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EIT Health is the largest network of health organizations and innovations, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the European Union. It organizes one of the largest european accelerators with more than 20 different programs for students, PhDs, small and medium-sized enterprises and experts in the fields of medical technology, biotechnology, life sciences and e-health.

About the EIT

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge. EIT Innovation Communities develop innovative products and services, start new companies, and train a new generation of entrepreneurs. Together, we power innovators and and entrepreneurs across Europe to turn their best ideas into products, services, jobs and growth.

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What is EIT Health?

EIT Health is a sectoral community, focused on health and health care.  It brings together top innovators in health field, ie.  medical and technical universities, research institutes, hospitals, biotechnology, laboratory technology, medical technology and IT industries, such as health insurance companies.

EIT Health goal is to enable innovative solutions, that offer longer and healthier lives to the inhabitants of Europe.

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About EIT Health InnoStars

The InnoStars Group is one of seven geographical areas of the EIT Health Network. It covers half of Europe, including Poland, Hungary, Italy and Portugal, and other regions included in the EIT regional innovation scheme - the Baltic States, Croatia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Greece and Romania. This is a group of countries rated by the European Innovation Index (EIF) as moderate innovators. InnoStars focuses on promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and education in health, healthy lifestyle and active aging in the region, and on closing the gap between innovation-leading and advancing regions.

About the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS)

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) was designed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to fill the gap between innovation-leading and advancing regions. The program is carried out with the participation of local nodes. Since 2016 the program has been developed in the health field and is coordinated by EIT Health InnoStars. The program includes 14 EIT Health hubs located in 13 countries across Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. These hubs serve as an access points to pan-European network of the best universities, companies and their projects. The aim of the program is to incubate, develop the regions in which it operates, discover their unique innovation advantages and involve local innovators in participating in pan-European programs and competitions. More information:

EIT Health covers 3 types of programs

  • »EDUCATION« programs combine a multitude of educational courses for talented young individuals, organized by the best universities in Europe. Their goal is to strengthen the knowledge of innovation management, create an innovative thinking framework and business skills. These programs are open to all students, PhD students, researchers and interested young individuals from all over Europe.
  • »ACCELERATOR« programs combine open public calls for learning and mentorship, with final presentations organized by the best European universities. The goal of the program is to support groups, start-ups, scale-ups and others in entering the market with their products. The program is open to all start-ups, scale-ups and companies from all over Europe.
  • High volume »INNOVATION PROJECTS« offer support to our member consortia in developing their innovative life concepts related to their products and services. The aim is to offer Europeans the best innovative healthcare solutions, that are tackling current challenges. The projects are intended exclusively for our members.

EIT Health focus areas

  1. Creating an environment for the transformation of health and health care.

  2. From a treatment to a broader approach to health - prevention and cure - a continuum of health.

  3. Providing home care.

  4. Promoting healthy lives by presenting behavioural change.

  5. Using the power of real world data (RWD).

  6. Guiding employees in improving workplace health.

Open calls and opportunities for financing from EIT HEALTH

Prenesi si katalog EIT Health programov za leto 2021!

You can apply through Optimy Platform.

Programmes are also presented on EIT Health website and on the InnoStarter, a dedicated page with opportunities for start-ups coming from the emerging regions.


Additional information

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