For an independent life and more efficient health care systems
Our life expectancy has continuously increased over the past decades. However, unhealthy lifestyles abound, including reduced physical activity and obesity. Chronic diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are becoming more prevalent.
Addressing the challenges of demographic change and ageing societies, EIT Health will focus investments on innovative products and services which support people in their desire for self-management of their health (“Promote Healthy Living”), and to ensure they stay professionally and socially connected and active throughout life (“Support Active Ageing”), whilst EIT Health also seeks to ensure better integration of healthcare services and provisions (“Improve Healthcare”).
EIT Health thus supports research, education and business projects in three main investment areas: