HeartCycle is an Integrated Project aiming at researching, developing and clinically validating innovative solutions for the management of cardiovascular diseases. It focuses on patients after heart attack and chronically ill heart failure patients. In future the number of these patients will dramatically increase due to the demographic change. We will face a large need for care and at the same time a gap in the number of available care givers. Finding better ways that allow health professionals to manage and treat more patients with high-quality healthcare at moderate cost is therefore seen as a huge opportunity space. Empowering patients to play a more active role in their own disease management will be crucial but remains a major challenge.