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EIT launches Hub in Tel Aviv, linking European and Israeli innovation ecosystems

The EIT launched a new innovation Hub in Tel Aviv yesterday to create greater opportunities for European and Israeli innovators and entrepreneurs. The Hub will strengthen the EIT Community’s activities in Israel ...
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EIT Health Summit 2019 urges health innovators to put the patient front and centre

By focusing on patient-centred outcomes we will create innovation that truly matters – this was the clear message from healthcare thought-leaders and delegates at the EIT Health Summit 2019.
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Forty students celebrate graduation from EIT Health Master's programmes

Forty graduates from the four EIT Health Master’s programmes that have the EIT Label celebrated their graduation at a 1 December 2019 ceremony held at the Palais Brongniart in Paris, France.
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European Health Catapult: Solutions for blindness, diabetes and epilepsy take top prizes

The winners of EIT Health's European Health Catapult were chosen after a final pitch contest at the EIT Health Summit in Paris on 2 December 2019. The top-prizes went to: SparingV ...
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Region Ile-de-France to host EIT Health and EIF Venture Centre of Excellence

The Ile-de-France region has been selected as host of EIT Health and the European Investment Fund (EIF) international Venture Centre of Excellence, and the region will provide financial support of up to €200 000.
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EIT Health-supported start-up Diabeloop announces €31-million Series B round of funding

Diabeloop, an EIT Health-supported start-up developing an artificial pancreas system, this week announced that it has completed a €31-million Series B round of funding. The funding wi ...
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TeiaCare raises €1.1M in funding for monitoring technology with the help of the EIT Health Investor Network

Italian start-up TeiaCare announced today that the EIT Health Investor Network helped them raise €1.1 m ...
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Two new EIT Health Wild Card start-ups begin their journey with up to €2 million in funding

After months of training and competition, two teams, one developing solutions for post-operative cognitive disorders and another working on clinical trial screening fo ...
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EIT Health Degree Programmes on ageing brains and data analytics earn prestigious EIT Label

PhD-level training on caring for the brains of older adults and a Master's in healthcare data analytics and entrepreneurship are the latest EIT Health degree programme ...
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EIT Health-backed initiative on data in healthcare is launched at the European Patients’ Forum Congress

EIT Health joined the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and other key players in launching the "Data Saves Lives" initiati ...
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EIT Health Accelerator programme receives global recognition of impact and performance

EIT Health’s Accelerator programme has been awarded recognition in the "Most Promising – Young Programme" category of UBI Global's prestigious ranking of incubators and accelerators world ...
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Ten start-ups show well-honed pitches in conclusion of EIT Health Validation Lab

A scanner that uses AI to quickly assess wounds was the winner, while the runners up were innovations for use in surgery and after, at the pitch contest that wrapped up the 2019 edition of the EIT Health Validat ...
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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 ...
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EIT Health holds panel on AI and ethics at the World Health Summit

EIT Health presented learnings from a survey it produced at the request of the European Commission’s High-Level Group on AI during a panel discussion on "The Role of AI in Healthcare Innovation: Ethical Challenges of AI Innovation" at the World Health ...
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EIT Health and others in EIT Community discover strengths of Israel's innovation ecosystem

EIT Health, together with EIT Food, EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Climate Community, met at the new EIT Hub in Israel between 21-26 September 2019 to learn more about the Isr ...
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EIT Health invites start-ups to join global competition targeting improvements in healthy longevity

EIT Health, in collaboration with the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and seven other global organizations, today announced tha ...
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Food4Health projects kick-off as new teams meet

With project teams confirmed, Food4Health's first two projects officially launched on 1 September and held their kick-off meetings shortly after: the STOP MetSyn team met 20 September and MuscleCancer met 10 October.
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Seven digital health start-ups pitch to win European Health Catapult semi-finals in London

A cloud-based service leveraging AI to transform medical images into a digital 3D map of a patient's heart, a smartwatch providing personalised preventive care and digital ...
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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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