Digital Resources

Bettina Blees
Communications Lead
EIT Health Germany



17 October 2019

Attend the CRISH short course: Co-creating Innovative Solutions for Health

CRISH (Co-cReating Innovative Solutions for Health) is a short course that brings together key stakeholders from across all health sectors – patients, caregivers, researchers, healthcare professionals, policy makers and other healthcare allied p ...

15 November 2019

EIT Health Alumni photo contest: Post your pictures!

Do you have a flair for photography and share our passion for the EIT Health Alumni Community? Take a picture that shows the spirit of our Alumni community best, post it on our EIT Health Alumni facebook page&n ...

31 October 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 ...

16 November 2019

Students can cooperate and compete in 31 i-Days around Europe, 10 October-16 November 2019

EIT Health Innovation Days (i-Days) promote health innovation among university students through one-to-two-day programmes held at academic institutions around Europe. Students receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and work in mu ...

04 November 2019

Participate in the EIT Health AMR Hackathon 2019

EIT Health invites all medical and veterinary students and doctors, infection control practitioners and individuals working in the health sector interested in making a real change in the field of AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) to be part of EIT Health ...

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

EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards round two: Start-ups can apply until 12 September

For the second time this year, EIT Health Germany will present the EIT Health Headstart Awards to young healthcare start-ups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who are working on innovativ ...
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CLOSE: Creating trust & credibility

When introducing AP-related outcome predictors and performance indicators, the pan-European consortium CLOSE (Automated Glucose Control at Home for People with Chronic Disease) follows a practice-oriented iterative learning approach involving interdis ...
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Start-ups Meet Pharma: Teams tackle challenges set by industry

Fourteen healthcare start-ups participated in this year’s premiere of the EIT Health Start-ups Meet Pharma Programme – and were equally enthusiastic in the end!
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Startups pitched at the “Acceleration Day” of the EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich 2019

On July 12, the final of the “EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich 2019” took place at BioM in Martinsried ...
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EIT Health GoGlobal will introduce 13 European companies to the Canadian market

Following an intensive selection process by a dedicated European-Canadian jury, 13 European companies were named as participants the 2019 edition of the EIT Health GoGlobal Canada programme, which will offer them a ...
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After pitches on a ship, EIT Health Germany awards six firms Headstart support

EIT Health Germany named six start-ups to receive EIT Health Headstart support, following a pitch contest that took place on a ship cruising through the Neckar Valley around Heidelberg, Germany on 26 June 2019.
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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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