EIT Health Germany Newsroom

Welcome to the EIT Health Germany Newsroom! Are you looking for up-to-date information from the healthcare sector or about EIT Health Germany? Here you will find the latest news, press releases, clippings, photo material and news from social media as well as all the important background information about EIT Health Germany.
July, 2020

COVID-19: Rescue-Instrument for DACH-Startups

In the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, EIT Health has already launched a number of support measures. The new instrument is designed to support highly innovative projects in times of crisis by closing financing gaps of start-ups and supporting them in bridging financing rounds. In addition to financial support, EIT Health offers selected start-ups […]

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July, 2020

Only six months after its foundation: Nia Health launches cooperation with statutory health insurance

The medical product, the neurodermatitis App Nia (risk class I), is from now on available to DAK customers free of charge in the fully comprehensive premium version. The Berlin-based medical device manufacturer Nia Health is starting a cooperation with DAK-Gesundheit on July 1, 2020. Neurodermatitis patients can use the Nia-App to document their health history, […]

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June, 2020

Headstart Awards 2020: These are the winners

During yesterday’s online pitch round, 15 young companies from Germany, Austria and Switzerland took up the challenge and participated in the annual competition. The jury (Anna-Lisa Picciolo-Lehrke from UCB Biosciences GmbH, John Butler from Bayer AG, Klaus Suwelack from Janssen Germany, Nana Bit-Avragim from Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and Christoph Wagner from WBG Holding […]

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June, 2020

Ready for the next round: Six companies from the D-A-CH region selected for the EIT Health Catapult semifinal

On 26 May, the 13 pre-selected startups took part in the regional preliminary round of the EIT Health Catapult competition. During the half-day online event, the teams presented their innovations in order to convince the expert jury headed by Birgit Kerber (EMBLEM), Joachim Vogt (Abbvie), Marie Asano (High-Tech Gründerfonds), Oliver Reuss (Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund) […]

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May, 2020

EIT Health veröffentlicht aktuellen Report zu ‘Value-Based Health Care’ für Europa

As an important promoter of healthcare innovation for all of Europe, EIT Health today presents its latest report on the situation and implementation of Value-Based Health Care (VBHC). The aim of the publication “Implementing Value-Based Health Care: Handbook for Pioneers” is to define a clearly structured framework that will enable a successful and sustainable introduction […]

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May, 2020

Together through the crisis: opportunities for entrepreneurs and hope for innovations

The European Union is responding to the ongoing health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by releasing funding totalling 60 million euros to bridge the current financing gaps of start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs on the one hand, and to create space for innovative new projects that directly address the various challenges in the […]

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April, 2020

EIT Health supports projects to combat COVID-19 with over 6 million euros

EIT Health will free up over six million euros from the existing 2020 budget for healthcare innovation projects and invest in selected projects in the fight against COVID-19. Within the framework of the ‘Rapid Response’ initiative, 14 specially selected projects, including two from the Technical University of Munich and one from the RWTH Aachen, will […]

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March, 2020

AI in health care – more experts are needed

Basic digital skills, biomedical and data science knowledge, as well as knowledge of the fundamentals of genomics will play an increasing role in medical care in the future, if the full potential of AI and machine learning is to take hold in the health care system. This is one of the conclusions of the report […]

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February, 2020

EIT Health informs about its startup programs

Startups operating in the biotech, medtech and digital health sectors should keep a few dates free in the coming weeks: In weekly webinars, EIT Health provides information on all questions concerning participation in the EIT Health programmes and projects scheduled for 2020, especially for startups. Read the Press Release here (German only)

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October, 2019

#ProtectUrLife 2019 – The health check for heart and bones

In Germany, about six million people suffer from coronary heart disease and about 6.3 million people suffer from osteoporosis. Both diseases are widespread, but are not widely perceived by the general public. The joint awareness campaign #ProtectUrLife wants to change this. We would be delighted if you could work with us on clarifying both clinical […]

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