The goal of EIT Health is to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of European industry, improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of healthcare system.
The partnership promotes entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. This is achieved through delivering products, concepts and services, including educational programmes that will nurture talents and train the workforce of tomorrow.
Adopting an investor approach, EIT Health drives the integration of business; research and higher education, boost innovation, and is a catalyst for new solutions for Europe.
EIT Health aim to overcome the fragmentation of different healthcare systems in Europe and give companies easier access to markets across the EU. The critical mass of partners from business and industry, education, research, healthcare providers and insurance companies within EIT Health, opens the path to reduced time-to-market for added-value products and services.
EIT Health outreach activities are expected to spread all over Europe – establishing new ties to expand innovation and growth.
EIT Health aim to, among others:
Support and grow this figure to 90 new products/services annually by 2018
By 2018 create 70 start-ups per year
Have 1 000 000 students taking part in its educational online programmes per year by 2018
In its first full year of operation in 2016 EIT Health expects to incubate approximately 80 new business ideas, rising to 140 in 2018.