EIT Health Campus, the education programme of EIT Health, provides up-to-date knowledge, skills and attitudes to help turn the brightest learners into healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs, who will shape the future of Europe’s health. Campus educational offerings are intended to increase industry knowledge and deliver novel skills, as we seek to inject an entrepreneurial approach into European healthcare education.
We are building a unique European talent pool in healthcare by connecting our learners to the EIT Health network – one of the strongest healthcare communities worldwide, composed of research-intensive companies, elite universities and innovative health and care providers. Working together, the learners and our partners can pursue EIT Health’s mission of encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship to bring about healthcare improvement for the benefit of the European citizen.
EIT Health Campus uses a host of activities, divided into five different activity lines, to build a creative healthcare workforce that is conducive to innovation and entrepreneurship, and to improve healthcare knowledge. Read more about the Campus Activities below.
- Strategic Initiatives
- Strategic Initiatives of EIT Health Campus are designed to strengthen the ecosystem of knowledge and innovative thinking that is created by Campus and the other EIT Health activity pillars. The Strategic Initiatives can have a positive impact on all the other programmes and activity lines within Campus and the rest of EIT Health.
- Training for Students
Campus Training for Students focuses on stimulating learners to advance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to enhance their health-related innovation and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Degree Programmes develop and support pan-European Masters and PhD programmes delivering innovation and entrepreneurship skills in areas relevant to EIT Health.
Non-Degree Programmes include Summer Schools, Innovation Days and Sensus, all of which offer the latest interdisciplinary trends and novel teaching methods.
- Training for Executives & Professionals
For Executives: Our activities for executives address senior policy makers, decision makers working for payers and care givers, and civil servants of municipalities. The ultimate objective is to provide educational counselling on decision making processes for various challenges – such as improving employer productivity and expanding caregiving into new markets that spur economic growth. Of course these programmes also give importance to the need to improve the quality and affordability of care and reduce cost burdens on healthcare systems.
For Professionals: EIT Health Campus Training for Professionals address formal and informal caregivers, industry, public bodies and NGO representatives. Our courses place patients and citizens in the centre of the process, by moving away from a professional-dominated view and towards a holistic view. The courses are designed to give caregivers the latest technological tools.
- Training for Entrepreneurs and Innovators
In its training for entrepreneurs and innovators, Campus stimulates learners to engage in the entrepreneurship and innovation journey. This training endeavours to encourage a new mindset conducive to innovation, while providing basic skills that can lead to the founding of successful businesses or improvements in healthcare.
This Campus activity line offers market-entry support for healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators, who have the opportunity to transfer into EIT Health’s other pillars for additional support: The entrepreneurs can form start-ups, which can be developed through EIT Health's Accelerator, or create products and services, which may be developed as EIT Health Innovation Projects.
- Citizen Engagement
Citizen Engagement involves developing new means of innovation by supporting citizen science, (big) data handling, co-creation, market investigation and taking other novel approaches.
- Digital Programmes
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and other types of digital engagement, are rapidly changing educational offerings in the landscape of science communication, health promotion and health management. Many of these activities allow unlimited participation of large groups with diverse professional backgrounds.
To take advantage of this potential for health improvement, we will use digital activities – not only to make knowledge accessible to the broader population but also to improve formal education by implementing modern pedagogical technologies online.