Optimising Value Chains for Health and Innovation

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Our areas of Expertise

Patient-oriented health care

A multidisciplinary approach to treatment and survivorship care is needed in which personalised care based on the needs of the patient is the starting point.

Innovating for Health

Innovating for health is a cross-cutting driver for HCN with relevance across all our areas of expertise.

Clinic-industry cooperation

We work with regional innovation clusters, SMEs and public authorities and services on practical projects that show how clinic-industry collaboration can be improved.

ESIF and health care investment

European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) used in the health sector mostly financed direct health investments.

Reducing health inequalities

Reducing health disparities is important, and the upward trends for such differences call for further innovative, collaborative actions at all levels.

Stimulating local health economies

Sharing of information, experience and ideas between regions.

Capital investment

Capital investment in refurbishing or building new health care infrastructure and IT are one way of achieving these contributions so long as it is affordable and appropriate.

Health innovations

How health sector investment, policy and practice in R&D can be aligned with regional policies on technology development/application and entrepreneurship.

Inclusive employment

How the health sector can connect with hard to reach groups in order to provide sustainable job opportunities.

Local procurement

How procurement by health sector organisations can be used to support the development of local small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) within each partner region.

About HCN

Joanna Lane PhD.

HCN Managing Director

Founder and Managing Director of the Dutch-registered Stichting HCN (2019+). Founder and Sole Director of UK registered HCN (2008-2019).

Professor at Centre for Health and Technology, Universitetet I Sørøst-Norge
EU Advisor at Norway Health Tech
REGIO-CEI-AMI Senior Expert

Previously: Special Professor of Health & Public Policy, University of Nottingham; Lay Court member, Edinburgh Napier University; MD of CCL Associates; Director of Research & Evaluation, Health Education Board for Scotland; Visiting Professor, University of York


Edit Sebestyen M.Phil

HCN Coordinator

HCN coordinator
Sociologist, health promotion specialist, qualified fully nurse

Project Manager for BENCH-CAN and previously for EUREGIO III projects, research associate for Innolabs, Cross4Health and a4i projects, communication officer for SMILE project

PhD Candidate for Active and Healthy Ageing, Eötvös Loránd University of Science, Budapest


Pascal Kahlem

Pascal Kahlem, PhD.

EU Program Adviser

Owner Scientific Network Management SL (Spain registered)
Life Science Research and Innovation Funding - Operations Management - Business Development
Expert in Grant Writing - Assessment - Training - Project Management


Stephen Wright, B.Sc (Econ.)

Research Associate

After posts in management consultancy and industry, Mr Stephen Wright joined the European Investment Bank to work on various economic areas – energy, industry, transport, waste management, economic development – before establishing and running the Bank’s policy and project appraisal in the health and education sector. He ended his career in the Bank as a Director. Now he is a freelance consultant in health policies, macroeconomics, social investment, and health finance and investment, for EU Member States, European Commission, EIB, World Bank and WHO. Mr Wright has co-edited a number of books. He publishes and presents frequently on these topics.


Inaki portrait about HCN

Iñaki Gutiérrez Ibarluzea PhD.

Visiting Director

Visiting Director of HTA and Market Access
Director of Organisational Innovation & Management, BIOEF
President of HTAi
Vice Chair of Euroscan
Associate Professor at the School of Nursing of Osakidetza Basque Health Service


Csilla Kaposvari DLSHTM, MA.

Research Associate

PhD student for integrated urban development for CHO, University of Science of Pécs, Hungary
External evaluation of projects under EU Health Programme, evaluation of national policies in nutrition, investment in health promotion
Organizational development


Tatiana Isabela Dölling, M.Eng./MA.

Visiting Director for Latin America Collaboration

Founder and Manager of „funding4health“ Germany: Health technology, innovation management, internationalisation, transnational cluster and ecosystems collaboration
Director of Innovation and Technology of „SIVSA MeQ“ Spain: International Turn Key Solutions in Healthcare
External expert of EU Health Innovation Programmes
In house consulting of different cluster organisations and ecosystems in Latin America & The Caribbean

Previously: Global Marketing, Sales and Financing Manager in the medical technology industry (Europe, Middle East Africa, Americas).


Fabiola Minda

Media Associate

Founder of FMco and FM Photography (both registered in Amsterdam). Media support for SHCN on EU-funded health innovation projects - specifically documentary storyteller and photographer. Fabiola also scouts collaboration opportunities in Latin America for SHCN as part of its LAC Team.

Jenny Camaradou


Areas of expertise: EU Innovation Actions, European Innovation Council, Patient Engagement and Public involvement

Jenny holds an undergraduate degree in Law LLB Hons from the University of Exeter, UK and a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Plymouth, she has 15 years of commercial experience across public and private sectors in multiple countries. A dual UK/EU national Jenny is a freelance grants writer and R&D consultant, a peer reviewer for several research councils and an Independent Expert for the European Commission.
A member of the International Scientific Board of the UK Medical Research Council Advanced Pain Discovery Platform, a lay on NICE Covid, NIHR AI Award and Oxford's QResearch Scientific Committees and a EUPATI (European Patient's Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) Fellow

Twitter: @JennyCamaradou Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jennycamaradou


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