Campus & Innovation projects
Puck van de Bovenkamp
EIT Health Advisor TU Delft

About Health

EIT Health develops talents, drives innovative business ideas forward and boosts the global competitiveness of European industry through three key programmes that will offer a vibrant ecosystem for future entrepreneurs, academics and businesses:

  • Accelerator: an ecosystem providing the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs with the support, skills and services that they need to get their ideas off the ground.
  • Campus: developing novel and unique education programs tailored to provide future healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs, who will shape the future of European healthcare.
  • Innovation Projects: a powerhouse for generating new ideas for healthcare bringing these ideas into Europe’s healthcare system and into citizens’ lives.

EIT Health is a consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities from across 14 EU countries. EIT Health started in December 2014.

EIT Health promotes entrepreneurship and innovates in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. It enables citizens to lead healthier and more productive lives by delivering products, services and concepts that improve quality of life and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare across Europe.

The essential goals of EIT Health are to offer answers to future challenges of healthcare:

  • Promote Healthy Living
  • Support Active Ageing
  • Improve Healthcare

EIT Health thus supports research, education and business projects in three main investment areas:

EIT Health is guided by the understanding that the societal challenges do not only present a risk but also provide a multitude of new opportunities if knowledge and networks are fully leveraged across all health-related sectors and new ideas are rapidly turned into solutions. Considering innovation as the basis for growth, competitiveness and social well-being, EIT Health aims to create around 340 new business ideas until 2018. These will not only generate new market opportunities for an average of 70 start-ups per year but also provide answers to central requirements of healthcare today and tomorrow.

Moreover – and as an important part of our sustainability efforts – EIT Health branded education programmes (EIT Health Campus) will offer a range of new and extended business and application-oriented courses that are expected to enrol almost 1 million students per year.


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