25 May 2018

European Commission supports initiative Digital Twins

The European Commission has invited research initiative DigiTwins to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future and Emerging Technologies. DigiTwins, a large research initiative in Europe and beyond, aims at revolutionizing healthcare and biomedical research for the benefit of citizens and society through the creation of Digital Twins. These twins are accurate computer models of the key biological processes within every individual that keep us healthy or lead to disease, will be used to identify individually optimal therapies as well as preventive and lifestyle measures, without exposing individuals to unnecessary risks and healthcare systems to unnecessary costs. The Department of International Health at the UM Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) is one of the main partners of DigiTwins.