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Inspiring digital health innovation


Development of digital tools in the field of health represents new opportunities for doctors and patients. In order to make it easier for students, doctoral students and employees of the Fahrenheit Universities to implement innovative solutions, we have prepared a course on how to design such a product or service and bring it to market.

Although the use of artificial intelligence algorithms has already significantly changed clinical practice, the potential of AI in routine patient care is still not fully utilised, despite the fact that digital solutions could, for example, improve the accessibility of healthcare systems. One reason may be that the implementation of new tools requires their creators to have knowledge going beyond their area of specialisation, i.e. knowledge of ethical, legal and financial-business issues.

That is why the Medical University of Gdańsk has prepared a course during which experts will share, in an accessible way, knowledge useful at various stages of designing and implementing innovative solutions in the area of digital health.

The course will consist of seven seminars that will cover the process of diagnosing needs, designing a service or product, as well as legal and financial aspects related to bringing solutions to market, such as intellectual property, business plan preparation, investor relations. During the course, the participants will have the option of discovering their competencies. We will raise awareness of self-evaluation and explain how to fulfill a societal moral obligation to transform their innovative ideas into addressing clinical needs.

The course begins on Friday, 25 November, at 5 PM at the Kieturakis Auditorium at the Invasive Medicine Centre (17 Smoluchowskiego Street). (ul. Smoluchowskiego 17, Gdańsk).

The first meeting entited Introduction to workshops on innovations in digital health will be led by Prof. Paul Grundeman and will introduce to the general principles of valorization of an invention. This workshop will also explain how these general principles of innovation applicable widely in FarU, are worked out by our higher education unit that is embedded in the structure of the Clinical University Centre located at the Medical University of Gdańsk. As discussed through examples in the medical environment, some doctors and scientists decide to start their private activity. This creates somehow a controversy, a dilemma between non-profit patient care and the option of having additional profit out of an invention. How to deal with that? Mandatory general knowledge of how to form a start-up will be explained and how generated profits may eventually benefit the FarU, and as a consequence, the patient.

Registration is required to participate in the training. Registration takes place via the form.

The course will be organised as part of the InnovAId project implemented by an international consortium, which, in addition to MUG, includes universities from the Netherlands (University Medical Center Utrecht), Belgium (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) and Portugal (Lisbon School of Nursing). Detailed information on the project can be found at