FPx Roundtable

In March a group of researcher leaders from around the World were hosted by Future Position X in Gävle, Sweden to provide expert advice on potential projects to be prosecuted therough the FPx geohealth initiative. Future Position X is a founding member of the Global Spatial Network (GSN)
The Global Spatial Network (GSN) is a not-for-profit consortium representing five research centres that all have a strong network of partners working in the spatial sciences and geomatic field. Core members are based in Australia, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea and Canada. Affiliate members include organisations in the USA and Europe.
FPX are building on their history of successful innovations by establishing a new geohealth research centre and seeking support from the Swedish Government through the VINNVAXT program. To build a more complete sense of the state of the art around the World, FPX called on GSN to provide expertise in the field of geohealth. Researchers were invited from institutions around the world. Over two intensive days, the group discussed how current and future spatial technologies could enable healthy communities.

Researchers were challenged with scoping a research and development agenda that would result in new instruments, sensors and spatial analytical methods all designed to manage and interpret information on human behaviours. The resulting vision for the FPX innovation centre blends spatial expertise to benefit the health of both individuals and the general public. The vision will spawn innovation in hardware devices and spatial software algorithms and create an entirely new industry of health-related services.

The Global Spatial Network can mobilize a range of specialists across many disciplines to respond to requirements such as the needs of Future Position X in Gävle.

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