The ITECH Project successfully came to its end on February 2016.
The ITECH Consortium is pleased to present the findings and the results from the project.
The ITECH Project is focused on Research and Innovation in Health Technologies (Medical Devices and eHealth applications) and set out to identify gaps and barriers currently existing in all phases of the Idea-to-Market” process to propose recommendations to overcome the identified gaps.
The Project lasted 30 months (from September 2013 to February 2016) and has successfully:
1) built and validated the ITECH model describing the phases of maturation of innovation from research to commercialization;
2) mapped existing national instruments supporting research & innovation and the Idea-to-Market strategy and to identify the similarities and dissimilarities between countries. See results.
3) identified gaps and barriers currently existing at all stages of the Idea-to-Market process;
4) proposed recommendations to overcome the identified gaps and barriers;
5) road-mapped the areas where European research and industry (including SMEs) can take a 2020 worldwide leadership role;
6) proposed a Strategic Plan to the European Commission;
6) disseminated the outcomes of the Project to all stakeholders.