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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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Glintt hosts other EIT Health partners in European Innovation Networks event

EIT Health Partner Glintt hosted the "European Innovations Network" in December in Lisbon, where panelists – including those from EIT Health Partners in Spain and Hungary – focused on creating an innovation network that brings ...
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RIS Hub in Romania promotes EIT Health and innovation in healthcare

In November and December, FreshBlood HealthTech Community, the RIS Hub based in Cluj-Napoca in Romania, arranged a series of events raising awareness and promoting EIT Health programmes for students, start-ups and other professionals.
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Innovation in sports injury prevention wins EIT Health Alumni Showcase pitching

Researchers from the University of Porto and the University of Naples Federico II won the final competition of the EIT Health Alumni Showcase pitch contest with an innovation to prevent injury in athletes. The event ...
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University of Porto looking for Partners for Living Lab

A Living Lab is an open innovation ecosystem, which emerges, in most cases, from a regional context (in a city, for example). Its goal is to promote and emphasize the co-creation of innovative projects among the involved entities (researchers, compani ...
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The Living Lab Experience in Portugal

EIT Health's "The Living Lab Experience" workshop took place at Hard Club, Porto, on 27 November. The EIT Health meeting was part of the U.Porto Entreprenow event, organised by U.Porto Innovation with the support of several partners.
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EIT Health Awareness Raising Event organised by RIS Hub

The meeting was organised by the Technology Transfer Office at the Medical University of Gdańsk - one of the RIS Hubs - on 12 December. The event was dedicated to students, PhD students and MUG’s scientists.
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French start-ups awarded by EIT Health during European Summit 2018

After the grand finale that took place in Lodz, the winners of the European Health Catapult Business Plan Competition – in the three categories of Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health – were chosen by a professional jury following pitches by 22 finalis ...
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EIT Health France announces winning start-ups of Headstart Funding Programme 2018

Six of eleven start-ups supported by the 2018 EIT Health France HeadStart Funding Programme have been selected to receive an additional €10 000 support to develop their projects.
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The winner of the Sorbonne University Innovation Day has been chosen

Innovation Days encourage and promote health innovation amongst students. On 29 November, at Sorbonne University’s Faculty of Medicine, the challenge which required entreprenurial spirits and creative thinking was approached by nearly 40 students, mos ...
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Smart Ageing Camp at the Gdańsk Science and Technology Park

The Technology Transfer Office from the Medical University of Gdańsk, together with the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, co-organised a meeting which was a part of the EIT Health Smart Ageing Camp project implemented by the Medical University of Łódź ...
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Workshops and networking events organised by RIS Hubs

On 26 October, the EIT Health RIS Hub - Consorzio ARCA - organised the Linux Day on Life Science: Technology in the health sector. It was an event dedicated to companies and the theme was Open Source Health and Privacy. The event was organised as part ...
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"Berrito" – the winner of the “3 Day Start-up” programme

The 3 Day Start-up programme was organised by the University of Porto and Start-up Buzz (a students’ organisation dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship), in Porto. With multiple local partners and numerous editions held over nine years, there have b ...
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“Praça da Saúde” in Porto

“Praça da Saúde” is an EIT Health event, which is a result of the collaboration between the University of Porto, the University of Coimbra, Pedro Nunes Institute and other entities associated with the University of Porto. The event took place on 23 No ...
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Hernâni Zão's story: StarShip opened up a new door of opportunities

During this year-long programme, “participants learned a proven, action-based approach to finding a solution to the industry challenges, examining user requirements and identifying potentially unmet needs in the health context, in close collaboration ...
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Porto4Ageing: Improving medical plan adherence and the management of Polypharmacy

On 10-14 September, the University of Porto, through Porto4Ageing, organised a Summer School in the Faculty of Pharmacy funded by European Commission. This international teaching and learning activity was pr ...
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ICTskills4All: A new project led by an RIS Hub

Absence of digital skills in a senior population facing an increasingly technological society is synonymous of social isolation, segregation in access to information and services, including health services, loss of autonomy and an increased sense of i ...
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Smart-Up Lab: 15 ideas and €10K for the best projects

On 18-20 October, the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lodz and Kaunas University of Technology organised the Innovation laboratory Smart-Up Lab.
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Medical University of Gdańsk promotes KTI and EIT Health

The team of Technology Transfer Office (TTO) from the Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG) - one of the RIS Hubs - participated in an international conference “e-Health Forum Digital Transformation in Healthcare” presenting key challenges and key action ...
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The start-up nation: Workshops at Technion in Haifa

On 2-4 October, following the first international Regional Innovation Scheme Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) event of the year, the ASTP-Proton Annual Conference on technology transfer in Liège, EIT Health InnoStars continued to promote good prac ...
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The "Kaunas case" and Santaka Valley: The new Silicon Valley of the Baltics

Kaunas is working towards becoming a business and innovation leader in Lithuania. Universities act as catalysts in ecosystem building, and leverage on EIT Health’s network in cooperation with the municipal government. Neringa Valan ...
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Impressions on Nordic Life Science Days 2018

The Nordic Life Science Days was a great opportunity to network with partners and SMEs from the EIT Health community and reckon EIT Health’s positioning statement: by collaborating across borders, we deliver solutions to enable European citizens to li ...
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EIT Health partner universities from Germany and Switzerland rated highly in Shanghai Ranking

EIT Health academic partners from Switzerland and Germany have ranked highly again in the Shanghai Ranking of universities worldwide.
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RABBIT programme showcased at European Biobank Week 2018

EIT Health attended the annual European Biobank Week in Antwerp to showcase the preparation work of the RABBIT programme, discuss collaborations and get insights from the biobanking community from all over the globe.
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Third EIT Health Think Tank Round Table hosted by Karolinska Institutet

In its efforts to accelerate the implementation of healthcare innovations, EIT Health has set up a series of Think Tank Round Tables on the topic of Big Data, to frame and address needs through its unique innovation platform. The third Think Tank ...
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LETI launches its 2nd edition of Medtech Entrepreneur-In-Residence Programme

Leti, a technological research institute at CEA Tech which has launched more than 60 start-ups and is an EIT Health Partner, has created a Medtech Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme to help bring to market creative devices and ...
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EIT Health France selects six start-ups for the 2018 European Health Catapult Semifinals

Six French Biotech, MedTech and Digital Health companies will participate in the 2018 EHC semi-finals.
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Second EIT Health Think Tank Roundtable on Big Data hosted by the University of Oxford

“We need to use existing Big Data to its full potential to improve healthcare”, says Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO of EIT Health, at “Big Data in Healthcare”, an EIT Health Think Tank roundtable ...
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EIT Health and Nice: At the heart of European health

Challenge for a Nice Life is an initiative oriented towards open-innovation, allowing each of the players in the innovation process to take part in the necessary responses in fields as advanced as artificial intelligence, precision medicine, mobility ...
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The French Selection winners of the 2018 Headstart Funding Programme

During two intensives days on 9-10 July, in the headquarters of EIT Health France, the representatives of 22 selected start-ups pitched their ideas in front of high-level experts represented by members partner enterprises and companies with experience ...
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