Mr Matt Phillips
Room 229 - 2nd floor - School of Engineering of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL
Role: Large Scale Pilot, Open Call
GATEKEEPER is one of the largest funded projects from the H2020 EU Programme.
It's a European Multi Centric Large-Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is enabling the creation of a platform that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, and elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations.
The scope of GATEKEEPER is the application of advanced Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to tackle the challenge of improving the quality of life of citizens while demonstrating its significant efficiency gains in health and care delivery across Europe
The main objective of the Project is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations.
Hospitals must increase their efficiency and productivity and boost quality and safety, while containing and reducing costs. This cannot be an untaught linear reduction. For instance, the number of ICU beds per million of EU habitants was reduced of 75% in the past 30 years, also in response to the unneglectable need to invest on territory healthcare services in response to demographic challenges. This left EU Hospitals completely unprepared to the COVID-19 pandemics.
In order to respond to this challenge the European Commission has invested 40 millions of EURO with a dedicated call, which has selected 4 projects our of 85 proposals.
Dr Leandro Pecchia from the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, is a key member European collaborative team that has been awarded one of those 4 projects, the ODIN project. The ODIN project has a total value of €13 millions for 21 partners from 11 EU countries.
Matt graduated from the University of Birmingham having read Public Policy & Management, which led into a career across a number of sectors covering the fields of health informatics, telecomms, advanced engineering, clinical trials, pharmaceutical/medical device intelligence, stakeholder engagement and clinical risk analysis. During this time Matt gained a MBA also from the University of Birmingham.