The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) can safely be called a pioneer in the field of eHealth. Numerous study trips to the Scandinavian countries as well as to Estonia are proof for the importance of the region in the field.
At Flensburg University of Applied Sciences (FUAS) we have seen our role as that of an “eHealth bridge” in the BSR in the past and continue to do so. We were the first in Germany to offer a master’s degree programme “eHealth” back in 2007 and we are home to the Management Secretariat of eHealth for Regions, the leading network on the topic. FUAS was the lead partner and thus mainly in charge for several projects within the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR). November 2013 saw both the foundation of the Institute for eHealth and Management in Healthcare and its re-location to new facilities FUAS has further increased its efforts and involvement in the BSR ever since.
Until 2018, the “Baltic Sea Campus on eHealth” will be set up at the Institute for eHealth and Management in Healthcare. By establishing this new brand we aim to focus on the Baltic Sea Region both research and teaching. The first endeavour of this new brand will be the “eHealth Innovation Market” taking place in FUAS’s Audimax lecture theatre complex on September 10-11, 2015.The target group aimed at with this event are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from the Baltic Sea Region active in the field of eHealth. In the past, SMEs were often the ones to produce innovative ideas but they often lack partners to further develop or market these ideas or they do not have enough knowledge on the general conditions concerning the market entry in other countries. A lot of these companies name Germany as a market they would like to target. The “eHealth Innovation Market” will offer individual consultation sessions on the German market to account for this fact.
The “eHealth Innovation Market” will offer a platform for networking, for creating new partnerships and exchanging knowledge and experience. While the first day of the event will be open to SMEs only, the second day will also give non-SME visitors the chance to learn more about innovative products and services. This will create the opportunity to see what we can expect of the eHealth market in the years to come and explore the limits of what is possible. For further details, please visit www.campus-on-ehealth.net.
We plan to hold this event annually in the future.
Prof. Dr. Roland Trill
Fachhochschule Flensburg – Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Institute for eHealth and Management in Healthcare
Phone: +49 (0)461 48161 209
Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is a NDI Network member.