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EIT Health - Innovation at the interface of industry, research and education

EIT Health is one of eight Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) currently funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). We deliver solutions for high-performance healthcare systems, healthier citizens and a sustainable health economy in Europe. To do this, we connect the right people with the major health challenges of our time across Europe's borders. We use the expertise of over 150 leading players of the European healthcare system - pharmaceuticals, medical technology, diagnostics, consumer goods, universities, research institutions, healthcare providers, payors, policymakers and administrators - to make innovation a reality and commercialise patient-oriented solutions.


January, 2021

Great success for 24-hour care: DIN Standard for exemplary home care published

EIT Health Headstart Programme 2019 finalist Mecasa prevails by initiating the first DIN Standard for higher quality 24h care. Demand for home care for seniors in need of support in Germany is high. At the same time, there is a lack of qualified personnel which means that foreign workers, especially from Eastern European countries, have […]

January, 2021

EIT Health supported start-up Mecasa prevails with DIN standard for exemplary 24h care for the elderly

On January 22, 2021, the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) published the new quality standard DIN SPEC 33454, which has been developed under the direction of the start-up Mecasa by an interdisciplinary committee. With the initiation of this first DIN standard for higher quality 24h care, Mecasa can report a major success for home care. […]

January, 2021

Manfred Heinzer joins EIT Health Germany Supervisory Board

EIT Health Germany appoints new Supervisory Board Member. A warm welcome to Manfred Heinzer, Vice President and General Manager of Amgen Germany, as a new member of the EIT Health Germany Supervisory Board representing the DACH region within its 150+ members strong, pan-European EIT Health network. Manfred Heinzer succeeds Roman Stampfli, Vice President Marketing and […]

January, 2021

Venture Centre of Excellence launches call for VCs to join

Interested venture capital funds can apply to cooperate with the Venture Centre of Excellence (VCoE). The European Investment Fund (EIF) has published a call for expressions of interest from venture capital funds who want to cooperate with the Venture Centre of Excellence (VCoE), a partnership created by EIF and EIT Health with the goal of […]

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We build strong links between business, research and education across European borders and bring stakeholders together.


We support cutting-edge ideas. Our go-to-market strategies bring innovations faster to the market and help create new businesses and jobs.


We provide access to knowledge and improve educational opportunities for students and young physicians. We educate citizens to promote a healthy lifestyle.


We promote cooperation in innovation projects, workshops and startup programmes and use EU funding to finance selected programmes and projects.

EIT Health Germany Partners

EIT Health Germany unites 35 renowned partners from industry, research and education from Germany, Austria and Switzerland in a unique network that together initiate outstanding innovations in the health sector within selected projects and programs.

EIT Health Germany Startups

We promote innovations directly where they arise. We work with start-ups, spin-offs and SMEs from the Digital Health, Healthtech, BioTech and Medtech sectors to create new products, services and jobs, and thus sustainable health economics in the D.A.CH. region and throughout Europe.

We are EIT Health Germany

With our offices in Mannheim and Heidelberg we are the regional service point of EIT Health in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We are here to help with all questions about the offerings and services of EIT Health.

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