Our Flagships

 

Europe is at a turning point in healthcare. With the rising costs of healthcare delivery, fragmented datasets and the slow adaptation and change of healthcare systems, the time to act is now.  

Reflecting this urgency, EIT Health structures our core business activities across the areas that are most needed: each of our Flagships contributes to some of the top health priorities identified in Europe.

Our Flagship Calls invite our communities, and beyond, to work with us on tackling specific challenges relating to these health priority areas. If you’re seeking funding, collaborators or support to bring your ideas to life, read on to find out more.

Click on each Flagship below to find out more:

Flagship – New Models to Deliver Healthcare

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Society is constantly evolving, but healthcare systems can't keep up with our ever-changing needs. This Flagship looks at how we can redefine healthcare models and implement robust analysis of databases in place to establish a foundation for value-based healthcare: one where success measures are based on patient outcomes and a shift from treatment to prevention.

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Why is it important? A value-based healthcare system ensures that resources are optimised, patients receive the best possible care and that a proactive approach to health becomes the norm, which ultimately helps to improve individual and societal well-being.

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Using patient-reported outcomes and real-world data, projects within this Flagship will aim to convince payors of the value they bring to patients helping to drive changes in standard reimbursement models. This in turn will help to promote the integration of innovative solutions and services into new markets.

Interested in applying for this year’s call?

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    Solutions from our community

    We initiate products to create solutions, upskill the brightest minds through our programmes, and support start-ups to success. Discover some of our community’s work related to New Models to Deliver Healthcare here:

    HARMONICS
    HARMONICS aims to integrate data from regional electronic medical health records to create a centralised stroke outcome registry.

    DigiPrevent
    DigiPrevent is creating a digital screening procedure and a blood-based diagnostic tool to provide personalised prevention and early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

    High Value Care Ambassadors Course
    This course enables students to learn about the how, what and why of value-driven care.

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    Bring your idea to life

    Are you motivated to drive progress in this field? Apply for this year’s call under one of our specific activities related to New Models to Deliver Healthcare including:

    EIT Health Innovation Day Series (i-Days)
    Host a challenge-based learning event that trains participants in innovation and entrepreneurship, design thinking methods, and pitching.

    Modules Towards a Labelled Fellowship Programme
    Deliver personalised online learning pathways that teach theoretical and practical skills or knowledge to apply in a professional environment.

    Service Development Activity
    Collaborate on activities that promote the market uptake of innovative products and services by assessing the quality of the healthcare service improvement.

    See the full list

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    In the Spotlight

    Health Integrator: supporting the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

    To tackle the issue of stretched healthcare budgets in the battle to prevent type 2 diabetes, EIT Health worked with the Health Integrator team on a digital service for those who are at risk of chronic diseases. The platform, which is underwritten by pension funds, using a health impact bond, allows individuals to make lifestyle changes with the support of a health coach, bridging the gap between prevention and reactive healthcare.

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Flagship – Digital Transformation of Healthcare

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Advanced technology and data utilisation is driving the shift towards digital healthcare to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services. This Flagship aims to support the digital health transformation in Europe and has two focus points: the development of, and access to, digital health medical devices, and the implementation of the European Health Data Space by exploring the secondary use of data.

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It will also look at how we train and develop patients, citizens, and healthcare professionals on the importance of using and sharing data and digital tools to enhance the quality-of-care pathways.

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Why is it important? Developing digital health medical devices and data sharing play a major part in the digital transformation of healthcare, as it will help unlock the power of datasets and health registries for innovation that results in improved outcomes. Crucially, it will also support patients and citizens to take control of their own health data, with the aim of informing and improving the care they receive.

Interested in applying for this year’s call?

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    Solutions from our community

    We initiate products to create solutions, upskill the brightest minds through our programmes, and support start-ups to success. Discover some of our community’s work related to the Digital Transformation of Healthcare here:

    ASSIST
    The ASSIST consortium is developing the first AI-based solution for the early detection and accurate triage of acute coronary syndromes. 

    CareMetric
    Through AI—based gait analysis, CareMetric’s solution will provide individualised advice on symptoms and treatment for Parkinson’s patients.

    ProHeart
    ProHeart is a therapy companion designed to improve survival rates and quality of life for patients with heart failure.

    Discover more

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    Bring your idea to life

    Are you motivated to drive progress in this field? Apply for this year’s call under one of our specific activities related to the Digital Transformation of Healthcare including:

    EIT Health Innovation Day Series (i-Days)
    Host a challenge-based learning event that trains participants in innovation and entrepreneurship, design thinking methods, and pitching.

    Master Degree Programme
    If you are Higher Education Institution, you can join a consortium led by EIT Health, with the goal of incorporating entrepreneurship and innovation education elements into their existing master’s programmes. 

    Modules Towards a Labelled Fellowship Programme
    Deliver personalised online learning pathways that teach theoretical and practical skills or knowledge to apply in a professional environment.

    Modules Towards EIT Labelled Certification
    Provide high-quality content that feeds into modules on the EIT Health Academy.

    Technology Development Activity
    We are looking for collaborative SMEs or industry led projects that focus on validation, certification, and market access of patient-centred DMD solutions in Europe to facilitate market entry and wider adoption.

    DiGinnovation Programme
    If you are a top digital health micro and small enterprise, we link you with international entities to create a consortium that will improve healthcare systems.

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    In the Spotlight

    Wefight: holistic health apps for chronic disease management.

    EIT Health supported start-up, Wefight, developed a solution to manage chronic diseases. Working in collaboration with patient groups, the team created a series of apps dedicated to specific chronic conditions that work as digital personal health assistants. Named Vik, the app series provides patients with trusted information about their condition, helping to overcome anxiety and isolation by using artificial intelligence (AI) to answer their questions.

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Supporting documents

Find out everything you need to know about applying for this year’s call, including information on the different funding areas available, the application process, and terms and conditions:

 

The Re-industrialisation of Europe Flagship – IPCEI update

 

The “Supporting the deployment of Important Projects of Common European Interest in Health (IPCEI) to address market failures” initiative will be rolled into the “Re-industrialisation of Europe” Flagship, to be launched next year. It will have an expanded scope, addressing two challenges: a focus on equipping Europe with a strong, innovative and export-friendly healthcare industry, alongside developing lasting and innovative European manufacturing capabilities regarding critical products, notably pharmaceuticals.

A call will be launched in 2024 once the European Commission notifies the EC-selected IPCEI projects to be complemented with the EIT Health partner network.

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