A European initiative for your health
EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the foundations of healthcare and thus promote the future conditions for healthier living and wellbeing of people across Europe. EIT Health is leveraging the expertise of more than 130 leading organisations spanning key areas of healthcare such as Pharma, MedTech, Payers, Research Institutions and Universities. Chosen by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to form EIT Health, the consortium offers best-in-class research capabilities, higher education and business expertise. With a budget of 2 billion EUR over the next decade, it will purposefully invest in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and creative minds to foster the development and commercialisation of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges imposed by demographic change and ageing societies.
A truly European network for personal opportunities and regional growth
The regional structure of EIT Health extends across Europe. With its headquarters in Munich (Germany), EIT Health has established six co-location centres in London (UK/Ireland), Stockholm (Scandinavia), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany/Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Belgium/Netherlands), which are expected to become operational by October 2015. All six co-location centres are defined by the EU Innovation Scorecard as high innovation performers and all locations provide a shared physical space, with access to laboratories, test beds, offices and seminar rooms that will promote close cooperation.
With the twin goals of leveraging diversity and driving the potential of emerging innovation clusters, EIT Health has added the “EIT Health InnoStars” to its network. These regional clusters consist of industry partners, academia, and health providers linked to seven regions in six countries – Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Italy, and Wales. Each region represents research specialties and socio-economic structures that ideally complement the EIT Health co-locations centres while ensuring wider participation and outreach across Europe’s multifaceted innovation landscape.
Our supervisory board
Wolfgang A. Herrmann
Thermo Fisher Scientific, ImmunoDiagnostic Division
Alexander von Gabain
Joaquim Neto Murta, MD, PhD
- Bayer Pharma
- Beiersdorf AG
- BioM Biotech Cluster Development
- Bio Clustermanagement NRW GmbH
- Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)
- Deutsches Zentrum für Diabetesforschung (DZD)
- EPFL Lausanne
- ETH Zürich
- Fondation Asile des aveugles
- Fraunhofer IIS
- Janssen Germany
- Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)
- Medical Valley
- Universität zu Köln
Belgium / Netherlands
UK / Ireland
EIT Health Innostars
- Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
- Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, EPE
- Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte E.P.E.
- Global Intelligent Technologies
- Hovione FarmaCiencia SA
- Instituto Pedro Nunes
- PT Cloud e Data Centres S.A.
- Universidade de Évora
- Universidade de Coimbra
- Universidade de Lisboa