On June 30, DATAlife held a webinar with the aim of presenting the definition of its vision for digital transformation. Specifically, DATAlife is the Digital Innovation Hub of the primary, biotechnological and health sectors.
As part of the webinar there were Carme Pampín, President of Bioga, Luisa Boquete, Director of the Programs area of the Axencia Galega de Innovación, who spoke briefly about the positioning of DATAlife in the innovative ecosystem of Galicia; afterwards, Lucía Castro, Manager of Datalife, intervened and made a brief presentation of the Hub and the services it offers. She was followed by Luis Pérez Freire, Executive Director of Gradiant, who spoke of the context of opportunities that exist for Digital Innovation Hubs and specifically for DATAlife.
Subsequently, Rocío Mosquera, President of the Galician Health Cluster and Roberto Carlos Alonso, Deputy Secretary General of ANFACO-CECOPESCA, spoke about the opportunities for digitization through DIH, each from the perspective of their area and value chain , both in the health and food sectors. Finally, Pedro Álvarez, new president of DATAlife and Deputy to the General Management of the Zendal Group, intervened.
Datalife is presented as a comprehensive and tailor-made solution for each of the companies that require it. Thus, the SME will obtain a technologically suitable solution that will solve this innovative challenge that it initially posed, accompanied by a comprehensive expert and who will guide its solution efficiently and towards the market. DATAlife’s success lies precisely in supporting these companies and reaching the market with them.
In the European context, a series of guidelines and strategic lines on innovation have been established for the period 2021-2027. The priorities of the European program are closely aligned with the objectives of sustainable development, having established as basic guidelines the green deal, digitization with a Europe adapted to the digital age, and making all this positively revert to the economy and the European society. The motto would be: A green, digital and resilient Europe.
Thus, the aim is for the green economy and digitization to be the engine of job creation and growth in Europe. The Green Deal influences many areas and various value chains such as the agri-food, forestry and health sectors, where it seeks to create value and well-being for European society.
Regarding the opportunities of digitization, Rocío Mosquera, President of the Saúde Cluster of Galicia, emphasized the importance of being part of the Digital Innovation Hub since it is a very important engine of regional development, especially in a region like Galicia. This is so because Galicia is the oldest European region along with Asturias, which in turn is a challenge and an opportunity.
Likewise, Mosquera gave some information about Galicia. Specifically, she stated that with a population of 2.700.000 inhabitants, Galicia has 500.000 with more than 65 years and 110.000 households with a single person. There are many fields and aspects that have to be modified to respond to this demographic reality by promoting a new health and socio-health system and for this digitization is essential.
Among the priority areas in which the CSG President insisted on focusing within DATAlife, she mentioned the following:
• Attention and care centered on the citizen patient.
• Human, safe, sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly hospitals
• Empowerment of the patient. Adherence to treatments
• Incorporation of Life History, EHR, Healthy Aging, Patient Engagement, Prevention, Technological Development, Big Data.
Finally, it is important to point out some numbers to emphasize the importance of the work that remains to be done as well as the opportunities that this entails at the European level. The areas of Health, Climate, Agri-food and Economy make up 60% of the budget for Pillar II of Horizon Europe in relation to global challenges and industrial competitiveness, which represents € 3 billion. Regarding the green pact and the fight against climate change, the objective, still pending approval, is for this item to represent 35% of the total European budget. All this shows that the guidelines of the European Union are focused on achieving a greener and increasingly digital and technological Europe.