EIT Health Drive is a training programme that ensures knowledge transfer from well-developed innovation hubs to EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) regions to strengthen local innovation capacities. It is powered by TU Delft and EIT Health InnoStars.

The goal

The main goal of this programme is to equip representatives of EIT Health RIS regions with competencies that enable them to understand their existing system and develop a targeted improvement strategy to deploy new interventions and obtain tangible results in the innovation ecosystem year by year.

The programme aims to improve local innovation ecosystem support mechanisms and foster closer interactions between knowledge triangle actors.

Participants focus on better understanding the functioning of innovation ecosystems in general, and particularly the characteristics of the one they represent. Using a design approach, they develop a tailor-made strategy and concrete action plan for the coming years to execute.

Attendees work along four focus areas:

  • engage clinical stakeholders in innovation
  • improve processes related to start-up acceleration
  • drive student entrepreneurship
  • develop technology transfer capabilities
EIT Health Drive Projects
  • Inspirational Talks – online discussions with top-notch experts from developed innovation hubs who openly share their lessons learnt, successes and failures
  • Masterclasses – online meetings to share explicit know-how about specific topics of innovation ecosystem development
Nóra Félegyházi
InnoStars | RIS Innovation Ecosystem Development Manager | EIT Health