EIT HEALTH SPAIN
Our community includes approximately 150 world-class partner organisations, and works across borders to connect business, research and education. We call this meeting point the ‚’knowledge triangle’, where life-changing innovation happens.
EIT Health Spain aims to be the reference body to improve the quality of life of European citizens that mobilises the agents of health innovation in Spain, combining research, education and business, with the ability to drive and generate technology transfer, social and economic impact in the country.
We want to overcome obstacles
to innovation to improve
Europe’s healthcare delivery and
enable life-changing solutions.
European citizens and patients
sit at the centre of our
organisation. That’s why we’re
engaging people at every stage.
We want to create a fertile
environment in which
innovations can flourish.
EIT Health Spain boosted innovation across the worlds of business, research and
education. Our partners led and contributed to several activities in 2021,
leading to the following facts and figures:
*in Spanish Partners led projects
2 PROJECTS LED BY SPANISH PARTNERS:
Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp – IESE Business School
The Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp connects early-stage, women-led or co-led healthcare start-ups to an unparalleled network of mentors to nurture and support rapid growth.
CaixaResearch Validate – La Caixa Foundation
The Validate Call contributes to transfer the results of research to society and the market and encourages the creation of new products and companies related to life and health sciences. Provides support to early stage biomedical research projects (TRL 1-4) to help them validate their asset and define their valorisation plan.
11 PROJECTS LED BY SPANISH PARTNERS:
Beyond Rheum is an open innovation programme led by EIT Health Spain, with the support of Novartis, through Novartis BIOME.
The objective of Beyond Rheum is to identify, validate and pilot viable innovative solutions, ready for market access and scale-up, that respond to the real needs of patients with axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA) during their care process.
AxSpA is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints of the spine and sacroiliac joints, causing pain, significant limitation of mobility and a major impact on the patient’s quality of life.
start-ups pre-selected for the programme
start-ups selected for mentoring
start-ups selected for the idea validation
start-up selected for implementation