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EIT Health Summit 2019: Where Collective Ideas Transform the Future of Healthcare


Meet EIT Health's unique community of Partners, award-winning innovators and international experts.

Registration is open here for the EIT Health annual Summit, which has the theme of "Defining Unmet Need, How Much Does it Matter?" and will be held at the Palais Brongniart in the heart of the French capital, thanks to the generous support of the City of Paris and the kind hosting of our Co-Location Centre in France.

More than 700 multi-disciplinary stakeholders, representing the entire healthcare innovation landscape, are expected to come together for two days, to hear from and interact with experts and opinion leaders, decision makers and cutting-edge innovators on the topics most relevant in healthcare today.

The focus of this year’s event will be to explore the determination and understanding of needs-based health innovation and the fundamental role it should play to generate true transformation in the lives of patients and citizens. How do we create innovation that meets the societal needs of today and yet is future-proofed for tomorrow? The shift towards supporting health innovations that truly meet healthcare’s biggest challenges must be reinforced – this is reflected not only within EIT Health, but is also recognised in the new framework programme of Horizon Europe.

EIT Health Summit 2019 will be looking at the health innovation pathway end to end – from needs validation, ideation, co-creation, research and development, and funding to regulation and reimbursement. We will explore the mechanisms by which innovators and entrepreneurs can strengthen their solutions, through the understanding of real unmet needs, and how to expedite delivery of solutions to patients and citizens within an evolving political and policy environment.

EIT Health will bring together specialists representing all stages of the innovation pathway, to offer valuable insight into how to build a clear societal needs-based and value-based proposition from the earliest time point in the process of taking an idea to market entry and adoption. We will also work to increase understanding of the myriad factors to consider on the innovation pathway – from defining real value and impact for patients and citizens to understanding changing evidential needs and defining what really matters.

For more information, contact: Sabine Schumann, EIT Health Head of Communications.