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AiNed starts chain project at the end of 2023

Date of news: 30 April 2023


As part of the Nationaal Groeifonds program AiNed, one chain project will start at the end of 2023. During the pre-selection, the board of the AiNed Foundation has chosen three promising project proposals for the development of a proof of concept of an AI application. Health AI is one of three selected proposals.

An AiNed chain project aims to enable AI innovations throughout the value chain by bringing together parties in a sector to achieve a breakthrough. The breakthrough includes the application of AI throughout the entire chain and leads to an innovation in the market that benefits all involved parties.

In the Health AI project proposal, a new AI prototype (TRL6) is being developed. AI can make healthcare better and keep it affordable. Algorithms have the potential to find patterns in data that are not visible even to very experienced doctors. But to develop appropriate AI for healthcare, there needs to be a lot of relevant and good data available. As a concrete result, this Proof of Concept (PoC) will develop a new AI prototype, using a large amount of medical images spread across five Dutch hospitals (Maastricht UMC+, Radboudumc Nijmegen, NKI Amsterdam, Isala Zwolle, UMC Groningen). This is done in a pioneering way, where the data does not leave the hospital and thus patient privacy is optimally protected. Philips, Medical Data Works and TNO are providing the technology for this.

In addition to this concrete result, the chain project together with stakeholders throughout the Netherlands will deliver the Health AI platform, which will launch the first market model for health data. In it, citizens, patients, governments, companies and knowledge institutions can use this data in a scalable, responsible and sustainable way, taking into account European values.