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EIT Health (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) has opened a call for proposals for collaborative projects. The University of Oxford is a core partner in the EU-funded EIT Health programme, a consortium of businesses, research centres, hospitals and academic institutions that contribute to the competitiveness of European industry, improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of the healthcare system.

This call offers funding under the Innovation Projects programme, which provides comprehensive support for innovations that show the potential to have a positive impact on healthcare. The most promising ideas are developed into commercially viable products through a multi-disciplinary approach, involving business, medicine, IT and other fields of knowledge. The call is for ‘Innovation by Ideas’- funding supporting new, solution-driven ideas that the creators believe will benefit society by improving healthcare.

Innovation by Ideas projects are "solution driven", which means they are based on a potential solution that has been identified to capatalise on a specific opportunity or to address a specific need. The ultimate objective of the projects should be rapid market penetration of innovative products and services, and/or testing and implementation of novel organisational and healthcare delivery processes.

The deadline for applications is  Tues 2 October 2018, 4pm CET. For further details and information on how to apply contact Alexis Pacquit, Innovation Manager of EIT Health UK-Ireland (alexis.pacquit@eithealth.eu).

Alexis Pacquit will be holding an all day drop in workshop on Mon 17 September at Boundary Brook House, Old Road Campus, OX3. This will be a valuable opportunity to learn more about the call and application process. Find out more.