The final conference of the Medtech4 Europe Interreg Europe project took place on 14-15 June 2022. The event took place in Milan, Italy, hosted by the Technologies for a Living Environment Cluster. The meeting, which summarised the exchange of experiences between project partners and stakeholders, was held for the first time since 2020 with in-person participation and associated online streaming.

14 June

Clinical trials and their evaluation in relation to MEDTECH and personalised medicine with MEDTECH were the main topics of the first day. As a result, the programme for the day was as follows:

The day started with visits to clinical centres. We started with a presentation of the Villa Beretta Rehab Center and IRCSS E.Medea from the Lombardy region.

From 9.45 a.m. we heard the presentation "Robotics and medical technology in post-stroke patients" by Dr Franco Molteni at the Villa Beretta Rehab Center. We then visited the technological laboratories. The next speaker was Dr Massimo Molteni from 11.30 a.m., who gave a presentation on "E-health in the developmental age: prevention, diagnosis and (re)habilitation".

After the morning programme, we had lunch together at the Politecnico Lecco Campus Bistrot in Milan.

In the afternoon block, we were first introduced to the National Research Council (CNR) and the Politecnico, and the discussion on future projects started. We talked about technologies and clinical trials to see how we can address these challenges. The hosts took us to the laboratories where ongoing projects and those in the experimental stage are taking place.

Towards the end of the technical part of the day, we boarded a bus to Varenna where we were given the opportunity to tour the city and were then hosted for a welcome dinner.