South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem, ECHAlliance

Facilitation of a Danish ecosystem as part of the ECHAlliance to strengthen international collaboration and sharing of knowledge to drive sustainable change in the delivery of health and social care.

Category : Network programme
Lead : Welfare Tech & Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark

The South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem, ECHAlliance, part of the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and the International Network of Ecosystems, promotes collaboration and coordination of combined efforts within digital health, active healthy ageing and private-public collaboration. The partners of the ecosystem meet on a regular basis, minimum four times a year, to consider specific priorities and common objectives. They also discuss opportunities to collaborate and co-operate with other ecosystems in ECHAlliance with the objective to offer insights and share knowledge about the health challenges and the possible solutions and to promote Danish competences and healthcare solutions.

Advantages of South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem:

  • International awareness
  • Access to knowledge
  • Network in export markets
  • Closer collaboration 

European Connected Health Alliance

The establishment of the South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem and the membership of ECHAlliance follows the appointment of the Region of Southern Denmark as a four-star Reference Site for active and healthy ageing in Europe (EIP on AHA), and Welfare Techs status as Gold Label Cluster by the European Commission’s quality assurance system, European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI), which is the highest award a European cluster organisation can receive for excellent performance in terms of management, promoting innovation, development and implementation. 

The European Connected Health Alliance, ECHAlliance, is a non-profit organisation, based in the United Kingdom, connecting more than 25 networks and connected health ecosystems across Europe, North America and Asia. The network of ecosystems is unparalleled and facilitate multi-stakeholder connections, to create and strengthen partnerships committed to driving sustainable change in the delivery of health and social care.

The Danish membership of ECHAlliance and the creation of a South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem is initiated by Welfare Tech and Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark, part of Region of Southern Denmark. The ecosystem is based on a defined geographical region and builds on existing and already established networks and project collaborations in Welfare Tech and the Region. The collaboration and membership of ECHAlliance will strengthen the Regions and Welfare Techs network and position in Europe and foster new opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing with other ecosystems in the ECHAlliance. 

See video "ECHAlliance: the trusted connector in healthcare"

For more information 

Companies, research institutions and other organisations who wish to know more about the South DENMARK eHealth ECOsystem are welcome to contact Lene Vistesen, Senior Consultant in Welfare Tech, +45 3176 4331,

Partners in the project

  • Welfare Tech 
  • Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark
  • The Region of Southern Denmark

South Danish eHealth ECOsystem is supported by Welfare Tech and Health Innovation Centre of Southern Denmark. The project is part of the regional approach and not a time-limited initiative.




Karen Lindegaard

Senior Consultant

Welfare Tech

International cooperation, Cluster development, Business development

T: +45 2461 1931


Skype id : karen.santos.lindegaard

Supported by

Welfare Tech is​ co-financed by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and The European Regional Development Fund.

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