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Klaster Innowacyjna Medycyna/ Innovative medicine Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Thursday, 11 April, 2013
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Dolnośląskie
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
no
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Bartosz
Hajncz
Cluster Manager
+48604346367
b.hajncz@innowacyjnamedycyna.eu
Male
Ilona
Trześniewska
Project Manager
+48603428895
biuro@innowacyjnamedycyna.eu
Female
Piotr
Polański
Other
+48603948690
biuro@innowacyjnamedycyna.eu
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
Polish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Education and Knowledge Creation
Technology fields: 
Creative services
Education and Training
S3 EU priority areas: 
e-Health (e.g. healthy ageing)
Human health activities (medical services)
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Medical Devices
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Telemedicine and Asisstive technology
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
49
Number of SME members: 
43
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
2
Number of larger company members: 
1
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
SALUS CENTRUM MEDYCZNE
SME
CENTRUM MEDYCZNE PRACTIMED
SME
SANATORIA DOLNOŚLĄSKIE
Larger Company
SIDLY
SME
NZOZ PROMED
SME
ZAKMED
Technology Center
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY WE WROCŁAWIU WYDZIAŁ ZDROWIA PUBLICZNEGO
University
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Mision:

Our mission is to facilitate cooperation and integration in the medical, pharmaceutical and other healthcare-related industries that are already active on the market or are expressing the will for cooperation in introducing innovative healthcare solutions.

We wish to create and strengthen value chains within the Cluster for the purpose of developing small and medium size companies, based on innovative medical, pharmaceutical, IT and other healthcare-related  technologies. We want to expand the scope of medical services through implementation of new technologies, materials, tools and pharmacological drugs.

By joining the potentials of the healthcare industry companies and scientific research units, we create an innovative environment for business development.

We support and initiate cooperation for innovation in the healthcare and medical sector.

Cluster’s aims

  • Strengthening competitiveness and entrepreneurship within the medical industry
  • Creating favourable conditions for new investments in the healthcare sector
  • Initiating activities that support e-health development
  • Facilitating and supporting cooperation between the scientific community and the healthcare industry companies
  • Establishing collective projects aimed at developing practice of medicine, implementing innovative therapy methods and assisting in the introduction of new technologies
  • Comprehensive health promotion through shaping and popularisation of pro-health attitudes, especially within the elderly community
  • Creating a positive Cluster image.
Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
None
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 
  • Study visits in Norway, Germany, Netherlands and Italy.
  • Participation as stakeholder in transnational partnership - Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing (Tittan Project).
  • Projecect leader in Norway Grants - Alma House in Poland. 
  • Visitting medical technology fair - Medica - Dusseldorf Germany 2016, 2018,
  • Matchmaking participation:
  • 2014 – II BSR Stars Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking - Berlin,
  • 2015 - European Cluster Days - Strassbourg,
  • 2016 – IV BSR Stars Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking – Warszawa,
  • 2017 - V BSR Stars Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking – Stuttgart,

 

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Oslo Medtech
Lombardy Foundation Cluster Technologies for Living Environments
Smart Cluster Norway
Pikmed
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG
Other

Tittan - Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Aging - we are stakeholder for project partner  - Lower Silesian Marschal Office

  • Network for Technology, Innovation and Translation in Ageing - Tittan Project - Lowers Silesian Marschal Office stakeholder.
  • Alma House in Poland - project leader - norway grants - partnership with city of Oslo and OsloMedtech Cluster,
  • Ultrasonography in Family Medicine - project leader, regional program
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 
  • In 2014, we went to the Second BSR Stars Cluster-to-Cluster Conference and Matchmaking to Berlin. This was our first experience related to the internationalization. We have met there Oslo Medtech and started first contacts. Next year, they helped us organize a study visit to Oslo. Being struggling with the same problems related to an aging society, we wanted to become familiar with the Norwegian system of care for the elderly. One of the elements of the study visit was visiting the Oslo geriatric center with Living Lab - Alma House. They disseminate knowledge about modern technologies supporting seniors so that they can live in their own homes for as long as possible. They also test solutions in cooperation with universities as well as educate medical staff. After returning to Poland, we decided that we would like to implement this innovation into our city and create our own Living Lab in cooperation with Norway. In 2016, we became the leader in the Alma House project in Poland, in which the city of Oslo and OsloMedtech became the partner. We have sent over a dozen people to Oslo, including representatives of the world of science and local administration. Thanks to this, we have implementation documentation and a place to implement the idea. We are looking for project financing. We are open to any cooperation in this area. The adventure that began with the departure of Berlin in 2014 continues.

  • Cluster members are doctors, nurses and managers who for years have run clinics and work with patients on a daily basis. They often own the practices in which they work. Therefore, they perfectly understand the economic side of Polish healthcare system, its benefits and disabilities. Money is not always a key problem. Sometimes it's procedures. We are struggling with the problem of an increasingly higher age of the family dotors and an insufficient number of doctors and nurses. Accompanying work, bureaucracy often causes burnout. One of our colleagues, a family doctor with thirty years of experience, proposed to create an original method of teaching the use of ultrasound scanners in their surgeries by family doctors on a daily basis. This is a unique method on a European scale. We have managed to establish cooperation with medical ​​scientific societies. We have also acquired a strategic technology partner - GE Healthcare. For four years now, we have been successfully training doctors in all commercial and publicly funded courses. Income from the courses is an important source of income for us because we do not have permanent institutional financing. We are ready to share our idea and practical experience with other organizations with a similar profile of activity. If you are interested, please contact us.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Based on our own resources, we try to create product or process innovations. We are also interested in the implementation of good practices related to health care, especially for the elderly and disabled, as well as testing medical devices and IT and telemedicine solutions. The effects of the work translate into the functioning of medical practices that are our members. In addition, indirect beneficiaries of our projects are patients under the care of doctors cooperating with the association. We have good cooperation with the local administration and medical school in Wroclaw. We are active in searching for transnational partnerships. We regularly participate in cooperation exchanges organized by the European institutions. We have a well-established six-year experience in obtaining funds, implementing and settling projects. Thanks to the initial institutional help of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship self-government, which we received in the initial period, we managed to develop mechanisms for stable operation and building an offer for our members. We have created a training product unique on the European scale aimed at family doctors. We teach them systemically to use ultrasonography in their daily work. It affects the acceleration of the diagnosis process and improves the patient's comfort. in 20016 we passed the ESCA bronz label certification. We want to take a step further and participate in European partnerships for innovation in medicine.