IZO: Labour Market & Innovation Platform for Life Sciences and Health
The current healthcare system is rapidly changing due to demographic, policy and technological developments. Future healthcare will be aimed at repairing or maintaining the patients potential to function and participate socially and economically. Not the illness or condition, but the operational freedom and control of private citizens will play a central role in future treatments.
Therefore Fontys Hogeschool based in the Netherlands, is setting up a new platform, containing regional companies, employers in healthcare and research institutes, to increase the quality of education at all levels. This is done to match future demand. The project aims to strengthen the innovation potential within the Dutch cluster for Life Sciences & Health, by educating healthcare professionals for the future and to increase the adaptive capacity of end users to quickly deploy new solutions and innovations.
The Funding Company was involved in the formation of the partnership, and thereafter in the request for funding. The outcome was 1,1 milion funding (750k European Regional Development Fund and 350k Co-financing from the local province)