Innovative solutions for public health challenges

INPHECT helps public health professionals think differently about the complex challenges faced by Europe’s health systems.


The INPHECT training will empower professionals from diverse public health fields to work together across boundaries to develop solutions that truly meet the needs of citizens.

The 40-week innovation and entrepreneurship programme will see teams of PhD students focus on real-world challenges from healthcare and governmental organisations. It will use a “design thinking” methodology to promote impact-driven innovation and entrepreneurship.

INPHECT is managed by the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health at the University of Gronigen, Netherlands, which has a strong innovation climate and entrepreneurship infrastructure. The programme is also expected to form the basis for a first-of-its-kind European public health incubator programme.

Jochen Mierau
| Activity Lead | Rijksuniversiteit Groningen