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EIT Health Summit 2018


#EITHSummit - Together for healthy lives in Europe

The EIT Health Summit is an annual opportunity for our world-leading consortium to unite for the purpose of promoting healthcare innovation. This gathering of EIT Health Partners represents a unique occasion to meet and discover the possibilities of our network.

The third edition of the annual EIT Health Summit will be organised in Łódź – a vibrant city located in the very centre of Europe.

The Summit will bring together around 700 participants from all over Europe who are representatives of EIT Health Partner Organisations. When planning this year’s edition, we based our activities on the experience gained in previous years. This year we want to focus on an interactive formula for the event, to enable participants of sessions and panels to take an active part in discussions, share their opinions and to note the key theses easily. This approach will be facilitated by a mobile application and other interactive tools created for the event guests. As in the past, co-working meetings in theme-specific groups will be an important part of the event but we will also make it possible for guests to meet “one-on-one” in dedicated spaces allowing convenient conversations.


4 December

09:00 Registration and networking

Opening plenary

  • Jan-Philipp Beck
  • Alexander von Gabain
  • Gilles Marrache
  • Łukasz Szumowski
  • Lucyna Woźniak

Chairs: Radzisław Kordek, Piotr Dardziński


Session 1: Healthy cities of tomorrow

  • Iwona Iwancika
  • Claus Habfast
  • Nicola Bedlington

Chairs: Katharina Ladewig, Menno Kok

13:30 Lunch/Exhibition

European Health Catapult and Bootcamps final pitches

Chair: Kurt Hoeller


Session 2: New technologies and AI

Chair: Jorge Fernández García

16:45 Coffee break

Session 3: Measuring impact of healthcare research and innovation

  • John M. Collins
  • Anna Garcia Altes
  • Helen Ward

Chair: Kareen Forissier

18:15 Transfer to hotels and dinner venue
19:00 Welcoming cocktail
20:00 Dinner with awards ceremony

5 December

09:00 Pre-matchmaking following Ideation Meetings
10:45 Coffee break

Session 4: The use of existing Big Data to improve healthcare: EIT Health contribution to the topic

  • Jan-Philipp Beck
  • Per Matsson
  • Martin Seychell
  • Pablo Serrano Balazote

Chairs: Marco Pugliese, Henrik Cyrén, Paul Timmers


Session 5: Leadership and workforce developments: How should EIT Health respond to growing innovation and skill-based education challenges?

  • Maciej Wieczorek
  • Eszter Kovacs
  • Loukianos Gatzoulis

Chairs: Ursula Muehle, Balazs Furjes

13:00 Lunch/Exhibition

Session 6: Access to smart financing

  • Nitan Pathak
  • Alexander von Gabain
  • Nora Benhabiles
  • Loukianos Gatzoulis
  • Stéphanie de Marco

Chairs: Kurt Hoeller, Jean Marc Bourez


Closing plenary

  • Jan-Philipp Beck
  • Jorge Fernández García