On Thursday 25th February 2016 EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands will be launched in Rotterdam. EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands is one out of seven co-location centres of EIT Health in Europe. With thanks to the City of Rotterdam the EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands office will be located in Rotterdam city centre.

European alliance
EIT Health is an European alliance of 140 leading academic research groups and enterprises across Europe.

The alliance has joined forces to stimulate innovation in healthcare across Europe in the next seven years (2015-2022). Institutions like the Karolinska Institutet, Imperial College London, the University of Oxford, IBM, Air Liquide and Roche are cooperating to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active ageing, with the aim to improve quality of life and healthcare across Europe.

Belgian and Dutch partners
Core partners of EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands are Philips, Achmea, KU Leuven, Universiteit Gent, TU Eindhoven and Erasmus MC. Associate partners are TU Delft, LUMC, UMC Groningen, Universiteit Maastricht, TNO, Barco, IMINDS, Imec and Gimv.

EIT Health aims to:

  • support the development of 90 new products/services annually by 2018
  • by 2018 create 70 start-ups per year
  • have 1.000.000 students taking part in its educational online programmes per year by 2018
  • In its first full year of operation in 2016 EIT Health expects to incubate approximately 80 new business ideas, rising to 140 in 2018

Launch EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands

  • Date: Thursday 25 February 2016
  • Time: 13.30 – 15.30
  • Location: Engels Meeting & Conference Center, Groothandelsgebouw
  • Address: Stationsplein, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

We would be very grateful if you can attend the kick off. You can register via this website: register now.

EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands 

Prof. dr. Koen Debackere
Chairman Supervisory Board
EIT Health e.V.

Dr. Menno Kok                                                                                                              Director                                                                 
EIT Health Belgium-Netherlands