What is EIT Health
EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the foundations of healthcare and thus promote the future conditions for healthier living and wellbeing of people across Europe. EIT Health is leveraging the expertise of more than 130 leading organisations spanning key areas of healthcare such as Pharma, MedTech, Payers, Research Institutions and Universities. Chosen by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to form EIT Health, the consortium offers best-in-class research capabilities, higher education and business expertise. With a budget of 2 billion EUR over the next decade, it will purposefully invest in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and creative minds to foster the development and commercialisation of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges imposed by demographic change and ageing societies.
A truly European network for personal opportunities and regional growth
The regional structure of EIT Health extends across Europe. With its headquarters in Munich (Germany), EIT Health has established six co-location centres in London (UK/Ireland), Stockholm (Scandinavia), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany/Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Belgium/Netherlands), which are expected to become operational by October 2015. All six co-location centres are defined by the EU Innovation Scorecard as high innovation performers and all locations provide a shared physical space, with access to laboratories, test beds, offices and seminar rooms that will promote close cooperation.
With the twin goals of leveraging diversity and driving the potential of emerging innovation clusters, EIT Health has added the “EIT Health InnoStars” to its network. These regional clusters consist of industry partners, academia, and health providers linked to seven regions in six countries – Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Italy, and Wales. Each region represents research specialties and socio-economic structures that ideally complement the EIT Health co-locations centres while ensuring wider participation and outreach across Europe’s multifaceted innovation landscape.
Ness Technologies in cooperation with EIT Health
offers a unique opportunity for Czech start-ups
Prague, 10 April 2017, Ness Technologies, Inc., a global provider of comprehensive solutions and business services in the area of information technology, has announced a major European success. Its Czech branch has been granted external partner status from the European Institute for Innovation and Technology in Health (Health EIT) to coordinate activities in the region. Cooperation with EIT Health will bring new opportunities for Czech startups.
EIT is one of the largest health care initiatives worldwide. Its objective is to promote innovation in the healthcare industry with the aim of creating the foundation for a healthier lifestyle for people across Europe. With a budget of two billion euros, it will make targeted investments in the best European innovation projects to foster creative thinking and bring smart products to life.
Startups in the Czech Republic specializing in the field of health will have the opportunity to compete for funding and professional support for their products. The first chance is the contest with a deadline of 30 April 2017, which will award up to 20 companies, and the winner can earn EUR 50,000 for the implementation of promising business ideas. All information on current and upcoming events is available on the website www.nesstech.com and in the LinkedIn profile of Ness Czech.
This year, Ness Technologies will also offer workshops and mentoring events to Czech startups, who will have the chance to meet, for example, the chief architects of eHealth in the Slovak Republic, and, moreover, directly discuss with a physician on their opinions.
”Ness has long been involved in the innovative environment of the European Commission and is one of the few IT companies in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic actively trying to shape future technological trends. Innovations in health and SMART solutions are among our priorities. We are actively engaged in Horizon 2020, in which we cooperate with major European organizations in our innovation activities. Our aim is to increase the participation of Czech and Slovak companies in this ecosystem,” says Peter Breyl, Director of Research and Innovation Centre of Ness Technologies in the Czech Republic.
As one of the IT leaders in the Czech Republic, Ness Technologies proved its quality in major transformation and integration projects in public administration, telecommunications, finance, utilities and manufacturing. Ness has unique experience in the health sector as a leader of a consortium implementing the national eHealth solution in Slovakia. This not only increases the efficiency and quality of healthcare, but also allows citizens to monitor their online lab results or schedule appointments from home.
About Ness Technologies
As a partner in the area of business processes and technologies, Ness Technologies has enjoyed a strong market position in the CEE region since 1990. It is one of the leaders in the field of business and IT services on the Czech market. We specialise in business consultations in connection with the development of software products and applications, system integration and outsourcing services. Our success is built on our extensive experience of previously completed projects, leading experts and unique know-how. We develop new areas of business for our customers and export the best practices to other countries in the EMEA region. With more than 800 professionals in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Macedonia, we offer the best global know-how and knowledge of local markets. More on www.ness.cz
Tomáš Prejda, Ness Technologies