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Our average life expectancy has increased 4-5 years per generation over the last 150 years. That’s great news but it means we need to do more to address the growing number of senior citizens reaching 80 and beyond, the rise in likelihood of illnesses like cancer and diabetes, our vulnerability to novel pandemics, and the growing strain on healthcare systems that are too slow to adapt to these realities.
EIT Health has set out to cure some of the most important ills afflicting our healthcare. As a Knowledge and Innovation Community, its innovation model is designed to meet the challenges of the moment from more accurate diagnoses of cancer to effective treatments for chronic pain. It’s building nothing less than a Europe-wide system of innovation putting the patient at the centre of attention.
A healthy life for patients of all ages
If you are working to give everyone access to a healthy life and quality care, EIT Health is your home. You’ll join a network of partnerships dedicated not just to the viability of your business or innovation but to breaking down barriers so that your lifechanging technology can reach the hands of people who need it.
EIT Health can help you:
- Learn all about challenges in the healthcare system and where innovation can help
- Develop the skills and business acumen you need to confidently test and launch your health innovation
- Find investors and businesses willing to advise you and support your endeavours
- Get the support you need to get your new company off the ground in Europe
- Develop a network in the healthcare sector that will last a lifetime