technological challenges of the project, the LifeChamps consortium brings together technical experts from eight (8) different organisation ensuring a diverse set of skills and experiences for designing, developing and testing the LifeChamps solution. Their complementarity extends over many diverse technological fields (including Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, edge analytics, secure warehouse management, wearable sensing, health recommender systems and more) bringing together the necessary expertise and know-how to achieve the project goals.