NGIoT Thematic Workshop: Health and Care

May 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Europe/Zurich Timezone


NGIoT Thematic workshop series on IoT and Edge Computing

This workshop on Health and Care is part of a thematic workshop series on IoT and Edge computing, organised by NGIoT, the EU IoT roadmap Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action in collaboration with the European Commission, DG Connect and relevant associations, networks, and projects.

In spring 2021, NGIoT workshops are dedicated to IoT and Edge computing in 6 key application domains: Smart Cities & Communities and Smart Homes; Agrifood and rural communities (30 March); manufacturing ( 27 April); energy and health (18 May) and automotive industry and mobility (15 June)

IoT and Edge computing: Health & Care

Advances in IoT and edge computing have led to new opportunities and challenges in delivering health and care services to citizens in Europe. There is an increased effort to leverage edge devices and data analytics to transform reactive care to proactive and preventive care, clinic-centric practice to patient- and living-centered practice, centralised training paradigms to embedded interventions along the computing continuum, and episodic response to continuous well-being monitoring and maintenance.

The smart healthcare market size was valued at US$ 143.5 billion in 2019 and expected to reach around US$ 528 billion by 2027 with a CAGR of 16.4% from 2020 to 2027. At the EU level, smart health solutions are considered to have a tremendous market potential, especially given the fact that EU-wide expenditure on medical care and cure is estimated to amount to approximately 10% of gross domestic product. The drivers that spur Smart Health innovation include continuous developments in ICT, e-location technology, and broadband data connectivity.

In line with the recent developments on smart health, the workshop will address this topic in the light of IoT and Edge Computing. The first part of the workshop ‘Strategic Agendas and Positions’ will address new concepts in smart health and care, in the context of the increasing importance of the convergence between IoT and Edge computing, followed by presentations of concrete use cases. The second part of the workshop “Visions and statements” will consist of a series of pitches from the audience, and invites to open discussions. Finally, the workshop will close with a reflection on the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe programmes.



Hosted by NGIoT with ARTEMIS-IA, AIoTI, EU-IoT, OpenDEI, European Connected Health Alliance, SITRA and the European Commission

Moderator: Sebastien Ziegler, Mandat International, NGIoT partner

Discussant: John Soldatos, INTRASOFT, EU-IoT 

13:30 –14:00  Welcome

  • Martin Brynskov
    NGIoT coordinator, Prof. Aarhus University, DITCOM
  • Rolf Riemenschneider
    Head of Sector, IoT, European Commission
  • Karolina Mackiewicz, European Connected Health Alliance
    Director of international projects team

14:00 – 15:30 Part I: Strategic Agendas and Positions

New concepts in Smart Health & Care

15:30 – 16:00 Part II Visions and Statements

  • Short (2-minute) pitches from the audience (submit your own and see other statements here).
  • Open discussion

16:00 – 16:30 Next steps and closing remarks

  • Martin Brynskov, NGIoT coordinator, Prof. Aarhus University, DITCOM
  • Rolf Riemenschneider, Head of Sector, IoT, European Commission


NGIoT invites European industry and the public sector to reflect on the results from the NGIoT workshops and convey their position or provide spontaneous feedback on the role of IoT in health & care with a focus on the convergence of technologies, as between IoT and Edge computing.  We collect vision statements through our website:

Feedback could be provided orally or through quote and/or expression of interest in supporting the future strategic discussion on Edge Computing at the European level.