The EIT Health Summit is an annual opportunity for our world-leading consortium to unite for the purpose of promoting healthcare innovation. This gathering of EIT Health Partners represents a unique occasion to meet and discover the possibilities of our network.
The third edition of the annual EIT Health Summit will be organised in Łódź – a vibrant city located in the very centre of Europe.
The Summit will bring together around 700 participants from all over Europe who are representatives of EIT Health Partner Organisations. When planning this year’s edition, we based our activities on the experience gained in previous years. This year we want to focus on an interactive formula for the event, to enable participants of sessions and panels to take an active part in discussions, share their opinions and to note the key theses easily. This approach will be facilitated by a mobile application and other interactive tools created for the event guests. As in the past, co-working meetings in theme-specific groups will be an important part of the event but we will also make it possible for guests to meet “one-on-one” in dedicated spaces allowing convenient conversations.
Join us in Łódź in December and become a part of the effort to shape the future of healthcare innovation.
The EIT Health Summit is hosted by InnoStars. Learn more about InnoStars
“Łódź Creates” is the city’s motto emphasising how important creative industries in Łódź are. Furthermore, it incorporates ambitions and an idea of a city that is ready to accept new challenges. We have also used it as the motto for this year’s event, as creating “healthy lives in Europe” is another very important challenge that the city is facing together with EIT Health.
Łódź is the third most populated city located in central Poland. It is called the “Polish Manchester” due to the textile industry that was huge here in the 19th and 20th centuries. Currently, Łódź is one of the fastest-developing cities. It focuses on infrastructural investments, revitalisation, education and business, and it has been undergoing an outstanding metamorphosis. The dynamics and growth of this city attract tourists and entrepreneurs. Due to educating specialists in cooperation with local universities as well as the competitive advantage in attracting IT companies, Łódź is also called the Polish IT hub. This is where the 3rd edition of EIT Health Summit 2018 will be organised.
Piotrkowska Street is the heart of Łódź, which is one of the longest retail streets in Europe. Beautifully-renovated secession- and eclectic-style tenement houses, villas, magnificent palaces of former entrepreneurs as well as complexes of 19th century industrial architecture are majestically displayed here. Museums, pubs, restaurants, clubs, art galleries and cinemas can also be found along Piotrkowska Street, which is a representation of Łódź in a nutshell.
During the event held on the 4th and 5th of December 2017, the participants discussed ways in which EIT Health can increase the impact of its work to encourage healthcare innovation and learn about the impressive effort that the network is already undertaking in this area.
The opening plenary session, held before an audience of several hundred people, included greetings and a panel discussion of the top European experts weighing in on healthcare needs from the local level to the global level. The programme focused around several plenary sessions and parallel sessions that covered the latest issues in healthcare innovation, such as digital health, patient involvement and co-creation, data privacy, and medical technologies.
The Summit also hosted the finals of the European Health Catapult contest, in which healthcare start-ups submitted their concepts to win prizes and attract investments.
As the highlight of EIT Health first year of activities, the Summit – that took place on 23-24 November 2016 – brought together up to 350 participants among our partner organisations, our education programmes participants and selected external stakeholders, in the lovely and exclusive Barcelona setting.
The EIT Health Summit represented an important and unique opportunity to network and tell the world about our inspiring success stories and showcase the activities carried out in 2016 and their positive outcome, presenting at the same time our ambitions and goals for the future. In the same framework, the selected finalists of the Business Plan Aggregator competition were presented and the winners were awarded.