EIT Health

The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) is an independent body of the European Union set up in 2008 to deliver innovation across Europe. The EIT brings together leading business, education and research organisations to form dynamic cross-border partnerships. These are called the EIT Innovation Communities and each is dedicated to finding solutions to a specific global challenge.

EIT Health is one of the EIT Innovation Communities and a consortium of  over 140 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities from across 15 EU countries. 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 systems. Estonia is represented by EIT Health Scandinavia, the regional representation of Partners located also in Denmark and Sweden.

The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) is designed for EU Member States and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries in Europe who are modest and moderate innovators (according to the European Innovation Scoreboard), and where Innovation Communities have few or no partners. Strategically, the scheme is an additional offer to these countries to facilitate their engagement with the EIT Innovation Communities.

Tartu Biotechnology Park is EIT Health Hub in Estonia

As part of the EIT Health RIS, EIT Health has already established 14 EIT Health Hubs in 13 countries across Europe, one of which is Tartu Biotechnology Park in Tartu, Estonia. Tartu Biotechnology Park’s goal as EIT Health Hub is to promote EIT Health Community activities and help to reach the true potential of local healthcare startups.

In order to achieve our aims, we engage in active cooperation with Estonian and foreign biotechnology companies, research and development institutions, foundations for the development of entrepreneurship and biotechnology and other organizations, including state agencies and local authorities.

EIT Health opportunities:

At the moment the following opportunities are opened for applying:

L-ead Summer School Programme

L-ead is a flagship study programme in health care digitalization, focusing on leveraging e-health workforce by advanced skills.  By using innovative, mixed educational methods, the programme will provide a great opportunity to strengthen and advance e-skills, leverage the digital health workforce, and gain a better understanding of the digital ecosystem complexity.

We are happy to invite you to join our programme if you are a BSc, MSc, PhD or postdoctoral student, practising health professionals or researcher from relevant fields with an interest in digital health, entrepreneurship, healthcare management, and public health.

Date and location: 6-10 July, Barcelona & 13-17 July, 2020 Budapes

Application deadline: 24 May, 2020

Further information and application: https://emk.semmelweis.hu/eithealth/


HelloAIRIS 2020 is an online AI training programme supported by EIT Health and run by its Partners (GE Healthcare, LEITAT, and KTH). It was created in aim to introduce participants to the basic knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI), unveil and discover its challenges and build a community of curious and forward-thinking individuals.

HelloAIRIS 2020 is suitable for university students (medical, engineering, business faculties) coming from EIT Health RIS regions, who are interested in exploring innovative solutions for more affordable and accessible healthcare system.

The application deadline is till 5 June 2020 through this link. For more information about application process please, click here.


Got a business idea that could shake up the European health sector? EIT Health Bootcamps give early-stage start-ups the chance to explore their market potential and connect with a Europe-wide network of fellow entrepreneurs and innovators.
Find out more HERE.

Find out about latest EIT Health opportunities and upcoming events also on Tartu Biotechnology Park’s News section and Calendar.

Official documents

No documents available at this time

More information about EIT and EIT Health:

EIT website homepage: https://eit.europa.eu
EIT website in estonian: https://eit.europa.eu/et/in-your-language
EIT RIS website: https://eit.europa.eu/our-activities/outreach/eit-regional-innovation-scheme-ris
EIT Health website: https://eithealth.eu/

In case of any questions, please contact us at biopark@biopark.ee or sven@biopark.ee