Optimising Innovation Pathways

The journey a product or service takes, from idea, to market entry and into the recipient’s hands is the innovation pathway. Each innovation type – whether it’s a medicine, a device or software – can take a different journey depending on factors such as geography, policy or regulatory requirements.

While some steps of the pathways in EU member states are routine, well-defined and efficient, others are considered overly complex, time consuming and lacking clarity – particularly in fast-moving and vital sectors, such as digital health.

Even when innovators have navigated regulatory and reimbursement processes, there may still be difficulty in achieving widespread adoption due to local procurement barriers or infrastructural challenges.

Overcoming such barriers to innovation could result in potentially life-changing healthcare solutions reaching patients and citizens across the EU more quickly, thereby overcoming inequity of care.

Round Table Series on Optimising Innovation Pathways

Leading healthcare experts, innovators and partners from across Europe joined our seven 2019 Round Table discussions which took place in Spain, Portugal, UK, Sweden, Germany, France and Belgium. In parallel, we developed our findings through desk research and interviews with those working in healthcare, and other relevant stakeholders.  

White Paper on Round Tables, with recommendations

A 10-page summary of key recommendations from the Think Tank Round Tables on Optimising Innovation Pathways.

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Optimising Innovation Pathways: Future Proofing for Success

Find our recommendations on overcoming pathway barriers to innovation in this report.

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Regional Round Table Reports

Regional Round Table Videos

Benelux Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

France Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

Germany Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

InnoStars Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

Spain Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

UK Round Table Meeting

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Watch leading experts discuss challenges to innovation pathways.

Video

In this Digital Town Hall, watch Jan-Philipp Beck, EIT Health’s CEO and guests discussing the barriers and opportunities for innovators.

In this Digital Town Hall, watch Jan-Philipp Beck, EIT Health’s CEO and guests discussing the barriers and opportunities for innovators.

Opinion Pieces

Optimising Innovation Pathways

Preventing innovators from falling at the next hurdle

John Collins, Chief Operating Officer of CIMIT

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Why start-ups need backing to break into medtech

Dr. Kurt Höller, EIT Health Director of…

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EIT Health Think Tank: Clearing the path to innovation

Sameena Conning EIT Health Director of External…

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