Last week I was invited to represent this years fellows in the EIT Health Summit 2016, taking place in Barcelona. EIT is short for European Institute for Innovation and Technology, and is a consortium of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading business, research centers and university from across 14 EU countries. The goal of EIT Health is to contribute to increasing the competitiveness of European industry, improve the quality of life of Europe’s citizens and the sustainability of healthcare systems.
The summit itself concluded what has been achieved during 2016, the first operating year of EIT health as an organization. In the beautiful setting of Caixa Forum we heard pitches from 20 start ups, presentations from payers, providers and corporations. Daniel was invited to speak about the Clinicial Innovation Fellowship.
My own key take away from the summit is that the challenges Sweden faces in healthcare are relevant across the whole of Europe, down to a very detailed level. The observations we have made in our clinic seem to hold true for the University Hospital of Barcelona too, among others.
All in all it was an inspirational visit with plenty of networking opportunities. A big thank you to EIT for hosting us!
Carina – Team Obstetrics