European HealthTech Innovation Center - EHTIC

About EHTIC

The European HealthTech Innovation Center (EHTIC) is a university-wide organizational unit of the Silesian University of Technology that conducts interdisciplinary research, service, information, training, and promotion in the field of health technologies.

The main goal of EHTIC is to organize the cooperation of entities operating in the field of health technologies, creating, developing, and implementing innovative medical technologies to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases.

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Tasks of the EHTIC

promotion of the research offer of the Silesian University of Technology in the area of health technologies

development and implementation of modern technologies and medical products

organization of training and courses

organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, and thematic meetings

acquiring funds from domestic and foreign sources for research and training activities

establishing cooperation with other scientific units and enterprises to implement collective research projects

Establishment of the Center

EHTIC European HealthTech Innovation Center is the result of the Assist Med Sport Silesia – Silesian Center for Engineering Support for Medicine and Sport project co-financed by the European Union under the Regional Operational Programme 2014 – 2020. The entire project budget, land, construction, and equipment of modern laboratories are over 110 million PLN. As part of the project, a laboratory building was built for 44 million PLN, equipped with the most modern scientific and research equipment worth 66 million PLN.

laboratory building

PLN 44 million

equipment

PLN 66 million

The project is implemented mutually with the world leader in medical technologies – Philips, whose financial contribution amounts to nearly 18 million PLN. The aim of the project was to create a unique team of highly specialized research and technology laboratories dedicated to supporting companies operating in the field of implementation of medical products and technologies. The main goal of the project is to develop the newest technologies and medical devices that respond to the challenges of modern medicine in the area of ​​an aging society and the application of personalized medicine solutions. The implementation of the project will also increase the competitiveness of companies from the biomedical engineering industry and allow their participation in European and global technology fields, creating chances for the effective use of opportunities offered by international cooperation.

PLN 18 million

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PLN 72 million

Laboratories

As part of the project, research and technology laboratories were established to supplement the existing laboratory base of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering:

EHTIC building

The construction of a new laboratory building has been designed and executed along with a comprehensive arrangement of the land within the investment. Fragments of the existing access roads were reconstructed and the existing car park was removed. Around the designed building, a new system of pavements and parking spaces, as well as widening of the internal road section, were carried out. In place of the existing asphalt-covered car park, an entrance square was designed, being an extension of the representative interior space of the ground floor of the building. There will be parking places, high greenery, and new traffic system.