26th April 2019
Health for All: Science and Innovation Week 2019 took place from 8-12 April 2019 in Kaunas, Lithuania, EIT Health RIS Hub. This was the first edition of the international conference organised by the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, EIT Health RIS Hub, in cooperation with EIT Health.
By bringing together representatives of the European Commission, Lithuanian government, research leaders, innovators and business companies, the conference offered an open platform for debate, with the common goal of delivering new solutions for healthier and longer lives.
On behalf of EIT Health, Mikołaj Gurdała, Innovation Manager at InnoStars, presented the innovative potential of the biggest European healthcare network of the EIT Health Consortium. He highlighted the importance of collaboration and of creating new international and cross-industrial ventures. Mikołaj Gurdała also briefly presented selected successful projects that have been developed with the support of EIT Health, such as Fibricheck and E-Boat Bootcamp Programme. On the other hand, the conference’s attendees also had the chance to learn more about EIT Health education opportunities – summer schools, degree and non-degree programmes for students, professionals and citizens. Chiara Maiorino, Education Manager at InnoStars emphasised the wide range of learning opportunities that is provided annually by EIT Health and its partners across Europe.
EIT Health representatives were among keynote speakers, alongside the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety (Vytenis Andriukaitis); Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania, (Virginijus Sinkevičius), Vice-Minister of the Education, Science and Sport at Government of the Republic of Lithuania – Prof Valdemaras Razumas and many others. The event also attracted significant attention from local media. You can find one of the articles regarding the conference here, which shows the statement of Mikołaj Gurdała on behalf of EIT Health InnoStars.