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EIT Health Business Plan 2022

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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.


December, 2020

Bridging the disability divide through digital technology – Interview with Claudiu Leverenz, CEO of Munevo

15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability. Munevo is helping them navigate daily life with independence and dignity. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. The aim is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. […]

December, 2020

TeleStar´s AR-based 3D-Live Stream of surgery drives medical training forward

EIT Health supported education project TeleSTAR brings microsurgical training to a new level | Article in Tagesspiegel Background Gesundheit & E-Health on the benefits of virtual surgical training (November 2020) Optical aids have allowed for complicated surgery operations for more than 60 years in history. In today’s surgical training, the transmission of surgeries, and visualization […]

December, 2020

COVID-19-related-expenses slow down health insurance companies´ willigness to invest in start-ups

Health insurance companies can invest significantly less in start-ups | Article in Handelsblatt with Dr. Katharina Ladewig, Managing Director of EIT Health Germany (November 2020) Since the Digital Supply Act came into force on the 19th of December 2020, health insurance companies have been able to invest up to two percent of their financial reserves […]

December, 2020

EIT Health Alumni Rising Stars – Interview with Dominik Schumacher, Founder of Tubulis

Dominik Schumacher, Founder of Tubulis, has been featured in the EIT Health Alumni Rising Stars initiative. EIT Health Alumni Rising Stars is a new initiative of the EIT Health Alumni Network, which features a group of Rising Stars from across the community; entrepreneurs and innovators who we believe should be recognised for what they have already […]

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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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