Together for healthy lives in Europe

EIT Health is a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
dedicated to the area of ​​active aging and healthy living.


Your EIT Health partner in the North of Portugal

The University of Porto is represented in EIT Health as a member of the Innostars community.

EIT Health InnoStars brings together 21 Core and Associate Partners from the more progressive regions within European countries where the overall pace of innovation is still moderate. It promotes healthcare innovation with competitions, education, support to start-ups, conferences and many other activities.


EIT Health Opportunities in 2023

EIT Health is bringing a diverse portfolio of programs that blend academic excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and real-world application. These programs offer unique opportunitiesto delve into the dynamic world of healthcare innovation, gain hands-on experience, and collaborate with industry experts and leading institutions across Europe.

Morning Health Talks – Navigating Barriers to Innovation: Insights from Portugal’s Healthcare System

On May 18th, the first edition of the Morning Health Talks 2023 took place, an event promoted by EIT Health. The participants engaged in a thought-provoking discussion, as part of the ongoing efforts of the EIT Health RIS program to develop local innovation ecosystems. Organized in Porto by the EIT Health Hub of the University of Porto, the meeting titled “Navigating Barriers to Innovation: Perspectives of the Portuguese Health System” brought together leaders, entrepreneurs, and health specialists.

Business Acceleration Programme

The Business Acceleration Programme, supported by EIT Health, Invicta Angels, and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Riba de Ave, is now open for applications! This programme offers tailored assistance, mentorship, and validation to health start-ups’ business growth.