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The DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022 was a 4-day summit in presence and on-line (Pitch Ceremony)  dedicated to healthcare and the future of health that took place in Funchal, Madeira in Portugal, in the University of Madeira - Colégio dos Jesuítas and in the Museum of Electricity from December 14th at 3PM to December 17th, 2022.

The event had:

  • Talks: Several topics related to the present and future of health addressed by renowned speakers in each respective field. These topics were discussed both in individual presentations as well as in a group table format, to incite discussion, knowledge transfer and a deeper dive into the topics in question;

  • Networking: One of the main attractions of the DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022! A place for individuals, researchers, scholars, investors, startups and companies/organizations of all sizes to  create synergies with one another and leverage business opportunities;

  • Startups: The DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022 had a number of Startups presenting their ideas, products or services to investors and participants;

  • Stands: Companies/Organizations were able to have a stand to show and present their healthcare related solutions to interested participants that attended, including hospitals and other healthcare providers.

DIGITAL HEALTH SUMIMT 2022 featured multiple speakers renowned in different areas presenting solutions and ideas to help move health and healthcare forward. Here are some of the topics that were addressed:

  • Innovating Healthcare with H-INNOVA: HEALTH INNOVATION HUB 

  • Federated Learning – What Hospitals and other Healthcare Providers can learn with each other with Data Science projects

  • Privacy and Data Protection in Healthcare – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Challenges on Health Organizations

  • Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

  • Presentation by Universities/Research Centres of scientific papers of AI applications for Health

  • The role of Pharmaceutical Industry in innovation in Healthcare

  • The role of Innovation of Medical Devices in Healthcare

  • AI leading to new solutions on Health and Healthcare

  • Data: The future is now

  • Leadership in Health - How to create a strong and resilient team

  • Hospital of the Future

  • The Financing of Health Systems

  • The relevance of Health Tourism - Challenges and Opportunities;

  • Health in the Metaverse - Application of Immersive Technologies in the Health Sector

  • Oncology - Current and Future Developments – How data can help

In addition to the conference, there was a Fair event where Companies, Organizations, Universities and Startups presented their healthcare innovative related solutions, with focus on Technology, Digital Transformation, Data Science, Innovative Medical Devices, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Virtual and Augmented Reality and other topics.

H-INNOVA: Health Innovation HUB Call for Projects | Pitch Ceremony

The DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022 also featured the Pitch Ceremony for the 3rd edition of the H-INNOVA: Call for Projects where the finalist groups of each category (Students, Researchers and Startups) presented their projects to everyone attending in a elevator pitch format. The presentations were made both in-person and online.

After all the presentations the jury decided the top 3 winners of each category.

In the end, the winners for each category were:

Students Category

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The project is based on the development of a biomedical device with the
ability to optimize the
medical procedure of paracentesis, increasing safety and
decreasing the infection rate and cost of the procedure.


There were also multiple Networking Events including one taking place at the end of the DIGITAL HEALTH SUMMIT 2022, exclusively for partners or special invited guests. In this event, H-INNOVA partners and decision makers from Companies, Organizations and Startups around the world were all together to potentiate future partnerships and business development. The event took place during a boat ride, provided by Grupo 7M!

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