Specialists from the Hospital Clínico San Carlos (HCSC, San Carlos Clinical Hospital) participates on June 9th, 2014 in several meetings held in this hospital as part of the AMI4Europe project which aims an advanced, multidisciplinary and integrated Medical Imaging for all Europeans through a network of regional clusters and development strategies. This project is funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development.
The scientific part of these meetings is led by Dr. Julio Mayol, director of the Unidad de Apoyo a la Innovación del HCSC (UAI-HCSC, Innovation Unit San Carlos Clinical Hospital) which aims to define what Advanced Medical Imaging is. For this, the working groups address issues such as “Multimodal Image Equipment for preclinical research” or “Sentry Centers”.
A project sponsored by Madrid Network
The AMI4Europe is a project promoted and coordinated by Madrid Network, which obtained the best score between the proposals submitted to the selection for Regions of Knowledge within
the 7th Framework Program for Research and Development of the European Union. Madrid Biocluster and the Health & Welfare Cluster of the region participate in this project. Moreover, the Madrid Health Service and other three companies from Madrid associated to the Clusters contribute as partners.
In the framework of this project several workshops have been organized. They involve the more relevant actors of the medical image, some of them from the HCSC, in order to identify the barriers affecting the sector and contribute to the definition of a Joint Action Plan for the medical imaging field.
The project started on October 1st, 2010 for a period of three years is aimed primarily at boosting a new generation of medical imaging to foster the economic development in the regions involved by promoting the health-related economy.
It helps to examine the European programs and initiatives that support research and innovation in the medical image technologies field and in the health-related technologies area. It also helps to define a strategy to guide future research activities in the advanced medical imaging field.
Madrid Network has long worked to support business and technology stakeholders of the Research, Development and Innovation regional system in order to develop in the most successful way their research, innovation, and technological development projects and also to advise and provide them the most appropriate competences to increase their capacity to promote processes for generation and commercial application of knowledge in a systematic way, by including their projects in European competitions.