EIT Health Campus projects and programs are targeted at students, professionals & decision makers, and innovators & entrepreneurs active in Europe’s health. Patients and the individual citizen are also the focus of these activities.
Campus’ strategic initiatives aim to strengthen the ecosystem of knowledge and innovative thinking. The strategic initiatives should have a positive impact on all other programs and activities within Campus and the rest of EIT Health.
Student Education Programs
These campus programs focus on encouraging students to enhance their interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and abilities so they can develop health-related innovations and entrepreneurial skills.
Education Programs for Innovators & Entrepreneurs
In its Innovators & Entrepreneurs trainings, Campus focuses on listening to the well trained healthcare professionals and decision makers. It offers training opportunities with a changed mindset and basic skills that can help to build successful businesses and improve health care in the region and across Europe.
Educational programs for citizens
Campus programs also appeal to all citizens – including patients and their relatives, as well as people with specific health risks. It is about enabling these target groups to participate in the overall social development of a healthy life awareness and active aging.
At Heidelberg University, we regularly offer a compact course in the master’s course in Molecular Biotechnology, the Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program. Since 2009, numerous doctoral students and postdocs from the DKFZ, EMBL, Heidelberg and Mannheim University Hospitals, H-ITS, BioMed X and Sciomics have participated in the BETP program and learned how to convert scientific results into sustainable business models.
The Biotech Entrepreneurship Training Program is a unique concept at Heidelberg University that combines the latest entrepreneurship tools such as Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas with in-depth knowledge in the life sciences.
Biotech Entrepreneurship and Leadership Lectures (BELL) is an interactive series of lectures in cooperation with the University of Heidelberg, in which successful biotech entrepreneurs and managers share their experiences and experiences with students and young researchers. Specific topics of entrepreneurship and leadership that are covered in detail include innovation and intellectual property, drug and medical device development, regulatory affairs, business management, human resource management, marketing and sales, public finance, and venture capital.