Julien Venne

PhD fellow

Julien Venne is PhD fellow in the Department of International Health at Maastricht University, and at UNU-MERIT (United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology).

With a multidisciplinary academic background (economics, complex systems, political sciences, sociology), he's always worked in complex multi-stakeholders environment, dealing with innovative projects involving latest technologies and multiple players (industry, policy-makers, scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, etc.).

After experiences related to local economic development, the management of incubators and support to start-ups and the lead of aeronautic technological projects, he's developed an expertise for the last 10 years in the Digital health sector. First working as eHealth director in a public hospital and as head of CRO cooperative, and then as Director of Strategy and Innovation at the European Connected Health Alliance, the largest digital health non-profit organisation for digital health, he has been in charge of various international projects for the development of innovative products and services and their access to the market, but also around the definition of political strategies for cities, regions, the European Commission and EU Member states (such as during the EU Presidency of Estonia in 2017 with the creation of the “Digital Health Society” movement https://thedigitalhealthsociety.com). 

Active across Europe and beyond, he is working with public authorities about Digital health and Silver Economy strategies and policies, with universities, hospitals and companies to develop research and innovation projects, and he also advises industry on solutions’ design, business strategy or market access. His expertise covers several areas, such as chronic diseases management, public health policies, prevention and wellbeing, behaviour change, smart healthy cities, mHealth, AI, data governance, population health…

He is also speaker at international conferences. He speaks fluently English, French and Spanish.




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