EIT Health was established as a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in 2015 by the European Institute for Technology and Innovation, with the goal of supporting innovation in healthcare to improve the sustainability of healthcare systems, promote healthy living and active ageing, and enhance the overall well-being of people across Europe.
Since 2015, the EIT Health partnership has grown to become the largest health innovation network in Europe. As a public-private innovation partnership EIT Health leverages the expertise of more than 150 leading organisations spanning key areas of healthcare, such as pharma, medtech, payers, research institutions and universities. With the aim of stimulating the potential of emerging innovation clusters, EIT Health also added Innostars to its network with industry partners, academics and healthcare providers from Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Wales.
As a powerful innovation platform, the network is uniquely positioned in terms of breadth, core-competencies and experience to tackle the health care challenges Europe is facing.
Accelerator is made up of business creation programmes that support the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs and create a favourable environment for bringing promising business ideas to the market. The Accelerator pillar consists of several programmes divided in three activity lines: Incubate, which supports researchers and would-be entrepreneurs in developing their concepts for healthcare innovations into market-ready products and services; Validate, which offers training programmes for testing and validating concepts; and Scale, which helps companies scale up the size of their business and scale out to new markets
Campus, the education pillar, provides up-to-date knowledge, skills and attitudes to help turn the brightest students into Europe’s future healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs, while at the same time engaging citizens in personalized healthcare. Campus consists of four programmes targeting the following groups: students (degree and non-degree programmes), entrepreneurs and innovators (E-labs, fellowships and training programmes), executives and professionals (training programmes) and citizens (training programmes).
Innovation projects provides comprehensive support for innovative projects that have the potential to win commercial support and have a positive impact on healthcare. The Innovation pillar consists of two programmes: 1) The Innovation projects programme, which supports new, solution-driven ideas that will benefit society by improving healthcare along with needs-driven projects created to address a recognised market need or societal problem, and 2) The Wild Card programme, which funds high-risk, innovative projects with transformative potential. These projects are aimed at tackling specific challenges identified by EIT Health Partners, where solving the challenge would constitute a major breakthrough in healthcare.
EIT Health has selected six overall Focus Areas, which “zooms in” on a particular aspect, covering related challenges as well as desired impact. To ensure maximum impact, EIT Health requires that all activities comply with one of these Focus Areas:
- TOWARDS HEALTH CONTINUUM CARE PATHWAYS
- CREATING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR HEALTHCARE TRANSFORMATION
- HARNESSING THE POWER OF REAL WORLD DATA (RWD)
- FROM THE WORKPLACE TO THE HEALTH PLACE: EMPLOYER LEADERSHIP IN IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THE WORKPLACE
- BRINGING CARE HOME
- FOSTERING HEALTHY LIVES BY INTRODUCING BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE
Read more about focus areas.
Panum – Research & Innovation, Room 1.1.26