Marta Kaczmarek
Communication And Public Affairs Manager
EIT Health InnoStars

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Go outside the lab: Interview with Oxipit, InnoStars Awards 2018 Winner

EIT Health InnoStars presents a new episode of a series of talks with inspiring people in our community who develop innovative ideas. We ask about their journeys, while developing ideas, their professional career paths and motivations. Read More »

New series of interviews with healthcare innovators

EIT Health InnoStars launched a new series of talks on the InnoStarter platform. Read More »




17 June 2019

Apply for Validation Lab to identify the potential of your early-stage start-up

Do you have a brilliant medtech idea that is ready to make it big in the European market? Then you should apply now for the Validation Lab, an eight-week pressure cooker with a proven record of educating early-stage medtech start-ups in identifying th ...

01 July 2019

Apply now: Prestigious 2019 Summer Schools target healthcare leaders of the future

  EIT Health has opened registrations for its Summer School Programmes, which are available to students and young professionals across Europe with the aim of implanting innovation into their knowledge base and skillset. The EIT Health Summer Sch ...

01 June 2019

Campus PATHWAYS course teaches managers about data mining

Enrolment is underway for the EIT Health Campus PATHWAYS course, which is designed to break the traditional isolation of medical, managerial and engineering disciplines to train a new generation of hospital managers and directors in using process min ...

07 June 2019

EIT Health Campus Degree Programmes Line seeks Working Group moderator for Healthy Living and Active Ageing

The EIT Health Campus Degree Programmes Line is seeking a moderator to drive forward the working group on Healthy Living and Active Ageing. The moderator will help partners develop collaborative Master's and doctoral programmes, and support those pro ...

31 May 2019

InnoStars seeking to contract coaches and mentors

EIT Health InnoStars is seeking to engage professional coaches and mentors to support the development of RIS Hubs and InnoStars management and contribute to the efficient implementation of the RIS programme. Successful candidates will enroll in InnoSt ...


EIT Health InnoStars brings together 21 Core and Associate Partners from the more progressive regions within European countries where the overall pace of innovation is still moderate. We promote healthcare innovation with competitions, education, support to start-ups, conferences and many other activities.

Headquartered in Budapest, EIT Health InnoStars spans several geographic regions in  Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal. As EIT Health’s implementer of the Regional Innovation Scheme of the EIT, InnoStars is able to extend its impact beyond these principal regions, to reach an even broader range of European citizens.


The four Core and 17 Associate Partners of EIT Health InnoStars benefit from EIT Health’s unique ability to facilitate collaboration between best-in-class regional health innovators, including universities, global healthcare companies, start-ups, entrepreneurs, academic/research institutes and business creation experts. Strengths of this partnership include:

  • Access to the largest geriatrics medical centres in Portugal and Central Europe.
  • Strong industrial partners in the ICT, medtech and biopharma fields.
  • Four reference sites of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).
  • A science-based incubator in Coimbra, Portugal, with a special focus on tech-transfer and creation of spin-offs.

Support to start-ups, training and events

Successful EIT Health-supported activities with lead partners in InnoStars regions include start-ups like Heartgenetics, which transforms genetic data into actionable knowledge for healthcare professionals; SyNoesis Therapeutics, a start-up developing a cure for Parkinson’s Disease; SensDX, which develops diagnostic testing technologies that allow users to accurately identify specific diseases at home; and Smart Ageing Camp Bootcamp, a programme for those who would like to introduce products or services that are dedicated to the elderly.

EIT Health InnoStars organises top-tier events for the EIT Health Community, such as the EIT Health Summit 2018 in Lodz, Poland, Matchmaking 2018 in Campania and the Joint Grand Final 2018 in Budapest.

InnoStars flagship programmes

  • The InnoStars Awards, a funding competition for early-stage healthcare EU start-ups with prototype or minimum viable product ready to be launched on the market. 
  • StarShip, an InnoStars Innovation Fellowship Programme targeting PhD students from InnoStars regions. The StarShip programme provides the next generation of leaders in health innovation hands-on experience using the Stanford Biodesign Methodology. 
  • The Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS), a programme designed to close the gap between regions that are leaders in healthcare innovation and areas that are moderate innovators. 

Regional strengths

The InnoStars covers The widest region within EIT Health network, consisting of 14 countries. This area includes the highest concentration of funding for European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for innovation, with €20 billion available up to 2023.

EIT Health InnoStars News

Accelerating innovative ideas with EIT Jumpstarter in Budapest

The EIT Jumpstarter Budapest bootcamp was the second event of the six Bootcamps organized in Central-Eastern- and Southern-Europe (EIT’s RIS region) by EIT Health, EIT Food and EIT RawMaterials jointly. Bright minds from nine countries and three thema ...
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EIT Health InnoStars @InnoPécs 2019

InnoPécs Conference 2019, the annual start-up event in Pécs, Hungary, took place on 24 April 2019 at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Pécs, one of the EIT Health RIS Hubs.
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Health for All 2019: Conference held at EIT Health RIS Hub in Lithuania

Health for All: Science and Innovation Week 2019 took place from 8-12 April 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania, EIT Health RIS Hub. This was the first edition of the international conference organised by the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, EIT He ...
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Go outside the lab: Interview with Oxipit, InnoStars Awards 2018 Winner

EIT Health InnoStars presents a new episode of a series of talks with inspiring people in our community who develop innovative ideas. We ask about their journeys, while developing ideas, their professional career paths and motivations.
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Mikołaj Gurdała of EIT Health InnoStars discusses tech and medicine with

If Polish physicians or medical students want to keep pace with changes, they have to educate themselves now, Mikołaj Gurdała, Innovation Manager & Regional Manager North-Eastern-Europe, ...
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Jumpstarter, EIT Health Cross-KIC initiative, wins European Association Award

Jumpstarter, a competition and training programme for start-ups run cooperatively by EIT Health, EIT RawMaterials and EIT Food, won the Best Association Training Initiative category in the European Association Awards, prese ...
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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 InnoStars partners in SAPHIRe consortium on personalised medicine

As an official partner of SAPHIRe consortium, EIT Health InnoStars joined an interactive workshop on the future of personalised medicine on 12-13 March. The two-day interactive workshop took place at the Royal Flemish Academy o ...
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EIT Health Roadshow across RIS Hubs

For the last 6 weeks we have covered over 12 000 kilometres to reach local communities with EIT Health accelerator programmes. We participated in more than 15 events and met hundreds of young innovators. EIT Health RIS Hubs have also hosted a series o ...
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EIT Health Partner wins prestigious competition

The Medical University of Łódź, a Core Partner of EIT Health, has won the prestigious TEAM-NET competition with its project, titled, “We will cure neutropenia (FIXNET)”.
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Healthcare in 2022: discussion at the eHealth Summit

eHealth Summit and the site event "StartUP Village" took place between 18 and 22 of March in Lisbon, Portugal.
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New series of interviews with healthcare innovators

EIT Health InnoStars launched a new series of talks on the InnoStarter platform.
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Henk de Jong, Royal Philips: Take Your First Step into Digital Transformation Now

Deep Trends that are Transforming the Future of Health Technology were shared during an exclusive debate organised on 4 March 2019 by Medical University of Łódź, Core Partner of EIT Health, in participation ...
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InnoStarter platform helps entrepreneurs find the Accelerator programme that can help them

The new Innostarter platform allows entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to search all EIT Health Accelerator activities and find the programme that is best for them. Devel ...
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Text and videos: Forbes-InnoStars panel identifies healthcare trends

Five trends in the future of healthcare were identified by leaders in healthcare innovation in Europe during a special panel of InnoStars Partners and other EIT Health Partners organised by Forbes Magazine at the EIT Health Summit 2018 in December. Th ...
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RIS Hub Summit in Budapest: Networking and sharing best practices

The annual RIS Hub Summit organised on 18-19 February 2019 in Budapest by EIT Health InnoStars brought together the EIT Health RIS Community to present the forthcoming milestones and support Hubs in implementing EIT Health activities in emerging Europ ...
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MatchPoint: InnoStars joins student initiative to unite young innovators in Budapest

MatchPoint is a new matchmaking initiative, co-organised by EIT Health InnoStars in cooperation with one of the InnoStars Partners, Semmelweis University, as well as external organisations: Demol ...
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EIT Health opens door to Greek start-ups

The National Documentation Centre, one of the EIT Health RIS Hubs, actively supported the healthcare innovation ecosystem and the implementation of the EIT Health RIS (Regional Innovation Scheme) in Greece during a January innovation competition spons ...
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EIT Health 2018 StarShip winner garners award in Portugal

A University of Porto researcher who won the EIT Health StarShip Programme in 2018 with his team, became one of the winners of the Portuguese 2018 Youth Participatory Budget. As a winner, Hernâni Zão Oliveira's Âmago project is going to receive €50 00 ...
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DEX IC promotes EIT Health Accelerator during Startup Europe Week 2019

The 2019 edition of the European Commission-supported Startup Europe Week will be held 11-14 March in 40 countries and more than 200 towns. In one of those towns, Liberec, Czech Republic, the event will be hosted by DEX Innovation Center, an EIT Healt ...
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