Alongside the inauguration of the MareNostrum5 (MN5) supercomputer by the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre on 21 December 2023, the European Commission has launched the European Virtual Human Twins (VHTs) Initiative.
The Initiative aims to accelerate the use of VHTs in health and care for more personalised care. It will bring tangible benefits to citizens and patients, while supporting and developing the European Union’s science and technology and helping to overcome the current fragmentation of the European ecosystem.
On 21 December 2023, a manifesto for the joint development and increased uptake of VHTs across Europe was published and signed by more than 76 leading stakeholder organisations from across the VHT ecosystem.
In the coming months, the European Commission will publish the procurement tender for the state-of-the-art digital platform for advanced virtual human twin models’ integration and validation, as included in the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL).