CONFERENCE DAY 1 AND DAY 2
Dr. Montserrat Cruz – EIT-Health Assistant Manager in R&D at the University of Barcelona
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.
EIT Health Spain is located in the Barcelona Science Park of the University of Barcelona, an international leader in fostering innovation. Barcelona was the winner of the European Capital of Innovation award 2014 and is home to 264 biotech companies, 27 research centres working in life sciences, 4 university hospitals, 7 universities offering degrees in life sciences and 7 science and technology parks.