Bio-Streams constitutes a holistic solution addressing all checkpoints on

  • Health data management (i.collection,ii.curation,, iv.harmonisation, iii.maintenance, iv.regulatory),
  • Knowledge handling (i.access, ii.analysis, iii.transfer, iv.exploitation/reinforcement),
  • Risk assessment (biomarkers for metabolic outcomes), 
  • Prevention & healthy-living interventions (i.nutrition, ii.exercise, iii.psychology) and 
  • Community awareness& mobilisation (i.guideline dissemination, literacy, iii.citizen engagement, iv.stakeholder participation).

Bio-Streams mobilises a diverse group of partners with clear in-project duties to design, create and deploy the following in multiple settings involving 7 hospitals in 6 EU countries & 5 school sites in 5 EU countries:The first EU Childhood/Adolescence Obesity Biobank (EU data space Bio-Streams Biobank) acting as an EU-wide data-sharing centre for research and innovation, hosting real & synthetic data and ensuring:

  • Standardised data collection, exploiting knowledge from European Core Health Indicators
  • Data model with demographic, behavioural, clinical, genetic/epigenetic and cost data
  • Expandable Data Network hosting diverse datasets across countries via EU-wide local hubs

An Accessible Obesity Platform (Bio-Streams Platform) combining the above Biobank with novel services:

  • Knowledge Hub with group-specific policies (for health professionals, schools, citizens), best practices and research outcomes, regularly updated upon entry and analysis of new data within the Bio-Streams Biobank
  • Personalised Risk-Assessment for adverse metabolic outcomes attributed to obesity
  • Recommendation Engine conjuring tailored programs for prevention and healthy living, following a familycentric approach and considering micro-moments4 as determinants driving behaviour and adherence
  • Marketplace with mobile tools supporting data collection and healthy lifestyle preservation
Bio-Streams Ecosystem Components

An EU Community Network on Childhood/Adolescence Obesity (Bio-Streams Community Network), coordinated via the Bio-Streams Platform and implicating all actors, orchestrating the following:

  • Evidence-based knowledge communication to stakeholders via transparent methods for analysis & reporting
  • Dissemination of best practices to public and stigmatisation removal through weight-neutral approaches, shifting focus on preventing adverse metabolic outcomes rather than weight status
  • Community engagement in relevant settings via campaigns fostering healthier environments and informed decisions on long-term behavioural change for children/adolescents and their families
  • Citizen access to local obesity professionals via the Bio-Streams Associative Catalogue