Healthy living and active ageing summer schools across Europe now open for applications

Posted on 18 April 2016 (Permalink)

The EIT Health KIC project has announced details of three forthcoming summer schools in locations across Europe.

The schools are for postgraduate students and interested professionals in health. There are scholarships available to cover most costs for students from EIT Health partners.

The EIT Health Big Data for Healthy Living School

This summer school will give students the opportunity to work with some of the latest biomedical technologies and see how advanced IT solutions, particularly in large-scale data processing applications, could be used to promote healthy living and active ageing. Also included in the programme are visits to the CERN Openlab facilities and experiments with other research laboratories and companies.

When and where: European Scientific Institute, Archamps Technopole, near Geneva airport, Switzerland, 27 June ‐ 6 July 2016.

EIT Health Alive and Kicking Summer School 

This summer school is an interdisciplinary course introducing participants to health care innovation within the themes of healthy living and active ageing. It covers both medical and commercial aspects of innovation, working with two specific cases on diabetes and rehabilitation.

When and where: online and Copenhagen Denmark, 8 to 19 August 2016 (MOOC online course available from 1 June 2016)

The EIT Health Innovation and Business Creation Summer School

Participants at this summer school will learn about active and healthy ageing, industry challenges and opportunities, the art of idea creation and opportunity recognition, the design thinking process, working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, and the importance of early engagement with users and of an attractive value proposition. They will also learn the basis of entrepreneurship, business language, and business plan development, including project management and entrepreneurial financing.

When and where: Two weeks, firstly 11 - 15 July at Trinity College, Dublin and then 25 - 29 July at IESE Business School, Barcelona