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Strategic Cluster Partnership for increased competitiveness of European Medical Diagnostics SMEs thanks to Artificial Intelligence
Start of Partnership: 
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Partnership's Origin
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Partnership Objectives: 

AI4diag has a triple ambition: fostering companies’ development, fostering Regions’ co-investments and laying the foundation of a long term collaboration strategy between clusters in order to boost industrial modernisation of diagnostics companies in order to reinforce their international leadership. As a joint Regional-Cluster-Industry Project, AI4Diag will involve all of the local diagnostic and AI actors. After gathering concrete feedback from SMEs on their specific barriers to innovation, skills, cooperation and investment, the consortium aims at structuring regional ecosystems and systematizing joint business cooperation projects and agreements between European Diagnostics and AI companies, including other stakeholders where necessary (hospital centres, manufacturers, venture capitalists, etc.). The global objectives are to : - open up new opportunities for SMEs (even in less developed regions) and help them develop new innovative prediction/detection services with AI - enable technological centres to initiate new collaborations in Europe - enable business organisations to increase skills in companies’ support on that topic - improve the cluster-specific framework conditions in the partners’ Regions - enable Regions to co-invest in the context of this S3.

S3 EU priority areas: 
Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
Sectoral Industries: 

Artificial Intelligence; Big Data; Diagnostics; Precision Medicine

Partnership planned events: 
Target Group: 
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Matchmaking Event
Estimated Date: 
March 2019
Results expected: 

In order to address these global objectives, AI4Diag has settle 2 specific objectives for the duration of the project still involving at each step all Regions-Cluster-Industry actors: - Building a joint Cluster Partnership Strategy with a common European vision in Artificial Intelligence for Diagnostics, identifying collaboration and investments opportunities and drafting a road map of such joint activities - Implementing joint acceleration activities such as workshops, conferences, training sessions, matchmaking events etc. with a view to foster interregional collaboration and investment, and to bring pilot projects to a more mature phase (demonstrator, prototype or even readyto- market product) AI4DIAG March 8th, 2018 Page 13 of 85 Starting with a bottom-up approach and structuring its actions and objectives on public-private collaboration, we have the ambition that this project serves as a structuring experience to strengthen the clusters and Regions’ partnership and to raise skill level of professional organisations and SMEs to successfully face new challenges in AI for diagnostics industry. The project thus targets smarter and more strategic investments for a more resilient industry and a renewed leadership across Europe and the rest of the world.

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 
Flanders Bio
Tuscany Life Science Cluster
Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
Tuscany Life Sciences Cluster Biopharmaceuticals, Business Services

Diagnostics, Diagnosis, Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSNanotechnology

Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Devices
Italy Toscana 190 173
Arahealth Biopharmaceuticals

In vitro Testing, Trials, Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Human health & social work activities:Human health activities (medical services)

Biopharmaceuticals, Digital Industries
Spain Aragón 37 21
EUROBIOMED Biopharmaceuticals

Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Products / Drugs

Digital Agendae-Health (e.g. healthy ageing), Human health & social work activities:Human health activities (medical services)

Biopharmaceuticals, Digital Industries
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 280 240