EIT Health

By Rosy Matheson 10:49 am September 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in advanced medical settings and it has multiple applications including, wearable technology, precision medicine and virtual clinics. In some cases, it can even interpret test results more accurately than physicians. While most of us are just beginning to realise the full potential of AI, some entrepreneurs are way ahead. But how can they build...
By Laura Lovett 02:27 pm September 4, 2020
Janssen, Johnson & Johnson’s pharma subsidiary, is looking to the digital health startup space for new ideas on predictive diagnostics and precision treatment. The company has launched a new nine-month startup accelerator focused on the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Startups will have until Sept 27 to apply to the accelerator and must focus their pitch around ways to improve...
By Sara Mageit 05:18 am September 2, 2020
Forty-one startups have been selected to participate in the H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme which starts on 16 September 2020. The programme is jointly organised by the InsurTech Hub Munich and the dmac/Digital Health Hub Nuremberg/Erlangen. During the "Business Development Weeks" the main focus will be on establishing business relationships and developing their own business model. There...
By Sara Mageit 05:09 am July 3, 2020
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Wild Card programme will bring together 45 participants to find solutions in areas of high unmet need within women’s health and digital therapeutics. The annual hackathon goes online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and will run from 1– 10 July. Beginning with two challenges set by EIT Health, the annual Wild Card programme...
By Tammy Lovell 04:41 am March 12, 2020
A report from EIT Health and McKinsey & Company has called for a generation of data literate healthcare professionals to be educated and trained in order to realise the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. Researchers carried out 62 interviews with public and private sector decision-makers and thought leaders across Europe, North America and Asia between...
By Leontina Postelnicu 09:21 am January 9, 2020
EIT Health. EU-backed healthcare collaboration network EIT Health announced in December that it awarded nearly €6 million in funding to startups working to improve the diagnosis and treatment of conditions including heart disease and Parkinson’s. Over 100 early stage companies and SMEs from 14 countries in Europe received a grant last year to further their growth through the EIT Health Headstart...
By Laura Lovett 01:49 pm December 19, 2019
This year EIT Health, an EU-backed healthcare collaboration network, announced that its 2020 Wild Card Health Challenge will be focused on women’s health and digital therapeutics.  First launched in 2017, the program offers European companies a way to connect with various healthcare stakeholders. The winner of each of the categories will receive €2 ($2.22) million in funding.   Companies...
By Laura Lovett 12:51 pm December 6, 2019
Digital health has gone global. On both sides of the Atlantic, healthcare stakeholders are evaluating these new tools, while innovators are navigating the pathways to implementation. It’s clear that while the North American markets and the European markets each have their own challenges, the industries also share plenty of universal opportunities and obstacles.  This week at the European...
By Leontina Postelnicu 08:24 am May 3, 2019
Fibre optic internet for the NHS and a new unit for health innovation. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has announced this week that fibre optic broadband will be rolled out across all hospitals and GP practices in England in a new bid to improve access to digital services. "(...) We need clinicians and other healthcare professionals to feel confident they can access fast, reliable...