Memorandum of Understanding on Smart Health in Amsterdam
The MoU is to strengthen cooperation within the Life Sciences & Health sector in the Amsterdam region and to develop an excellent starting position in the field of Artificial Intelligence & data.
On the 25th September 2019, Mayor Halsema signed the MoU on behalf of the City of Amsterdam so that the parties involved can start to collaborate on expanding their knowledge and expertise in this field.
In the Amsterdam region, 300 companies are already active within the Life Sciences & Health sector and this number continues to grow. Particular growth can be attributed to the arrival of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Data and Artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly important within the Life Sciences & Health sector. The number of innovative companies that process large amounts of data and thereby improve healthcare is growing. Not only by working on new medicines, but also, for example, by focusing on lifestyle and prevention or making decision-making models.
The MoU participants agree to work together on:
- A clear and unambiguous proposition
- Strengthen the joint acquisition
- Strengthen exchange between municipality, knowledge institutions and companies
- Stimulate talent programs related to Life Sciences & Health and Artificial Intelligence
- Develop and help facilitate new initiatives (for example, enough laboratory space with supporting office facilities)
- Bringing more funding opportunities
- Strengthen the ecosystem
For more information please click here (article in Dutch).
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