Innovation Projects


Jorge Fernandez Garcia
Director of Innovation
EIT Health

The EIT Health Innovation Projects programme provides comprehensive support for innovations that show the potential to have a positive impact on healthcare. The most promising ideas are developed into commercially viable products through a multi-disciplinary approach, involving business, medicine, IT and other fields of knowledge.

The ideas chosen for support by the Innovation Projects pillar target the key societal challenges addressed by EIT Health: Supporting healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare. Innovation Projects offer theree different kinds of support:

  • Innovation by Ideas: New, solution-driven ideas that the creators believe will benefit society by improving healthcare.
  • Innovation by Design: Needs-driven projects that are created to address a recognised market need or societal problem, to deliver tangible results for citizens.
  • Wild Card Projects: Innovative, high-risk and ground-breaking ideas that address healthcare challenges and have the potential to transform an area within European healthcare.

Current projects

Innovation by Ideas
Innovation by Design
Wild Card

Innovation Projects News

EIT Health-supported start-up Diabeloop wins big display in New York's Times Square

As a winner of the 20 September Investors Day Pitch contest, organised by EIT and Nasdaq, Diabeloop, a start-up supported by EIT Health, was awarded the prize of being promoted in a massive billboard ...
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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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Are you willing to try microgravity in healthcare?

The EIT Health Community has now been introduced to the new opportunities provided with microgravity in the health industry. Microgravity helps in analysing proteins and large molecules, advancing nanofluidics and improved drug delivery systems, among ...
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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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Video: Workshop on EIT Health Innovation Project that helps fight superbugs

A new video provides a presentation of a workshop organised around BL-DetectTool, an EIT Health Innovation Project that supports a simple affordable system for detecting antimicrobial-resistant superbugs. The gathering, held in Bar ...
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Altran and Sanofi support Wild Card challenge regarding mental and brain health

Altran and Sanofi, two core EIT Health partners from France, are supporting one of the two challenges laid out for this year’s EIT Health Wild Card programme: mental and brain health.
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Governments get behind EIT Health-backed Stockholm3 prostate cancer test

The Stockholm3 blood test, which provides more accurate diagnostics for prostate cancer and is supported by EIT Health, announced new government backing in two separate developments at the end of 2018: Stockholm3 will become a standard part of ...
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Video interview: Health Movement incentivises healthy behaviour

In this video interview, Petra Sommarlund and Fredrik Söder, project leaders of the Health Movement, an EIT Health Innovation Project, discuss the effort to make healthier behaviours pay off.
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Mental and brain health, and digital biomarkers, to be Wild Card challenges for 2019

The EIT Health Wild Card Programme officially launched its quest to build two new ventures that will tackle the challenge areas of Mental and Brain Health and Digital Biomarkers for Early Diagnos ...
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Q&A: Abtrace Wild Card project employs AI to fight drug-resistant superbugs

Abtrace, a team that seeks to slow the development of “superbugs” by ensuring that antibiotics are used with optimum efficiency, was named on 23 November 2018 as one of two teams that will receive support in the first EIT Health Wi ...
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