Network for innovation in medicine

In the EU’s “EIT Health” program, we coordinate network activities for twelve Fraunhofer institutes

The Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) of the current European Union HORIZON 2020 framework program offer the opportunity to network with excellent European partners and contribute to the accelerated development of innovations in Europe.

In “EIT Health” – one of six KICs that have been set up – which has been responsible for all developments by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) in the subject area of medicine and health since 2015, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft was initially able to cooperate only through us as an associated partner. Later, Fraunhofer was able to take up a core partnership as of 2018, the responsibility for which is currently shared by twelve Fraunhofer institutes under the coordination of Fraunhofer IIS. This opens up a variety of opportunities for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the institutes involved to directly shape and influence the community and establish easy contact with currently over 140 national and international partners. At present, we are working on the EIT Health project “moveIT”: In collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, and with Philips AG as the industrial partner, we are developing innovative new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s patients.