EIT Health Spain
EIT Health Spain
Together for healthy lives in Europe
EIT Health is a vast, vibrant community of world leading health innovators backed by the European Union. Working across borders, we bring together the brightest minds from the worlds of business, research, education and healthcare delivery to answer the biggest health challenges Europe faces.
Our community includes approximately 150 world-class partner organisations, and works across borders to connect business, research and education. We call this meeting point the ‘knowledge triangle‘, where life-changing innovation happens.
Strengthening healthcare systems in Europe
We want to overcome obstacles to innovation to improve Europe’s healthcare delivery and enable life-changing solutions.
Promoting better health of citizens
European citizens and patients sit at the centre of our organisation. That’s why we’re engaging people at every stage.
Contributing to a sustainable health economy in Europe
We want to create a fertile environment in which innovation can flourish.
EIT Health Spain has partners from five regions offering a vibrant innovation environment with close ties between business, universities, hospitals, research centres, and healthcare providers.
EIT Health Spain boosted innovation across the worlds of business, research and education. Our partners led and contributed to several activities in 2019, leading to the following facts and figures:
projects led by Spanish partners
products and services to market
citizens and patients participated in our activities
professionals and graduates trained
people attended EIT Health Spain events
CaixaImpulse | La Caixa Foundation
A valorisation and mentoring programme to successfully turn biomedical research projects into competitive business ventures or products.
CRAASH Barcelona | Biocat
A 12-week program that helps European research teams launch successful device, diagnostic and e/digital health innovations to improve health and patient care.
Living Labs & Testbeds | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
A programme providing the benefits of living labs and test beds to entrepreneurs, so they can develop market-ready products with high added value and a high probability of success.
start-ups and projects supported
attracted by EIT Health supported start-ups
Spanish partners involved in 6 funded projects
EIT Funding for EIT Health Spain Accelerator Activities
The Six Minutes Walking Test + System integrates biomechanical sensors into the standard exercise used in hospitals to monitor the evolution of chronic diseases.
Eurecat / Genesis Biomed / Leitat / UB / PSSJD / University of Copenhagen
Uses smartphones, GPS and other existing technologies to create a system that allows people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to leave their home without supervision.
UPM / Leitat / UPV / Grenoble Ecole de Management / MUL
Uses a robotic assistant, software games and a remote connection to a therapist to allow post-stroke patients with upper-limb impairment to undergo physical rehabilitation at home.
Tecnalia / SAS / GMV / UMCG
Establishes a technologically enabled and personalised programme to prepare patients for elective surgery and provide follow-up, to improve the outcomes of the operation.
Atos / IDIBAPS / Leitat / Hospital Clínic Barcelona / UB / Université Grenoble Alpes / Fraunhofer
Is a comprehensive system to bring care home by constantly monitoring a patient’s intrinsic capacity and sounding an alarm when a decline in that capacity may indicate the onset of a disease or disability.
SERMAS / Atos / UPM
Seeks to develop a home version of Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS), a hospital-proven neurorehabilation technique in which post-stroke patients play virtual games to aid motor and cognitive recovery.
IBEC / BIST / Medtronic / PSSJD / Region Uppsala / Fondation de l’Avenir
Provides an integrated care programme for people who have type one diabetes and use an insulin pump.
SERMAS / Medtronic / UPM / TU Delft
products and services
launched to market
involved in 7 funded projects.
for EIT Health Spain Innovation Activities
led by EIT Health Spain partners
involved in 27 more activities
executive and healthcare
for EIT Health Spain Campus Activities
citizens and patients
engaged with Campus activities
graduated from EIT labelled programmes
CRISH 2 (IS Global)
SEP GHIM (IESE Business School)
CotelhF (Hospital Clínic Barcelona)
CALMA (IS Global)
Expert3D (Hospital Sant Joan de Déu)
Healthy Loneliness (UPV)
A year in review
events organised by EIT Health Spain
4 key EIT Health events organised
(Think Tank Roundtable, MatchMaking, Public Partners Meeting, EHC Semifinal)
MEDIA RELATIONS 2019
INNOV-DOCTOR is the EIT Health instrument to bridge the gap between clinical needs and innovative solutions.
It helps clinicians, doctors and nurses share healthcare innovations and bring them to the market.
Clinical Ambassadors on board
Medical Associations engaged
Inspiring videos released