EIT Health

It is an honour for ACHA to have been chosen

as an EIT Health network partner.

What is EIT Health?

EIT Health was established in 2015, as a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body created by the European Union in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

The knowledge triangle

The EIT Health is made up of various KICs which each focus on different sectors, or areas, of innovation – EIT Health focuses on health and aging. The idea behind the EIT Health KICs is that innovation flourishes best when the right people are brought together to share expertise.

EIT Health builds an ecosystem where fresh thinking in healthcare can thrive. Its network connects world-class organizations across Europe from the three worlds of business, research and education. EIT Health calls this meeting point the ‘knowledge triangle’ because it’s where life-changing ideas happen: the best innovation happens when these three worlds meet.

The so-called ‘knowledge triangle’, is the principle that when experts from business, research and education work together as one, an optimal environment for innovation is created.

Collaborative approach

Putting the theory of the ‘knowledge triangle’ into action requires a collaborative approach. So, EIT Health works across borders with over 150 partner organizations and thousands of start-ups and entrepreneurs, bringing together the brightest minds in healthcare to answer some of the biggest health challenges Europe faces. EIT Health is uniquely placed at the center of these disciplines, joining together a community of innovators dedicated to improving the lives of people and patients.

Through this unique collaborative approach, EIT Health is empowering a network of innovators to overcome barriers, challenge convention and take action to put innovative products and services into the hands of those that need them the most.

EIT Health Global Network

EIT Health’s vast community connects over 150 leading organizations, exceptional in the worlds of business, education, research and health service delivery. EIT Health programmes are unique offerings that give the opportunity to learn new skills, connect with a vast network of experts, access new markets and finance and more.

Meet our Partners

We work with world-class organisations from the worlds of business, education, research and health service delivery.
Venture Centre of Excellence
AIProHealth MOOC
Urbanisation and Health MOOC
Gold Track
Mentoring and Coaching Network
Dementia Inclusive Hospitals
RIS Academy
Science4 Pandemics
Master in Entrepreneurship in Digital Health
Open Innovation
Certified Innovation Path – Health Data
Certified Innovation Path – Digital Medical Devices
Healthcare Entrepreneurship 101

Together with leading partners, the EIT Health Community offers a wide range of innovation and entrepreneurship activities: education courses that combine technical and entrepreneurial skills, tailored business creation and acceleration services and innovation driven research projects. This brings new ideas and solutions to the market, turns students into entrepreneurs and, most importantly, delivers innovation.