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The Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted experts to discuss innovation support in home care in the framework of the project HoCare

08. 12. 2017

How to encourage the emergence of new innovations in home care? Experts from the Czech Republic were answering this question at the HoCare project meeting. 


The event took place on 4 December 2017 at the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The creator of the idea and concept of the project, DEX Innovation Center was the initiator of the meeting.  In the discussion participated representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, ČVTU, the Czech National eHealth Forum, the National Center for Social Innovation, the High Tech Park, the National Telemedicine Center, the International Telemedicine Center and last the project partner in the Czech Republic, DEX Innovation Center.

The DEX Innovation Centre introduced the results of the International Thematic Studies published under the HoCare project. The Ministry of Industry and Trade presented the changes in Operational Program Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness that were defined in the framowork of the HoCare project:

  • adjustments of binaries in programs : Innovation, Potential, Collaboration, Proof of Concept, and Applications for projects that have a demonstrably positive or neutral impact on human health, support a healthy life cycle or quality of life or contribute to reducing healthcare costs.
  • adjustments to the evaluation criteria for all programs (each specific) based on the assessment of the impact on human health.

Following discussion showed limits and possibilities in home care and led to the suggestions for improvement that could be realized in the framework of European Structural Funds.  

3 International Studies, 8 Regional Analyzes and Presentations from the meeting itself are available below:


Project co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).

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