EIT Health Innovation Days promote health innovation among university students through one-to-two-day programmes held at academic institutions around Europe. Students receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle real life health challenges posed by EIT Health projects, local organisations and private corporations. Successful teams will receive resources to develop their ideas, and students from the regions EIT Health serves will be encouraged to get involved with our network.
Innovation Days are accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students, PhD students with an interest in healthcare innovation. Between 28 October-10 November 2019, partners from six EIT Health Co-Location Centres and 13 RIS Hubs will host their own i-Days at 32 locations around Europe.
Winning i-Day teams will then be invited to a Winners Event, where they meet peers from all participating i-Day universities. At this event, students will be given support and resources to further develop their ideas, and they will also receive more training in innovation methodology. The i-Days are conceived as a first step for students on the health innovation pathway. They encourage hundreds of students across European CLCs to join the EIT Health network.
Register on EIT Health Innovation Days on Medical University of Gdansk
Inventions made by scientists are a rich source of innovative tools for market strategies. The development and maturity of such enterprises increases the competitiveness of businesses on the market and facilitates their operation in this demanding and extremely dynamic economic environment, both in Poland and abroad. Effective communication between the creator (co-creators) and the university, and between the university and the entrepreneur is a key to success. Innovative technologies or products developed by scientists at higher education institutions (employees, postgraduate students and undergraduate students), according to the proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention”, become an attractive offer not only for start-ups but also for small, medium-sized and large businesses aiming to increase their innovativeness and competitiveness.
Guarding intellectual property
The intellectual property management policy at the Medical University of Gdańsk focuses on the creation and dissemination of knowledge and on the optimisation of benefits arising from the execution of intellectual property rights. Here, at the Medical University of Gdańsk, the key bodies involved in the process of knowledge transfer to various branches of the industrial sector are the Rector’s Plenipotentiary for Commercialisation, the Innovations and Knowledge Transfer Section, directly answering to the Vice Rector for Research and Medical Innovations Centre, Ltd [Centrum Innowacji Medycznych Sp. z o.o. (CIM)], a target company of the Medical University of Gdańsk.