Spinverse facilitates Newlife project for mother and baby wellbeing through non-invasive monitoring solutions

Spinverse is proud to participate in the newly launched Newlife project which aims to secure the health of mothers and their babies by developing novel holistic monitoring solutions. Newlife will demonstrate different technologies to enable early and non-invasive detection of risk factors in pregnancies and for newborn babies.

The groundbreaking Newlife consortium project is funded through the Key Digital Technologies (KDT) Joint Undertaking with a total funding of 19,3 M€, co-financed by the project partners with a similar investment. Spinverse helped the consortium to secure this significant funding and keeps the project rolling by providing Newlife partners with administrative services.

The project “Newlife: New remote non-invasive monitoring solutions for ensuring the health of mothers and babies before and after birth” is aiming to develop innovative non-invasive technologies for gathering vital data on mothers and babies, and build cloud-based solutions for their presentation, securing life in its most vulnerable phase. Additionally, the consortium members will research how advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) can be used to fully exploit novel technologies and solutions. For clinical acceptance, the developed solutions need to be seamlessly integrated into clinical workflows with proper data integration, security, safety, and medical qualification. The project will also ensure that the solutions are sustainable and usable.

With the developed solutions, the Newlife project will contribute to the disruption of health monitoring models by focusing on preventive actions rather than treating diseases, and by moving healthcare from hospitals to home environment.

The technologies and solutions developed are demonstrated in five use cases for both hospitals and home environments (personalized monitoring): 1) Pregnancy & parent companion; 2) Smart garment for monitoring pregnancies & complications; 3) Fetal monitoring patch for high-risk pregnancies; 4) Newborn monitoring with smart clothes; and 5) Newborn monitoring — wellbeing in bed.

KDT Joint Undertaking awarded Newlife a total of 19,3 M€ funding (6,2 M€ EU funds and 13,1 M€ national funds). Securing this funding is a significant success for the consortium and a big step towards accelerating innovation to ensure the health of mothers and babies.

The Newlife project, coordinated by Philips Electronics Netherlands, consists of a large consortium of 25 partners from 6 different European countries. There are eight Research & Technology organisations, thirteen small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and four large corporations from Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. The consortium will gain from the expertise of each of its members to create a cluster whose synergy will accelerate innovation, ultimately benefitting the health of mothers and babies around the world. The project is administrated by Spinverse.

Project Manager Malin Tverin (Ph.D.) from Spinverse leads the administrative activities for Newlife and was also part of the project team which secured the funding for the project in the competitive KDT funding call. She says: "It is very rewarding to see this project take off. We are proud to have this opportunity to support the project partners who together seek for holistic ways to make an impact to the wellbeing of newborn babies and their families using novel innovative technologies."  

Consortium project partners

Project Coordinator: Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., Hoa Pham
Project Administrator: Spinverse, Malin Tverin

Project partners in alphabetical order:

ams OSRAM AG with ams International AG (CH) andams Sensors Germany GmbH (DE), Beneli AB (SE), Boston Scientific Limited (IE), CSEM SA (CH), Cuviva (SE), Fraunhofer EMFT/Fraunhofer IZM (DE), Fujitsu Finland Oy (FI), Insel Gruppe (CH), Kipuwex Ltd (FI), MEDrecord (NL), MOMM Diagnostics GmbH (CH), Nanoleq (CH), NIRx Medizintechnik GmbH (DE), Noldus InformationTechnology B.V. (NL), Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (NL), Philips Medizin-Systeme Böblingen GmbH (DE), Polar Electro Europe AG (CH), Rekonas (CH), RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB (SE), Sencure (NL), Teiimo GmbH (DE), TNO at Holst Centre (NL), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL), Tyndall National Institute (IE), University of Turku (FI), Zoundream (CH).

Visit the Newlife project website: www.newlife-kdt.eu

About KDT JU

KDT JU logo verticalThe Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking – is a Public-Private Partnership for research, development, and innovation – that funds projects for assuring world-class expertise in these key enabling technologies, essential for Europe's competitive leadership in the era of the digital economy. Focusing on electronic components and systems that underpin all major economic sectors, KDT JU launches annual Calls for Proposals for research, development, and innovation projects. Through the KDT JU, European industry, SMEs and Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) are supported and co-financed by the KDT Participating States and the European Union. https://www.kdt-ju.europa.eu/



This project has received funding from the KDT Joint Undertaking (JU) under Grant Agreement No. 101095792. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and Finland, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland. This work has received funding from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).