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EIT Health-backed innovation for children with type 1 diabetes triumphs in prestigious European awards

Innovation in children’s healthcare is having a moment in the spotlight, following an award win for a pioneering technology ...
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Hans-Peter Lauffs is new EIT Health COO

Hans-Peter Lauffs, who has extensive management experience and has been working in the healthcare sector for more than 10 years, is the new COO of EIT Health and the Deputy Chairman of the organisation’s Management Board, starting 15 October 2019.
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EIT Health launches Call for Proposals for activities in 2021

EIT Health has opened the Call for Proposals for its 2021 healthcare innovation activities in the fields of innovation projects, education and business creation. The projects that EIT Health's Partners and their collaborators undertake usually involve ...
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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 ...
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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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For World Heart Day, EIT Health showcases innovations in the fight against cardiovascular disease

On the occasion of World Heart Day, 29 September 2019, EIT Health is celebrating the innovations that the community is driving to help improve ...
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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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Interactive report about EIT Health's first three years of operation

A new report has launched providing an overview of EIT Health's first three years of operation, from our earliest beginnings through to the impressive consortium of the world’s leading players in healthcare that we see today. In one combined overview, ...
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EIF and EIT Health will collaborate to attract support for Europe’s health and life science sector

EIT Health and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to attract additional funding to the health and ...
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HeaLIQs4Cities 2019: Healthy Living Room on-the-go reaches out to citizens

HeaLIQs4Cities is one of the EIT Health projects enhancing healthier lives of European citizens. For the first time the Healthy Living Room is mobile, hitting the road on 4 September 2019.
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The three most popular domains of early-stage healthcare innovations in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe

On the basis of their experience with participants of EIT Jumpstarter programme, experts running th ...
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EIT Health Investor Network helps French start-up raise €1.8m to combat loneliness in chronic disease

French start-up Wefight announced that they have raised €1.8 million to accelerate the development of their virtual companion t ...
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EIT Health-accelerated start-up launches innovative AI yoga app

YogaNotch is an innovative app developed by Notch Interfaces, a Hungarian start-up that won an EIT Health InnoStars Award in 2016. Almost three years after the team received EIT Health support, they have launched an intelligent application and smart d ...
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Surge-on Medical premieres EIT Health-supported European crowdfunding platform aescuvest.eu

Surge-on Medical, a Dutch start-up setting new standards with its fully steerable instruments for minimally invasive surgery, became the first firm to receive assistan ...
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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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UK-Ireland EIT Health Headstart competition in Dublin: 13 start-ups win €50k each

Thirteen start-ups, addressing challenges such as heart disease, wound closure, chronic neuropathic pain and lung cancer, will receive EIT Health funding and networking support after winning the UK-Ireland H ...
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EIT Hub presented in Israel

The establishment of the EIT Hub in Israel is expected to expand the EIT Community’s presence and volume of activities in the country in particular in the area of business support.
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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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InnoStars Awards 2019 boost 15 start-ups from Regional Innovation Scheme countries

Fifteen start-ups from Central, Eastern and Southern European countries that are still developing in terms of healthcare innovation will be given €25 000 in funding, as well as training and mentorin ...
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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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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.
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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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After months of preparation, healthcare start-ups pitch in EIT Health Wild Card 2019 final

Six teams, made up of some of Europe’s most promising, innovative entrepreneurs, gather to pitch their ideas for transforming European healthcare in EIT Health’s Wild Card ...
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InnoStars names 15 innovative healthcare start-ups as recipients of 2019 EIT Health Headstart support

EIT Health InnoStars has chosen 15 InnoStars start-ups as the winners of EIT Health Headstart support for 2019. They will recei ...
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EIT Health nominates outstanding healthcare innovators for prestigious EIT Awards 2019

EIT Health’s nominees for the EIT Awards 2019 have promising innovations: A wireless, contactless system for unobtrusive home monitoring of patients while they sleep; a system to help chi ...
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EIT Health France awards 15 start-ups Headstart support for 2019

EIT Health France chose 15 French start-ups as winners of EIT Health Headstart support after an intensive three days of pitching by 31 contestants during 1-3 July 2019. The winning start-ups are developing innovations like improved cancer-drug deliver ...
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Bridgehead chooses 15 more start-ups for support in 2nd selection round for 2019

In its second round of selections for 2019, EIT Health’s Bridgehead chose 15 promising start-ups to receive support on their international journeys, during which they will take their healthcare innovation produc ...
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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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Thirty-five EIT Health Success Stories from 2018 approved by EIT

Among the many successes in healthcare innovation in 2018 made possible by EIT Health, 35 “Success Stories” have been approved as outstanding examples of the work we do by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an EU body that supp ...
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42 start-ups chosen for the EIT Health European Health Catapult semifinals

Following elimination rounds in all of EIT Health’s Regions, 42 start-ups have been named to compete in the semifinals of EIT Health’s prestigious European Health Catapult competition. The start-ups described below, offering innovative ...
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