VELES  raises the level of innovation excellence in the South-East EU through creating a sustainable place-based innovation ecosystem, enabled by Regional Smart Health Data Space, including novel transformational framework, R&I and investment strategy and action plan for research, development and adoption of innovative and secure digital solutions that underpin the delivery of sustainable healthcare services.

The aim of VELES is to foster health data sharing regional and national strategies, to secure improved clinical practice, to preserve patient’s privacy and to empower citizens’ smart healthcare through access to innovative, cyber secure and data driven digital health services.


The project is implemented in partnership with the following organisations:

  • Telelink Business Services EAD (TBS), Bulgaria
  • Ellinikos Synergatikos Schimatismos Psifiakis Ygeias Idiotiki Kefalaioyxiki Etaireia (HDHC), Greece
  • Insomnia Consulting Sociedad Limitada (INSO), Spain
  • THE Factory IKE (JOIST), Greece
  • Clusterul Regional Inovativ de Imagistica Moleculara si Structurala Nord-Est (IMAGO-MOL), Romania
  • International Data Spaces (IDSA), Germany
  • Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik (CIT), Sweden
  • Biotehnologichen I Zdraven Klaster (BIOBG), Bulgaria
  • Unitatea Executiva Pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior a Cercetarii Dezvoltarii si Inovarii (UEFISCDI), Romania
  • CYENS Centre of Excellence (CYENS), Cyprus
  • Stegi Evgirias Archaggelos Michael Kaimaklioy (AMEN), Cyprus
  • Ethniki Archi Ilektronikis Igeias (NEHA), Cyprus
  • Ministry of Electronic Governance (MEG), Bulgaria



Activities include creating a new transformational framework, a research and investment strategy, and an action plan to research, develop and adopt innovative and secure digital solutions that underpin the creation of sustainable health services.

The Regional Smart Health Data Space will be demonstrated through the design of 4 interrelated pilots as follows:

  • Cancer treatment (Greece);
  • Personalised/precision medicine of Alzheimer (Bulgaria);
  • Cerebral tumours (Romania) and
  • Dementia (Cyprus).