EIT Health Spain has partners from five regions: Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia, Basque Country and Andalusia. Together they offer a vibrant innovation environment, with close ties between businesses, Universities, University hospitals and healthcare providers who act as strong agents in the three pillars of the innovation triangle: research, education and business creation.
Our vision is to be a reference alliance in health, enhancing the prevention and promotion of active ageing and improvement of the chronic patient. We work to ensure sustainability of the Spanish node and foster collaboration at both national and international levels.
EU funding is a major opportunity in healthcare, as long as truly transformative projects are backed
Izabel Alfany at the European Forum Transfiere
Peptomyc eyes funds for phase II cancer trial
Following their phase I trial
Four European start-ups join Beyond Rheum
Developing solutions for axSpA patients
MOWOOT earns FDA device designation
Recognition promises to attract investors
MOWOOT launches pan-EU fundraising campaign
€2m goal set to expand market reach
Winners of the EIT Jumpstarter 2021 announced
Winners of the EIT Jumpstarter 2021 Health category announced
EIT Health Spain appoints Izabel Alfany new Operations and Business Development Lead
Lideró la plataforma de salud en Leitat antes de incorporarse a EIT Health Spain
The epileptic seizure alert device invented in Spain raises more than €1 m to be launched internationally
The company mjn-neuro, backed by EIT Health, launched its device in Spain last year, and is looking to expand onto international markets.
Nutrition and COVID-19 Recovery
A new study looks at information and resources available to patients
NUIG's i2i – selected for EIT's HEI Health Initiative
Receiving up to €27.5m to support innovation capacity
EIT Health Spain has renewed its Governing Board
Gender parity and collaboration of all the stakeholders in the healthcare sector, keys in the new Board of EIT Health Spain
CHRONIC PAIN decision support project enters trial phase
CHRONIC PAIN innovation project enters the trial phase
EIT Health selects start-ups for Headstart 2020
96 start-ups receiving mentoring and financial support
#ProtectUrLife helps head off health risks
Effort screens thousands, raises awareness of heart, bone health.
Innovative Campus summer school makes physical education inclusive
InPhysEd is all set to run in July
Peptomyc publication details preclinical validation of new inhibitor to treat cancer
EIT Health-supported team fights skepticism in its war on cancer
EIT Health and EIT Food kick off Food4Health initiative
4 March meeting to be followed by 15-16 May workshop
Dr. Cristina Bescos is new Managing Director of EIT Health Spain
She replaces Dr. Marco Pugliese, who shepherded the organisation since its founding
Start-ups backed by EIT Health Spain garner strong Horizon 2020 support
Five of 17 Spanish start-ups chosen for funding are supported by EIT Health
EIT Health Think Tank releases report on Big Data and healthcare at Summit
Download the report
EIT Health and EIT Food organise workshop on food and health
Co-creating new strategies to help citizens and patients be in control of their food intake
WE Health Module 3: Empowering Women Leadership in Health Innovation
A three-day workshop in Barcelona supporting female leaders and innovators in identifying opportunities
EIT Health participates in BioSpain
During the event, EIT Health initiatives were promoted as well.
A recap on the d-HealthyLife pilot training course in Barcelona
This course focused on co-creation methods for developing d-health solutions
Join a Working Group to develop collaborative masters and PhD programmes
EIT Health Campus Degree Programmes activity
Cook2Health’s pilot study presents at the ESPEN Congress
Participating at this Congress triggered many exchanges within the scientific community
EIT Health Spain names 15 winners of Headstart funding
Support for early-stage start-ups
Project leader writes about P-PALs for Ireland's frontline
EIT Health Campus activity empowers older adults with intellectual disabilities
INnovating the JOY of Eating for Healthy Ageing (INJOY)
EIT Health concludes its ten-day training for innovators and entrepreneurs
EIT Health Spain awards Headstart support to 15 start-ups
Biotech, medtech and digital health innovations backed with funding, expert advice and a powerful network
The d-HealthyLife Round Table on co-creation methods
Involving stakeholders in the creation process improves the effectiveness of the digital health
Deadline for Cross-KIC Business Idea Competition now 8 April
Health, food or raw materials ideas sought
CRAASH Barcelona launched with a two-day intensive training and final discussion panel
Smart glasses, low cost exoskeletons and anti-stress devices, among the projects selected to participate in the programme
EIT Cross-KIC Spain presents model for European competitiveness
Spanish EIT KICs present their strategy to the General Secretary of Science and Innovation
WE Health offering training to empower women in health innovation in 2018
Three modules planned for this year
Peptomyc wins the EmprendedorXXI Award
CaixaBank recognises Peptomyc and Bound 4 Blue as main prize winners
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
EIT Health Spain welcome BIST and Ferrer as new partners
Collaborating with new partners in science for further innovation
EIT Cross-KIC Spain Participates in the Transfiere 2018 Forum
EIT Communities share business opportunities and entrepreneurship in the 7th European Innovation Forum
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
CCentre in 2017: Four courses on citizen-centred ageing and three videos released
More than 100 executives and professionals trained
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
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
EIT Health Spain holds its 2nd Annual Meeting at the CaixaForum in Madrid
Impressive evolution of the consortium is noted
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
The Spanish Group of Innovation and Knowledge Communities as the spearhead of innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe
The group is made up of EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Digital, EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Health, EIT Food and EIT Raw Materials
EIT Health online Ideation Challenge on personal health
All are invited to join in a cooperative educational experience
Premap has merged into Quironprevención group
A partner with greater added value for EIT Health regional innovation hub Spain
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
EIT Health-backed cancer therapy firm Peptomyc receives €4.2 million in financing
VC fund Alta Life Sciences Spain I FCR heads consortium of investors
EU funded European Silver Economy Awards
A chance to kick-off innovation in service delivery for older adults
Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation - Capacity Building Module at IESE Business School
WE Health - Final Capacity Building Module on Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Activity leaders in video interview: Living Lab Network
Prof. Maria Teresa Arredondo and Cecilia Vera, both from UPM
Going AP+: Creating real patient value with an artificial pancreas
A key milestone in challenging and rethinking the status quo of Type 2 diabetes care
CaixaImpulse program names projects it will support
Some 23 biomedical research projects to receive help in transferring to the market
Nine start-ups win pitch finals for InnoStars HS/PoC grants
€330 000 in grants given to EIT Health Headstart/Proof of Concept winners
EIPP matches investors with EU projects, co-organises EBAN Congress
Portal currently lists 45 health-sector investments
Seven medtech start-ups selected to compete in European Health Catapult finals
EIT Health Spain has announced the winning start-ups who will compete in the medical technology category in the European Health Catapult Contest.
Event fosters EIT Health Accelerator Pillar in Spain
FIPSE Information Day: instruments for financing R&D&I in Health: From laboratory to market
Nobel Laureate Edward Moser invited as special speaker at IBEC event
EIT Health Spain 2016 Report on Activities
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
HelloAI Summer School: A Summer School on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial Intelligence might be a useful tool to solve some of the challenges of healthcare that originate from an increasing population, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases and a lack of healthcare professionals. Starting from that premise and anticipating the future, HelloAI aims to train the upcoming generation for the wide-spreading implementation of AI.
Campus eLab generates report on trends in diabetes care
CDTM and EIT Health collaborate in seminar based on CLOSE project
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.
Five Spanish start-ups pitch to win €50k in Headstart funding
A total of 46 proposals were received in the first phase
Towards citizen-centred active ageing and well-being – Phase 2
Innovative training for a society of all ages
Activity leader video interview: Joan Escarrabill on involving citizens in healthcare improvement
An explanation of Co-creating Pathways to Promote Active Citizens in Healthcare Services Improvement
Campus: Innovation Fellowships MOEBIO d·Health Barcelona
Do you want to become a healthcare entrepreneur? Enroll in d·HEALTH Barcelona, a one-in-a-lifetime experience where you’ll learn by doing, solving real problems, identifying them in a clinical immersion in one of some of the top hospitals in Europe
Potential matches made at German-Spanish-InnoStars Trilateral Meeting
Around 60 participants representing more than 40 organizations from Germany, Spain and InnoStars countries
Become an Accelerator member and tell us how we can help
Startups join an Accelerator pitch contest at the EIT Health Summit in November.
Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner
Activity leader video interview: Alexandre Duclos on E-Labs Corner
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.
Spanish Innovation Health sector meets up in Barcelona – see videos
Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting.
EIT Health wins 3 of 5 top European awards for innovations to treat cancer, predict Alzheimer’s and detect stroke risk
Five of our nominees were finalists for EIT Awards
Students can innovate at I-Day events around Europe in November
Students work on healthcare innovation in teams; one more date set for March
After Stockholm workshop for women, WE Health takes applicants for Munich until 27 May
Programme seeks to help women become successful healthcare entrepreneurs
2018: A year of empowering women at WE Health
Enhancing the participation of women in health innovation and entrepreneurship activities
Obituary: Alex Casta Ruiz, 1979-2018
A long-time friend and supporter of EIT Health and the Spanish CLC
An interview with Julie Rachline: My experience in the Women Entrepreneur network
Julie Rachline, a French entrepreneur, participated in the latest Women Entrepreneur Module
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
Caixampulse will help 20 biomedical projects towards the market
The 4th call of CaixaImpulse programme guides 20 biomedical projects from the laboratory to the market
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
Conclusions of the Round Table held in Spain “Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success”
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How to find us
Parc Científic de Barcelona
Baldiri Reixac 4-8 Torre I
The El Prat airport is situated 10 km from the Barcelona Science Park (PCB).
By taxi the journey time is 20 minutes.
To go by train from the airport take Line 1 of the local train service (RENFE Rodalies) as far as the mainline station “Barcelona Sants”, which has connections with the Metro system (Line 3).
To go by Metro from the airport, take L9 From Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 to “Zona Universitaria”. The ride will take 32 minutes and costs 4,5 euros one way. Take Metro Line 3 in the direction of “Zona Universitària” and get off at the last station.
Take Metro Line 3 in the direction of “Zona Universitària” and get off at the last station.
There’s a 10-minute walk from the metro station to the venue.