Enabling European AI startups and innovators to TEST their product, LEARN new skills, NETWORK with the ecosystem and FUND their ideas. All in the same place.


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We are a European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) focused on AI applications in smart healthcare.

We operate as a not-for-profit public-private consortium of experts in the field of AI, healthcare and startups, driven by a desire to facilitate the advancement of healthcare in Croatia and the broader EU. We see Artificial Intelligence as a catalyst for taking Europe into a healthy future. To do this we need a strong ecosystem of startups and tech innovators to fuel the digital transformation of healthcare systems and medicine of tomorrow.

Driven by healthcare users. Powered by innovation.
Join us and become part of the movement for change in healthcare!

Our Mission

We want to enable European AI startups and innovators to TEST their products, LEARN new  skills, NETWORK with the ecosystem and FUND their ideas. All seamlessly and in the same place, at the same time raising the digital maturity of Croatian healthcare system.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a European Union that, in 20 years time, will look back and be proud of the decision it made to develop and apply AI solutions to transform how healthcare works – for patients, for doctors and for innovators.

European healthcare at a crossroads

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European health systems are increasingly burdened with a shortage in medical professional staff, long waiting times and a rising demand for services driven by an ageing population. This leads to substantial financial constraints. 

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Digital healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries in the global healthcare market, with AI as a key tool in the development of smart health. AI can be deployed in just about any facet or activity of the health industry, from clinical decision-making and public health, to biomedical research and drug development, to health system administration and service redesign.

The integration of AI technologies is recognized within the EU as crucial in controlling and reducing the costs of health services and the long-term sustainability of health systems.

* Reference: The socio-economic impact of AI in healthcare, October 2020, Deloitte

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Opportunity for AI innovators to test their technology in a clinical setting during the incubation phase of product research and development


Access to workshops and know-how for innovators, scientists and healthcare workers


Connecting the European AI & Digital Health ecosystems - from innovator to startup to the EDIH network


Connecting startups and innovators with incubators, venture capital funds and EU funding experts

Ongoing projects and case studies

Wearable ECG devices and AI solution for improved diagnosis and therapy of atrial fibrillation

Combined innovative solutions are tested by Bayer, RBI, Magdalena Clinic, Savvy, Cardiomatics

Digital health assistant communication and continuous monitoring of chronic patients for improved diagnostic and therapy of hypertension.

Technology has been developed and tested over the period of 12 months – Mindsmiths, Magdalena Clinic

A case study of efficient electronic health record creation from dictated speech by clinician.

A speech-to-text solution has been developed specifically for Croatian language and trained on medical records – Newton technologies Adria


Anja Barešić

Coordinator for partners
Ruđer Bošković Institute

Tomislav Lipić

Coordinator for science and technology
Ruđer Bošković Institute

Nina Šesto

Coordinator for healthcare
Magdalena Clinic

Milly Doolan

Coordinator for dissemination and networking

Zrinka Glavaš Sigur

Project manager 
Mreža znanja 


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Our ecosystem has gathered a wide network of industrial, academic and public sector partners with interest in AI solutions and the health care sector. We are a national ecosystem spanning across the country (Split, Rijeka, Zagreb, Krapinske Toplice).  Ruđer Bošković Institute is the leading coordinator of this consortium.

Technological companies

Health organisations

Academic community

Public sector

Development and funding


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