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European Innovation Council

Federica Zanca



EIC Programme Manager for Medical imaging and AI in healthcare

With over 23 years of experience in the field, Federica Zanca stands as a distinguished senior clinical medical physicist and scientist dedicated to advancing medical imaging and MedTech. In her academic role at KU Leuven, Federica served as a professor, engaging in research across diverse areas, including mammography, computed tomography, interventional and general radiology, medical imaging perception, and artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare.

In 2018, Federica founded Palindromo Consulting and led this company which provided consulting services to both industry and hospitals in healthcare. Pioneering the integration of AI in healthcare, she assumed a groundbreaking role in advancing the field of medical physics.

She served as Chief Scientist and director at GE Healthcare. Additionally, Federica was Head of R&D at a Swiss private network of diagnostic centers and Chair of the Working Group on AI in healthcare for the European Federation of Medical Physics.

Federica is also the author of several high-impact papers in medical imaging, including regulatory aspects of AI in healthcare.

Her strategic vision and ability to navigate the dynamic landscape of healthcare underscore her commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation for the improvement of patient care and the advancement of the European innovation ecosystem.