26th March 2019
For the last 6 weeks we have covered over 12 000 kilometres to reach local communities with EIT Health accelerator programmes. We participated in more than 15 events and met hundreds of young innovators. EIT Health RIS Hubs have also hosted a series of activities.
Poland, the Medical University of Gdańsk organised two EIT Health Info Days for scientists and students, the Student Scientific Society, start-ups at the university, and in the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park, the biggest park of its kind in Poland, which offers attractive workplaces and laboratories for healthcare innovators. In the Czech Republic, during a Startup Europe Week in Liberec, the DEX Innovation Centre presented especially chosen EIT Health programmes to the local start-up communities.
Meantime, the DEX Innovation Centre ran the “Procuring the Innovation” event that hosted more than 40 participants, including representatives of public procurers and corporations along with start-ups. During the event, inspirational speakers from Ceska sporitelna, CzechInvest, EIT Health, and the DEX Innovation Centre, shared their experiences about cooperation with start-ups. A representative of EIT Health InnoStars, Tamás Békási briefly presented EIT Health opportunities for healthcare innovators. Similar events took part in Italy, Hungary and the Baltics. Accordingly, on behalf of EIT Health InnoStars Ines Matias ran a series of events in Portugal – at the University of Lisbon, University of Porto, in 3B’s Institute at the University of Minho, in Instituto Pedro Nunes (a Partner of EIT Health) as well as in start-ups incubator TecLabs, among others.