EIT Health model

EIT Health's innovation model

EIT Health's Innovation Platform provides comprehensive support for innovations that show the potential of rapid market penetration of innovative products and services, and the testing and implementation of novel organisational and healthcare delivery processes.

The most promising ideas are developed into commercially viable products through a multi-disciplinary approach, involving business, medicine, IT and other fields of knowledge.

EIT Health identified six of the most urgent healthcare challenges facing society, and is dedicated to finding solutions to strengthen healthcare systems, promote better health of citizens, and contribute to a sustainable health economy in Europe.

The six focus areas of EIT Health are:

Bringing Care HOME

From institutional delivery to health delivered at home – EIT Health will deliver optimal home-based healthcare to older citizens, and consequent financial benefits to society, by designing and demonstrating innovation in home care service and systems.

Harnessing real world data (RWD)

From conceptual vision to tangible value – EIT Health will launch RWD initiatives that are robust, inform valid healthcare decisions, and demonstrate potential to be scaled up, thereby establishing a framework for EU leadership in access and analysis of RWD.

Healthcare Transformation

From the current challenge to a sustainable future – EIT Health will deliver an organisational evolution in healthcare management, with value-based benefits for citizens and consequent financial benefits to society, by designing and demonstrating innovation in management models and aligned training.

Reforming Care Pathways

From treatment-centric limitations to the health continuum breadth – EIT Health will lead the reform of care pathways, undertaking the design and evidence-based implementation of innovative care and health delivery solutions.

Health in the Workplace

From workplace to health place – EIT Health will deliver improved healthcare to employees, and consequent financial benefits to employers, by going beyond the traditional expectation of employer responsibility for health in the workplace.

Fostering healthier lives

From dealing with disease and disability to healthy lives – EIT Health will supply the tools and incentives to help citizens modify their way of life to prevent early onset of ageing, disease and disability and to profit from more years in health and wellbeing. EIT Health will focus on providing opportunities, especially to children, and other vulnerable and marginalised groups in society.

EIT Health’s Innovation Projects Portfolio consists of two types of project:

Innovation projects

Innovation Projects strive to answer some of the biggest healthcare challenges facing Europe. For each Innovation Project, EIT Health builds a task force of world-class experts from the worlds of business, research and education, to develop the most promising solutions into real-world commercially viable products or services. EIT Health supports innovators in the stages between research and market entry so they can attract private investment. The developed new and innovative products and services are crucial to transforming healthcare delivery and providing cutting-edge solutions to improve patient and citizen outcomes that matter.

Wild Card Projects

Wild Card builds game-changing life sciences companies. It challenges the best to help find solutions that will transform healthcare. Launched in 2017, Wild Card builds two new ventures every year that break new ground, push boundaries and troubleshoot some of European healthcare’s greatest challenges. EIT Health Wild Card attracts the brightest talent, mentors founders-to-be, and invests up to EUR 2 million in the two most promising ventures.