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August 2019                                                                                                  View this email in your browser
Dear EIT Health Partners and Friends,
I trust you are all enjoying some well-deserved downtime with your loved ones, and welcome you to this mid-summer edition of the EIT Health Germany CLC Newsletter.

Looking back at the past weeks, I am pleased to say that - besides some beautiful summer days - July had some very exciting news in stow for us: Firstly,  EIT Health nominated two outstanding healthcare innovators from the German CLC for the prestigious EIT Awards 2019: Maria Sievert, CEO & Co-Founder of inveox (EIT Woman Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award), and Max Sieghold, CEO & Co-Founder of Sleepiz AG, (EIT Venture Award). We are now very much looking forward to the EIT Awards ceremony, which is to be held in Budapest, Hungary, on 15 October 2019 during the EIT’s annual innovation forum INNOVEIT. Secondly, but no less gratifyingly, I would like to congratulate the academic EIT Health Germany partners RWTH Aachen University, University of Heidelberg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and TU Munich on being selected as "universities of excellence" by the German Excellence Commission after a tough selection process. The "excellence strategy" initiative is a joint initiative of the federal and state governments of Germany and provides ~148mio Euro in funding to the selected "universities of excellence" on an annual basis for many years to come.

Looking into the near-term future, we have many exciting events ahead of us and I do encourage you to peruse the detailed list below as we have partnered with some very interesting new partners for some of these events, such as the Gesundheitswirtschaft Rhein-Main (e-Health Kongress 2019), Business Angel Network Germany (Venture.Med 2019), Aescuvest.eu (Launch EIT Health Crowdfunding Platform) and Frontiers Health. EIT Health Germany Partners can obtain free or discounted tickets to many of these events. 

It's not long to go until the EIT Health Germany Annual Symposium either, which will take place 4-5th Nov 2019 in Mannheim, Germany. You are cordially invited to join other EIT Health Germany partners, as well as the partners and CLC team from EIT Health France for this bilateral meeting which focusses on cross-border cooperation in two important fields: “Artificial Intelligence in Health” and “Antimicrobial Resistance”. Registrations are open now and I would like to remind you that the final deadline to submit your abstract is 20th August 2019 (details below).

Finally, please be also reminded of the upcoming EIT Health Germany - Online Partner Meeting (6th September 2019, Zoom) as well as the EIT Health e.V. - Online Partner Assembly (12th September 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands). The former event will cover a variety of topics such as providing an overview of the BP2021 call process and upcoming events (Matchmaking, Ideation, Workshops) and interesting further EIT Health initiatives. The latter will seek approval for EIT Health's Business Plan 2020.

Wishing you a most wonderful and restful break!
 

Dr. Katharina Ladewig
Managing Director EIT Health Germany

 
Innovation 
Telemedicine Workshop for EIT Health Partners and EIT Health-Supported Start-ups - Register now!

EIT Health partners and EIT Health-supported start-ups from across all Co-Location Centres (CLCs) are invited to join the upcoming Telemedicine Workshop (24 Sep 2019, Aachen, Germany) in order to explore new project ideas and collaboration opportunities in this field. The main goal of this one-day workshop is to initiate project proposals for the EIT Health Business Plan 2021 and to foster activities in the EIT Health Focus Area “Bringing Care Home”. Participants will have the opportunity to pitch their project ideas at the beginning of the workshop and run a roundtable discussion in the afternoon. You can express your interest in leading a roundtable discussion during the registration process. Find out more and register until 15 September 2019.




Weekly BP2021 Webinars for Partners - Join the 'BP2021 Info & Pitch Corner'!

As in previous years, the EIT Health Business Plan 2021 will offer EIT Health partners the opportunity to launch healthcare innovation activities together with other EIT Health partners from across the network, and receive funding and expert advice along the way. The Call for BP2021 Proposals will open on 1 October 2019 and will close on 25 March 2020. To learn more about the call and to exchange project ideas, all EIT Health partners are invited to join the dedicated EIT Health Germany weekly webinars, which will take place (almost) every Tuesday at 12:30PM starting on 10 September 2019. No registration required! Just dial-in via https://zoom.us/j/554100228.


 

 
Accelerator 
EIT Health Headstart Awards, Round II -  Apply now until 12th September 2019!

We have some great news for all German, Austrian and Swiss start-ups who missed out on the SHIP event this year. There is another opportunity for you to take home one of the Headstart Awards;  valued at EUR 50,000 each. On the occasion of the Frontiers Health Conference from 13-15 November 2019 in Berlin, EIT Health Germany will once again invite promising business ideas from the D.A.CH. region to pitch and compete for one of its Headstart Awards. Applications are open now and close on 12 September 2019. You can find more information about the Headstart funding programme (incl. how to apply) here.
 




"It takes a team!" - Maria Sievert, CEO & Co-Founder of inveox on her Nomination for the EIT Woman Leadership and Entrepreneurship Award

Beginning of July EIT nominated Maria Sievert, CEO & Co-Founder of Munich-based healthcare start-up inveox for the prestigious EIT Awards 2019 in the category Woman Leadership and Entrepreneurship. No question that the German CLC is thrilled about this recognition, and thus we decided to learn more about the person Maria her business, her story and motivation.




 
Campus
EIT Health Summer School "Digital Health Companions For Chronic Diseases" 

Master’s students, PhD candidates, and professionals are invited to join in the "Digital Health Companions for Chronic Diseases Summer School", taking place 9-20 September 2019 in Munich, Germany. EIT Health Germany Partners TU Munich and Gothaer Versicherungen will join forces with Philips to jointly educate students in topics at the intersection of digital assistant technologies, entrepreneurship, innovation and chronic-disease management. Participants will work together in teams, which will be coached by representatives from industry and hospital partners. Participants will further receive support from founders of successful EIT Health start-ups and from Munich’s local ecosystem to refine their business models and prototypes.



Successful EIT Health 'euVention' Summer School - 35 participants, 20 Nationalities, 12 Countries and 300 Helping Hands

"How do I offer new prevention and treatment options for people with chronic diseases or at risk of developing chronic disease by founding my own company?" The third edition of the “European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention” - euVENTION was dedicated to this challenge and took place from 21 July to 2nd August 2019 at Marsilius-Arkaden in Heidelberg, Germany.



 
EIT Health Germany News
Last Call for Abstracts for the EIT Health Germany Annual Symposium 2019 - Submit your Abstract by 20th August 2019!


For this year’s EIT Health Germany Annual Symposium we will join forces with EIT Health France to focus on cross-border cooperation in two very important fields: “Artificial Intelligence in Health” and “Antimicrobial Resistance”. Join us for this unique event and help us to showcase your novel ideas, knowledge and experience in these fields by submitting your abstract to clc.germany@eithealth.eu (Subject: Abstract – German-French Bilateral Meeting) by 20th August 2019


 

EIT Health Germany - Online Partner Meeting on 6th September 2019 


We cordially invite all EIT Health Germany Core and Associate Partners to the next informal EIT Health Germany Partner Meeting, which will take place online on 6th September 2019 (12:00am to 1:30pm (CEST) via Zoom Meeting). This meeting is open to all master contacts, existing and prospective PIs, as well as interested staff/employees from EIT Health Germany partners. We will cover a variety of topics such as providing information on upcoming Ideation and Matchmaking events and the next steps in the BP2021 Call for Proposals, as well as discussion of the most important items on the agenda of the upcoming EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly (12th September 2019).



Call for Interest to Exhibit @ the EIT Health Summit 2019 (2-3 December 2019, Paris) 


EIT Health invites partners and project teams to exhibit their successes at the EIT Health Summit 2019 that will take place 2-3 December 2019 in Paris, France. Join our quest to find the most compelling GER CLC examples of how EIT Health is living its mission of improving healthcare and lives in Europe. Read more to find out how to apply.

Opportunities & Deadlines
27 August 2019: Aescuvest.eu Launch, Berlin, Germany

28 August 2019: eHealth Congress - Start-ups meet Corporates, Frankfurt, Germany

6 September 2019: EIT Health Germany Partner Meeting (Online)

6 September 2019: Venture.Med Congress, Essen, Germany

12 September 2019: EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

24 September 2019: EIT Health Germany Telemedicine Workshop, Aachen, Germany

11 October 2019: EIT Health Germany Think Tank, Berlin, Germany

23 - 24 October 2019: 1st Matchmaking BP 2021, Barcelona, Spain

4 - 5 November 2019: Annual Symposium: Bilateral Meeting EIT Health France & Germany, Mannheim, Germany

2-3 December 2019: EIT Health Summit, Paris, France

 
EIT Health Germany Partner News
Decisions in the Excellence Strategy - German Excellence Commission Selects 4 EIT Health Partners as "Universities of Excellence"

On 19th July 2019, the Excellence Commission of the German Federal Government and the German Federal States selected four EIT Health Germany Partners as "Universities of Excellence"Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Technische Universität München and Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT) were selected amongst a total cohort of 11 universities of excellence across Germany. We are proud and congratulate our partners on this prestigious award.



 
EIT Health Germany Headstart Winner 2018 Inveox Raises 17 Million Euro for Cancer Diagnosis of the Future

After raising its largest investment round to date - a whopping 17 million Euro! - EIT Health Germany-supported start-up inveox can now move into serial production of its AI-supported laboratory automation tools, which accelerates cancer diagnoses and makes them more reliable. Founded in Munich in 2017, inveox develops systems for the digitisation, automation and networking of pathology laboratories. It strives to increase the safety and reliability of cancer diagnoses, whilst simultaneously increasing the efficiency and profitability of laboratories, and tapping into the potential for personalised diagnostics based on big data and artificial intelligence.


 
Public Consultation on the Strategic Direction of Horizon Europe - Open Now!

The European Commission launched an online consultation to prepare Horizon Europe, the forthcoming Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. Interested parties can help shape the strategic plan for the first four years of Horizon Europe. The consultation will close on 8 September 2019. Another important event to co-design Horizon Europe will be the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels from 24-26 September 2019.


 
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