Testing and Experimentation Facility for Health AI and Robotics

January 2023 – December 2027

This project has received funding from the European Commisions’s Digital Europe Programme under grant agreement No. 101100700

Before integrating new technologies into the healthcare system, it is crucial to comprehensively test their safety, robustness, and reliability. In the case of AI and robotics, quality requirements in the European Union are high, but the current testing infrastructure for developing standards, testing innovations, and certifying new products remains insufficient.

The TEF Health consortium aims to improve this process and accelerate the validation and certification of AI and robotics in medical devices. To this end, the research team is developing a test infrastructure (both virtual and physical) that can evaluate various technologies in realistic environments, including hospitals and laboratories. For instance, software for patient care or diagnostics, as well as surgical or nursing robots can be tested by users.

Project Partners

Node Germany

  • Charité - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig
  • Technische Universitaet Muenchen
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuernberg Erlangen
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Berlin Partner fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH (associated)
  • TÜV-Verband e.V., Berlin
  • EIT Health e.V.
  • EIT Health SI GmbH
  • KI Park e.V. (associated)

Node France

  • Laboratoire National De Metrologie et d'Essais Paris
  • Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives Grenoble
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Grenoble Alpes
  • Universite Grenoble Alpes Hospices Civils de Lyon
  • Institut Hospitalo Universitaire Strasbourg
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Rennes
  • EIT Health Hub France

Node Sweden

  • Karolinska Institute Stockholm
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Ab, Boras
  • University Hospital Martin
  • Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Bratislava

Satellite EBRAINS

  • EBRAINS, Bruxelles

Node Portugal

  • Instituto Pedro Nunes Associacao Para A Inovacao E Desenvolvimento Em Ciencia E Tecnologia Coimbra
  • Health Cluster Portugal - Associacao do Polo de Competividade da Saude
  • Centro Hospitalar Universitario De Coimbra Epe Coimbra
  • Centro Hospitalar De Sao Joao Epe Porto
  • Caritas Diocesana De Coimbra Coimbra
  • Servicos Partilhados Do Ministerio Da Saude Epe Lisboa
  • EIT Health Innostars EV

Node Belgium

  • CHU de Charleroi Charleroi Multitel Mons
  • Université de Namur ASBL Namur
  • Centre D'excellence en Technologies de L'information et de la Communication
  • Pole Mecatech (associated)
  • Biowin ASBL Gosselies Charleroi (associated)
  • WSL (associated)
  • Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek (associated)

Satellite EHDS2

  • Plateforme des Donnees de Sante

Node Finland

  • Helsingin Ja Uudenmaan Sairaanhoitopiirin Juntayhtymä, Helsinki (associated)
  • Metropolia Ammattikorkeakouluoy, Helsinki (associated)
  • Helsingin Kaupunki, Helsingin (associated)

Node Czechia

  • Masarykova univerzita BRNO

Node Slovakia


Node Italy

  • University Degli Studi Di Pavia
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Politecnico Di Milano
  • Instituto superior e di Sanita Roma
  • Istituto Giannina Gaslini (associated)
  • Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (associated)
  • Innoval Aggregazione Pubblico- Privata per l’Active & Asssisted Living Society Consortile a respponsabilita limitata (associated)