During this period, the regions participating in the study have organised knowledge exchange activities.
The main purpose of TITTAN is to exchange good practices among the seven regions taking part in the project. To achieve this aim, a total number of four on-site visits were arranged in January and February 2017. These visits are envisaged under the umbrella of the first theme area “Innovation from outside the health system heading inside”. Among these visits, one of the highlights was the visit organised by BIOEF where knowledge related to the INNOSASUN programme was shared.
The last six months have been used not only to gain deeper knowledge in this theme area, but also to start working on the next theme area, focused on promoting innovation from inside the health system towards the outside.
Likewise, at the beginning of March, Milan hosted the second inter-regional workshop defined within the second theme area. Experts from seven participating regions took part in this workshop under the leadership of Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica. Thus, insights and experiences regarding health policies aimed to establish innovation ecosystems in the health sector were also shared. During the workshop, 12 good practices based on Open Innovation, Collaborating Platforms and Telemonitoring were presented. Furthermore, the workshop participants had an opportunity to visit the Fondazione Don Gnocchi. This organisation employing over 5,500 people operates under the accredited of the Italian National Health Service in 29 centres. The activities organised by this body span from the fields of rehabilitation, social welfare and therapeutic services, to scientific research and education at different levels.
To complete the tasks defined for the second theme area, in May, the city of Almere, (Netherlands), will host the third inter-regional workshop where new good practices defined in the field of innovation from the regions participating in the study will be shared.
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The TITTAN project has been co-funded (85%) by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg Europe Programme.