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 on developing solutions that truly meet the needs of citizens.

The programme will see multidisciplinary teams of PhD students focus on real-world challenges from healthcare and governmental organisations. It will use a “design thinking” methodology and a hands-on, “learn-by-doing” approach to promote impact-driven innovation and entrepreneurship.

Managed by the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health at the University of Gronigen, Netherlands and running from 4 November 2020 through 11 June 2021, the course gives six academic credits in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Due to the pandemic, the programme will be delivered mainly online, using Blackboard Collaborate.

Is it for me?

The course is geared toward PhD students (and/or postdocs) who have an interest in solving current, real-life urgent public health challenges (not necessarily related to their own research questions). Participants can be positioned within the Groningen Medical Graduate Schools, or in any other school (as long as they have an interest in solving public health related challenges).

Registration and information:

Register here by 7 October 2020.

Find out more here.

Jochen Mierau
| Activity Lead | Rijksuniversiteit Groningen