Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Change // EIT Digital

Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Change

EIT Digital Wellbeing Summer School

August 5 - August 17 Apply now

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
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


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, Johan held various international and managerial positions in product programme management, product marketing and business development in different locations and industries for Philips. He was active in the digitisation of business telecommunications, digital broadcast, content protection, consumer electronics and emerging businesses through corporate ventures. He was also a lecturer in innovation management for ICT students. Later he was leading the business development for Wearable Health Solutions within IMEC at the Holst Center in Eindhoven. The last eight years he was driving business creation, innovation projects and business development in several start-up initiatives within the areas of Health, Lifestyle & Wellbeing. Johan holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Eindhoven and a Master of Business Marketing from the TIAS School for Business and Society in Tilburg.

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