Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is an active partner and participant in integrated science, study and business centres called valleys. Today, LSMU is a member and active partner of the Nemunas Valley and the Santaka Valley. To achieve this partnership, the R&D infrastructure development activities envisaged in the valley programmes are implemented, the main goal of which is directly correlated with the strategic goals of the valleys themselves – to promote science and innovation, ensure their dissemination and access to the latest research infrastructure. Direct access to the latest R&D infrastructure will be provided by open access centres set up by the Valley’s partners, providing a gateway to the latest research equipment and technology.
EIT Health is a unique network of the European Health Innovation Community with over 150 partners, including major companies, universities, R&D centres, hospitals and institutes. This collaboration is helping to address Europe’s major health challenges. With the help of EIT Health, life-changing ideas can become a reality – commercially viable products and services!
The activities of EIT Health in Lithuania are coordinated by the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences together with Kaunas University of Technology. From 2018 more than 30 science and innovation events were organised together: creative workshops, hackathons, conferences, competitions, etc. The events attracted more than 4,500 members of the health innovation ecosystem. Thanks to these activities, the health innovation ecosystem in Lithuania is strengthened and wide opportunities are opened for the implementation and development of innovative ideas.
EIT Health InnoStars – one of the eight geographical areas of EIT Health, covering almost half of Europe, including Hungary, Italy, Poland and Portugal, as well as additional regions included in the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme: Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Romania.
EIT Health InnoStars, headquartered in Budapest, brings together 25 key and associate partners. Along with them, we focus on promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and education in healthcare, healthy lifestyles and active ageing.
We are proud to have the success of EIT Health InnoStars in Lithuania almost every year! In 2018, the winners of the InnoStars Awards were Oxipit, who won the main prize of € 25,000. In 2019, BrachyDOSE became part of the EIT Health InnoStars Award community, winning € 25,000 in funding. In 2020, the starter Ligencewon the InnoStars Awards and € 50,000 in funding. In 2020, Emplastrum, together with partners in the RIS Innovation Call 2020 programme, received € 75,000 in funding.
More information: www.eithealth.eu
To promote entrepreneurship education and carry out scientific research and experimental development, the Health Innovation Development Center created the Incubation Program.
Incubation programme is excellent tool for developing innovative ideas and businesses in health care area. As part of the programme, innovators have access to resources, mentors, expert advice, professional support, and best practices to accelerate growth and increase their chances of success. It doesn’t matter if you have an innovative product or service, or if you just have an idea, the incubation programme can assist you in developing it and making it successful. If you’re ready to take your health idea to the next level, join the incubation programme today!
The programme goal is to encourage LSMU students and employees to carry out high international level scientific research and experimental development (hereinafter – R&D), directing the results to meet industry, business and social and cultural needs, to encourage the establishment of new innovative companies, to contribute to the creation of a coherent and coherent innovation ecosystem, to develop entrepreneurial culture.
All students and employees of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences who have completed the Application can participate.
Benefits for participants:
- Team coordination, consulting, mentoring.
- Targeted, hands-on training, hackathons, seminars, and events.
- Help to attract EU funding.
- Help in finding partners and investors.