The success of international knowledge exchange & cross-over innovation
In addition to the success in the Netherlands, the REH and ECN are exploring the possibilities to introduce the EYEbus network concept in other countries. The REH and ECN started a feasibility study in China from February 2014 up to May 2015 together with their Chinese partner Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital (TMUEH). The aim of the study is to determine whether it is feasible and valuable to implement the EYEbus network concept in China. Preliminary conclusions indicate that there is an urgent and increasing demand for innovative and professional eye care in this country.
Internationalisation of the EYEbus concept not only includes the export of the innovation. It is all about the willingness to learn from other countries and the exchange of information. A good example is the collaboration between the REH and Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) since 1997.