euVENTION Summer School: innovations for people with chronic diseases

From July 21 – August 2 in Heidelberg, Germany, we present euVENTION, the Summer School for Innovation in Chronic Disease Intervention. After a successful edition last year in Leiden, this EIT Health Summer School is organized by Heidelberg University with Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal). During the two-week programme, multidisciplinary teams of students will develop ideas into business models that can address challenges provided by industry partners, academia, and non-profit organisations. The innovations they work on should contribute to healthy living and active aging for people with chronic diseases.

Innovation to address chronic diseases
Participants in the euVENTION Summer School are challenged to come up with healthcare solutions using co-creation, design thinking, rapid prototyping and business modelling. Participants are prepared for this activity with inspirational lectures about the basics of innovation to address chronic diseases. This is followed by guided working groups to help students develop their innovation skills. Participants co-design, validate and test ideas at each stage, with all target audiences concerned. By the end of euVENTION, participants will have gone through all phases of a real-world innovation trajectory, and they will have acquired the necessary set of skills and knowledge to start entrepreneurial activities.

Open-minded people invited to apply
euVENTION welcomes applications from all open-minded people who want to change the future of health. The Summer School is designed for PhD students, but all dedicated master students, young professionals or motivated individuals are welcome to apply, as we believe multi-disciplinary teams can come up with the best and most innovative solutions.

Please visit the euVENTION website for more information, the full programme and the registration form. For an overview of Summer Schools in 2019, visit the EIT Health website.