CEO Newsletter // April 2016
Dear EIT Health partners,
Our organisation is making good progress. Our projects and activities in 2016 are picking up speed. I am delighted to see how engaged all of you are in contributing to the success of EIT Health. I also would like to welcome a number of new members to our network. It is great to see how EIT Health is continuing to grow on all three sides of the knowledge triangle.

Further shaping our portfolio
We have seen many great events around the development of future projects. We made concrete steps at all events to integrate activities across the pillars. The matchmaking in Rotterdam and the ideation event in Leuven attracted more than 100 participants and resulted in hundreds of individual meetings. Many of you have been in Barcelona to discuss the future of our Campus programme and we are looking forward to welcoming more than 130 of you to the final matchmaking event on Innovation by Design projects in Warsaw. We are on a good track and will learn from these intensive past months to further shape our innovation process for the coming years.

"In May we will celebrate the opening of our new headquarter offices in Munich. Don't miss this networking opportunity. I am looking forward to seeing as many as possible of you there."

Sylvie Bove
CEO EIT Health e.V.

  News Updates

EIT Health activities have started
Many of our activities have started. Let me pick out a few examples: it is great to see that our Summer Schools for 2016 are planned and ready for registration (see below). Many of the Accelerator programmes are picking up speed such as the Business Plan Aggregation competition (open since 1 April), which will connect finalists with investors at our EIT Health Summit in November. Many CLCs have launched calls for Head Start Projects, which will open our doors to the community of entrepreneurs. This year, we also welcome proposals for joint Innovation by Design projects from EIT Health and EIT Digital for the first time.

INNOVEIT2016 in Budapest 
We will be actively participating at the EIT’s Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT2016, which combines the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum to join forces for innovation in Europe. It takes place on 24-26 April in Budapest. Sylvie will be speaking on the high-level panel, while two of our innovation projects will be showcased by the respective leading partners: "Rare Cancer KIC" and "MiniQ”. We will also have an EIT Health information stand and will engage with the participating stakeholders and EIT Community members.
HQ inaugration Munich, 3 May 2016

We are celebrating the opening of our new HQ offices. Please join us for an exciting day in Munich.

When: 3 May 2016, 13:00 – 22:00
Where: Munich, Germany

Don’t miss this opportunity, and register HERE.
Submission for calls is open!

As of 1 April, the call for Accelerator and Projects by Design are officially open, thus joining Projects by Ideas and Campus.

Partners are invited to submit proposals for 2017. Submission deadline is Monday 16 May, 16:00 (CET). The online application tool will be available in the EIT Health Plaza.

We are looking forward to your submissions!
Matchmaking events on 4 May

On 4 May, there will be an Industry Ideation Workshop for Business Creation and an Accelerator and Campus Matchmaking event in Munich. Partners are welcome to join.

Industry Ideation Workshop: 4 May 2016: 08:15 – 14:00 (optional 17:00)
The intention of this workshop is amongst others to understand and explain how the industry can benefit from and contribute to Accelerator.

Campus and Accelerator matchmaking event:  4 May 2016: 08:15 – 14:00 (optional 17:00)
In the course of the preparation of call applications, this matchmaking event will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas between Campus and Accelerator applicants. >>

EIT Health Accelerator Call 2017 - Q&A Workshop for Applicants: 4 May 2016: 14:00 – 17:00
Applicants have the chance to understand the requirements and processes of the Accelerator programmes. There will be time to clarify content-related as well as general questions. >>

EIT Health Summer Schools

In 2016, EIT Health Campus offers five summer schools. Four of them are now open for registration for students.

Alive and Kicking
When: 8 –19 August 2016

Where: online (MOOC from 1 June onward) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

Big Data for Healthy Living.
When: 27 June – 6 July 2016
Where: European Scientific Institute, Archamps Technopole, Geneva airport (Switzerland)

Ageing Brain
When: 3 –15 July  2016
Where: Groningen (Netherlands)
Innovation and Business Creation
When: 11 – 15 July & 25 – 29 July
Where: Dublin (Ireland), Barcelona (Spain) 

Mission Rare Cancer
When: 24
– 29 July & 21 24 August
Where: Budapest (Hungary), Oxford (United Kingdom)

Learn more about Campus activities in 2016!

 Upcoming Events & Deadlines

14-15 April Medical University of Lodz will host Innovation by Design matchmaking event in Warsaw, Poland >>
25-26 April  The EIT's Innovation Forum - INNOVEIT - will take place in Budapest, Hungary >>
3 May HQ inauguration in Munich >>
10 May Accelerator Portfolio Workshop (national) in Erlangen, Germany
20-22 May Life Science meets IT Hackathon in Heidelberg, Germany is looking for partcipants >>

File Share

Please visit the EIT Health interim file share to obtain key documents.


Please visit the EIT Health interim calendar.

 Newsticker CLC & InnoStars Ticker

+++ France: On 1 March, the business plan competition was officially launched. EIT Health France participated in a National Information Day organised by the French Ministry of Research and Education (MENESR) in order to inform on recent developments and advances of the EIT and the various French KICs. Four new associate partners joined the CLC: Cap Digital, LyonBiopole, MADoPa and E-seniors. On 5 April, the CLC and core partner UPMC organised a Cross-KIC workshop on Labelling Master Programmes as part of Campus activities while the partner Viséo, supported by UGA and the CLC, hosted a seminar on “Patient Record Analysis, the case of Bulgaria +++ Germany: RWTH Aachen hosted a workshop on telemedicine on 23 March. The German call for Head Start proposals 2016 was launched on 1 March. BIO.NRW and EIT Health launched the digital start-up Private Equity investors platform on 1 March at the Business Angel Congress in Düsseldorf. CLC staff spoke at an on-site workshops with BioM in Munich on 16 March and with Fraunhofer Institutes in Berlin on 17 March. The CLC participated in international E-Labs/Springboards Workshops of TUM on 29 February and 1 March in Munich. +++ Scandinavia: In March, a Scandinavian board and partner meeting was held. MSD has joined the CLC as a new associate partner. +++ Spain: On 31 March, an introductory meeting of the pillars Campus and Accelerator took place at the Barcelona Science Park with Ursula Mühle and Kurt Höller, as well as the pillar directors of EIT Health Spain: Anaïs González, Ramon Farré and Marco Pugliese. On 11 April, Biocat organised the EIT Health Innovation Fellowships Workshop in Barcelona and on 12 April IESE hosted the Campus ideation meeting at IESE Business School in Barcelona. +++ InnoStars: Peter Nagy introduced EIT Health on the EIT Awareness Day in Athens on 18 March with more than 100 people attending and 200 following live online. Five new potential partners submitted their membership application to EIT Health and InnoStars. Among them are a Polish pharma company, a full knowledge triangle from Italy (Campania region) with a university, a research institute and two companies.
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