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FORTH is a partner on a Future Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship proposal focused on “Personalised Health Care”

Feb 13, 2018

FORTH is on the Steering Committee of a Future Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship proposal, the Personalised Health Care Initiative in Europe.

The Personalised Health Care Initiative is a large-scale scientific and technological proposal that will address the grand challenge of developing regenerative, precision and personalised medicine to improve the quality of life of billions of patients worldwide.

The proposal is coordinated by the University of Minho in Portugal, and is supported by a Steering Committee of 19 members, including FORTH, representing academia and industry leaders from across Europe. It is also supported by a large number of organisations, including over 140 academic and health institutes, 40 research institutes, 95 industries and associations and 25 regional and national authorities.

Through a multi-actor and multi-disciplinary approach, the initiative will focus on the development of targeted and specific therapies for diseases that have an impact on society and the patient, the development of new technologies, and preventive and predictive tools.

FET Flagships are one of the most prestigious, highly-funded, strongest and game-changing instruments of EU research. They will involve a total budget of about €1 billion including EU and public and private funding.

For more information and to show your support, please visit the Personalised Health Care Initiative website here.

See the flyer here.