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EIT Health to hold ‘Innovation & Business’ Summer School in Dublin and Barcelona

EIT Health is holding the Innovation & Business Summer School in July at Trinity College in Dublin (6-10 July) and IESE Business School in Barcelona (27-31 July). Constituted by the European Institute of Technology (EIT), EIT Health –one of the largest health initiatives in the world– has nodes in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden and Germany. With headquarters at the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB), the Spanish node (EIT Health Spain) –led by the University of Barcelona (UB) with the support of Biocat– is made up of 25 leading public and private organizations in their respective sectors and is committed to health innovation.


Scientists, researchers, PhD students, postdocs and innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit can participate in the Innovation & Business Summer School. At the end of the program, participants will know how to transform ideas from their research into products, services and policies to improve health and generate financial, social and cultural benefits.

The program combines theory and practice through real industrial projects from the medical, health and technology sector. The school will welcome 40 students who, through an active learning system, will develop the practical skills needed to be successful in health innovation, specifically in the field of active, healthy ageing. Consolidated businesspeople and venture capitalists will share their experience with students, while a coach will work with participants to help them develop and present their ideas to a panel of experts.

■ No Registration fee is requested from applicants. EIT Health, Trinity College and IESE will also cover all expenses, including lunches on campus. Students must cover their own travel expenses and accommodations (low-cost accommodations will be available for students). 

The application deadline is 7 June 2015. Candidates will be selected based on their CV and letter of motivation and a potentially innovative idea in the field of active, health ageing and its future impact. Although this idea is not required, it will be highly valued.

■ For further information: Biocat website [+]