Increasing innovation capacity in Europe
EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme
The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) was created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to close the gap between regions that are leaders in innovation and those regions which are progressing. The programme is implemented with the involvement of local Hubs. An EIT Hub is a local organisation selected by means of an open process to act as an interaction point between Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and local community stakeholders.
The network of EIT Health Hubs includes leading regional incubators, accelerators, prominent medical universities, research centres and institutes. Theses Hubs are located in 13 countries in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.
In the field of healthcare, the programme has been developing since 2016, and it is co-ordinated by EIT Health InnoStars. The purpose of the programme is to promote healthcare innovation in countries with modest and moderate innovation capacity. The goal is to help citizens in less developed European countries enjoy the benefits of innovation – and develop and introduce new products and services supporting active ageing and healthy living. Additionally, its aim is to match healthcare innovators from the EIT Health network with the talent pool and innovative organisations from EIT Health Hubs regions.
The EIT Health Hubs:
- Consortium ARCA (Italy)
- Asociatia INIT & Freshblood HealthTech Community (Romania)
- DEX Innovation Centre (Czech Republic)
- Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries (Hungary)
- Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lithuania)
- Ljubljana University Incubator (Slovenia)
- Medical University of Gdańsk (Poland)
- National Documentation Centre (Greece)
- Rīga Stradiņš University (Latvia)
- Tartu Biotechnoloogia Park (Estonia)
- T-Systems (Slovakia)
- University of Évora (Portugal)
- University of Porto (Portugal)
- University of Zagreb (Croatia)
To read more about EIT Regional Innovation Scheme visit this website.