Summer SchoolNew Healthcare Services
16 July 2019
Summer school assists university graduates with business start-ups – treatment options for those suffering from chronic disease
Interested in founding your own company to offer new prevention and treatment options for those suffering from or at-risk of chronic disease? The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention (euVENTION) from 21 July to 2 August 2019 at Heidelberg University will focus on that challenging endeavour. Start-up Management of Heidelberg University along with Heidelberg Startup Partners and a number of other institutions is organising the summer school, which is open to doctoral candidates as well as students and recent graduates of all disciplines. The programme is designed to help university graduates interested in founding a start-up to develop ideas and business models.
The Summer School is one of the activities of the EIT Health consortium. EIT Health is the Healthy Living and Active Ageing Knowledge and Innovation Community, selected by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) for support by the European Union. Founded in November 2014 with participation from Heidelberg University, EIT Health aims to improve the quality of life of EU citizens and the sustainability of healthcare systems. More than 130 companies, research institutes and universities from 14 countries in Europe pool their expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical technology, research and startup activities. Through the end of 2020, EIT Health will provide support to research projects, business start-ups and education programmes.
The euVENTION programme will guide the nearly 40 participants through the product and service development process from beginning to end – from idea to business model to prototype. Coaching is provided by experts from various businesses and research institutions. The European Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention is also a Marsilius Academy of the Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University.