At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2010
  • Initiating Organization: European Comission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe


Health-TIES aims to accelerate the healthcare technology innovation cycle. The clusters in the partner regions combine clinical science with engineering and computer science, businesses and industries, regional authorities, and well-established bioscience parks. To map what is needed to accelerate the transfer of idea to product — or science to market — the partners will analyze regional research and development (R&D) needs, capacities, and policies of the participating clusters. The results of these analyses will be implemented in the practices of the participating clusters.


Common goals: The impact of innovation and research and technological development (RTD) will be maximized for the benefit of healthcare. The common goals of the Health-TIES regions are as follows:

Consortium History

Oct. 1, 2010: Consortium started
Sept. 9, 2013: Consortium ended


Total Cost: 241,348,492 EUR
The European Union (EU) contribution, via the Seventh Framework Program (FP7), is €2 million.


The virtual reference region (VRR) is a tool developed by Health-TIES as part of its EU FP7 Regions of Knowledge project. To this purpose a new model was developed that would provide a benchmark of and insights into its innovative innovation systems. 


Points of Contact

Zuid-Hollandplein 1
Den Haag, Netherlands
Administrative contact: Jean-Christophe Spapens
phone: +31704418267
fax: +31704417801

Sponsors & Partners

Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden - Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum

Debreceni Egyetem

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Erasmus Universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam

Fundacio Privada Bioregio De Catalunya

Innova Eszak – Alfoeld Regionalis Fejlesztesi Es Innovacios Uegynoekseg Non Profit Korlatolt Feleloessegue Tarsasag Kft

Medis Medical Imaging Systems Bv

Oxford Gene Technology (Operations) Ltd.

Oxfordshire Bioscience Network Ltd.

Oxfordshire Economic Partnership Ltd. 

Stichting Leiden Bio Science Park Foundation

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University Of Oxford

Last Updated: 04/15/2016

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