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InnoStars, UK-Ireland, Innovation, 2018

New project collaborations emerge at EIT Health UK-Ireland Partner Meeting

14th August 2019

Potential projects for the BP2019 2nd Innovation by Ideas Call for Proposals

Over 30 representatives from EIT Health partners in the UK and Ireland attended the EIT Health UK-Ireland Partner Meeting in Newcastle on 18 July, to discuss and develop new ideas about potential projects that might be suitable for the 2nd Innovation by Ideas Call for Proposals closing in October 2018.

Following the EIT Health UK-Ireland Annual General Meeting (AGM), Leslie Harris, Managing Director of EIT Health UK-Ireland, opened the Partner meeting by highlighting the importance of EIT Health as one of the most important healthcare initiatives worldwide and the benefits of being part of the EIT Health network.

EIT project collaboration

Alexis Pacquit, Innovation Manager of EIT Health UK-Ireland, shared updates about the status and progress of BP2018 Innovation Projects and invited partners to celebrate the successes of their projects. Among them, Oxford University presented the Rare Cancer Project, a project that promotes the innovation triangle of business, academia and healthcare to address the specific needs of patients with rare cancers. Trinity College Dublin introduced P-Pals (Physical Activity Leader Project), an empowering programme prompting older adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) to take a leadership role in promoting physical activity among their peers.

Imperial College explained the benefits of Real World Evidence, a massive open online course (MOOC) that introduces healthcare professionals and postgraduate students to Real World Evidence data analysis and offer them the opportunity to learn how to apply the new data analysis methods within healthcare. Keele University discussed JIGSAW-E, a project that addresses the unmet needs of people with osteoarthritis by focusing on high-quality, non-pharmacological therapies, including written patient information, exercises, physical activities, healthy eating and weight management advice.

During the event, EIT Health Innovation Managers from Spain, Germany, UK-Ireland and Innostars discussed the potential projects suitable for the BP2019 2nd Innovation by Ideas Call for Proposals and put forward ideas about the strategic focus of the BP2020 Call.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Second Call for Proposals for Innovation by Ideas Projects, you have time to apply until 2 October 2018, 4 pm, CET. Proposals need to demonstrate that projects will result in an innovation that has been technically validated and tested in a relevant environment, bringing the project to a point where it can attract early adopters or additional external financing.

To learn more about the Call and how to apply, contact:

  • Alexis Pacquit, Innovation Manager of EIT Health UK-Ireland, alexis.pacquit@eithealth.eu

For any further enquiries contact:

  • Laura Vicinanza, laura.vicinanza@eithealth.eu

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