Digital Resources

Bettina Blees
Communications Lead
EIT Health Germany


16 August 2019

Life science entrepreneurs build abilities in the Hard Skills programme

Recruitment has started for the first edition of the EIT Health Hard Skills programme, organised by EIT Health and the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer with Celon Pharma cooperation. The course provides training for scientists and entre ...

10 September 2019

Free seminar for women entrepreneurs in the health sector

Participate for free in a 5 November 2019 seminar for women entrepreneurs in the health sector, organised by the Femmes Et Renouveau Economique (FERE) Research chair at the Grenoble School of Management and EIT Health’s WE Health-Empowering Women in ...

31 July 2019

Alumni receive a €500 discount for H-Impact course

Registered EIT Health Alumni interested in intra- and entrepreneurial methods to develop their innovation skills receive a 500 EUR discount for the 10-week course H-Impact run by Ghent University. The H-impact programme gives participants the chance ...

31 July 2019

H-impact: Tackle real-life health challenges while developing innovation skills

Do you want to make a difference and create an impact in healthcare? The H-impact programme gives participants the chance to develop specific skills, gather necessary knowledge and work on their personal development/mindset to make an impact on real- ...

30 July 2019

Ambassadors in Healthcare Innovation targets healthcare professionals with new ideas

The EIT Health Ambassadors in Healthcare Innovation programme will give as many as  45 healthcare professionals the entrepreneurial mind-set, skills and competencies to identify, develop and implement innovative solutions to challenges within th ...

EIT Health Germany

EIT Health Germany brings together 28 partners from Germany and Switzerland to support innovators and entrepreneurs and to promote healthcare innovation through matchmaking, training and mentoring, access to funding, and an ambitious schedule of international gatherings.


EIT Health Germany derives its power from this highly engaged partnership, comprised of  many leaders in their fields, who benefit from EIT Health’s unique collaborative environment as they work together to promote health innovation.

The partnership includes:

  • 14 strong industrial partners (selected from internationally recognized pharma, medtech, diagnostics and IT companies), which is the largest group of industrial partners amongst all of EIT Health’s regional nodes;
  • 11 excellent academic and research partners including four of Europe’s top 10 most innovative universities as well as Europe’s leading society for applied sciences (Fraunhofer Society);  
  • three leading life science clusters acting as regional multiplicators; and
  • one mutual healthcare insurance - closing the loop from innovation to market.

Through its network of prestigious German/Swiss partners, affiliated organisations, clusters and regional collaborators EIT Health Germany has strong connections to the investor community and start-up scene in Germany and Switzerland. It has access to more than 550 SMEs in all health-related sectors with a major strength being its pool of biotech and pharma start-ups.

The Ministry for Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg is a major sponsor, and provides political connections to state and national governments.

Support to start-ups, conferences, training

Many of the cutting-edge start-ups and SMEs supported by EIT Health are based in Germany. These include success stories like Coldplasmatech, winner of the 2017 EIT Award; Enmodes, a European Health Catapult winner for 2017; Tubulis Technologies, an EIT Health Launch Lab winner that has drawn major investment, and a host of other promising companies.

EIT Health Germany brings together its partners and the rest of the world with a busy schedule of conferences, workshops and trainings. Recent examples include the Emergency Eye Hackathon, the Ship event in Heidelberg, the Bioentrepreneur Bootcamp, the Real World Data in Healthcare workshop and the European Health Catapult Semifinals.

Local innovation ecosystem

EIT Health Germany operates two offices in the innovation hubs of Mannheim and Heidelberg. With its locations on Roche Diagnostic’s open campus (Mannheim) and University of Heidelberg’s interdisciplinary Marsillius-Kolleg (Heidelberg), it forms a corner stone of the incredibly active life sciences and biotech sector in the region of Baden-Württemberg.

EIT Health Germany News

Start-ups to present during EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma Demo Day, 26 July

Fourteen start-ups will showcase the solutions they have developed in the course of the inaugural version of the EIT Health Start-Ups Meet Pharma Programme during a Demo Day on 26 July 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. Those ...
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EIT Health start-ups earn attention at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg

A degradable ureter stent that does not need removal, smartglasses that can guide a wheelchair and a wearable that controls hand tremors were awarded cash and workspace for winning the pitch contest, as EIT Health gave 19 healthcare start-ups a chance ...
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Meet the 16 Finalists for the EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards 2019

EIT Health’s extensive portfolio of support programmes for start-ups and young entrepreneurs from across Europe enables them to develop new products and services in healthcare. The EIT Health Headstart Awards (with €50 000 in cash awards) aims to ...
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'We developed the contact lens for the ear'

Even though the history of EIT Health is still a very young one, we already have many success stories to tell. Some demonstrate impressively the sustainable success of EIT Health, its work and network. For example PIEMACS and Vibrosonic…
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Report notes EIT Health's role in Munich Life Sciences ecosystem

Munich, Germany embodies a long-term focus on market-driven Life Sciences excellence. Life Sciences consultant Gregory Qushair interviews EIT Health Germany Managing Director Dr. Katharina Ladewig and EIT Health Partner BioM, and others in the field, ...
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EIT Health sends five start-ups to pitch at European Life Sciences CEO Forum

The 12th Annual European Life Sciences CEO Forum kicks off in Zurich, Switzerland today, and will include pitches by five start-ups that are supported by EIT Health. Organised by Sachs Associates, the forum seeks to encourage i ...
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Freimut Schliess blog post: Digital diabetes and EIT Health

Prof. Dr. Freimut Schliess has written a blogpost on "digital diabetes" that explains the ways in which EIT Health can assist efforts to improve care for this chronic disease.
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EIT Health’s Matchmaking event 2019 features record number of participants and meetings

More than 340 participants, a large majority of them from EIT Health Partners, came to Berlin 5-7 February 2019 for our annual Matchmaking event, hosted by the German EIT Health partn ...
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EIT Health`s CLOSE Project recognized by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

CLOSE, an EIT Health Innovation Project, takes a much-needed and productive approach to achieving greater use of an artificial pancreas (AP) fo ...
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EIT Health roundtable features heads of universities and university hospitals

EIT Health leadership discussed strategic directions and ways to strengthen cooperation with key EIT Health partner institutions in roundtable conversations with university rectors and presidents and university hospital CEO ...
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Students develop innovations at first EIT Health Arrowhead Workshop for Digital European Health Services

Student teams developed digital healthcare innovations, like an application for personalised medication and a chatb ...
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Europe’s top health start-ups in Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health win cash and recognition at EIT Health Summit

SyNoesis, a start-up developing a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, Sleepiz, a ...
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Deloitte study ranks German EIT Health partner locations among top tech hubs

An analysis by Deloitte, dated November 2018, listed the locations of many EIT Health partners in its ranking of the top innovation hubs for digital innovation and transformation across Germany.
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Interviews: Alumni Networking@Frontiers Health Conference 2018, where health meets innovation

The EIT Health Alumni Network partnered up with the Frontiers Health conference, 15-16 November in Berlin, a gathering designed to provide a unique platform to ...
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SensArs Neuroprosthetics – The Future of Nerve Stimulation

Meet SensArs Neuroprosthetics – one of the winners of the EIT Health Germany HeadStart Award last month and a finalist in this year's European Health Catapult – a collaboration between EIT Health and Health Axis Europe. SensArs' first product SENSY al ...
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#ProtectUrLife for Everyone Everywhere

#ProtectUrLife is an EIT Health-supported initiative focused on preventing unfortunate, life-changing events such as bone fractures and heart attacks impacting autonomy and independence of the health aging population.
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German Cancer Research Centre fosters patient empowerment

Around half a million people in Germany are diagnosed with cancer every year, and the number of cancers worldwide is rising rapidly. Intensive research efforts are needed to better help those affected. Patients themselves can also make a decisive cont ...
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EIT Health Germany Investors Network holds first Roundtable in Berlin

The EIT Health Germany Investors Network kicked off on Tuesday 13 November 2018 with its first Investors Roundtable, organised at the Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg in Berlin.
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EmergencyEye showing at PMRExpo, a major communications fair in Cologne

EmergencyEye®, a product resulting from the EIT Health Innovation Project RAMSES, helps emergency dispatchers to obtain remotely vital information about patients, even before the ambulance arrives. This innovation will be on display at the PMRExpo ...
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First EIT Wild Card winner, DX-Labtrack, receiving €2 million to develop real-time sample monitoring

The first team announced as a winner of the EIT Health Wild Card competition is DX-Labtrack GmbH, which provides real-time monitori ...
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