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Hungary, 23 May 2017
European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION)
euVENTION is a two week program which uniquely covers all the necessary steps and tools to create your own startup. It is designed for all open-minded people, who want to change something, in the health sector. No matter what the background is, everyone can contribute their expertise and all disciplines are welcomed. Ranging from medicine and life science to social sciences and humanities, from IT to business, from science to communication and design. euVENTION's overall goal is to improve prevention and treatment options for middle-aged (50-70-year-old) people, threatened by or suffering from chronic diseases (diabetes, coronary heart diseases, psychological disorders). Before the Summer School begins, participants are trained through the MOOC, called: Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps. On site in Heidelberg, teams of three-to-five participants work jointly to overcome challenges in combining prevention and treatment of chronic diseases with modern and active lifestyles. euVENTION generates actionable results while qualifying participants to use state of the art innovation methods (design thinking, rapid prototyping, business modelling) for future healthcare related endeavours. At the end of euVENTION, participants will have run through all phases of a real-world innovation project.
Join the Summer School and change the way chronic diseases are prevented and treated. Develop tangible, groundbreaking solutions for real-world challenges. With challenges stemming direct from health care practice and the work floor, EIT Health experts will ensure you will create a viable and desired product or service.
Registration deadline: 15 June 2017
InnoDiaCare: Your Summer School for Digital Innovation in Diabetes Care
InnoDiaCare partners with the CLOSE EIT Health innovation project on implementing automated glucose control at home for people with chronic disease (CLOSE partners: Air Liquide Healthcare, Sanofi, Cellnovo, Profil GmbH, IESE Business School, Katholic University of Leuven, Medical University of Lodz, EURICE – European Research and Project Office) and will empower you to develop your own business ideas related to realistic care scenarios for diabetes patients. We aim to combine the experience of patients and their caregivers with the know-how of experts from industry and academia, and your inventiveness to create novel ideas in diabetes care eligible for follow-up within and beyond EIT Health. You will experience how integrating R&D, entrepreneurial education, and the creation of new businesses will make a real difference for people with diabetes and their supporting environments. Working in small teams of students and coached by innovation and management experts from various European partners, you will develop your own innovative solution for diabetes care. The best solution will be selected by a high-level group of experts from academia and industry.
Registration deadline: 09 June 2017