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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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EIT Health launches prestigious 2019 Summer School Programme, targeting healthcare leaders of the future

EIT Health on 23 April 2019 opened registrations for its Summer School Programmes, which are available to students ...
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EIT Health-backed start-up Starling Surgical wins chance to pitch in US

Starling Surgical, a med-tech company supported by EIT Health to develop a device designed to change the way surgical wounds are closed, won the Medtech Innovator Pitch competition in Dublin, Ireland on 8 April 2019.
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Introducing the 2019 EIT Health Think Tank topic: ‘Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success’

The EIT Health Think Tank will tackle the challenge of “Optimising Innovation Pathways: ...
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Six teams named EIT Health Wild Card 2019 finalists

Six teams have emerged successful from the 31 March-5 April 2019 Wild Card Hackathon, which saw 35 hopeful entrepreneurs from across Europe convene in Amsterdam to work through a number of tasks designed to encourage teamwork and improve business skil ...
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SelfDiagnostics from Estonia presents at MedTech Strategist Forum for investors

The Estonian SME Self-diagnostics was one of two particularly promising European start-ups that EIT Health chose to invite to the Medtech Strategist Forum, which unites more than 450 leading key decision-makers and ...
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Dr. Cristina Bescos is new Managing Director of EIT Health Spain

Dr. Cristina Bescos has been named the new Managing Director of EIT Health Spain. She began her work 8 April 2019, after being approved by the EIT Health Spain Board to take over the position that had been held by Dr. Marco Pugliese since the creation ...
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EIT Health Alumni share experiences of Industry & Innovation Day

The EIT Health Alumni Network joined forces with the Industry & Innovation Day of the International Master in Innovative Medicine (IMIM) from 1-3 March 2019 in Mannheim, Germany. Here they share their experiences of the event and explain how they bene ...
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Mikołaj Gurdała of EIT Health InnoStars discusses tech and medicine with MedExpress.pl

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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'We developed the contact lens for the ear'

Even though the history of EIT Health is still a very young one, we already have many success stories to tell. Some demonstrate impressively the sustainable success of EIT Health, its work and network. For example PIEMACS and Vibrosonic…
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Wild-Card Hackathon: Top entrepreneurs compete to tackle health challenges

Thirty of Europe’s most promising healthcare entrepreneurs joined forces in Amsterdam on 31 March 2019 for a week-long challenge as part of EIT Health’s Wild Card programme. Wild Card is designed to take participants, collaborating in ...
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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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EIT opens Silicon Valley Hub, boosting EIT Health access to US market

The first EIT Community Hub outside of Europe opened yesterday (27 March 2019) in Silicon Valley, the leading innovation centre in San Francisco, US. EIT Health and other EIT KICs can use the Silicon Valley Hub to support European innovators in attrac ...
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EIT Health France's Plaza Open Day

The EIT Health France team opened their doors to assist partners with their projects submission on Plaza.
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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 BeNe's Carmen van Vilsteren named to top board in Netherlands

Carmen van Vilsteren, who chairs the EIT Health Belgium / Netherlands Supervisory Board, has been named the new standard-bearer of the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Top Sector, a high-profile body established by the Netherlands’ Ministry of Eco ...
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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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New series of interviews with healthcare innovators

EIT Health InnoStars launched a new series of talks on the InnoStarter platform.
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EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative

The Food4Health collaboration, a joint initiative between EIT Food and EIT Health, was officially launched on 4 March 2019 with a kick-off meeting at the offices of EIT Health Spain in Barcelona.
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Peptomyc publication details preclinical validation of new inhibitor to treat cancer

Peptomyc S.L., a spin-off company in Barcelona supported and accelerated by EIT Health, has just published a paper in Science Translational Medicine that shows evidence of its Omomyc mini-protein ...
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EIT Health partners with UBI Global innovation intelligence company and community

EIT Health has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with UBI Global – a research and consulting firm, plus community of worldwide innovators, based in Stockholm, Sweden. UBI Global specialises ...
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Report notes EIT Health's role in Munich Life Sciences ecosystem

Munich, Germany embodies a long-term focus on market-driven Life Sciences excellence. Life Sciences consultant Gregory Qushair interviews EIT Health Germany Managing Director Dr. Katharina Ladewig and EIT Health Partner BioM, and others in the field, ...
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Innovative Campus summer school makes physical education inclusive

The EIT Health InPhysEd Summer School will be organised by Trinity College Dublin, running between 7-12 July 2019 in Dublin and 14-19 July in Munich. The school will encourage participants to develop and pitch solutions to the challenge of including s ...
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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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Video: Innovation Day at Uppsala University

Uppsala University has released a new video about the outcomes of the EIT Health Innovation Day that they hosted on 23 November 2018.
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EIT Health France reaches out to patients' associations, citizens' collectives and others for new collaborations

The EIT Health France team continues to evolve to meet needs of partners and contri ...
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Spanish Innovation Health sector meets up in Barcelona – see videos

Partners, innovators, researchers and education professionals gathered in Barcelona, Spain, 15 January 2019, at the Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting. The event was hosted by IESE Business School and chaired by Teresa Riesgo, Managing Director of ...
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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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