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DIH-HERO - Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics

The Politecnico di Milano is now a hub in the European DIH-HERO project - Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics. The project, aims to accelerate innovation and the implementation of robotics for healthcare. Each of the partners coordinates relations within a network of satellite organizations in healthcare robotics. The consortium’s aim is to build an independent platform to connect companies, hospitals, academic institutions, investors and other stakeholders, helping them to collaborate and co-operate in making their robotics products and services available to medical and healthcare professionals. The European Commission wants to accelerate this “innovation cycle” along the full value chain, ensuring products and services are developed efficiently. By combining efforts, it plans to consolidate and make self-sustained the DIH-HERO platform over the next four years. The platform will bring significant added value to the health ecosystem by sharing knowledge, connecting the right stakeholders and stimulating tailored investment. DIH-HERO will be able to truly make a difference in the field of innovation in the healthcare sector, accelerating the process of robotics innovation, which will bring significant benefits to the quality of services offered and to the relationship between healthcare providers, professional users and patients.

DIH-HERO has received €16m financing from the European Commission as a part of the Horizon 2020 programme (grant agreement n. 825003). The project partner are Politecnico di Milano, in cooperation with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Università Sant’Anna di Pisa, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Universiteit Twente (lead partner), RWTH University Hospital Aachen, Fraunhofer IPA, CEA, Scuola Sant'Anna, Politecnico di Milano, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation, DLR, Imperial College London, DTI, Interuniversitair Micro-electronica Centrum, ETF, ETH Zurich, Fundacja Rozwoju Kardiochirurgii im prof Zbigniewa Religi, EURECAT and iTechnic. The project started in January 2019 and will end in December 2022.

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DIH-HERO is a project funded by Horizon 2020,
the European Union Framework Programme
for Research and Innovation



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