The consortium is made of three international partners with a large experience in the field of medical and scientific research.
The University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest is a public institution of higher education. Building a community of academic knowledge, communication, openness and efficiency, is the emblem of the nucleus of university medical education, which is being adapted permanently to the needs and requirements of the Romanian society and the international academic community. Providing high-class educational and medical research represents the commitment to the beneficiaries of the academic and educational process, and underlies the entire
management system implemented by UMPCD. Management at the highest level of UMPCD assumes full responsibility to ensure all material and human resources necessary for the best operation and continuous improvement management system implemented and the objectives set. The international strategy is based on developing communication with other universities in the country and outside the country to improve processes of education, research and innovation in the medical field. Developing partnerships based on the universal values of education and research with public institutions and private entities which have defined interests in improving health and health services.
For the past 7 years the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest, in collaboration with the Emergency Clinical Hospital Bucharest has been part of publicly funded R&D projects aimed at developing the medical and research ability of the facility, to build new know how in the areas of multimodality cardiovascular imaging, and to improve outcomes in cardiovascular patients with renal artery stenosis, coronary artery disease, diseases of the aorta. Solutions include complex imaging corroborating echocardiography, CT and x-ray angiography data, and were developed through partnerships with the medical software industry.
Siemens is a global powerhouse in healthcare solutions, electric and electronic industry, a world leader in complex infrastructures solutions and an active provider of sustainable green technologies. Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) develops hardware and software systems and solutions, and a broad range of services for the entire field of information and communication technologies, acting as main driver of innovation inside Siemens. SIEMENS CT Romania is a Romanian branch of these activities. CT has an extensive expertise and experience in all areas of software development, working for a large variety of sectors like healthcare, energy, mobility, and industrial manufacturing or services. The current research capacity and expertise of the department in Brasov encompasses the areas of Medical Imaging Technologies, Biomedical engineering, and Data Analytics and Monitoring. The department acts at the global scale in Siemens Corporate Technology division, core technological house of the corporation. Due to this unique position, the group contributes in the large mesh of knowledge of CT experts, with large access to the EU funded projects where Siemens CT already contributes.
For the last 7+ years, a significant part of the Image Fusion and Analytics group of Siemens Corporate
Technology, has been working on internal and publicly funded R&D projects for developing computational physiological models and cloud-based medical solutions. The computational modeling activities have focused on the coronary circulation, but have also addressed other parts of the cardiovascular system, like the aorta, the cerebral circulation and the peripheral arteries. The cloud based solutions include big data applications in the context of medical imaging and medical records:
secure data ingestion, indexing, searching, processing and visualization.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway’s largest university with almost 40.000 students, 6.700 employees where 4.000 hold teaching and research positions. With a strong merit within the Horizon 2020 programme NTNU is a significant participant with several coordinated projects. NTNU hosts the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of excellence and elite, seven centres for research-based innovation, as well as a wide range of research schools.
Since 2011, a primary focus in the Divison of Biomechanics, Department of Structural Engineering has been the development of STARFiSh, which is an acronym for Stochastic Arterial Flow Simulations. In this research code models for pressure and flow waves of blood flow in arterial network are embedded in a framework which allows for uncertainty quantification and sensitivity analysis of all model parameters with respect to the model predictions. Another research project of the division is NTNU Physiome – one of the R&D streams organized under NTNU Biotechnology – the Confluence of Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Engineering, which is one of the three enabling technology programs at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.