October 2022

EIT Health RIH Germany-Switzerland Newsletter 

Dear EIT Health Partners and Friends, 

With less than two weeks until the first cut-off (on 2nd November), the flagship call is now in full swing. Everyone on our team is working wholeheartedly on this major venture and is determined to support you with your application to make your project a success. 

With this in mind, our newsletter this month is once again all about the many ways we are supporting and linking our partners locally and across Europe to get the most out of the current Call. I am especially pleased to introduce you to our Collaboration Lead Jeff Wilkesmann this month. He explains in an interview how exactly the Collaboration Lead supports partners in the application process. Together we both will represent the Swiss-German ecosystem at our Matchmaking Event in Luxembourg on 25 and 26 October. Are you interested in participating there, but missed the registration deadline? You can't attend but would like us to represent your interests? Just let us know. 

Now I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter. Perhaps we will meet at one of our upcoming events, such as the Joint Annual Symposium in Mannheim on which you will also find new information below. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Nandor Gaus

Managing Director EIT Health RIH Germany-Switzerland
Monthly Focus: Guide, connect and represent - A Collaboration Lead introduces himself.

Yes, we admit it. At first glance, the newly published EIT Health Flagship Call seems to be hard to grasp. Finding one's way through the numerous opportunities, regulations and criteria is no easy task. That's when it's good to have someone at your side who knows the ropes and can guide you along the path to funding.

Introducing Jeff Wilkesmann. Long a member of the EIT Health Germany-Switzerland team, he took on the task of supporting and networking our partners as Collaboration Lead at the beginning of this year. He explains to us in a hands-on interview what exactly is involved in this new role and why it's so exciting to be on the front lines of project discovery. 

Read the whole interview here.
What's coming up? 
Matchmaking in Luxembourg: DMD Flagship

You have an innovative project idea in the field of Digital Medical Devices? You are looking for other Partners in your field to form a consortium with? The Matchmaking Event on 25-26 October is your chance to discuss ideas and ask questions about the Flagship and associated Call for, ‘Facilitating the Uptake of Digital Medical Devices in Europe’!
More info
Discussing issues of new medical technologies

Join the "Heart-failure patients at the core of healthcare innovation: Issues and perspectives of patient-centred approaches" event on 7 November online and be part of the discussion about the issues and perspectives raised by new medical technologies for chronic condition follow-up, such as heart failure, with all stakeholders! 
More info
Expand your knowledge on HVC with us!

Let us present you our newly launched seminar series, focusing on the practical implementation of High Value Care (HVC)! Join the next seminar on 8 November on "How to understand and calculate costs to negotiate VBHC contracts" to gain insights during the session from experts from the EIT Health HVC Forum Advisory Board! Secure your spot now!
More info

News closer to home

Joint Symposium with EIT Health Spain: New venue and more speakers - Register now!

Just a few more weeks until we invite Partners and other stakeholders to be our guests for two exciting days. In the meantime, we are pleased to share more details about the symposium with EIT Health Spain: who are the speakers? What topics will be covered? Who will be meeting with whom? Register now and join this high-level get-together. The health-data-focused event is also an ideal opportunity to anticipate and spark first exchanges, initiatives and activities fitting to the Flagship 4: Harnessing the full potential of health data for innovation

As special news, we would like to introduce our new venue: The Cubex One is embedded in the infrastructure of the Mannheim Medical Technology Campus and the University Medical Center Mannheim. The start-up center forms the perfect environment for companies on a growth path and is a pillar for medical technology in Mannheim. With its high-standard equipment and modern interior, the Cubex One is the perfect location to welcome our Partners.

Register now!

Event Blog: We were at the Kassengipfel 2022 in Berlin

EIT Health Germany-Switzerland has been a part of the KassenGipfel in Berlin for many years - and this year is no exception. As one of the supporters of this annual congress for healthcare providers and insurers, we were present to meet the participants, wherever they were: on stage, in the programme pamphlets, and even next to the coffee station. 

Read our Event Blog and learn about those two exciting days and why you should join this event next year.

Learn more.

Registration opens on Monday: Join us at the EIT Health Matchmaking in Tallinn!

We understand that our new Flagship Call is different from the previous years and our process might also be new to many of you. So let us provide you with support and help you with your application! Join our strategic face-to-face Partner event on 5-6 December in Tallinn and get all the information you still need about the Flagship Call!

The two-day event will be hosted and dedicated to the flagships "New Models to Deliver Healthcare” and “Harnessing the Full Potential of Health Data for Innovation”. Take this opportunity to discuss project proposals in one-to-one meetings, expand your network, get answers from our EIT Health staff regarding the call, and of course to matchmake!

Follow our socials to find registration details on Monday!

News from our community

IHI Calls are out: Learn more in this free seminar.

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) has announced the draft for the call documents for Calls 3 and 4. Both a single-stage and two-stage call for proposals are planned. The drafts, as well as additional background information on the IHI, are available on the IHI website.
The National Contact Point Health is organizing a virtual information session on the Innovative Health Initiative Calls 3 and 4 on November 09 2022 from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.
Participation is free of charge, registration is possible until 08 November 2022. 

Find out more.

Joining forces to coordinate AI activities

In an effort to coordinate EIT´s AI activities and to strengthen its position as a thought leader on AI in Europe, five of EIT´s Knowledge and Innovation Communities, including EIT Health, joined forces in the Innovation Impact AI project.

As AI has the potential to increase business process efficiency and contribute to a better living for EU citizens, initiatives like this project help achieve the goal to increase Europe's competitiveness and ability to create AI innovation. The aim of the project is to reduce the barriers on the way to adopting AI solutions by offering educational products on AI for students and professionals, by enabling joint innovation activities between businesses and academia and by nurturing entrepreneurial talent.

Find out more.

It's finally time: Give a big round of applause to the EIT Awards finalists and winners!

Each year, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) celebrates the entrepreneurial and societal achievements of its innovators at the EIT Awards. Biggest congratulations to the Venture Award finalist Hans Maria Heyn, CEO of Smart4Diagnostics GmbH, for placing third and Catherine Schreiber, CEO and co-founder of EIT Health-supported ADVITOS GmbH for winning the Woman Leadership Award! 

The ADVOS technology by ADVITOS (ADVanced Organ Support) is a therapy that provides support in a single device for the three main detoxification organs of liver, lungs and kidneys at the same time. The idea behind Smart4Diagnostics is to digitise the entire blood sampling procedure, thus ensuring a seamless tracking of blood samples.

Find out more.

Open positions: Join our team!

We are always looking for talented and motivated colleagues. Join our team now!

EIT Health RIH Germany-Switzerland

Unsolicited applicants can send their applications to

Full-time positions:
Junior Entrepreneurship Lead (m/w/d)

Internships:Full-time positions:
Communications Intern (m/w/d) – Applications possible all year around

Accelerator Intern (m/w/d) – Applications possible all year around 

Education/Collaboration Intern (m/w/d) 

Master Thesis in “Health Data Management in European Health Innovation”

Regional Projects Germany-Switzerland
Comms and Marketing Professional with Focus on Social Media and Design

Marketing and Communications Working Student position

EIT Health RIH Austria
EIT Health Austria Entrepreneurship Lead 

EIT Health Austria Communications Lead 

EIT Health Austria Collaboration Lead 

EIT Health Austria Operational Assistant

Interested in all opportunities within EIT Health? You can find all the international vacancies here.

Events and Opportunities

25-26 OctoberEIT Health Matchmaking – Luxembourg | Facilitating the uptake of Digital Medical Devices in Europe |  University of Luxembourg

26 OctoberBadenCampus: Digital Health Applications (DIGA) | BadenCampus

7 NovemberHeart-failure patients at the core of healthcare innovation: Issues and perspectives of patient-centered approaches | Grenoble

8 NovemberHigh Value Care Seminar SeriesHow to understand and calculate costs to negotiate VBHC contracts | online

9 NovemberInformation session on Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) calls 3 and 4. | online

17-18 November - Joint EIT Health Germany-Switzerland & EIT Health Spain Symposium | Mannheim 

24 November - Exclusive Stakeholder Workshop | Eindhoven, Netherlands

13 DecemberHigh Value Care Seminar SeriesHow to effectively involve patients and carers in projects. A structured approach | online

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