The innovative concept of RICHARD stands in the integration of the technology through a step-by step approach in territorial based sustainable clinical models. The involved regions will contribute with their leading experience in terms of technologies, research results and organizational models related to the chosen clinical application. They will benefit from the complementarities and will analyze their potentialities in the addressed field.

The main project objective is therefore to identify, enhance and even design new paradigms ICT based of delivery of care for the management of chronic diseases. Innovation paths will be designed considering the potential and the needs of the territory.

The specific objectives of RICHARD can be summarized as follow:

  • Create a cooperation framework involving the different elements of the triple helix across the different regions;
  • Design and implement a Joint Action Plan among the four regions, aimed at facilitating the integration of ICT technologies for the deployment of efficacious, effective and sustainable chronic care models;
  • Boost the economy of the sector and increasing, at the same time, the birth of new actors of the value chain for the provision and maintenance of the services to be delivered.
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Project Data

  • Project Name:
    Regional ICT based Clusters for Healthcare Applications and R&D Integration
  • Start/End Date:
    Sep. 2010 - Aug. 2013
  • Project Coordinator:
    Regione Toscana (Italy)
  • Scientific Coordinator:
    Signo Motus s.r.l. (Italy)
  • Consortium:
    15 partners
    (IT, SE, UK, PL)
  • Call:
    FP7 Capacities –
    Region of Knowledge –
  • Project costs:
    € 3.381.262

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