• At the 11th October 2018, the Life Science Open Space conference opened its doors in Krakow, Poland. As part of the event, the Transnational Forum of the BFCC project was held. Kazimierz Murzyn from the conference organiser Klaster LifeScience Kraków and Peter Frank from ScanBalt introduced the “innovative hospital”.

  • At the 6th and 7th September 2018, the BFCC project partners held a joint project meeting in Tartu, Estonia. During these two days, several progresses could be reported: The pilot studies proceed successfully as well as the innovation dialogue events.

  • The BFCC organises various workshops for relevant groups within the healthcare and the industrial sector. Three workshops were held in March 2018 in Kaunas, Lithuania; Gothenburg, Sweden, and Seinäjoki, Finland.

  • ‘Motivating large numbers of clinicians embarking on an ambitious project as BFCC sometimes raises suspicions: “Is Big Brother watching us? Or are far-off academics just harvesting our data for their own obscure purposes?”’ says Dr Colin Currie from the University of Edinburgh.

  • On January, 10-11 the partners of the BFCC project will come together for a project meeting in Hamburg, Germany to catch up on the latest activities within the different work packages and to discuss their further proceeding. For the first time also the members of the Project Advisory Board (PAB) will join. The PAB consists of experts aiming to give impulses and advices to the project from a stakeholder’s point of view in order to contribute to the project’s strategic development. The conclusions and outcomes of the PAB meeting will be taken adequately into consideration in the decision making process during the BFCC project to maximise the impact of the project results.