EIT Health was established in 2015, as a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is made up of various KICs who each focus on a different sector, or area, of innovation – in our case, that is health and aging. The idea behind the EIT KICs is that innovation flourishes best when the right people are brought together to share expertise. 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.
The UMCG and UG have been actively involved in this partnership since the beginning and have developed multiple innovative activities in the field of education, research and business development.
EIT HEALTH, for example, finances the summer school Data-Driven Prevention Policy in Public Health the program Innovating Public Health.
AJSPH is always looking for interesting collaborations in this framework, if you have any ideas please reach out to Roel van der Heijden.
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