DIGIT-PRE is a unique support programme designed to offer services and access to demonstration living labs and test beds for innovative digital solutions for prevention, prediction and remote care.

The originality of the project lies in the structuring and the launching a sustainable EU network that generates value through linked activities in supporting companies to be competitive internationally and sustainable.

To achieve it, partners involved in DIGIT-PRE will implement:

  • Open Innovation Spaces to identify and prioritise challenges for a coming Open call;
  • Launch an Open Call to select the best innovation projects in prevention – prediction – remote care;
  • Arrange matchmaking between SMEs and experts, technological or commercial partners;
  • Organise promotion events and investor’s days;
  • Ensure the follow-up of the acceleration programme.

Being specifically focused on PREVENTION, PREDICTION and REMOTE CARE, DIGIT-PRE value chain covers:

  • Active mobility;
  • Active living and sport;
  • Active ageing;
  • Nutrition;
  • Preventive medicine;
  • Digital health development.

Project objectives

DIGIT-PRE has 5 main objectives:

  1. Build portfolio of demand-led solutions for digitalising prevention, prediction and remote care in health and care ecosystems;
  2. Build capacity in less developed regions to take part in the DIGIT-PRE Value Network;
  3. Build capacity in less developed regions to take part in the DIGIT-PRE Value Network;
  4. Accelerate innovations by providing access to demonstration living labs and test-beds for validation and scale-up;
  5. Support the internationalisation of SMEs to boost access to global supply and value chains.

In the context of the digital transformation of health and care, DIGIT-PRE aims to launch a sustainable EU value network that generates value through linked activities in supporting companies to be competitive and sustainable. A specific focus is made on consumer-facing mhealth apps and devices for prevention, prediction and remote care in a post-COVID world. This meets emerging consumer and patient demand, but also SMEs and early stage growth companies that prefer to achieve commercial traction in consumer markets first to gain better investment options in later stages including at institutional level.

Giving more attention upstream to prevention, prediction and downstream to tertiary prevention/remote care and – with particular emphasis on consumer and patient preferences (including the growing silver economy) – will help reduce the burden on health systems and their workforce in this new (post) COVID-19 world. It will also bring corresponding economic benefits and improvements in citizens’ health.

DIGIT-PRE combines 10 regional ecosystems with diverse economic profiles. With these regions providing:

  • 5 complementary innovation clusters; competitive value chains for digital health solutions;
  • 1 regional public living lab specialised in active and healthy ageing,
  • 1 regional authority,
  • 1 EIT RIS Hub/EIT Jumpstarter plus 2 specialist intermediaries.

Project partners

The project consortium gathers core competencies to accelerate market uptake and scale-up innovation solutions among 10 partners representing as many ecosystems across 7 European countries:

Project Budget

Project budget: 6,7 mln EUR funded by the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument of the European Commision.

Project start & end date

Start date of the project: 1.10.2022;

End date of the project: 30.09.2025.


Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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