EIT Health is a vast and diverse community of world leading health innovators, backed by the European Union. During 2022 we worked hard to break down barriers and connect relevant players across borders, so scalable and impactful innovation could come to life.
We believe that by bringing together what we call the “knowledge triangle” – research, education, and business – life-changing healthcare innovation can happen. Having diverse stakeholders such as policy makers and healthcare providers together at the table ensures we have the right expertise from every corner of our community to work collaboratively to drive necessary improvements to the ways healthcare is received and delivered and facilitate sustainable healthcare systems.
A key development in 2022 for EIT Health was the consolidation of our annual business call to focus activities across four strategic focus areas, each representing one of Europe’s greatest healthcare challenges, known as our Flagships. Each of the four flagships was identified as a critical area where we believed focused innovation could make significant and tangible benefits to patients and their health outcomes.
EIT Health also took the first of many steps towards becoming a financially sustainable organisation, when it will no longer receive or rely on funding from the European Union in 2027. This has meant that we have started to identify alternative funding sources, with a view that these will bring new opportunities to us and our network as we look to the future.