Universitatea Babes Bolyai
Universitatea Babes Bolyai, Romania

This project focuses on the national priority of “Tackling skills gaps and mismatches” through delivering an education program, which engages students from across European countries to enable continuous innovation and entrepreneurship in the European eHealth sector.

The main focus of the CONNECT project is on issues of eHealth innovation, state-of-the-art training and education of students necessary on the health market, in the form of a highly-and-systematically organized formal and non-formal educational program to improve knowledge, develop cross-sectoral skills and competencies, entrepreneurship, and support students’ critical thinking required to improve health care.

Project partners

  • Universitatea Babes Bolyai (RO), Coordinator
  • Asociatia Init (RO)
  • Universidade do Porto (PT)
  • Europäische Bildungsinitiative

Expected outcomes and long-term benefits

The sustainability of the project will be ensured firstly by integrating the open-source Curriculum that will be developed by the partners into the course of eHealth at the Department of Public Health, from BBU, as part of their educational program at the Bachelor and Masters level. Therefore, one of the intellectual outputs of the project will be transferred to them and other interested higher education institutions in order to create a long-term use for our product.
The ISP (Intensive Study Programme), with the use of new pedagogies, formal and non-formal methods, and challenged-based teaching and training offered by our partners, will create the perfect enhancement for the students to be creative, innovative, and collaborative and develop digital healthcare prototypes that are feasible to be implemented in the real-life environment in eHealth.
The “eHealth Community of Practice” online platform will be available for at least three years after the project completion period constituting a transnational network of members from academia, industry, and healthcare and as a mentorship platform for future health innovators.
Another activity that will ensure the continuity of the project will be the “Connect the eHealth Innovation Ecosystems” Conference, which will be organized every two years to increase further and sustain our eHealth network.