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Spain, Innovation, 2019

Spanish Innovation Health sector meets up in Barcelona – see videos

3rd March 2019

Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting.

Partners, innovators, researchers and education professionals gathered in Barcelona, Spain, 15 January 2019, at the Third EIT Health Spain annual meeting. The event was hosted by IESE Business School and chaired by Teresa Riesgo, Managing Director of Research, Development, and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

The event, taking place after the Partner Assembly of the Spanish node of EIT Health, was conceived as an opportunity for a meeting of colleagues, and it featured a focus on two current topics in research and innovation: epigenetics and women in science. The awarded researcher Manel Esteller and director of the Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute gave an inspiring talk about Epigenetics.

See a short video about the gathering below, scroll down for more information about the event and other videos

On the other hand, Federica Righi, researcher at IESE, Carme Verdaguer, director of Bosch i Gimpera Foundation of the UB and Laura Soucek, CEO of Peptomyc participated in a round table about Woman and Innovation in Health. During the second part of the session, WIVI was awarded for being the best project presented at the Headstart funding event.

WIVI is a project of E-Health Technical Solutions, focused on the design and development of technical and clinical solutions based on scientific evidence for visual dysfunctions. Eva García Ramos, CEO of E-Health Technical Solutions, picked up this award which was meant to honour Josemi Azkoitia, PhD in Industrial Engineering, university professor and former director of health at Tecnalia, who unexpectedly passed away in 2018.

The other recognition of the afternoon was for the Master of Technological Innovation in Health (MTiH), which started in 2017 and achieved the prestigious EIT Label in 2018. MTiHuses a learning‐by‐doing curriculum to promote creativity, innovation, design thinking and a market mentality among students. The award, named Francisco del Pozo in memoriam of the unfortunate partner and Education Board member, was collected by Prof. Enrique Gómez, from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UOM) and Prof. Neus Vidal, from the University of Barcelona (UB), both partners of this EIT Health funded project.

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