What are the plans of the Dutch CardioVascular Alliance in 2021?

The DCVA has set itself the goal of raising 1 billion euros by 2030 for earlier detection, faster development of solutions, bringing these solutions to the patient and evaluating these solutions. So far, this has been going pretty well: since the start, the partners have jointly mobilized more than € 114 million. What are we going to do next year to work towards this goal? We summarise the plans for you.

Research policy: more collaboration and visibility
• More intensive involvement of the research consortia in the plans of the DCVA, via a new platform for research leaders;
• Exploring, initiating and funding substantive collaboration programs;
• Focus on portfolio management and the fine-tuning of funding processes;
• More visibility in the cardiovascular field through more lobbying and the appointment of DCVA ambassadors.

Valorisation: working on a strong valorisation ecosystem
• Implement the Thematic Technology Transfer (TTT) scheme through the scouting of promising initiatives by the Impact Officer within the consortia;
• Collaboration with TTOs / KTOs to achieve a strong valorisation ecosystem.

Implementation: implementation desk and involvement of new partners
• Involvement of new DCVA partners to the implementation pillar;
• Start setting up an implementation desk to support researchers and healthcare professionals;
• The implementation of Gender and Health projects will receive extra attention;
• Further development of the Atrium Fibrillation, Chest Pain and Digital Care projects.

• Better connection between the various talent activities;
• Increase the visibility of these activities in the cardiovascular field;
• Start an advisory committee for DCVA talent policy;
• Lobby for talent funding as part of cardiovascular-related consortia.

Data infrastructure
• Sustainable reuse of existing data sources;
• Stimulate registration-based research;
• Creating a community for cardiovascular patients in which supply and demand for patient care can meet;
• Availability of human biomaterial in the Hartenbank.

Alliance management
• Maintain contact with existing partners of the DCVA;
• Discussions with potential new partners and the external representation of the DCVA;
• Further develop and streamline internal processes.

Communication and public affairs
• Investigate how existing communication and public affairs can be set up together in a separate pillar in the coming year;
• Maintain the quality of good basic communication;
• Inform partners, consortia and projects of the DCVA of the most up-to-date communication guidelines;
• A new edition of the NL-HI / DCVA conference;
• A public affairs plan.