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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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See the video: Digital Town Hall deep dives into EIT Health 2019 Think Tank topic

The 2019 EIT Health Think Tank topic of "Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success" was introduced with a Digital Town Hall on 7 May 2019, live from Munich, Germany via video link. The EIT ...
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EIT Health network takes top spots on Europe’s most innovative universities ranking

Last week, Reuters released its top 100 list of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2019, which saw universities within the EIT Health network rank highly. In the fourth annual ranking, EIT Health ...
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EIT Health Bridgehead to support cohort of 16 start-ups in expanding into new European markets

EIT Health’s Bridgehead has selected 16 promising start-ups and is going to support them on their international journeys, during which they will take their ...
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Three student teams win pitch contest for mobile health E-Lab

A hearing device that uses machine learning to support memory recall, a solution to promote habits that are part of a healthier lifestyle and a wearable that dispenses daily medication were judged the top three ideas in a 16 April 2019 pitch contest h ...
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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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