Sabine Schumann
Head of Communications
EIT Health

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Successes Listed

The digital laboratory of the future
Next-level Alzheimer’s screening
Bringing mobile technologies to everyday practice
RAS-Q: The lung in a backpack
Treating cancer using anti-Myc peptides
Sustainable course: Advanced Management Programme on Health Innovation
Systematically improving chronic joint pain management across Europe
Removing bottlenecks that prevent use of Antibody Drug Conjugates
Non-invasive neural stimulator for movement disorders
Online course equips online learners to maximise healthcare data
Eliminating pneumothorax during lung biopsy
Innovating to solve global health challenges
Bringing intelligence to genetic data
An artificial pancreas for Type 1 diabetes patients
Self-management systems for respiratory diseases
Smart software for healthcare support
Innovative design-based methods in the workplace
Hundreds of citizens learn about health and active ageing, and provide essential feedback
Summer school using real-life cases to catalyse innovation finds new funders
A collaborative approach to innovation in diabetes care
Citizen-centred training for healthcare professionals
Improving the measurement of joint mobility
A more natural solution to chronic constipation
Clinical Innovation Fellowship spin-off seeks to improve medical tube success
Driving health innovation for the future
Empowering women entrepreneurs in health innovation
Smart-up Lab students and other present their ideas to investors
Improved prostate cancer diagnostics
State-of-the-art tool for dementia risk assessment
Device offers inexpensive alternative to surgery for common prostate problem
New platform allows everyone to link and mine life-changing data faster, smarter and simpler
Developing next-generation biological drugs for treating wounds in skin and mucosa
Non-medicinal soft robotic for the best night’s rest
A Star-Trek like medical device that provides the solution to killing multiresistant bacteria and treating chronic wounds

Success Stories


inveox is a German start-up digitising and automating histopathology laboratories. The solution improves the safety and reliability of cancer diagnoses by preventing irregularities that can currently happen in 1-15% of all cases, due to mix-ups, conta ...
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Tubulis® offers new hope in realising the potential of Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) for targeted, personalised therapies.
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Peptomyc S.L.

Peptomyc S.L. is a spin-off company of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) and ICREA in Barcelona, Spain, created to develop a new, first-in-class, cancer therapy using innovative anti-Myc peptides.
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Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service

The Alzheimer's Disease Prediction Service (ADPS) is an EIT Health Innovation by Ideas project with the vision of making brain health measurable and thus actionable.
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FibriCheck, is the world’s only medically certified app that can help prevent strokes by detecting atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders using only a smartphone or smartwatch.
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Stockholm3 Risk Score

Stockholm3 is a blood test that detects the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by combining five protein markers, more than 100 genetic markers, clinical data and a proprietary algorithm. This non-invasive blood test reduces the number of unnecessary ...
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Selio Medical

Lung biopsy is the definitive method of lung cancer diagnosis, but it leads one-in-three patients to suffer from a collapsed lung or pneumothorax, which causes significant pain, distress and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, it is life threatenin ...
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There is new hope for patients with chronic, poorly healing wounds: "cold plasma" destroys (even multiresistant) bacteria and stimulates the body’s self-healing powers. COLDPLASMATECH developed a new wound dressing that creates cold plasma directly on ...
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Three of Europe’s top business schools – IESE Business School, Imperial College Business School and Copenhagen Business School Executive – united to create the Advanced Management Programme on Health Innovation (AMP-HI), an EIT Health Campus programme ...
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Mowoot is a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive solution to chronic constipation in the form of a wearable device that emulates the colon-specific massage techniques of professional therapists.
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JIGSAW-E is an EIT Health Innovation by Ideas project improving day-to-day management of chronic joint pain from osteoarthritis (OA). The JIGSAW-E International Community of Practice has implemented a new model of supported self-management in general ...
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Due to the success of euVENTION, a two-week summer school on innovation in chronic disease intervention held at the University of Heidelberg in 2017, the course, initially founded through EIT Health, will be replicated by new funders in 2018.
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RAS-Q®, a device made by Enmodes, offers a new therapeutic approach for patients suffering from pulmonary diseases. The device is based on conventional lung support technology, but it integrates the lung’s flexible movement via a patented compact devi ...
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Coventry Life Festival

Coventry Life Festival was a free public event held on International Older Persons Day with the aim of inspiring participants to be active, eat healthily and, most of all, connect. Every family in the region of Coventry, in the West Midlands in the UK ...
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Dementia is a global challenge with major burdens and no currently available cures. The goal of MULTI-MODE is to develop and commercialize innovative evidence-based eHealth tools for:
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Qolware GmbH is a healthcare data analytics company specialising in digital health solutions. By providing the ability to summon help quickly and provide dispatchers with accurate context information, Qolware’s solution supports patients with chronic ...
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E-lab design-thinking placement

EIT Health Starter-Labs (E-Labs) are creative centres where students work in interdisciplinary teams on real-life challenges, provided by private or public partners.
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Health and Data Analytics MOOC

The Health Data and Analytics Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is a very successful cross-KIC EIT Health Campus initiative. Some 2,133 health professionals and data analysts from more than 82 countries joined the first edition of the course to explor ...
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Neuro-Wear is an EIT Health Innovation by Design project creating a wearable neurotransmitter that uses transcranial current stimulation (TCS) to help patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric diseases, such as movement disorders, tinnitus, ...
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ONTOFORCE has developed a pioneering semantic search and information integration framework, DISQOVER, which allows everyone to link and mine life-changing data faster, smarter and simpler. Searching through an unlimited number of internal, external an ...
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HeartGenetics’s core business is transforming genetic data into actionable knowledge for healthcare professionals, through the combination of software and new genetic tests. The company started in the cardiovascular field with tests for the clinical r ...
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Meloq is a Swedish medical device SME that has developed EasyAngle, to improve and facilitate one of the most common examinations within physiotherapy – measurement of joint mobility. The motion measurement device is quick, precise, easy to use and me ...
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Global Health Case Challenge

The Global Health Case Challenge brings together students from all disciplines to tackle a critical global health challenge. Twenty-four hours after being introduced to a real-life challenge, each team must present their realistic, innovative solution ...
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Diabeloop is an artificial pancreas solution designed to drastically improve the management of Type 1 diabetes.
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MediTuner aims to be the world leader in self-management systems and home diagnostics for respiratory diseases. The vision is to improve care and make life easier for both patients and caregivers.
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CLOSE aims to innovate homecare for severely ill, insulin treated patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus by offering an integrated product and service package. Blood glucose levels will be controlled by an artificial pancreas that will be installed at ...
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During 2017, more than 100 professionals in Spain benefitted from story-based knowledge transfer activities organised by GISME at the University of Barcelona. The training is part of the CCentre project “Ensuring the autonomy of older people: innovati ...
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Ilya Pharma

Ilya Pharma, an innovative Swedish pharmaceutical company, develops drug candidates for PoC in clinical phase I and II from its technology platform of lactic acid bacteria expressing different human therapeutic proteins.
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WE Health

Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation (WE Health) is a strategic project of the EIT Health CAMPUS programme that began in 2017. The initiative aims to enhance the participation of women in health innovation and entrepreneurship activi ...
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TADA Medical

TADA Medical is a spin-off company from a Campus programme, EIT Health Clinical Innovation Fellowship in Stockholm. TADA Medical was founded by the four original members of the multidisciplinary fellowship team in 2016. The team members have backgroun ...
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EIT Health StarShip Innovaton Fellowship

StarShip is an InnoStars Innovation Fellowship Programme that trains the next generation of leaders in health innovation by providing hands-on experience using the Stanford Biodesign Methodology and giving fellows a business toolbox for healthcare inn ...
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Forge of Talents

In cooperation with EIT Health, the Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland organised a very successful event where the best start-ups in Poland pitched to potential investors.
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ProVerum Medical has developed a novel, minimally invasive treatment for patients with symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the prostate gland, causing difficulty with urination. BPH is one of the most common medical cond ...
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Somnox™ specializes in soft-robotic innovation to improve the quality of your night’s sleep. It is the first non-medicinal soft robotic to actively help you sleep.
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A look at EIT Health Achievements in 2016

During EIT Health's first year of operation in 2016, we established an organisation, set up basic processes and governance structures and implemented legal agreements. A selection of other accomplishments worth mentioning include the following:
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