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May 2019                                                                                                       View this email in your browser
Dear EIT Health Partners and Friends,
At this stage of the BP2020 Call for Proposals I would like to extend my congratulations to all of you whose proposals were invited to the hearings. Many of your proposals convinced the external reviewers through impactful ideas for innovative products/services, programmes to strengthen entrepreneurship education, or new tools to support start-up formation and growth! We look forward to seeing you at this week's hearing training in Frankfurt in order to polish the content of your hearing presentations (as well as its delivery!) and prepare for the subsequent Q&A session. The EIT Health Germany team wishes you all the very best as your proposals progress to the next round of the evaluation process. Or as we say in German: Toi, toi, toi!

In terms of BP2019 Innovation Projects mid-term reviews are coming up and - as a new exclusive offer to EIT Health Germany partners - we will for the first time provide Mid-term Review Training. The training will take place on 17th & 18th June 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. All activity leads of projects led by EIT Health Germany core and associate partners are invited to find out what is expected at the mid-term reviews, how to best present their progress to date, as well as receiving insights into the types of questions they should expect during the review. (Information & Registration details below)

Please be also reminded of the upcoming EIT Health Germany - Online Partner Meeting on 4th June 2019  as well as the EIT Health e.V. - Online Partner Assembly on 5th June 2019. (Detailed information below.) The former event will provide an opportunity to ask question about the latter as well as receiving an update on all things German CLC.

Finally a quick note on the EIT Health Germany Summer event: The Ship for Health Innovations Pitches (SHIP) will set sails on 26th June 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. Join us to see the best BioTech, MedTech and Digital Health Start-ups from across the DACH region pitching for one of our EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards (valued at 50.000 Euro) and a coveted place in the European Health Catapult Semifinals. We are looking forward to seeing many of you there. (Link to register below)

As always I hope you enjoy reading the below, and please do not hesitate to get in touch, if you’d like to chat further. 

Best wishes,

Dr. Katharina Ladewig
Managing Director EIT Health Germany

Cross-KIC Project STOP seeks innovative proposals to curb childhood obesity in Europe

The STOP (Science & Technology in Childhood Obesity Policy) Consortium, in collaboration with EIT Health and EIT Food, has launched a call for industry-led projects aimed at developing innovations to curb childhood obesity in Europe – either by making critical improvements in the food environments faced by children and their families or by increasing children’s fitness through physical activity. The call is open to both for-profit and non-profit start-ups, SMEs and large organisations until 23rd May 2019.

Save-the-Date: EIT Health Germany Mid-term Review Training (17th & 18th June 2019, Heidelberg, Germany)

The goal of our Mid-term Review Training is to prepare BP2019 projects/activities led by partners of the German CLC for their Mid-term Reviews. We will discuss activity progress to date, review the amendments that were submitted as part of the BP amendment, check if support is needed, and project the course of action until year-end. During our Mid-term Review Training, we will work on the content and the style of the presentation and the Q&A session. The Mid-term Review Training is a one-day training. Partners can choose freely between 17th and 18th June 2019. Register now!


SHIP - Ship for Health Innovation Pitches on 26th June 2019 in Heidelberg

The start-ups to pitch for the 2019 EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards aboard the EIT Health Germany Ship for Health Innovations Pitches (SHIP) 2019 were selected! We also selected the regional finalists for the 2019 edition of the European Healthcare Catapult.
We look forward to meeting you - our dear Partners - on Wed 26th Jun 2019, when we will set sails in Heidelberg, Germany to cruise along the Neckar, Germany. Don't miss it! 

Missed the deadlines for this year's EIT Health Start-up Programmes? Then check out the EIT Health Mentoring & Coaching Network 

EIT Health’s Mentoring & Coaching Network (MCN) gathers subject matter experts and top-notch mentors from all over Europe to help with the specific needs of start-ups in medtech, biotech and digital health and provide customised coaching. This expertise of the EIT Health network can now be accessed on-demand! Click below to find out how.

WE Health - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Health Innovation

The campus programme "WE Health" aims to increase the participation of women in health innovation & entrepreneurship, by providing capacity building specifically tailored to women’s needs and by supporting their professional advancement. The 2nd Module of this year's programme will take place in Munich from 3rd to 5th June 2019The aim of this module is to address the entrepreneurial challenges of women striving to found their own healthcare venture. Click below for more details incl. registration details.

SEP- GHIM - A Programme with a Truly Global Scope

SEP GHIM – the Senior Executive Programme in Global Health Innovation Management supported by EIT Health provides a unique opportunity for Health Innovators to gain the knowledge, insights and skills needed to make a real difference in Global Health. The modular Programme is a learning journey starting with the broader Global Health context. The first module ‘Global Health Challenges and Strategies for Change’, will take place between 20th - 24th May 2019 at the Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, Heidelberg (Germany).

EIT Health Germany News
EIT Health Germany - Online Partner Meeting on 4th June 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 4th June 2019 (12:00am to 1:00pm (CEST) via zoom Meeting). This meeting is open to all master contacts, existing and prospective PIs, interested staff/employees from EIT Health Germany partners. We will cover a variety of topics such as providing an overview of our current BP2019 activity portfolio and the next steps in the BP2020 call for proposals, upcoming events, as well as discussion of the most important items on the agenda of the EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly the following day.

EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly (online) on 5th June 2019

We would like to remind you of the next EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly, which will take place on the 5th June 2019 (2:30 – 4:30pm (CEST)) in the form of a teleconference. The key topics for this statutory Partner Assembly will be an update on the current activities of EIT Health and an outlook on future activities, key results of 2018, the closure of the 2018 annual accounts, proposed changes to the Articles of Association as well as the (re)election of some SB members. We kindly ask you to register briefly under this link
German Partners are encouraged to participate in the EIT Health Germany - Online Partner Meeting held the day prior (for details please see above) to receive further insights into the above topics. For additional questions please contact your key account manager.

Meet our BP2019 Innovation Projects: CLOSE

Being one of the first innovation projects run within EIT Health, CLOSE is now in its fourth and last year of funding. Let’s look at what the team around EIT Health Germany partner Profil Institut für Stoffwechselforschung has achieved.

EIT Health Network takes Top Spots on "Europe's Most Innovative Universities" Ranking

Last week, Reuters released its Top 100 list of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities, which saw universities within the EIT Health network rank very highly. In this fourth annual ranking, EIT Health partners accounted for 48% of the Top 25, and took all of the top five spots. Congratulations to EIT Health Germany Partners FAU Erlangen, EPFL and TUM Munich who all placed in the Top-Ten.

Opportunities & Deadlines

16 & 17 May 2019: EIT Health Germany Hearing Training in Frankfurt, Germany

21 - 22 May 2019: EIT Health at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg, Germany

24 - 25 May 2019: EIT Health Germany at eHealth 2019

4 June 2019: EIT Health Germany Online Partner Meeting (online)

5 June 2019: EIT Health e.V. Partner Assembly (online)

17 - 18 June 2019: EIT Health Germany – Mid-term Review Training
EIT Health Germany Partner News
Fraunhofer Annual Conference and Presentation of the Fraunhofer Research Awards

In 2019 the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft celebrates its 70th anniversary. Founded to rebuild the local economy, with a clear focus on new key technologies and markets, it has become Europe’s largest organization for applied research and the innovation engine of the German economy.

University Hospital Erlangen opens Europe's most modern cardiac catheter laboratory

A heart attack requires very fast medical care in order to preserve as many heart muscle cells as possible. The Medical Clinic 2 – Cardiology and Angiology of the University Hospital Erlangen is now using most innovative technology in the treatment of various heart diseases and has equipped the heart catheter laboratory with the latest angiography system.

Biogogical tissue from the 3D printer

A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has been developing and optimising bio-inks suitable for additive production for years in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart. By varying the composition of the biomaterial, the researchers can expand their portfolio to include bone and vascularisation inks.


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