Dear EIT Health UK-Ireland Partners and Friends,
We started off the month with an excellent showcase of EIT Health-supported start-ups at the 2017 EIT Journalist Thematic Network Meeting in Paris (#JTN2017). It was a very proud moment when two of ‘our’ startups, ProVerum and Eartex, presented their innovations to the assembled journalists. Congratulations on a job well-done!
Congratulations must also go to the Innovation Agency of the North West Coast and Newcastle University for their eminent showcases at the Northern Excellence in Active and Healthy Ageing Symposium in Leeds. The day showcased The North's excellence in innovating in the space of 'Active and Healthy Ageing' alongside some of the most innovative practices in Europe.
London-based start-ups looking for a new base don’t need to go quite as far north to learn from best. The Duke of York officially opened Imperial College's new White City Incubator at the end of May. The incubator offers state-of-the-art laboratories, office spaces and conferencing facilities, as well as an incubation programme, to help start-up and spin-out companies grow and develop. Our own EIT Health incubation programme (Launchlab) is also still taking applications - so don’t forget to apply!
Applications for the EIT Health UK-Ireland Headstart/Proof-of-Concept and Health Catapult programmes are now closed. I look forward to hearing our finalists pitch on 19th July 2017 as part of the EIT Health UK-Ireland Health Innovation Day held in Oxford. Please see further below for registration details if you are interested in attending this event.
For anyone new to EIT Health - and everyone curious to know anyway - a summary of the outcomes from EIT Health’s first full year of operation (2016) was released. You can read this in the UK-I CLC section of this newsletter. Together we achieved a lot, and it would not have been possible without the contribution of all of you. I would like to sincerely thank you all for your great efforts.
The EIT Health calendar for the coming weeks is again very busy and I would urge you to peruse the detailed event date listings further below.
Good luck to those of you pitching for funding in the next couple of weeks - be it start-up funding or BP2018 project funding - I wish you best of luck.
CLC Managing Director, EIT Health UK-Ireland