This project has received funding from the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 611709
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The GET Global service has been designed to support mature SMEs.
What do we mean by “mature SMEs”?
A mature SME is one which has already had some success in their initial markets, has a proven business model, a solution ready to be exported, and the necessary resources (human and financial) to access international markets.
Over 2014 and 2015 the GET project consortium has been working with SMEs to benefit from this service by providing matchmaking and speaker opportunities with potential international clients, information relating to key opportunities and market knowledge. From our work we have developed a body of resources which sits in the repository which you can access to support your eHealth business.
In the repository you will find useful links and tools, top tips and market knowledge. This information has been updated regularly.
INTERNATIONAL eHealth BUISNESS GROWTH
We want to support you and your business to achieve real success internationally.
We have over the past decade developed strong networks to help you access various markets including those across Europe, in China and across the USA.
One of the ways we can enable you to gain international agreements is to help you understand more about the different markets and systems across Europe in China and the USA
Along with understanding the markets and systems internationally we want to present SMES with a clear understanding of what the Commercial opportunities are. The following two documents present these for you:
From work carried out over the past two years we have developed some invaluable lessons which could support you to achieve faster success!
To see and read about some examples where Innovation Platforms are being used please follow the link below:
What we do
The GET Global service will put SMEs in contact with foreign commercialisation partners, potential customers and stakeholders by providing opportunities for matchmaking, networking and showcasing at events.
The service will also provide support to SMEs to facilitate their development and growth through, for example, knowledge transfer on international markets (challenges, opportunities), clearer insights into what purchasers are looking for (specific market needs), and feedback on their plans for internationalisation from an expert panel of investors, industry leaders and purchasers.
News and Events
During 2 years 400+ eHealth SMEs have received support on private funding, internationalization, business modelling and identification of new opportunities
The European GET project, funded by the European Commission has supported over 400 SMEs and startups by delivering four high value services. Throughout the 24 months the project has trained,
guided and coached Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop a successful business model, access private funding and/or set up an international business. Also, in cooperation with end-users
and health providers, the project has supported the identification of unmet needs that can become business opportunities.
“eHealth SMEs need ongoing and in-depth support to succeed”
According to project leader Jorge Gonzalez, “eHealth is a relatively young field with numerous business challenges for entrepreneurs and start-ups, including business modelling, internationalization and access to private funding. The GET project has delivered coaching, resources and other types of support to help eHealth SMEs succeed in the European markets and abroad."
Sarah Lopez, founder of the C2C Oncology project and one of the start-up participants declared “Without the support of the GET project I will have never believed in my idea or found the strength to present it at a contest being alone. The advice I was given was very helpful.”
The CEO of OvulaRing/VivensoMedical, another start-up participant, added: “The pitch rehearsal from Get Funded was quite impressive and useful straight to the point. The critical reflections and the recommendations given by Pascal Lardier improved the presentation quite well and gave us the possibility to focus the content for the presentation in adoption towards the audience.”
Valuable guides and reports for digital health startups
Over the last 24 months, the project has generated a rich repository of online resources including many useful guides, interviews and reports. Among the most interesting results are the list of 250+ global digital health investors, guides to successful business modelling and the many ‘’lessons learnt” for SMEs looking for funding or to access new international markets. The repository is free to access and can be found on the GET project website. It will remain available even after the project at www.get-ehealth.eu.
The GET project is pleased to announce that we have secured Dave Whitlinger, Executive Director New York eHealth Collaborative to be the guest speaker on an international Webinar to look at:
‘eHealth business opportunities and things to consider when entering the USA market’
Dave’s current position has overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization promoting health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State.
This webinar is targeted to ambitious eHealth entrepreneurs who are interested in moving into the USA market and was held on July 7, at 2 PM CET.
Please find the recording of the webinar here: webinar (apologies for the bad recordings)
See the slides Dave used here: slidedeck
Dave Whitlinger, Execute Director, New York eHealth Collaborative
As Executive Director, Dave has overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization promoting health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave served as the Director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group, responsible for healthcare device interoperability strategies and standards development. He led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. He also served on the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors for several years. Dave is the author of five research journal articles, four of which focused on breast cancer DNA analysis.
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Find out more about the latest calls and programs to boost your (international) eHealth business. A listing of open calls and applications. Act now as some of them are closing soon!
Stop & Go
Stop & Go: 'Sustainable Technologies for Older People - Get Organised' is an EU funded Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions Pilot project.
Partners are delighted to invite you to participate in an Open Market consultation on Stop & Go's European Specification Template, to be used in procuring services work over €17 million and benefiting over 5000 people
Applications now open for New York Digital Accelerator
The program will support up to 10 early and growth-stage companies developing cutting-edge technology in care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow management for healthcare providers.
Selected companies will receive up to $100,000 investment plus
access to mentors from senior-level executives.
Application deadline: 18th May
Join the ECHAlliance Health Mission to China, registration is now open.
The Health Mission includes attendance at the Digital Health Summit 2015 @ Mobile World
Congress Shanghai (an invitation only event).
The agenda so far....
Learn more about the cost and what is included in the Health Mission here.
Download the ECHAlliance Health Mission to China brochure here.
More information about the DHS2015 here.
The European Connected Health Alliance, in partnership with the China Connected Health Alliance, will be leading a Health Mission to Shanghai, China in July 2015.
The ECHAlliance Health Mission will take place alongside the Mobile World Congress Shanghai which runs from 15-17 July 2015 and at which CCHAlliance is the exclusive Digital Health Partner.
The ECHAlliance Mission will build on the 2014 agreement between the ECHAlliance and CCHAlliance designed to provide opportunities to enter the China market.
With the CCHAlliance team 'on the ground' in China having identified specific projects and opportunities, the mission will enable delegates to save time and money by having CCHAlliance guide and assist them in entering this massive market.
A special ECHAlliance/CCHAlliance event will be held on 14 July 2015 in Shanghai to focus on the Health Mission.
The Health Mission is open to all. We hope that you will consider joining us and register your interest.
More details will be available in the near future.