Call for

The Gatekeeper Twinning team is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Twinning that was launched in October 2022. A total of 22 applications were received, almost half of which involved more than two organisations. Out of these 22 Twinning applications, 10 Twinning partnerships were awarded funding.

Through the Twinning partnerships, the organisations who received funding will support the transfer of innovation and knowledge from the Gatekeeper project and contribute to the scaling up of best practices and key outcomes from the Gatekeeper project to other regions in Europe.

The funded applications are divided into the following types:

One-to-one (4 funded applications)
Many-to-one (2 funded applications)
Many-to-many (1 funded application)
One-to-many (3 funded applications)

The Twinning partnerships will be implementing their activities related to the transfer of knowledge and good practices during the first semester of 2023. After the experience, each of them will report back on what has been learned and on how the transfer of innovative solutions has had an impact on the adopter side.

Summary results of the Twinnings and their impact will be made available on the Gatekeeper website in the autumn 2023 after the finalisation of the Twinning activities.

The following Twinning initiatives have been funded in the Gatekeeper project:

Practice 1:

Challenges and opportunities of robotic intervention in domestic environment.


The Open University (UK)


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
Fundación Instituto de Investigación Marqués de Valdecilla (Spain).

Practice 2:

Innovative management of patient adherence with coaching application.


Medical University of Lodz (Poland)


University of Pecs (Hungary)

Practice 3:

Integrated Care in Aragon: Processing of patient’s data for the prediction of adverse events.


Servicio Aragonés de Salud (Spain)


HealthRegion CologneBonn (Germany)

Practice 4:

Integration of a web application in Osakidetza Basque Health Service information system to optimise and adapt pharmacotherapeutic of multimorbid patients.


Kronikgune Institute for Health Services Research (Spain)


Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) (Greece)

Practice 5:

Learning from the management and deployment of more than 100 Fitbit and Mobile Apps within the community of Singapore pilot.


IMT France (France)


Public Health Agency NI (Northern Ireland)

Practice 6:

Message-based e-coaching intervention for health promotion in elderly subjects.


MultiMed Engineers (Italy)
Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Practice 7:

Scaling-up and management of community-based care against loneliness.


The Open University (UK)
Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany)


Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
Health and Social Care Northern Ireland (UK)
Connected Health and Wellbeing Cluster Ireland (Ireland)
HealthRegion CologneBonn (Germany)
Atendo, Ayuda a Domicilio – Centro Intergeneracional (Spain)

Practice 8:

The Gatekeeper Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Strategy: Setting out to define new mechanisms towards building high quality AI/ML services upon the European Health Data Space (EHDS).


University Of Ioannina (Greece)
Samsung (UK)
Mysphera (Spain)
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Italiana (Italy)
Universidad Politécnica De Madrid (Spain)


Federico II University of Naples (Italy)

Practice 9:

Use of digital devices in palliative care and supportive healthcare service to improve symptom management, ameliorate symptoms of depression, anxiety, enhance quality of life in patients with cancer.


Pancypriot Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (Cyprus)


Murska Sobota General Hospital (Slovenia)
Šentjur Elderly Home (Slovenia)
Posavje Social Work Center – Unit Krško, Alma Mater Europaea (Slovenia)

Practice 10:

Virtual Reality to accelerate the activation of the Stroke Code: Virtual immersion in real situations with 360º videos as an educational tool in the early identification of signs of a stroke episode.


Biocruces Bizkaia HRI (Spain)


HSC Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland (UK)
Nursing School of Coimbra (Portugal)
PBN advanced management (Hungary)
IDEA Innovación y Desarrollo Ambiental (Spain)

Why get involved?

The Gatekeeper Call for Twinnings is a great opportunity to:

Have access to state-of-the-art knowledge that have been developed through the Gatekeeper project.

Network with leading organisations in the field of Big Data, Internet of things, Artificial Intelligence and public sector bodies with a wealth of experience in carrying out large scale pilot projects.

Become part of the Gatekeeper mature ecosystem at European level.

Access funding specifically dedicated to scale-up Gatekeeper innovative practices in other regions in Europe.

Would you like to hear more about the Gatekeeper Twinning Programme?

Join our webinar on Friday the 28th of October, 11:00-12:00 CET to find out more about the Gatekeeper twinning programme and how you can get involved!

We will provide an overview of the Twinning programme and answer questions such as:

  • What does a twinning involve?
  • What are the best practices from the Gatekeeper programme?
  • Where can I find partners?
  • What are the next steps?

What are the next steps to apply for a twinning?


Download the List of best practices
and find partners


Download the Guide for Applicants


Submit an application

The application must be submitted on time via the online application form by Friday 30th of November, 2022, 17:00 CEST.

What is a Gatekeeper Twinning?

A Twinning is an instrument which provides financial support to scale up best practices and key outcomes from the Gatekeeper project to other regions in Europe.

 The objective of this support scheme is to support knowledge transfer of innovation and good practices (from the originator/s to the adopter/s) in a way that facilitates the latter’s decisions on the deployment of large-scale innovative solutions for health and care delivery to the ageing population.

What activities can be financed under a twinning?

The activities that may be included in a twinning work plan include: Knowledge transfer meetings, Meetings with local stakeholders, Field visits, Viability studies, Cost/benefit analysis, Translations of documentation related to best practice, Dissemination events, Preparation of reports etc.

Who can take part 
in a Gatekeeper Twinning?

A Gatekeeper Twinning partnership must be formed of (at least):

One Originator

This must be a Gatekeeper project partner or Pilot Site. Successful applicants from the Gatekeeper open Calls 1+2 are also eligible if they do so in collaboration with a Gatekeeper partner or Pilot Site.

One Adopter

This must be an organisation that manages, implements or participates in the delivery of health and care services in Europe. The participation of EIP on AHA Reference Sites, Digital Innovation Hubs and pilot sites from other large-scale projects financed under the HORIZON 2020 research and Innovation programme is highly encouraged.

Where can I find partners?

There are a number of tools available to ensure that you find the right partners for your twinning partnership:

List of best


The Gatekeeper list of best practices is available online and lists those practices and digital health and care solutions that the Gatekeeper partners are keen on scaling-up to other regions in Europe. You can browse through the list to see if there are any best practices that your organisation/region would like to adopt and reach out to the contact person for that practice.

LinkedIn group

The Gatekeeper project has a specific group on LinkedIn where potential adopters can showcase specific elements of the project that they are interested in scaling-up. The Gatekeeper Twinning Team will endeavour to put them in contact with the right organisation within the Gatekeeper project consortium.

Take part in
our events

Several different events will be organised whilst the Call for Twinnings is open. Please consult our project social media accounts and website for updated information.

Consult the Gatekeeper
Twinning team

If you are having problems in finding the right partner(s) for your twinning partnership, reach out to one of the members of the twinning coordination team and we will try to help you.

More Information

For additional information please consult the Guide for Applicants or contact the Twinning coordination team:

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