EURECAT Technology Centre
Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. The range of services offered by the centre are primarily focused on: applied R&D, technological services, information technology consulting, highly specialized training, product and service development, and promotion and distribution of technological innovation.
Eurecat aims its services at all business sectors but especially at seven key strategic areas of RIS3Cat: Food, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems, Design-based Industries, Industries related to sustainable mobility, Health Industries and cultural, experience-based industries.
Eurecat is the result of the integration of the most important technology centres from the TECNIO network. Combines the experience of over 450 professionals, generating an annual income of €38M.
The new centre serves over a thousand businesses, participates in over 100 national and international R&D&i high level strategic projects, and has 36 international patents and 9 technology-based companies. It is made up of eight centres in Catalonia and one more in Latin America (Brazil) EURECAT’s main eHealth research lines are: Personalised Computational Medicine (PCM) and Integrated Continuous Care (ICC).
For more information, visit www.eurecat.org
Role in the project
As research and technology provider in eHealth solutions for integrated and continuous care, Eurecat is the project coordinator and leader of WP4 “Smart Self-Management and Monitoring”.
Starting from its strong expertise on telemonitoring and home support from previous European projects such as BackHOME (FP7) and SAAPHO (AAL), the eHealth R&D group of Eurecat is leading all the activities regarding patient monitoring. Moreover, thanks to the matured experience in collaborating with healthcare providers in Catalonia and, in particular, to the Barcelona Virtual Health Practice together with the Hospital Clínc, Eurecat is also leading all the integration and interoperability tasks regarding the Catalan pilot (WP5). Finally, Eurecat previous expertise on clinical decision support systems from the SYNERGY-COPD project (FP7) are used in participating in all the WP3 activities regarding the clinical decision support systems as well as in the WP4 activities on the recommender system.
The Eurecat team
Felip Miralles, director of eHealth R&D Unit at EURECAT, is a Computer Science Engineer by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems by the New Jersey Institute of Technology – NJIT (USA) and a PhD in Engineering and Advanced Technologies by University of Barcelona (Spain).
For more than 20 years, he has been leading many ICT projects both in the public sector and the private enterprise, having been entrepreneur and academic lecturer / researcher (UPV, NJIT, UOC, UB) as well. He has been in charge of conception, planning, coordination and research in many national and European R&D projects and was co-/author of several technical and scientific publications.
He currently coordinates the H2020 project CONNECARE. In the past, he coordinated the FP7 projects Backhome, Synergy-COPD, BrainAble and the AAL project SAAPHO, and his research interests span modelling and representation of healthcare knowledge, multimodal interfaces, ambient intelligence, telemonitoring, mobile health, clinical decision support systems and interoperability to progress beyond the State of Art in digital health domains such as integrated care, personalized medicine and biomechanics.
He is currently leading the eHealth Unit at Eurecat technology centre, specializing in service oriented architectures, mobility, internet of things, big data analytics, machine learning and assistive technologies to design, build and deploy innovative products and services for a personalized, preventive, predictive, and participative healthcare.
Eloisa Vargiu holds a Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering by the University of Cagliari (Italy). Currently, she is managing the Integrated Care research line at the eHealth R&D Unit, EURECAT. In April 2016, she started the technical coordination of the EU project CONNECARE (H2020). She is also technically coordinating from EURECAT two Spanish projects (myOSA and GERAR). From January 2012 to June 2015, she was the technical coordinator and main researcher of the EU project “BackHome” that was evaluated with “Excellent” by the EC.
During her Ph.D., she studied the pro-active and adaptive behavior of agents and she developed a hierarchical agent architecture. In the same period, she collaborated with the CRS4, an interdisciplinary research center located in Sardinia. During her 4-years post-doc activity, she worked on different projects on bioinformatics and information retrieval. In total, she collaborated more than 10 years with the Intelligent Agents and Soft-Computing (IASC) group at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DIEE), of Cagliari.
Her research interests are on “integrated care”, “telemonitoring and home support”, “intelligent systems”, and “applied artificial intelligence”.
From 2000 to 2003, she also worked as a tutor in several Italian university courses on fundamentals of computer science and programming languages. From 2003 to 2011, she was a lecturer in several Italian university courses on fundamentals of computer science for students on electronic engineering, computer science, mathematics, letter and philosophy, and cultural heritage.
She is co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conferences, as well as co-editor of 4 research books.
Juan Manuel Fernández is software architect and researcher of the Integrated Care line at Eurecat in the eHealth Unit. He holds a Computer Science Degree (2006) and a Master Degree on Advanced Computer Science (2007) from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. From the researcher point of view, he is a Web Accessibility and personal autonomy specialist with more than 16 peer-reviewed publications and part of program committees of conferences and books. From the software architect point of view, he is expert in web applications and distributed applications with SOA and microservices architectures.
Currently, he is participating in the H2020 CONNECARE project as software architect and applying artificial intelligence techniques at the eHeatlh and assistive technologies. In the past, he participated in several R+D FP7 projects (like BackHome, Cloud4All and BrainAble). Besides, his experience at private companies gives him a deep knowledge on developments in productive environments with Web technologies and product management.
Rosa Araujo, degree in Business Administration at the University of Barcelona, currently studying an MBA program at ENEB (European Business School of Barcelona). Senior project manager at EURECAT.
She has more than 8 years’ experience in EU project management and has participated in several collaborative EU funded and national projects and regional funds (MICINN, Generalitat de Catalunya, ACCIÓ) related to a wide range of technological domains: Energy and resources, Health, digital technology, new materials and processes, etc. She has deep financial knowledge and wide experience in coordinating H2020 projects: FURNIT-SAVER (H2020-ICT-2014), TYPES (H2020-DS-2014), , FP7 projects: COMPOSLEEVE (SP1-JTI-CS-2013), Jif2Land (SP1-JTI-CS-2013), HIGHPSLEEVE (SP1-JTI-CS-2013) REWASTEE (CIP-EIP-Eco-Innovation 2013).