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April 2019
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Dear EIT Health InnoStars friends, 

We have officially begun the summer school season with EIT Health and our Partners! The new website with all of new summer school opportunities is already live. This year EIT Health will offer 13 summer programmes and many more education options that will soon be presented in the InnoStars 2019 Campus Catalogue. InnoStars Partners will lead 7 Campus programmes and participate in 30 more. This is a perfect way to expand your professional skills this year!
We are active on the start-up scene. InnoStars submitted the highest number of start-ups to the 2019 European Health Catapult, more than any of the CLCs! Congratulations and thank you for your efforts in referring high potential start-ups to us.
We are all in the middle of the call process and we are now awaiting invitations to the hearings. InnoStars Partners are involved in 103 submitted proposals (56 Innovation, 7 Accelerator, 40 Campus) which is a healthy increase since last year. We are facing the challenge to increase our success rate further, especially in the Innovation Projects. This year, the projects benefited greatly from both the Stage 0 support and the local experts pool, which were very well received by the Partners. That said, we are constantly looking for ideas and partner feedback on how to improve the quality of the project ideas and applications. As ever we are always open to ideas and invite you to contact your Regional Managers with any suggestions. InnoStars is also looking forward to the Partners Assembly that will be held on 12 June in Budapest, where we will present and discuss strategies, plans and tactics to support organisational and ecosystem development. We will be more than happy to receive any suggestions or comments you may have around ways to boost innovation in our regions and the associated challenges.
Last but not least we are delighted to announce that, at the end of March, the EIT Jumpstarter received the 2019 European Association Award for the Best Association Training Initiative. This project is coordinated by a team from EIT Health InnoStars, EIT Food and EIT Raw Materials. This award clearly demonstrates that our mentoring and training programme for young, talented people from the health, food and raw materials industries has a real, positive impact and helps to develop the innovation ecosystem in Europe!

With best wishes,
Balazs Furjes | Managing Director EIT Health InnoStars

InnoStars Updates


It's a Win! EIT Jumpstarter with the European Association Award!

This is a great occassion to celebrate for InnoStars! EIT Jumpstarter, a competition and training programme for start-ups run cooperatively by EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials and EIT Food, won the Best Association Training Initiative category in the European Association Awards, presented during a ceremony in Brussels on 28 March. Read more.


EIT Health launches 2019 Summer School Programme

HelloAI, McTIVAgeing, L-EAD and many more opportunities are waiting for students and professionals. This year, EIT Health will run 13 summer schools across Europe, focusing on fostering healthy lifestyles, innovation in healthcare and supporting digital transformation. All Summer Schools are now available on a dedicated website. Read more.


InnoStars will host the EIT Health Think Tank Roundtable - Join the Digital Town Hall and learn more!

The EIT Health Think Tank will tackle the challenge of “Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success” in 2019. It will drive analysis of the innovation pathways across European regions, and provide recommendations for speeding up the process of delivering innovations to patients. One of the Think Tank’s Roundtables will be hosted by InnoStars in Portugal in September. You can join online discussion during the EIT Health Digital Town Hall: 7 May 2019, 10-11am CET. Register here & join the discussion with Jan-Philipp Beck (EIT Health CEO), Børlum Kristensen (EIT Health Think Tank Chair), Bieke Van Gorp (FibriCheck) and Martin Steinberg (Stockholm3).


New events for healthcare leaders: Morning Health Talks by InnoStars

EIT Health InnoStars is launching a new series of executive breakfast & networking meetings in Budapest. Morning Health Talks will be cyclical meetings dedicated to forward-thinking healthcare professionals who are interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest innovation trends. The first event will be held on 27 May. The focus of this meeting will be “R&D for health needs: how to leverage real-world evidence?”. Read more.


Go outside the lab: interview with Oxipit

EIT Health InnoStars presents a new episode of a series of talks with inspiring people in our community who develop innovative ideas. We ask about their journeys, while developing ideas, their professional career paths and motivations. It's time for Oxipit - InnoStars Awards 2018 Winner. Read more.


Europe's largest Research Project on Childhood Obesity launches Call for Innovations

STOP (Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy) examines potential opportunities for interventions to help reduce the high burden obesity in Europe. The STOP project is a Horizon2020 project and this particular call is the result of a collaboration between EIT Health and EIT Food. The total budget available for the call is €600 000 and the deadline for applications is 23 May, 17:00 CET. Read more.
InnoStars Partners News


Women empowerment day with WE Health

Women Empowerment Day is a one-day workshop organised by EIT Health Core Partner Medical University of Łódź in collaboration with IESE Business School and several other partners.
When: 8 May, Lodz, Poland
Register here.


Biodesign Innovation Fellowship Programme: Health+

Four talented people sought for Health+ Innovation Fellowship! 
Registration deadline: 6 May
Application form is available here.

RIS Hub News


EIT Health InnoStars @Health Literacy Roundtable in Porto

Under the Doctoral Program in Digital Media UT Austin Portugal, the University of Porto (one of the EIT Health RIS Hubs) and the Creative Labor Health Literacy (LACLIS) will organize the Think Tank Roundtables around Health Literacy and Communication challenges. Read more about the Think Tank Roundtables here.
When: 9 May 2019


EIT Food invites talents from RIS countries for internships

The EIT Food RIS Fellowships project aims to provide internships for the best students and graduates from RIS countries. The deadline for application: 13 May. More information: project website.


Health For All 2019: a summary of the conference

Health for All: Science and Innovation Week 2019 took place from 8 to 12 April in Kaunas. This was the first edition of this conference organised by the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, in cooperation with EIT Health. Read the summary.


InnoStars @InnoPesc 2019

InnoPécs Conference 2019, the annual start-up event in Pécs, Hungary, took place on 24 April at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs (one of the EIT Health RIS Hubs). Read more.


Technorama 2019

“Technorama” is an international event of Kaunas University of Technology. Each year the exhibition invites more than 2000 visitors and more than 60 researchers from different universities present their innovations. EIT Health will award the most innovative ideas.
When: 9 May, KTU “Santaka Valley”
Register here


Digital Health Venture Forum 2019

The forum, organised by the University of Porto (EIT Health RIS Hub) and Tech Tour will promote innovation and investment in the best technology companies from across Europe. Read more.
When: 23-24 May, University of Porto
Register here.

Watch our videos

In EIT Health Campus we offer Entrepreneurial and Collaborative Education to drive innovation in healthcare. Check our newest website with Summer School programmes 2019: 

Media about us

Mikołaj Gurdała, EIT Health InnoStars Innovation Manager discusses tech and medicine with a journalist from the Polish medical portal - Read the full interview in English here.

Save the Date

April: May: June:
  • Hearings for projects proposals (Campus, Accelerator) - 3-7 June, Munich
  • InnoStars Partners Assembly - 12 June, Budapest (more details will be available soon)
  • InnoStars Partners Education Meeting - 13 June, Budapest (more details will be available soon)

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