Karolinska Institutet is a partner of EIT Health (European Institute for Innovation & Technology) which is a EU-funded, pan-European consortium of top universities, leading healthcare companies and public and private research centers. The main mission of EIT Health is to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing by providing Europe’s top talents with new opportunities and resources, for the benefit of all citizens.
Demographic change is one of the main challenges European societies are facing today. The growth in the oldest segment of the population, and an increase in chronic diseases, is putting pressure on health and social care costs. EIT Health seeks to address three key challenges by working to:
EIT Health's three programme areas are Innovation Projects to support new ideas, Campus for education and Accelerator for business development, which provide a broad range of activities that support healthcare innovation from the spark of an idea on to commercialisation.