21st June 2019
They will assist in implementing the EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme
Three new EIT RIS hubs – in Croatia, Czech Republic and Latvia – joined the EIT Health network as of 1 December 2018 to work on strengthening local innovation ecosystems.
The new hubs will work alongside the existing network of ten regional hubs in implementing the RIS programme. EIT RIS helps to increase innovation capacity in areas of Europe not directly benefitting from the activities of EIT Health.
The EIT Health hubs will be asked to:
- take part in the implementation of the EIT RIS programme in December 2018 and in 2019;
- develop the local innovation ecosystem with the help of EIT Health;
- help EIT Health find the best talents, entrepreneurs and start-ups from their region/country.
The three hubs were chosen from a call EIT Health published in October seeking organisations from Croatia, Czech Republic and Latvia to cooperate with EIT Health in the RIS starting 1 December 2018.