Dear EIT Health UK-Ireland Partners and Friends,
We started our summer with a very fruitful EIT Health UK-Ireland partner meeting, which focused on Education. I would like to thank all EIT Health UK-Ireland partners involved in EIT Health's 2017 Education activities or BP 2018 Campus proposals who joined EIT Health Director of Education Ursula Mühle at our London office, to discuss the status and progress of their projects, as well as the strategic direction for the Campus portfolio going forward.
We will host a similar partner meeting on 21 September, for all EIT Health UK-Ireland partners involved in EIT Health's 2017 Innovation activities or BP 2018 Innovation proposals - I look forward to seeing many of EIT Health UK-I partner representatives then!
I was also pleased to hear about the constructive discussions that emerged from the Business Creation Core Group meeting, which took place in Galway in mid July. I am very thankful to EIT Health UK-Ireland associate partner BioInnovate Ireland (NUI Galway) for hosting this productive meeting.
The highlight of the month, however, was certainly the EIT Health UK-Ireland 'Health Innovation Day', which we organised in Oxford on 19 July. I would like to thank our core partner, the University of Oxford, and particularly Oxford Biodesign, for hosting us and helping us organise what was a remarkably inspiring and successful day. I am very grateful that so many healthcare policy, industry, business and finance experts could join us on the day, either as speakers or judges for the EIT Health 2017 Headstart/Proof-of-Concept awards.
Congratulations to all the brilliant entrepreneurs who reached the final stage of our selection process for the Headstart/PoC grants and inspired us with truly passionate pitches and compelling projects on the day. I encourage you all to make the most of the EIT Health network and of the many opportunities and resources EIT Health offers in Europe, in order to promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing.
Finally, a special congratulations to the seven winning teams, whose innovative projects demonstrated great potential. The complete list of winners is available below, whilst a more detailed press release about the event will follow shortly. In the following months, we will also showcase the winning projects in the section of this newsletter titled 'Our Entrepreneurs'.
I wish you all a wonderful summer!
CLC Managing Director, EIT Health UK-Ireland