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PERMIDES project sounds a wake up call to challenges in precision medicine

Precision medicine is accelerating with the convergence of digital health technologies. What seemed to be a fading trend is steadily gaining in intensity, becoming a key driver for advancing the future of healthcare.

Within PERMIDES Project (Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme), biotech and ICT clusters joined together to address specific challenges for SMEs to go digital with a precision medicine product or service in the biopharma space. PERMIDES comes in here to help them better understand which partners and competences are out there, and to express their needs clearly, despite lacking IT expertise.  Biopharma SMEs can formulate their needs, can run a systematic search find potential IT partners, and get funding for developing  solutions.

In the first half of a two-year project, what has been achieved jointly is tremendous: PERMIDES supports with (up to €60k) Innovation Vouchers, 88 SMEs of the biopharmaceutical sector from 17 European countries. Germany ranks first (24 SMEs), followed by Norway (13) and Austria (12).

The project results will be summarised in the final conference, held in Utrecht on June 12-13th 2018 within the frame of the 1st Annual Benelux Precision Medicine Forum.

CyberForum e.V. is coordinator of the PERMIDES project, that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and Innovation programme.