The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot partnered with TechTour for five exclusive online pitching sessions on Healthtech, Digital Technologies and CleanTech. Between 11-13th November, 40 companies funded by the EIC Pilot participated in the TechTour ePitch, but only 10 winners were selected. The finalists will compete at the finals in the European Venture Contest in Essen, on the 9-10 December.
Today the European Commission published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. Country Health Profiles are being issued with the Companion Report that shows some of the biggest trends in the transformation of the healthcare systems and draws key conclusions from the Profiles.
The event will be held under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the EU, which will run from July to December. The Congress is in a focused format to allow concrete issues to be tackled and to have a dialogue with our policy makers. Essentially, this 3rd annual Congress will provide the ideal space to allow for a meeting of minds and expertise and represent a vital opportunity for top-level discussion and the formulation of real action plans, for example in the area of translational research.
Congress will showcase different objectives which both the public and private sector can support, with a view to allowing the EU to present a common objective. Innovation and the incentives for it are key to health and wealth in the current EU-28 (and will be even more important after the UK leaves). It also encourages investment from outside of the EU, which is good for business and jobs. It is clear that innovation needs to soar to new heights, and be implemented and integrated, for the bene t of EU citizens.