​The crossovers of Top Sector LSH

The changing society and growing demands from the industry await innovative solutions. Top Sectors may, in part, be able to provide and stimulate these solutions. However, there is a growing awareness that solutions for today’s challenges come from new combinations of expertise. Consequently the Top Sector LSH again focussed on cross-sectoral collaborations in 2015. 

  • Top Sectors Agri & Food and LSH joined forces in the EU Joint Initiative Programme ‘Healthy Life, Healthy Diet’. Several proposals were submitted.

  • In 2015 the Top Sectors Creative Industry and LSH launched a bottom-up call for innovative eHealth solutions for people with dementia, the Create Health call. Two proposals were awarded a total of 1.5 million euros. These two public-private partnerships will deliver their innovations in 2018 the latest. Read more about these two public-private partnerships in the side article on this page. 

  • New ways of dealing with eHealth were explored with ICT. Two projects were started, in line with policies of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The presentation of the Personal Health Train demonstrates the potential for the near future. 
  • Top Sectors LSH, HTSM, Agri & Food, and Chemistry joined forces to launch a basis science call titled ‘Building Blocks of Life’. This call will be published in 2016.

​​Besides these initiatives, LSH is exploring a collaboration with the Top Sectors Energy and Logistics. In 2016 these explorations will result in concrete actions and programming. 

Prof. dr. Huibert Pols (rector magnificus Erasmus University), member of the Top Team:​ “Cross-overs between different Top Sectors belong to the cost effective investments.”