The Summer School

Join top European graduates and innovators for a transformational experience that will leave you with a new mind-set and the skills needed to innovate and make a real difference for patients and health care systems.

The "Innovation and Business Creation in Health” Summer School will provide a creative learning environment for 36 students taking part in a transformational action learning experience, which will help them develop the practical and transferable skills necessary for successful innovation. The programme will take place in two locations: Trinity College Dublin and IESE Business School Barcelona.

Participants will learn about active and healthy ageing, industry challenges and opportunities, the art of idea creation and opportunity recognition, the design thinking process, working in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team, the importance of early engagement with users and of an attractive value proposition, the basis of entrepreneurship, business language, and business plan development, including project management and entrepreneurial financing. Participants will work on pre-identified group projects, drafting business plan that will be presented to and reviewed by a panel of experts. Guest speakers (successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists) will share and discuss their experiences throughout, while coaches will work with participants to help them pitch.

The Programme

Two weeklong sessions will be packed with practical tools and real life experiences. Time off between the sessions will allow participants to work on individual or team projects.



Application Process

Scientists, researchers, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, innovators with an innovation and entrepreneurial mind-set can apply.

Candidates will be selected based upon their CV and a motivation letter presenting their reason for applying, a potential innovative idea(s) on the topic of Health and Ageing (not compulsory but evidence of innovative thoughts would be a bonus) and potential future impact. Selection will be made on these criteria and a good geographical spread.


All applications must be sent before 5 June 2016.


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Who we are

EIT Health is a European healthcare initiative – and one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. The EIT Health consortium consists of more than 50 core partners and 90 associate partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities from 14 EU countries. It serves as a network for the development of health-related innovations and business ideas.

EIT Health aims to contribute to the increasing competitiveness of Europe’s health industry, improve the quality of life for Europe’s citizens and increase the sustainability of its healthcare system. The partnership will promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. This will be achieved through delivering products, concepts and services, including educational programmes that will nurture talents and train the workforce of tomorrow. Adopting an investor approach, EIT Health will drive the integration of business, research and higher education, boost innovation, and is a catalyst for new solutions for Europe.


For all your queries

Esther Arévalo

IESE CRHIM – Center for Research in Health Care Innovation Management

IESE Business School, Avda Pearson, 21 08034 Barcelona

Tel. +34 93 253 6523


With the collaboration of:

EIT-Health Summerschool IESE / Trinity

IESE Business School, Avda Pearson, 21 08034 Barcelona Spain

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