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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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Thirteen start-ups win EIT Health Scandinavia Headstart awards for 2019

Thirteen start-ups were officially named today as winners of the 2019 EIT Health Scandinavia Headstart awards. Chosen from around 40 applicants, the winners come from all over Scandinavia and will receive funding that helps them take steps towards ...
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Meet the entrepreneurs heading to the UK-Ireland Headstart Award Finals 2019

EIT Health UK-Ireland is proud to announce the 22 finalists chosen to compete for UK-Ireland Headstart awards. These finalists will pitch their business ideas in Dublin, Ireland, on 17 July 2019, in front of an expert jury comp ...
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EIT Health start-ups earn attention at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg

A degradable ureter stent that does not need removal, smartglasses that can guide a wheelchair and a wearable that controls hand tremors were awarded cash and workspace for winning the pitch contest, as EIT Health gave 19 healthcare start-ups a chance ...
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EIT Food and EIT Health Partners identify areas for cooperation at the Food4Health Workshop

The role of nutrition in preventing disease, and in helping cancer patients maintain their health, were part of the discussion when members of the EIT Health and EIT F ...
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EIT Health Wild Card 2019 finalists are now in Business Model Validation mentoring phase

Following their choice in the Wild Card Hackathon in April, the six finalist teams have taken on the next phase of the programme: A 10-week Business Model Validation process to as ...
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Meet the 16 Finalists for the EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards 2019

EIT Health’s extensive portfolio of support programmes for start-ups and young entrepreneurs from across Europe enables them to develop new products and services in healthcare. The EIT Health Headstart Awards (with €50 000 in cash awards) aims to ...
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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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