Welcome to EIT Health Scandinavia and to Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Estonia. Our Scandinavian network features some of the leading Scandinavian and Estonian Universities and businesses, the largest regional councils and health care organisations and hospitals. We are headquartered in Stockholm, with regional offices in Uppsala, Copenhagen and Tartu.
Opportunities & Events in Scandinavia
Some of our Scandinavian Projects
Two start-ups get Healthy Longevity Acceleration Award
EIT Health supported start-ups, Byteflies and SYNCSENCE, were awarded in the NAM Healthy Longevity QuickFire Challenge by Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
Norway joins the European life science network EIT Health
EIT Health Scandinavia, part of one of the largest life science initiatives world-wide, is now expanding its network to include Norway as Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, joins as an associate partner.
EIT Health project wins ‘social bond of the year’
Addressing the burden of chronic disease
Five exciting start-ups selected for Gold Track
Helping firms expand to new markets
€750 000 to EIT Health company Resitu Medical
The medical technology company Resitu Medical AB, working with an innovative solution for tumor biopsies, announced today that Almi Invest, Stockholm Affärsänglar (STOAF) and private investors are investing SEK 7.5 million.
Joint Symposium with EIT Health Germany and EIT Health Scandinavia open for abstracts
Joint Symposium with EIT Health Scandinavia
Six Scandinavian start-ups ready for EIT Health Catapult Semifinals
42 startups from across Europe with 6 based in Scandinavia have been selected for the EIT Health Catapult semi-finals with an €210 000 investment prize fund and the Audience Award Winner displayed on the New York Nasdaq Tower.
EIT Health alumni awarded €3M by EIC
EIT Health expands to Finland as HUS becomes partner
The country's largest healthcare provider
Digital Sandbox helps six start-ups access key data
EIT Health gives a total of €180,000
EIT Health drives plan to pay for health, not illness
Former Innovation Project develops health bond scheme
EIT Health selects start-ups for Headstart 2020
96 start-ups receiving mentoring and financial support
Meeting the ageing population challenge – High-quality training for 12,000 caregivers
By 2060, 155 million Europeans, or 30 percent of the total European population, will be 65 years or older. In this ageing demography, caregivers have crucial role but are often undereducated and have a low influence on their work situation. Qualitative training for caregivers has a huge potential as it raises the skills levels of a large and sometimes overlooked workforce and can have a significant impact on caregiving for an ageing population. CARE Campus is a unique, EIT Health-supported, training programme providing high-quality distance education for both professional and family caregivers. When wrapping up the four-year programme, almost 12.000 caregivers have taken the online courses.
Biobanks & Health Data Information Hub – your one-stop portal
Mer än 15 accelerator-program öppnar dörrar till Europa för skandinaviska startups
Med mer än 15 unika accelerator-program, öppnar EIT Health dörrar till Europa för skandinaviska startups. EIT Healths program ger stöd och finansiering till alla typer av life science-entreprenörer, från forskaren med en bra idé till mogna småföretag som vill expandera internationellt.
Nasdaq congratulates Triumf Health at Times Square
Study: AI system effective in diagnosing prostate cancer
Solution backed by EIT Health validated by research.
EIT Health establishes new office in Denmark
Copenhagen office expands the network’s reach
EIT Health partners with UBI Global innovation intelligence company and community
UBI Global has a network of over 700 business incubators and accelerators in more than 70 countries
SelfDiagnostics from Estonia presents at MedTech Strategist Forum for investors
Joining French SME Aenitis as a guest of EIT Health at the meeting in Dublin
Video interview: Accelerator's GoGlobal Medtech activity
Olof Berglund GoGlobal Medtech project leader
Governments get behind EIT Health-backed Stockholm3 prostate cancer test
The Stockholm3 test will become standard in Stockholm County and is funded for accelerated roll-out in the Nordic Countries
Video interview: JPAST helps with early diagnosis of joint afflictions
Maryam Poorafshar of Thermo Fischer Scientific, the JPAST Project Leader
EIT Health Think Tank releases report on Big Data and healthcare at Summit
Download the report
EIT Health Scandinavia names Erik Forsberg as new Managing Director
Interim Managing Director Henrik Cyrén will revert to his previous role as EIT Health Scandinavia’s Innovation Manager
Meet Lizanne Svane and her company Tubus Technology
A low-tech device with a high impact on people with mobility disabilities
Innovation Game Summer School
Using the playfulness and competition of e-games to enhance healthy behaviour
Alzheimer’s Challenge: Public can co-create solutions to patient behaviour online
Register now: The collaborative innovation journey begins 8 October
Three more EIT Health degree programmes earn EIT Label
'The gold standard'
Meet Sleepify Medtech Innovations
Sleepify selected for the Go2China programme in Shenzhen
Impressions on Nordic Life Science Days 2018
An opportunity to network with partners and SMEs from the EIT Health community
EIT Health launches EU-wide crowdfunding through partnership with aescuvest
Innovative approach to funding innovation
EIT Health MOOC teaches systematised approach to life sciences innovation
Sign up by 1 October 2018
Join a Working Group to develop collaborative masters and PhD programmes
EIT Health Campus Degree Programmes activity
RABBIT programme showcased at European Biobank Week 2018
A programme for implementing innovation to enable better use of biobanks and registries for industry, academia and healthcare
Third EIT Health Think Tank Round Table hosted by Karolinska Institutet
Better health for European citizens with better use of Scandinavian biobanks and data registries
Public invited to 13 August Round Table session on biobanks and registries in Stockholm
An EIT Health Think Tank event
E-labs starter network: Summer Hit Workshop
A three day workshop helping students to develop their innovation projects
EIT Health Scandinavia announces the 2018 European Health Catapult nominations
The nominees will receive training in business plan modelling, pitch training and more
Deadline for Cross-KIC Business Idea Competition now 8 April
Health, food or raw materials ideas sought
Three EIT Health partners ranked among top five university-based incubators
UBI Global issues bi-annual awards
WE Health offering training to empower women in health innovation in 2018
Three modules planned for this year
Apply by 15 March for Innovation Game, gamification-based summer school
Course held in 6-17 August 2018 in Sweden
StarShip Innovation Fellowship programme accepting applications until 16 March
Stanford Biodesign Concept and other approaches employed
Campus Summer Schools set dates
Registration open for some courses
Accelerator Calls: Apply now for activities assisting start-ups and SMEs
Online application interface is open
MOOC promoting Salsa for healthy ageing starts 5 March
EIT Health supports courses, offered in both French and English, that feature five training modules
EIT Health names Jan-Philipp Beck as new CEO
Kareen Forissier becomes new COO
EIT opens call for urban mobility and manufacturing Innovation Communities
Competition runs until July 2018
Strategic effort drives Campus Call for Innovative Education activities in 2018
Proposals due by 8 March
Campus accepting proposals for Innovative Education Projects
Application deadline 8 March 2018
Wild Card applications open
€4 million in funding available for ideas aimed at transformative innovation
Campus opens call for Innovative Education Projects
Partners are urged to apply
Novel motion capture system supports patients’ rehabilitation
EIT Health-supported project offers a wearable system that has attracted hundreds of developers
Study shows strong impact of EIT's work
EIT Health and other KICs included
EIT Health online Ideation Challenge on personal health
All are invited to join in a cooperative educational experience
Success of IBV in Horizon 2020 calls involves five EIT Health partners
Two projects accepted
TECNALIA wins the European Innovation Award
EIT Health partner developed a new failure prediction system for Industry 4.0
Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation – 2017 Activities
WE Health aims at enhancing the participation of women in health innovation
Visionary Swedish innovators among the EIT Awards winners
Stockholm3 Test awarded best innovation and Multi-mode was ranked fourth of the EIT Innovation awards
Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation - Capacity Building Module at IESE Business School
WE Health - Final Capacity Building Module on Entrepreneurship and Leadership
EIPP matches investors with EU projects, co-organises EBAN Congress
Portal currently lists 45 health-sector investments
EIT MSc in Innovation and Health Care (IHC) celebrates its first graduating class
The Copenhagen Business School celebrated the first cohort of students from the EIT MSc degree
Kontigo Care reaching the international market
The Swedish e-health company will support European citizens in reaching long lasting sobriety
EIT Health Campus promotes healthy living at Uppsala run
Students meet patients, public enjoys health screenings
E-lab network workshop on 3D printing
Hands-on 3D printing workshop presented by Swedish company Cellink and Karolinska Institutet
Fueling the Start-ups of the EU!
Scandinavian EIT Health Alumni start-ups preparing for the Investors Network programme
EIT Health, U. of Copenhagen and UN challenge students to address migrating women's health needs
The United Nations Population Fund, EIT Health and University of Copenhagen provide the case on Migrating Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health for the Global Health Case Challenge 2017.
Lili Milani, new EIT Health representative at Estonian partner Tartu University
Research professor in pharmacogenetics at the University of Tartu, Senior Research Fellow, Estonian Genome Center, Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Senior associate Lecturer in precision medicine at Uppsala University, SciLifeLab fellow, Dept of Medical Sciences, Science for Life Laboratory, Uppsala University.
BioInnovation Days 2018
Team StimulAid and MediKeep awarded with EIT Health Summer School travel grants
Health Integrator: Shifting from reactive care to proactive health
Health Integrator is part of “HealthMovement”, an EIT Health Innovation By Design project
EIT Health Scandinavia Think Tank: Biobanks and quality registers
The Think Tank brings together groups of experts, drawing on the strength and expertise of the Partner Network, to debate key topics of interest suggested by the Steering Committee.
EIT Health Fellowship Alumni sought to compile strategy report
Alumni of EIT Health Innovation Fellowships are hereby offered the opportunity to cooperate on laying the groundwork for EIT Health’s strategy to put health data to work for EU citizens by joining in a 27-23 August hackathon in Stockholm, Sweden.
University of Copenhagen reports on EIT Health activities
The University of Copenhagen, a core partner involved in a range of our activities, has just published its annual report on EIT Health activities for 2016-2017.
Head of EIT Health-supported start-up wins EU Prize for Women Innovators
No Isolation, a start-up supported by the EIT Health Accelerator’s Product Market Fit Programme, builds communication tools designed to reduce involuntary loneliness and social isolation in vulnerable groups in society. Their first product is AV1, the world's first communication robot tailored for children with long-term illnesses. Their second product is KOMP, the one-button communication device for seniors (75+ years). KOMP is tailored to its users’ needs and wishes, allowing seniors with little to no previous experience or knowledge of internet-based communication products to easily stay in touch with their next of kin.
Safety Belt to Go2China: The Chinese health sector market catapult
Safety Belt to Go2China is led by E-Group and supported by IMEC and the University of Groningen. Out of the 38 applicants, 18 Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health Scale-ups and SME companies have been selected to participate in the Go2China programme’s Bootcamp in Groningen - of which 5-10 will be chosen in Groningen to join the outbound mission to China-Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Enhancing the contribution of higher education and research to innovation
Cross-KIC event serves RIS regions
Campus eLab generates report on trends in diabetes care
CDTM and EIT Health collaborate in seminar based on CLOSE project
EIT Health-supported projects nominated for EIT Awards 2017
Two start-ups and two Innovation Projects nominated. Winners from all KICs to be announced at 16-17 October INNOVEIT conference.
Health VentureLab Weekend workshop in Budapest
The weekend programme consisted of two parts, a training and a coaching session. During the training, the groups learned the basic tools for running their own business: designing the business plan, discovering their motivations, targeting the costumers, and pitching in front of investors.
EIT Health Alumni win trips to cross-KIC events
Two early registrants going to CONNECT and INNOVEIT
EC platform encourages discussion of Artificial Intelligence policy
Members of the European AI Alliance can interact with the experts of the High Level Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLG), established by the European Commission, in a forum-style setting. By signing up to the Alliance, members will find a dedicated platform where they can offer input and feedback to the AI HLG.
Activity leader video interview: Wolfgang Eberle on Product/Market Fit
In this brief video, one of a series of interviews with EIT Health Activity leaders, Wolfgang Eberle discusses the Product/Market Fit programme, which helps healthcare start-ups move into markets outside of their home country.
EIT Health Position Statement lauds EC proposal for innovation support, calls for more funding
EIT Health issued on 28 June 2018 a Position Statement supporting Horizon Europe – the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Programme, which will replace Horizon 2020 and was outlined in the European Commission’s 7 June 2018 proposals – while also urging increased funding for research and for the EIT in particular.
WE Health Module 1: Unlocking your Innovative Potential – first steps towards leadership in Innovation
Do you use the full potential of your capabilities? Or are you lacking a vision that excites you?
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Health Innovation launches registration
The Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Health Innovation (WE Health) project has announced the launching of the online registration for its first Capacity-Building Module, which will take place at Karolinska Institutet on the 19, 20 and 21 of June 2017.
EIT Health Scandinavia names ten winners of Headstart funding
EIT Health Scandinavia names ten winners of Headstart funding
Become an Accelerator member and tell us how we can help
Startups join an Accelerator pitch contest at the EIT Health Summit in November.
Fellows use biodesign to diagnose needs and prescribe solutions
The three types of Campus fellowship programmes are the PhD Transition Fellowships, the new Starship Programme and the Innovation Fellowship
Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner
Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner
Bridgehead chooses 15 more start-ups for support in 2nd selection round for 2019
Incubators, accelerators and clusters provide assistance with expansion
Thirteen start-ups win EIT Health Scandinavia Headstart awards for 2019
Winners receive funding to help bring their healthcare innovations to market
Thirteen start-ups win EIT Health Scandinavia Headstart awards
Thirteen start-ups were officially named today as winners of the 2019 EIT Health Scandinavia Headstart awards. Chosen from around 40 applicants, the winners come from all over Scandinavia and will receive funding that helps them take steps towards market launch and commercialisation.
Video: Innovation Day at Uppsala University
Students immersed in innovative atmosphere
Videos: Alumni Board Managers interviewed at the EIT Health Summit
Ayse Tolunay and Ben Hayward talk about the EIT Health Alumni Network
Students develop innovations at first EIT Health Arrowhead Workshop for Digital European Health Services
Organised through the EIT Health E-Lab Network
Students can innovate at I-Day events around Europe in November
Students work on healthcare innovation in teams; one more date set for March
2018: A year of empowering women at WE Health
Enhancing the participation of women in health innovation and entrepreneurship activities
Video interview: EIT Health's Fellowship Network supports innovation and sparks spin-offs
Daniel Mogefors discusses benefits of the Fellowship Network
Meet the Swedish e-Health company Pilloxa
Product launched and funding round secured in 2018
Big interest in the Run4Health initiative at the Culture Night in Copenhagen
The student driven activity to increase public awareness on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
EIT awards label to RECIPE PhD school to fight antimicrobial resistance
School provides doctoral students with a cross-disciplinary environment
GENiE: EIT Health hosts 18 Oct. conference promoting innovative education
Copenhagen Business School will play host for sixth event in a series
Mentoring & Coaching Network launches: Start-ups can find expert help they need
Deep well of knowledge from EIT Health made accessible via curated platform
Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data Event: Register by 5 September
EIT Health partners will host the 2nd Business in Biobanking and Population Health Data event
Train the Healthcare Manager Trainer programme 1st edition: Register by 31 August 2018
This programme is addressed to programme directors and trainers of healthcare
Twenty promising start-ups win €7k to develop business plans
Winners will go on to compete for up to €30 000 in a pitch competitions
EIT Health co-organises 2nd Cross-KIC EIT RIS Business Planning Bootcamp in Budapest
Young innovators receive support and training
Mark the dates in your diary to attend hackathons, bootcamps, workshops and trainings.
Scandinavian Programmes & Projects
Projects where we and our Scandinavian Partners are involved.
Meet our partners
Meet the whole team in Scandinavia from Innovation, Education and Acceleration.
EIT Health Scandinavia on social
Where to find us
Torsgatan 11, 111 23 Stockholm, Sweden