UPV (Universitat Politècnica de València) is a public Higher Education Institution actively involved in international cooperation and mobility projects. UPV hosts over 25,000 students and employs over 5,000 people (teaching, research, and administrative staff). It is the first technological university in Spain according to international rankings (e.g. Shanghai Ranking of World Universities) and offers 36 undergraduate programmes (plus 21 double degrees), over 80 official Master’s degrees (including 4 Erasmus Mundus Master Courses) and 30 Doctorate programmes. In addition, UPV has an extensive catalogue of life-long learning courses (over 1.100). UPV has repeatedly ranked amongst the top 5 European Universities in student exchange figures under the Erasmus+ Programme. UPV has experience in the management of European projects and takes part in different actions: Erasmus+, Creative Europe, Horizon2020, etc. and in several international networks, having more than 1.000 international partners from over 90 different countries.
Concretely, ITACA-SABIEN group (Technologies for Health and Well-Being), is the major research group in e-Inclusion and e-Health of the UPV, and one of the most relevant ones at the national level, with a research trajectory of more than 20 years.
The group is the coordinator of the Healthy Living micro cluster of the VLC-CAMPUS, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of more than 20 technology and health researchers, including medical doctors and engineers. This collaboration enables the work developed by the group to combine the joint expertise of the two worlds bringing together the technological background, the health knowledge, the connection with the decision-takers and policymakers, the deep comprehension of the social, healthcare and public health services and initiatives in the country and a wide experience in management and dissemination of complex and multidisciplinary research projects.
UPV-SABIEN has an extensive expertise in the application of ICT to the social and healthcare systems, in Ambient Assisted Living technologies (AAL), and Internet of Things (IoT) and also in reengineering and evaluation and validation of social and health care processes and solutions in real environments, not only dealing with the generation of indicators but also user and business centred data, including a long experience in using mobile technologies for health and social purposes. The group is also responsible for several health related web sites, including several social webs, and it’s very active in the health2.0 domain