The Research & Technology Working Group seeks to bridge the missing mile between basic research and the commercialization of products. Having an equal partnership between academics and healthcare organisations represented by the members of the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHi) and industries engaged in the predictive medicine provides a unique opportunity to explore areas of mutual cooperation and benefit.



The key goals of this group are:

      • Creating links between the VPHi Membership and Avicenna Industry Members
      • Promotion of in silico medicine in Horizon Europe Program
      • Working towards the creation of a certified tissue library for biological materials
      • Work on credibility building for AI technologies and policy asks
      • Medical community outreach


      Priorities in 2021 - 2022:

        • Run first community consensus trial for certified tissue characterization
        • Scout funding opportunities for certified tissue library & continue community consensus process
        • White papers on place of AI within the in silico spectrum
        • Establish credibility matrix for AI
        • Horizon Europe mapping
        • Develop calls for Horizon Europe WP23-24
        • Run & analyze survey on knowledge/use of in silico technologies in clinics
        • Develop information packages for clinicians


        Working group leader:

        Prof. Liesbet Geris, PhD

        Executive Director, VPH Institute

        Professor, University of Liège & KU Leuven (Belgium)



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