For InnovationQuarter, this trade mission builds on the warm relationship with CITRIS that was concluded by the MoU in 2016. CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, and the Banatao Institute leverage the research strengths of University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz, and operate within the greater ecosystem of the University and the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley.
Digital Health Mission
The mission was kicked-off by Matthew Holt, well-known of the Health 2.0 conferences, who explained the group the healthcare system in the US and the implications for digital health companies. Several hospital visits ensured the delegation could talk directly to their end-customers and key decisionmakers. The group visited amongst others the San Mateo Medical Center, El Camino Hospital, Stanford and UCSF. Other visits included Kaiser Permanente, Launchpad Digital Health and companies active in the Netherlands such as Medisense.
The mission was closed with the Dutch Digital Health night at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco where the companies pitched their product for a crowd of 100 internationals in the digital health sector.
Amongst the participants were the West Holland based New Compliance, Bayards, Topic Healthcare Solutions, Hippus/Handshoemouse and the Rathenau Institute.