The University of Warsaw will join EIT Health that connects business, research and education to bring innovative, real-world health solutions to market to enhance the health of citizens. “I hope that joint educational projects will contribute to the transformation of healthcare systems”, stresses Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Rector of the University of Warsaw.
EIT Health is part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) – an EU body created to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. EIT Health comprises more than 150 world-class partner organisations: universities and companies in Europe, e.g. Sorbonne University, Heidelberg University, Ghent University, Karolinska Institute, Astra Zeneca, Roche, Sanofi, Siemens or Philips.
“I am pleased about the collaboration between the University of Warsaw with EIT Health. I hope that joint research, innovative and educational projects will contribute to the transformation of the healthcare sector. Thanks to the combination of the research, education and business sectors, we will try to work out solutions to specific problems. EIT Health is another community of knowledge and innovation, besides EIT Food, EIT Climate and EIT Raw Materials, in which members of the academic community of our university will be involved,” stresses Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Rector of the University of Warsaw.
On 26th October, at the Kazimierzowski Palace, there was a meeting of Polish partners of EIT Health. A letter of intent between EIT Health / EIT Health InnoStars and the University of Warsaw was signed by Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, Rector of the University of Warsaw, and Prof. Lucyna Woźniak, Vice-Rector for Research and International relations, Medical University of Łódź, Supervisory Board Member of EIT Health InnoStars. UW will become a partner institution of EIT Health. UW will become a partner institution of the network.
“The European EIT Health consortium is a unique partnership that opens up new perspectives and opportunities for its members. Strong partners guarantee innovation and a high level of projects implemented under the so-called ‘knowledge triangle’ of education, research, and innovation. When it comes to universities, membership in EIT Health enables the use of the potential of the most active research teams and the intensification of international cooperation and cross-sector research,” points out Prof. Lucyna Woźniak.
“One of the priorities of Horizon Europe and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology is cooperation between universities, business, research and development centers, as well as start-ups. It can be said that the next 7 years are the time of partnerships and strategic alliances. Joining the University of Warsaw to the largest organisation co-creating innovation in Europe is a clear proof of this. The University of Warsaw is another, among almost 60 leading European universities in EIT Health, which together with us will shape the innovation ecosystem locally and pan-regionally,” says Mikołaj Gurdała, EIT Health.
EIT Health identified six of the most urgent healthcare challenges facing society:
- Reforming Care Pathways,
- Healthcare Transformation,
- Harnessing Real-world Data,
- Bringing Care Home,
- Health in the Workplace,
- Fostering Healthier Lives.
UW as a EIT Health partner will contribute to improving clinical pathways or participating in educational projects aimed at the promotion of knowledge related to health, artificial intelligence, innovation and entrepreneurship.
More information on EIT Health: www.eithealth.eu.