Menno Kok
CLC Director
EIT Health Belgium The Netherlands


15 December 2019

EIT Health Alumni Board seeking new Regional Coordinators

If you would like to join our EIT Health Alumni Board of volunteers, here is your opportunity: we are currently looking for two volunteers to become our Regional Alumni Coordinators for Germany (DACH) and Scandinavia. Are you: based in Germany (or ...

16 December 2019

EIT Health Alumni can get free travel and hotel for 4yfn conference

Are you a start-up with an innovative idea or a solution that can improve the futre of patients? Have you already been part of one of the EIT Health Accelerator programmes? Then you are eligible to receive sponsorship for travel and a booth at 4YFN B ...

30 December 2019

Enrol in the EIT Health Ageing PhD School (Ageing@EITHealth)

EIT Health Ageing PhD School (Ageing@EITHealth) is a pan-European doctoral programme bringing together EIT Health academic and non-academic partners to train a new generation of PhD specialists in cell biology, bio-medicine, neuroscience, epidemi ...

16 March 2020

Headstart Programme adds Longevity Challenge to its opportunities for 2020

The EIT Health Headstart Programme is adding an opportunity for start-ups to compete in a global competition promoting solutions to the challenges posed by ageing. The EIT Health Headstart Programme helps start-ups accelerate the timeline of their p ...

15 December 2019

InnoStars seeks experts to evaluate RIS Innovation Project proposals

InnoStars seeks to engage experts to participate in evaluating RIS Innovation call application documents. Successful candidates will be enrolled in the InnoStars evaluator pool and the specific tasks detailed in the Request for Applications will ...

Upcoming Events

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands

Winners of an EIT Health pitch event held September 2016 in Rotterdam to present Belgian and Dutch enterprises.

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands is located in the Rotterdam business district in the newly established Cambridge Innovation Center-business incubator, just 30 minutes from Schiphol Airport and 15 minutes from Rotterdam airport . Most of the partners of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands are located within an hour’s travel of the headquarters.

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands News

11 start-ups get awarded 50.000 euro Headstart funding

The goal of the funding is to accelerate start-ups and SMEs towards market launch and commercialisation. The start-ups were selected from a pool of 38 high-quality applicants.
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Launch of a patient education platform on Deep Brain Stimulation

On November 7th 2019 in the presence of 70 participants (neurologists, neurosurgeons, patients, partners, patient platforms) an interactive patient education platform on Deep Brain Stimulation, DBS Select, was launched at Health House, Leuven, Belgium ...
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Ten start-ups show well-honed pitches in conclusion of EIT Health Validation Lab

A scanner that uses AI to quickly assess wounds was the winner, while the runners up were innovations for use in surgery and after, at the pitch contest that wrapped up the 2019 edition of the EIT Health Validat ...
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Value Based Healthcare workshop

On October 10th 2019, leading European experts in Value-Based Healthcare met in Rotterdam, The Netherlands to exchange ideas about Value-Based Healthcare (VBHC).
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Food4Health projects kick-off as new teams meet

With project teams confirmed, Food4Health's first two projects officially launched on 1 September and held their kick-off meetings shortly after: the STOP MetSyn team met 20 September and MuscleCancer met 10 October.
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Seven start-ups win European Health Catapult Biotech semi-finals in Delft

A vaccine for cancer, gene therapy for respiratory disease and an epilepsy drug that targets the disease instead of the symptoms were among the innovations winning the competitive pitch contest at EIT Health's European Health Catapult Biot ...
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163 applications received in the 1st call for Food4Health Expressions of Interest

An overwhelming 163 Expressions of Interest applications were submitted by 48 partners who are ready to start work in 2019 on the first two projects of Food4Health, a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT ...
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EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awards 9 start-ups Headstart support and €50 000

In the first Headstart call of 2019, EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands awarded nine start-ups with support that includes €50 000 in funding. The goal of the support is to accelerate start-ups a ...
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EIT Food and EIT Health Partners identify areas for cooperation at the Food4Health Workshop

The role of nutrition in preventing disease, and in helping cancer patients maintain their health, were part of the discussion when members of the EIT Health and EIT F ...
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EIT Health BeNe's Carmen van Vilsteren named to top board in Netherlands

Carmen van Vilsteren, who chairs the EIT Health Belgium / Netherlands Supervisory Board, has been named the new standard-bearer of the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Top Sector, a high-profile body established by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Eco ...
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EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative

The Food4Health collaboration, a joint initiative between EIT Food and EIT Health, was officially launched on 4 March 2019 with a kick-off meeting at the offices of EIT Health Spain in Barcelona.
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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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SeraNovo awarded an EIT Health Headstart grant to solve the insoluble

If drugs do not dissolve well, they cannot be absorbed by the person taking them, but with EIT Health Headstart support, SeraNovo is working on an innovation to improve drug solubility.
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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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Healthy Life - Healthy Workplace

On 7 and 8 November, EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands organised the second of three EIT Health Ideation Workshops in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Ideation Workshop focused on the Focus Areas “Employer leadership in improving health outcomes in the wo ...
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EIT Health-backed innovation FibriCheck earns FDA approval

Qompium, an EIT Health-backed start-up is ready to enter the American market after receiving US FDA approval for its FibriCheck app to screen for stroke risk and other health problems. The news was announced 8 October 2018, just days after Bieke Van G ...
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Students can innovate at I-Day events around Europe in November

Details have been released for 17 Innovation Days scheduled around Europe in November, to offer hundreds of students the opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills and work in teams on developing healthcare innovations. Another event is set for March ...
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Business plan contest: See what a biobank can do for your start-up and win a €10 000 voucher

Start-ups and SMEs can reap the benefits of the rich health data available in biobanks and other population health databases, and even get €10 000 worth of free ac ...
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European Health Catapult Biotech Semifinal Winners selected

The first of the three European Health Catapult (EHC) Semifinals took place in Leuven, Belgium on 24-26 September 2018. A total of 13 exceptional biotech start-ups participated in a two-day intensive training aimed at strengthening their value proposi ...
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