Entrepreneurship Labs

Joanna Baranowska
Project Coordinator
Medical University of Lodz

Entrepreneurship Labs (E-Labs) are a strategic activity line focusing on the EIT Health Campus mission of entrepreneurship and innovation education. E-Labs are creative centres that train students and young entrepreneurs in entrepreneurship skills. By addressing real-life cases, learners are provided with hands-on opportunities to discover solutions to health-related challenges that lead to value creation. E-Labs use a creative space for early incubation and connecting students to the knowledge triangle of businesses, researchers and innovators.

The E-Labs for 2019 are:

DHE: Digital Health Entrepreneurs: Learners from various disciplines are supported in developing digital health solutions for older people.

POZE: Pepite oZer ELab: Seeks to teach students about healthy ageing innovations, to provide training for student entrepreneurs and to assist them in project creation.

BioELab: EIT Health BioEntrepreneurship Lab Oxford-Munich 2019: Training and mentoring to help teams chosen by a jury in developing biomedical innovations into a start-up venture.

MedTech E-Lab: MedTech Entrepreneurship Lab: Learners solve practical challenges posed by hospital and industry partners while acquiring the tools to build and launch a business.

Co-up Lab: Co-creative pop-up Laboratory: A unique educational programme designed as a semester-long incubation process, where students develop their own ideas in co-creation with stakeholders, users, experts and other students. 

E-Train: A journey towards innovations for better health: Engages participants in hands-on development of new solutions through a public-patient involvement model.

Smart-up Lab: Innovative and solution-driven e-lab programme: International interdisciplinary project teams will develop their ideas and products under dedicated mentoring. 

Copenhagen E-Lab: Takes students and young professionals on an entrepreneurial journey, giving them innovation training and involving them in hands-on work to bring a healthcare solution to market.

ELAB Munich: EIT Health Entrepreurship Lab Munich: Uses an innovative project-based learning approach to deliver four distinct courses about healthcare innovation that address the fields of entrepreneurship education, product development and business creation. 

HIEL: Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab: An extracurricular educational programme where participants learn theory, work on a project and take part in a pitch contest, so that they can be better equipped to commercialise innovations in the healthcare field. 

mHealth: Using real world data to drive healthcare innovation: Empowers future leaders and innovators in mobile health (mHealth), which involves using mobile devices to improve healthcare. 

Paris Elab: Fosters entrepreneurship education among health and sciences students at Sorbonne and Naples University.