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EIT Health

EIT Health

Newcastle University is a core partner in EIT Health, one of the largest healthcare innovation initiatives worldwide.

EIT Health is one of the EIT's Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). Their goal is to improve healthcare and promote lifelong health and active ageing for people across Europe.

To do this, they use expertise of more than 140 leading organisations across Europe. These include pharmaceuticals, medical technology, insurance and mainstream consumer businesses, as well as cities, research and innovation institutions and Universities.

With a budget of 2 billion Euro over the next ten years, they will invest in entrepreneurial talents across Europe to develop and commercialise smart products and services for the health sector.
How EIT Health support works for Newcastle University:

  • EIT issue annual calls for innovation and innovative education projects
  • They run an accelerator programme which work with innovators and entrepreneurs and provides their start-up project with the commercial support they need to get it into their target market
  • They provide opportunities to work with other European collaborators on innovation projects

How to get involved

The next funding call will be in the first half of 2017 for funding in 2018.

Read more on Innovation by Ideas eligibility criteria  Innovation by design eligibility criteria

Co-location centres

EIT Health has six co-location centres and is headquartered in Munich.

Co-location centres:

  • London (UK/Ireland) 
  • Stockholm (Scandinavia)
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Paris (France)
  • Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany and Switzerland)
  • Rotterdam (Benelux)

Newcastle University is a core partner in EIT Health, linked to the UK/Ireland co-location Centre. We are committed to strong participation in EIT Health as an active core partner. We lead projects, partner with others and contribute to the leadership of the UK-Ireland Co-location Centre.

We welcome opportunities from innovative organisations who would like to work alongside Newcastle as project partners with Newcastle in innovation projects.

For further information about EIT Health or for advice and support when considering a bid, please email Newcastle University EIT Health

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