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Education pushes students to health innovation

With longer lifespans for the population, health and medical sciences face fresh challenges needing radical solutions. A University of Copenhagen initiative has been promoting innovation within healthy living, active ageing, and improved healthcare for the past year.

Stronger student innovation skills

Healthcare providers, educators, public and private stakeholders and end users of all kinds, need to boost the ability of students to develop innovative solutions for health related challenges. In 2015, the University of Copenhagen joined a joint European initiative, the EIT Health, in order to collaborate on entrepreneurial education, innovation projects, incubators and citizen outreach activities.

A wide range of international projects and events

Following University of Copenhagen’s first year of formal operation in the EIT Health, the partnership in EIT Health has backed a number of new educational innovation activities; a summer school, an innovation day, a master class in international health care, coordination of producing digital educational courses, and a number of innovation projects and accelerator activities

Read the University of Copenhagen’s first annual EIT Health report here:

For further information please contact: Lykke Margot Ricard, Innovation Manager & Office Liaison, EIT Health Scandinavia, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.