EIT Health InnoStars seeks partners with early-stage healthcare projects. Its purpose is to fund the proof-of-concept phase of high-quality, strong, balanced projects, targeting EIT Health’s four Focus Areas to be developed by local actors including both business and academic/research/health care institutions.
The programme aims to bridge the funding gap in several moderately progressing EU countries, as well as to support you in the proof-of-concept phase and to guide you in your EIT Health innovation journey. It offers access to funding, mentoring, training services, and networking opportunities.
Team up with your regional EIT Health Hub or Partner, and receive €75,000 euro for your innovation project!
Application deadline: 12 October 2022
Applications can be submitted via the Optimy platform here: https://eithealth.optimytool.com/en/
Our Focus Areas
- 1 Brain and Mental Health
Addressing brain health challenges and focusing on mental health in the workplace is mainly essential. We aim to help people worldwide achieve the best possible.
Brain health is broader than the absence of disease. It includes improving overall cognitive functioning, resilience, and the state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her abilities can cope with the everyday stresses of life, work productively, and contribute to his or her community. Brain conditions account for a large portion of the global disease burden, a challenge substantially worsened by the COVID-19 crisis, especially since the mental health of manyemployees was at risk.
- 2 Infectious Diseases
We need to consider how to reduce the threat of infectious diseases more broadly over the next decade.
Humanity has made enormous progress in fighting infectious diseases over the last century by improving hygiene and developing highly successful vaccines and therapeutics. At the same time, effective prevention and treatment of infectious diseases remain a major challenge across geographies. Equitably and consistently applying proven strategies, novel approaches, and collaborations across countries, populations, and systems to reduce suffering and death from infectious diseases.
- 3 Fostering Healthier Lives
We want to change lifestyle behaviours by creating the tools and incentives for patients that help protect their health, prevent early ageing, reducing disease and disability.
The global disease burden is strongly related to behavioural factors, including dietary choices, sedentary lifestyles, smoking, alcohol, and poor medication adherence. Creating awareness about and changing these behaviours also represents a major opportunity to improve health and well-being.
- 4 Harnessing Real-World Data
We want to exhaust the wealth of healthcare data available across Europe to improve the lives of patients and citizens.
Healthcare data provides rich insight into diseases and, when used efficiently, will open new possibilities. It will deliver prediction models for early diagnosis, enhance treatment, and inform how we can lead healthier lives. We want to exhaust the wealth of healthcare data available across Europe to improve the lives of patients and citizens.
January 2023 – Project launch and contracting
December 2023 – End of the project
Who should apply
- Are registered in the following targeted EIT RIS eligible Countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
- Have a healthcare innovation project in proof-of-concept phase by CIMIT within our four focus areas.
- Have a collaboration of at least two legal partners within the same country, where business and academic or research or healthcare institutions are represented as partners
*Mobile applications that are not integrated within a complex product/service/project are not eligible
More information on the website: https://eithealth.eu/programmes/innovation-call-ris/