Recap - Innovative solutions for chronic diseases


Recap - Innovative solutions for chronic diseases


Recap - Innovative solutions for chronic diseases

Partners of Recap

Brainport Development N.V. (lead partner)

Brainport Development N.V. (BD)
Emmasingel 11
5611 LZ Eindhoven
the Netherlands
contact person:  Mr Anne Landstra
telephone:   +31 40 7512424
e-mail:   a.landstra[@]

Brainport Development N.V. is the regional development agency for the Eindhoven region know as  the hot spot within the South East Netherlands Top Technology region. It promotes the creation of supportive structures in the domains of labour market, technology, business development and innovation. BD has a vast experience in developing market driven platforms and structures that help knowledge and research institutes and companies gain innovative edge and competitive strengths. BD will bring into the project  its experiences gained in business development, matching supply and demand and establishing and strengthening networks and growth clusters. BD established the Brainport Health Innovation Program, a very relevant platform where national and international parties (health care, government, knowledge, research institutions and industry) share knowledge and cluster initiatives in the field of healthcare and technology.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU Eindhoven)
Den Dolech 2
NL 5612 AZ Eindhoven
The Netherlands
contact person:  Jan Misker
telephone:   +31 40 247 3272
e-mail:   j.s.misker[@]

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is an internationally leading university that specializes in engineering science & technology, whose top quality education and research contributes to the progress of the engineering sciences, the developm. of technological innovations and, therefore, to the economic growth. As such it is the engine of the regional knowledge economy. Health is one of the top three research priorities of TU/e. TU/e will bring into RECAP its experience in ICT systems and tools, monitoring, insight in care & cure processes. It will also share its expertise of its special education program: Qualified Medical Informatics (QMI).

Catharina Hospital

Michelangelo-laan 2
NL 5623EJ Eindhoven
the Netherlands
contact person:  Prof Dr HHM Korsten
telephone:   +31 40-239 9111
e-mail:   erik.korsten[@]

Catharina Hospital is a large regional educational hospital, playing an active role in innovation and improvement of the care cycle in the North-Brabant region. It is also the largest cardio-vascular treatment centre of the Benelux. It is a hospital which wants to be seen as “patient centered”, and it works to make the hospital-stay for patients as short as possible, helping the transition to and recovery at home in a professional and responsible way.
As a main actor of the care cycle, Catharina has intensive and day-to-day relationship with the stakeholders involved in the process: medical professionals, doctors, nurses, general practitioners, home care institutes, patients & patients’ environment. It has also close links with research institutes and businesses which provide up-to-date solutions for hospital- and remote patient care.

Thomas More Kempen

Thomas More Kempen (previously K.H. Kempen)
Kleinhoefstraat 4
B-2440 Geel
contact person:  Mr Louis Peeraer
telephone:   + 3214562310
e-mail:   Louis.peeraer[@]

Thomas More Kempen (TMK) is a University Coll. with 11 departments and more than 6,400 students. TMK has always been a facilitator for regional development in  Kempen, a dynamic region in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. TMK participates in ERASMUS, Leonardo and Tempus projects involving both student and teacher mobility,pilot projects and curriculum development.There is also an active participation in development projects (via the KU Leuven association)and in ERASMUS BELGICA, the exchange program for the different language communities in Belgium. TMK maintains excellent connections with business & industry of the Kempen region and beyond, especially small and medium-sized enterprises. TMK operates MOBILAB, a multidisciplinary research lab for biomedical & rehabilitation technology. It assists the clinical partners with new technologies by setting up prototype systems & carrying out validation studies.This technology is the link between the developers of new hardware & signal/image processing algorithms&the clinical partners. Research interests are real-time biomedical signal and image processing.

City of Turnhout

Stad Turnhout
Campus Blairon 200
2300 Turnhout
contact person:  Kelly Verheyen
telephone:   + 32 14 44 33 60
e-mail:   Kelly.verheyen[@]

Turnhout (population: 40,000) lies in the north east of Antwerp province. Turnhout is the legal and admisitrative capital of the Kempen area and of the local district.
The city administration extensively promotes urban development (including the health sector), and employs several experts who work in this field. The City of Turnhout participated in several Interreg IIIA and IVA projects, and is a partner in “Pure Hubs” Interreg IVB NWE project, which will be launched in 2011, and will focus on the promotion of rural enterpreneurship.

I connection to the RECAP themes, the city has a large local network of caregivers, patient organisations, and two hospitals. The city is currently working to establish a field lab at the city centre, in a cooperation with Kempen University College. This “Living Lab” is about experimentation and co-creation with real users in real life environments, where users together with researchers, firms and public institutions look together for new solutions, new products, new services or new business models in an open innovation process. This is how Living Labs aim to contribute to a new Innovation System where users and citizens

University Hospital of Maastricht

Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht
P. Debeyelaan 25
NL 6229 HX Maastricht
the Netherlands
contact person:  Prof.dr Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca
telephone:   +31 43 387 7097
e-mail:   hp.brunnerlarocca[@]

The University Hospital of Maastricht (azM) has three main tasks:patient care, education/training and research. The azM has 715 beds and more than 4700 staff. Top clinical and top referral care play important roles alongside standard patient care and are carefully synchronised with the fundamental research of Maastricht University's Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, as well as with experimental and other clinical research. The azM's four key research areas are cardiovascular diseases(CVD),oncology, chronic illness, and mental health and neuroscience.
Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+, a managerial collaboration between azM and Maastricht University) aims to become a world class centre of excellence in the research area of CVD. Within this framework a cardiovascular campus has been established for business development.
The campus policy and activities strengthen the innovation potential by linking research, care and entrepreneurship.This enables an innovation cycle within the cardiovascular care chain.
azM has joined RECAP in order to closer coop. with other hospitals of NWE on the project themes, and to facilitate projects for  research spin-off companies and regional, national and European companies seeking public-private partnerships.


Stichting IMEC Nederland
High Tech Campus 48
NL 5656 AE Eindhoven
the Netherlands
contact person:  Bert Gyselinckx
telephone:   +31404020456
e-mail:   bert.gyselinckx[@]

IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, US, China and Japan. Its staff of more than 1,750 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers. In 2009, IMEC's revenue (P&L) was 275 million euro.
IMEC performs world-leading research in nanoelectronics. IMEC leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. IMEC delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society.
IMEC has currently around 100 European projects running and 30 projects in negotiation.

Health Enterprise East Ltd.

Health Enterprise East Ltd.
CTBI Building, Papworth Hospital
CB23 3RE Papworth Everard
United Kingdom
contact person:  Stuart Thompson
telephone:   +44 (0)1480 364925
e-mail:   stuart.thomson[@]

Health Enterprise East is the NHS’ innovations hub for the East of England. The organization has been set up to provide intellectual property management services to the 40 acute, primary care, mental health and other trusts in the region. HEE assists staff in these trusts to protect, develop and commercialise their innovations. The commercialization route is via licensing or company formation with venture/angel funding. HEE also assists companies from across the world to understand the NHS market and access the expertise of staff in its region.
HEE has a number of projects in various stages of development and evaluation in the field of eHealth. Through its work in licensing and services to companies HEE also understands the difficulties companies face in bringing their innovations to clinical practice and work towards resolving these.

K.U.Leuven Research & Development

K.U. Leuven Research & Development
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
contact person:  Siegfried Jaecques
telephone:   +32-16-327096
e-mail:   Siegfried.Jaecques[@]

K.U.Leuven is one of the largest universities in Belgium, employing more than 9500 staff and with a research budget of 330 million euro (2008 figures). Additionally, the university hospitals have a staff of 8500.
K.U.Leuven Research & Development (LRD) is the knowledge and technology transfer office of K.U.Leuven. K.U.Leuven LRD has experience with interregional collaboration through FP7 and Interreg projects and the ELAt (Eindhoven-Leuven-Aachen triangle) initiative.

General Hospital Turnhout

General Hospital Turnhout
Steenweg op Merksplas 44-B
2300 Turnhout
contact person:  Dr. Jo Leysen
telephone:   +32 14 44 4666
e-mail:   jo.leysen[@]

The mission of the A.Z.Turnhout is to provide specialized health care to the population of Kempen region. It has 665 beds, 157 doctors and 1820 employees. The hospital aims to provide integrated care, ensure continuity (after hospital follow-up) and quality (using up-to-date, efficient and safe technologies and procedures).The hospital works with multidisciplinary teams,which builds on the team-members’ diversified expertise, approaching patient care as a coherent experience.

A.Z.Turnhout (together with K.U. Leuven) participates in the European Quality Care Pathway project which aims to study the effect of the implementation of care pathways and to investigate why and under what circumstances pathways work. A.Z.Turnhout is a member of the Flemish Hospital Network Leuven in which it works on different projects within domains like nursing, care & cure and financial issues.

A.Z.Turnhout will bring into RECAP the expertise of its cardiology department and the CCU unit,as well as its exp. in staff training.RECAP partners can also capitalize on A.Z. Turnhout’s extensive cooperation with General Practitioners’ Association.

Maastricht University

Universiteit Maastricht
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6211 LK Maastricht
the Netherlands
contact person:  Henk Hoogervorst
telephone:   +31 43 387 7097
e-mail:   h.hoogervorst[@]

Maastricht University's(MU)research portfolio focuses on a  limited number of research themes,all undertaken by multidisciplinary teams.The Faculty of Health,Medicine and Life Sciences covers six domains,amongst other CVD.
Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+, a managerial collaboration between Univ.Hosp.Maastricht-azM and MU)aims to become a world class centre of excellence in the research area of CVD. Within this framework a cardiovascular campus has been established for business development.
The campus policy and activities strengthen the innovation potential by linking research, care and entrepreneurship. This enables an innovation cycle within the cardiovascular care chain. 
Many spin-off companies, also in the field of health and medicine, originate from MU and are located and operating at the campus.

North East London Foundation Trust

North East London Foundation Trust
Goodmayes hospital, Barley Lane
IG3 8XJ Ilford
United Kingdom
contact person:  Mary Currie
telephone:   0044 844 600 1200
e-mail:   mary.currie[@]

North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) is a National Health Service (NHS) provider of community and mental health services for outer north east London and south west Essex regions of the UK. The Trust provides healthcare services to the 1.5 million people in the region, with an annual spend of approx. £300 million.

NELFT has adult specialist services teams to provide specialist nursing health care to people in the community with diagnosed long term conditions. In the past, NELFT has piloted the use of telehealth equipment with patients with a view to reducing patient anxiety, keeping the patient in their own home and, potentially, reducing the number of home visits needed by the nursing staff as they can monitor clinical conditions remotely. NELFT is also currently implementing a mobile working strategy to enable clinicians to have improved accessibility to clinical care records whilst ‘on the move’. NELFT are keen to explore the impact of implementing telehealth on a wider scale with patients diagnosed with long term conditions.