The 3fivetwo Group join Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster in launch of Connected Health Research ce

3rd, September 2013

Representatives from The 3fivetwo Group in Northern Ireland joined Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster the launch of the multimillion pound Connected Health Research centre that was officially launched today at the University of Ulster's Jordanstown campus.

Representatives from The 3fivetwo Group in Northern Ireland joined Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster at the launch of the multimillion pound Connected Health Research centre that was officially launched today at the University of Ulster's Jordanstown campus.

 

The Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC) - the only one of its kind in Northern Ireland - is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from Invest Northern Ireland with an additional £1.8 million investment by a consortium of leading technology companies.

 

The 3fivetwo Group, in addition to 17 other companies including multinationals are excited to announce their role as official members of the newly launched CHIC.

 

Connected health is an emerging model for healthcare delivery that uses technology to provide healthcare remotely. It has the potential to improve patient care, accelerate diagnosis, and allow patients with long term or chronic health conditions to be remotely monitored and advised by medical staff without having to visit a surgery or hospital.

 

Launching the centre, Arlene Foster said: “The Connected Health Innovation Centre will bring together leading academic and industry researchers to carry out strategic research focused on connected health solutions. This collaboration will see businesses, universities and health providers innovating together to create new products and services that will improve healthcare provision and deliver real benefits for Northern Ireland companies.



“Northern Ireland is leading the way in the field of Connected Health and this new centre further consolidates that position, and provides an excellent forum within which to develop innovative approaches to the provision of health and social services.”



Speaking at the launch, Professor James McLaughlin OBE of the University of Ulster said: “This new centre is the next step in building a Northern Ireland connected health eco-system. By developing stronger links between academic researchers and customer focused companies, the centre can de-risk innovation for the companies and reduce the time to market for new innovative products and services. This will create opportunities for companies to compete globally and reach new markets as well as giving local health providers access to leading edge solutions and skills.”

 

Related Links:

 

NI Connected Health Innovation Centre - Homepage 

University of Ulster - Foster Launches Ulster's Connected Health Innovation Centre

Invest Northern Ireland - Foster launches Northern Ireland Connected Health Innovation Centre

 

Click to view photos of the CHIC launch

 

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