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Medtech4 Europe - Optimizing the impact of public policies in favour of research and innovation facilities in the field of medical technologies

Project ID
Project title

Optimizing the impact of public policies in favour of research and innovation facilities in the field of medical technologies

Project manager, contact details
Dóra Göndöcsné Agócs;
Academic supervisor, contact details
András Lukács, Dr.;
Total project budget
1.716.495 EUR
Total budget of UP
29.920 EUR
Project start date
Project end date
Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Region (FR)

Partner Organisations
Province of Limburg (NL); South Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd (HU); The Capital Region of Denmark (DK); Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship ans development Ltd. (PL); Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (FI); Cluster Technologies for Living Environment -techforlife (IT); Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH (DE); Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (FR); University of Pécs (HU)
General description

Project summary

Medical technologies are a key sector for the future in Europe by bringing solutions to reduce healthcare costs in a context of ageing population. With the emergence of new and cross-sectoral technologies, it is one of the most innovative high-tech sectors which faces a strong world competition requiring each time more innovation. 

In this context, public authorities at regional level need to contribute to strengthen the Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) ecosystem in favour of innovative medical technology industry in generating economic growth, creating jobs and providing solutions for patients and healthcare systems in the regions.


Our objective is to improve public policies in favour of RDI facilities to be more adapted to the specificities of the medtech sector.

Main activities and outputs

  • State of play of the medtech sector in each partner’s region;
  • Joint cross analysis;
  • Self assessment of regional policies, benchmarking of regional innovation ecosystems, mapping of excellence domains;
  • Study visits and workshops;
  • Local Action Plans.

Expected results

Thanks to the exchange of experience between regions and identification of best practices, the partners will be able to implement new solutions to improve their regional policies, in particular:

  • Strengthen the innovation ecosystem for the medtech sector;
  • Develop business models of RDI infrastructures giving better access to SME’s;
  • Implement new RDI interregional projects with the identification of complementary excellence domains between regions.

Pilot Action

Pilot actions are implementation-related activities dedicated to testing a new approach. This usually refers to the transfer of existing practices between partner regions. But it can also relate to a new initiative jointly designed by the partner regions during phase 1 and jointly implemented in phase 2. As reflected in the present form, pilot actions are possible under Interreg Europe under strict conditions only, and the description provided in the form should be as detailed and as clear as possible.
Title of pilot action is „Effective promotion and marketing for the better utilisation of medical technology research and development infrastructures”

Project budget in EUR: 1,716,495.00 €
ERDF funding in EUR: 1,441,222.55 €

Application monitoring
News reference

The Regional Biophysics Congress 2022 was organised at the end of August 2022.

The final conference of the Medtech4 Europe Interreg Europe project will take place on 14-15 June 2022. The event will be hosted by the Technologies for a Living Environment Cluster in Italy.

The Closing Demonstration Hybrid Conference of the PGI04950 Medtech4 Europe Pilot Action project will take place at the University of Pécs Medical School on 9 June 2022 from 9:00 until 12:45

Fél napos szimpóziumra kerül sor június 28-án hétfőn a MedTech4 Europe Interreg pályázat keretében.