Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Change

EIT Digital Wellbeing Summer School

August 5 - August 17 Apply now
Eindhoven

The population is getting older, the healthcare costs are increasing, the changes in society are growing faster and emerging consumer empowerment are all key factors that cause large societal challenges. Finding new solutions is important and may also provide new business opportunities.

Digital Wellbeing activities within EIT Digital focuses on innovations and business solutions, based on ICT, that will enable good physical and mental wellbeing for citizens in their private life and at work, as well as reduce the demand for expensive healthcare services.

During this Summer School, wellbeing topics will be introduced through lectures and workshops on lifestyle and wellbeing trends e.g. the latest privacy legislation, new business models, digital solutions to assess, measure (“quantified self”), changing behaviour and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Participants will explore various hazards to preserving good health and wellbeing at home, at work and in urban settings - and what is needed to reverse these trends. Usability and social aspects that have an impact on a healthy lifestyle will also be part of the course. Participants work in small teams on cases provided by scale-ups and /or large companies like Philips.

The Summer School will take place at the Co-Location Centre at the Eindhoven High Tech Campus in Netherlands.

Summer School Fee

Category Fee 1 week Fee 2 weeks Accommodation Travel
Students4        
EIT Digital Doctoral students Not Applicable Mobility Allowance Incl Incl
Students, ARISE countries Not Applicable Stipend Incl Incl
Students, other universities (incl. partner universities) Not Applicable €750 €250 Excl
Business community        
EIT Digital Alumni €1.4001 €1.9601 Excl2 Excl
Professionals, partner companies3 €1.4001 €1.9601 Excl2 Excl
Professionals, external companies €1.750 €2.450 Excl2 Excl
  1. Discount 20%
  2. Offer to join EIT Digital master student's hotel EIT at a price of €250 (shared room for 12 nights)
  3. EIT Digital member companies
  4. Students must attend 2 weeks

Summer School programme

The first week of the Summer School you will be introduced to the theory of the action lines by lecturers from the academic and business world. It will be network activities and introduction to the cases for the business development assignment. You will be divided into teams and start to work on the ideation phase and will by the end of the week present a value proposition and a revenue model.

The second week you will continue with team work turning the business idea into a viable business plan with start-up strategy, marketing and financial planning. You and your team will present a business plan at the end of the week in a final pitch in front of a business panel.

To bring the Summer School participants up to the same level of the basic understanding of Innovation and Entrepreneurship topics, an online starter-kit will be sent out before entering the following Summer School 2018.

If you are from the business community or the EIT Digital Alumni network, you have the possibility to choose to participate only the first week or complete the full two-week course.

Stipends

Stipends (scholarships) are available for students enrolled at a university and who have a nationality in one of the following 14 European countries (ARISE): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia. Stipends (scholarships) for Summer School students from these countries include all costs (fee, travel, lodging and catering). Please indicate your nationality.

Please note, if you apply for a stipend the last application date is 15 May, 2018. A stipend is given for one occasion only.

Registration for stipends application is closed.

Get to know Johan

Johan KortasJohan Kortas is the Action Line Leader Digital Wellbeing.

Prior to joining EIT Digital, Kortas held various international and senior positions in project, product programme management and business development in different locations for Philips. He was active in the digitisation of business telecommunications, digital broadcast, content protection, consumer electronics and emerging businesses through corporate ventures. The last seven years he was driving business creation, innovation projects and business development in several startup initiatives within the areas of Health, Lifestyle & Wellbeing. Most recently he was leading the business development for Wearable Health Solutions within IMEC at the Holst Center in Eindhoven.

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