empirica provides research and consultancy enabling our clients in the public and private sectors internationally to succeed in innovation with new information and communication technology.
Demographic change, chronic diseases and personalised care demand new approaches to health and social care delivery. The safety, sustainability, and cost-efficiency of our care systems need to be improved. The application of advanced ICT and medico-technical innovations can make a major contribution towards achieving these goals.
eCare & Ageing
With people living longer than before, but also with changing behaviours and expectations, our society and the place and role of older people in it changes constantly. Care providers, employers and civil society have to keep abreast of those changes. Supporting them in addressing the challenges arising from this is one of our core competencies.
eSkills & Work
Fostering talent is key to competitiveness and to employment. We help exploit innovation in skills enhancement, design organisational innovations and help policy and private sector clients to match education and training with technological development and evolving requirements of learners and employers.
Building a society open for everyone requires a sensitivity for justice, a creative mind and strategic thinking. We help organisations and decision makers to address the challenges of inclusiveness and develop innovative ways and tools to make society more equal.
Research & Innovation
Governments, enterprises and research organisations need to define research and innovation concepts to find solutions for pressing economic and societal challenges. empirica supports R&I actors through collecting and analysing representative data, organising events and developing recommendations for strategic action.
Our contribution to Europe’s digital transformation: a new e-Health indicator
We developed a new Digital Decade e-Health composite indicator and monitoring framework for the European Commission that feeds into the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI).
Research & Innovation
New series of case studies about entrepreneurial higher education institutions in Europe
We have completed several case studies about entrepreneurial higher education institutions (HEIs) in Europe. These case studies are part of the HEInnovate platform, an initiative of the European Commission (EC) and Organization for Economic Cooperation (OECD).
The European Genomic Data Infrastructure project releases Starter Kit to enable access across borders to genomic and phenotypic data
The European Genomic Data Infrastructure (GDI) project has released a ‘Starter Kit’ based on the rare disease and cancer proof-of-concepts from the Beyond 1 Million Genomes (B1MG) project.
Energy, Research & Innovation
Study on Gender Balance in the R&I Field to Improve the Role of Women in the Energy Transition
We are reviewing the impact of gender imbalances on the energy sector, specifically its effect on the capability of the EU to design and lead the energy transition in ways which are not only effective, but also socially and economically sustainable.
Contact tracing apps during the COVID-19 pandemic – a model for the future?
On behalf of the European Commission (EC), DG CONNECT, we conducted a study on 27 national digital contact tracing apps (CTAs) developed by European countries that were deployed shortly after the official declaration of the pandemic in March 2020.