Dear EIT Health UK-Ireland partners and friends,
Next month will again be a very action packed month for EIT Health with the UKI industry goes to Europe Tour coming up first (2-4 & 8-10th Nov 2016), the EIT Health UK Innovation Day taking place across three sites (Imperial College, Oxford University, Newcastle University) on 19th Nov 2016 (all students from UKI partner institutions are welcome) and lastly the EIT Health Summit in Barcelona (23-24th Nov 2016) where we’ll all have the chance to cheer (and vote) for our very own UKI entrepreneurs & innovators as they compete for a number of cash/in-kind prizes and awards (including the ‘crowdfunding-style’ audience award).
In the meantime the EIT Health Accelerator is drawing interest on its portal for start-ups (www.startups4.eu) and is keeping otherwise very busy with its local trainings all over Europe (with the UKI Health Start-up Brunch taking place on 2nd Dec 2016). The Innovation Pillar just completed meetings to review progress, budgets and future plans of ongoing innovation projects. The monitoring provided an excellent opportunity to identify areas where projects can benefit from support, through connections to additional partners or to ongoing CAMPUS and Accelerator activities. Many thanks to the UKI project representatives who travelled to Munich - the feedback I received from the Director of Innovation (Andy Browning) was very positive indeed. Though the Summer School season is over, the CAMPUS is keeping very active, with the release of new MOOCs, a Venture Lab weekend and more. Please don’t forget to register for the upcoming workshop on Innovation Fellowships (8th Nov 2016) in Galway if you are thinking to host an Innovation Fellowship Program at your organisation in the future.
Closer to home, I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to the many new funding opportunities that have gone live since the last newsletter. We are more than happy to connect you with partners across Europe for those funding calls that are based on pan-European collaboration.
CLC Managing Director, EIT Health UK-Ireland