Annabel Ferrer
Office Manager
EIT Health Spain


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

31 December 2019

The Investor Network is open for start-ups looking for funding

The EIT Health Investor Network is the first pan-European, EU-driven network solely focused on financing health innovation. This programme, part of EIT Health Accelerator, aims to connect European health-oriented investors and promising st ...

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EIT Health Spain

EIT Health Spain has partners from five regions (Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia, Basque Country and Andalusia) offering a vibrant innovation environment with close ties between businesses, universities, university hospitals and healthcare providers who act as strong agents in the three pillars of the innovation triangle: research, education and business creation.

Our vision is to be a reference alliance in health, enhancing the prevention and promotion of active aging and improvement of the chronic patient. We work to ensure sustainability of the Spanish node and foster collaboration at both the national and international levels.

EIT Health Spain partners' competences and strengths cover five key strategic areas: treating and managing chronic diseases, employing big data and health analytics, self-managing health, overcoming functional loss and improving the healthcare system.

Our CLC headquarters are located in the Barcelona Science Park, at the University of Barcelona.

EIT Health Spain News

A closer look at RGS@HOME, MERLIN and Vigo

World Stroke Day: EIT Health Innovation Projects facilitate rehab

For 29 October 2019, World Stroke Day, we pay attention to a medical condition that affects 14.5 million people every year and is the leading cause of death in women and the second leading cause of death in men. The main challenge that stroke survivor ...

They will go to the 2-3 December final at the EIT Health Summit in Paris

Seven medtech start-ups pitch to win European Health Catapult semi-finals in Spain

Devices to improve on the current approaches to suturing, intravenous medication, tumour surgery, extracorporeal waste removal and diagnostics – as well as a wheelchair controlled by head movements and a watch to measure glucose levels – have earned s ...

Biotech, medtech and digital health innovations backed with funding, expert advice and a powerful network

EIT Health Spain awards Headstart support to 15 start-ups

EIT Health Spain on 16 July 2019 announced the 15 Spanish start-ups selected for 2019 Headstart support, which includes funding, mentoring and networking opportunities.

InPhysEd is all set to run in July

Innovative Campus summer school makes physical education inclusive

The EIT Health InPhysEd Summer School will be organised by Trinity College Dublin, running between 7-12 July 2019 in Dublin and 14-19 July in Munich. The school will encourage participants to develop and pitch solutions to the challenge of including s ...

She replaces Dr. Marco Pugliese, who shepherded the organisation since its founding

Dr. Cristina Bescos is new Managing Director of EIT Health Spain

Dr. Cristina Bescos has been named the new Managing Director of EIT Health Spain. She began her work 8 April 2019, after being approved by the EIT Health Spain Board to take over the position that had been held by Dr. Marco Pugliese since the creation ...

4 March meeting to be followed by 15-16 May workshop

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.

EIT Health-supported team fights skepticism in its war on cancer

Peptomyc publication details preclinical validation of new inhibitor to treat cancer

Peptomyc S.L., a spin-off company in Barcelona supported and accelerated by EIT Health, has just published a paper in Science Translational Medicine that shows evidence of its Omomyc mini-protein as an efficient Myc inhibitor for the treatment of non- ...

Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting.

Spanish Innovation Health sector meets up in Barcelona – see videos

Partners, innovators, researchers and education professionals gathered in Barcelona, Spain, 15 January 2019, at the Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting. The event was hosted by IESE Business School and chaired by Teresa Riesgo, Managing Director of ...

Five of 17 Spanish start-ups chosen for funding are supported by EIT Health

Start-ups backed by EIT Health Spain garner strong Horizon 2020 support

Spain received more financing for SMEs than any other country during the last round of the European Commission's Instrument for SMEs in the framework of the Horizon 2020 strategy, and almost 30% of the Spanish start-ups funded are supported by EIT Hea ...

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EIT Health Think Tank releases report on Big Data and healthcare at Summit

The results of the first year of EIT Health Think Tank discussions, covering the potential for Big Data in healthcare, were presented 5 December 2018 at the EIT Health Summit in Lodz, Poland, and are now available online here.

Students work on healthcare innovation in teams; one more date set for March

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 ...

Co-creating new strategies to help citizens and patients be in control of their food intake

EIT Health and EIT Food organise workshop on food and health

The Barcelona Science Park hosted the event organised by EIT Health Spain and EIT Food CLC South with the aim of promoting synergies and fostering collaboration between agents of both ecosystems. The 54 participants from 11 different countries attende ...

A three-day workshop in Barcelona supporting female leaders and innovators in identifying opportunities

WE Health Module 3: Empowering Women Leadership in Health Innovation

On 17-19 September, IESE Business School hosted the third module of the Capacity Building Programme offered by the Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation (WE Health), a strategic EIT Health Campus project. Around forty women from seven ...

Five of our nominees were finalists for EIT Awards

EIT Health wins 3 of 5 top European awards for innovations to treat cancer, predict Alzheimer’s and detect stroke risk

The scientist-CEO behind a ground-breaking treatment for cancer, and start-ups that screen for stroke risk and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, were winners as EIT Health nominees took three of the five EIT Awards at the 4 October 2018 INNOVE ...

The 4th call of CaixaImpulse programme guides 20 biomedical projects from the laboratory to the market

Caixampulse will help 20 biomedical projects towards the market

The development of a diagnostic kit for patients with septicaemia and septic shock, a coating bacterial repellent to reduce hospital-acquired infections and new therapeutic treatments against different types of cancer are examples of some of the 20 bi ...

During the event, EIT Health initiatives were promoted as well.

EIT Health participates in BioSpain

EIT Health Spain was present at the IX International BioSpain Biotechnology Meeting 2018, organised by the Spanish Association of Biocompanies (ASEBIO) and the Government of Andalusia. The event was held this year on 25-27 September, in the Palace of ...

This course focused on co-creation methods for developing d-health solutions

A recap on the d-HealthyLife pilot training course in Barcelona

Thirty participants from different countries and sectors - around nineteen of whom were part of EIT Health Partners - attended this training which aimed to introduce digital health professionals to product co-creation processes.

Support for early-stage start-ups

EIT Health Spain names 15 winners of Headstart funding

EIT Health Spain has announced 15 local winners of Headstart funds – which are grants designed to help early-stage companies and SMEs develop their new products and services.

EIT Health partners will host the 2nd Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data event

Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data Event: Register by 5 September

On the 13-14 of September, EIT Health partners University Medical Center Groningen and University Groningen Centre for Entrepreneurship, together with Biomarker Bay, will host the 2nd Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data event. The event ...

This programme is addressed to programme directors and trainers of healthcare

Train the Healthcare Manager Trainer programme 1st edition: Register by 31 August 2018

The "Train the Healthcare Manager Trainer" is a three-day programme for developing teacher capabilities on emerging competencies for senior healthcare managers.

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