Why are ecosystems such as e/MTIC so important?
"Basically, I see e/MTIC as tying together preexisting collaborations into a more formal ecosystem. For Philips, I see this as a unique opportunity to benefit from outside-in innovation, knowledge and talent by harnessing academic and clinical ecosystems. From a different perspective, PhD projects are at least four years long and that continuity is valuable in complimenting some of the shorter-term initiatives within Philips. On a broader scale, there is synergistic value in academia, industry and hospitals working together. After all, these are not disparate entities, rather they all work towards improving health and wellbeing, merely from differing positions of strength and with differing priorities. So, tying them together into a collaboration is an obvious choice."