At the EIT conference INNOVEIT, Sylvie Bove, CEO of EIT Health, shared our vision to transform healthcare in Europe by joining forces and working together to develop new products and services for European citizens. She presented this in a forum of leaders, organized by EIT, who work on other major global challenges such as climate change, digitalization, sustainable energy and the supply of raw materials. They all stand for a better, healthier and sustainable society.

Sylvie was very proud of the presentations of two EIT Health innovation projects, in which EIT Health partners from industry and academia collaborate closely to develop new products and services. All our innovation projects put the citizen at the centre of the solutions we are developing. The first project was the Rare Cancer project, which will establish the first innovative hub for rare cancers in Europe. It will provide a forum for the development of new care regimes and improve outcomes for patients with rare cancers. The second project was MiniQ, which optimizes drug treatment regimes for elderly people. It responds to the extensive and well known problem of inappropriate medications being prescribed to elderly people. Both these projects begun this year and already sparked intensive discussions with the thought leaders present at INNOVEIT 2016.

Another highlight of the event was the award ceremony. EIT Health was not yet eligible as it only launched last year but we look forward to presenting strong award nominees at INNOVEIT 2017.

We have launched a discussion on Facebook with the question to citizens, what they would you like EIT Health to innovate for a healthier life and better healthcare. To have your say, https://www.facebook.com/EITHealth/