R&D is a core component of the Medical Innovation and related industries (pharmacology, drugs development, medical devices/technologies…).
The important players in this sector include university hospitals, (technical) universities, research institutes, major peripheral hospitals, healthcare insurance providers,
patient associations, large international biotech and medtech companies, as well as SMEs and developers of medication.
Development of new drugs
Biobanks & Data traffic between organisations (leading to “big data”)
Innovative technologies pertaining to care and cure
New technologies to monitor patients’ health
Safeguarding the costs of healthcare
Stem cell research (and associated technological developments)
e-Health / m-Health
Quality & efficiency of care
(Cost) effectiveness and cost containment
Health promotion; healthy lifestyle