LabHub is a platform for digital transformation in the medical and biological engineering sectors. The services provided by LabHub are non-profit. The platform was established by the Bosnia and Herzegovina Medical and Biological Engineering Society (DMBIUBIH) with the aim of supporting the development and digitalization of health sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The LabHub platform program aims to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), laboratories and start-ups in their digital transformation in the biomedical engineering sector. Laboratories (testing, inspection, certification) are in focus because they represent an information hub where the population submits information to the system, laboratories create databases and report to competent authorities, competent and scientific organizations monitor the movement of database parameters and health and other institutions actively use this data. However, in a large number of cases, this kind of work is not automated or digitalized. An additional problem in this area is a lack of support for researchers and PhD students, as well as support for entrepreneurs to start new businesses in this demanding field. DMBIUBIH wants to transfer the acquired knowledge and experience through the LabHub platform because it has become a regional leader in the field of biomedical engineering. Together with the publisher Springer, it has organized the International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (CMBEBIH).
Biomedical research in Bosnia and Herzegovina is at an early stage. There is an obvious lack of scientific research and available data, analysis and research that would contribute to the improvement of health services in BiH. During their research and work, CMBEBIH experts managed to create a unique database on medical devices measurements and, using this database, they published articles in prestigious world journals. The Society is ready to make this database available for research to researchers and doctoral students in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to support the development of health care in BiH.
1. Support to researchers and doctoral students in the field of biomedical research by enabling the use of unique databases for testing models and methodologies.
2. Support for laboratories and healthcare institutions (SME and Midcaps) through free one-time use of eLab software for the analysis of their databases.
3. Support Start-ups in the development of machine learning models, artificial intelligence or IT technology, networking and support in finding financial resources for a business model development.
LabHub is a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) focused on bringing together a variety of stakeholders from the healthcare sector, industry, science, entrepreneurial community and the public. As such, LabHub is a unique service (One-Stop-Shop) that provides services in the domain of information and communication technologies in the field of medical, biological and technical sciences (biomedical engineering). Considering that the DIH ecosystem in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region is still in its infancy, LabHub is actively working to achieve its goal - bringing digital solutions closer to the health sector, market, users, professionals and the wider community. Three types of services are at the core of LabHub DIH: technical, business and networking services. In addition, continuous professional development of users and necessary skills are the umbrella activities of DIH. The multidisciplinary approach enables a comprehensive understanding of innovation at all stages of development, making DIH unique. The services are provided through numerous project and commercial activities of DIH.