Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Change

EIT Digital Wellbeing Summer School

August 5 - August 18 Apply now
EIT Digital Academy Summer Schools 2018

The population is getting older, the costs of healthcare is increasing, the changes in society is 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 behavior 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 n/a Stipend Incl Incl
Students, ARISE countries n/a Stipend Incl Incl
Students, other universities (incl. partner universities) n/a €750 €250 Excl
Business community        
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

Summer School programme

The first week of the Summer School the main focus will be on thematic lectures by academics and industrialists, network activities and introduction to the cases for the business development assignment. Teams will start to work on the ideation phase and will present the value proposition and revenue model at the end of the week.

The second week will continue with the team work to turn the business idea into a viable business plan with start-up strategy, marketing and financial planning. The business plan will be presented at the end of the week in a final pitch in front of a business panel.

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

Get to know Johan

Johan KortasJohan Kortas is leading the EIT Digital ‘Digital Wellbeing’ Action Line.

Prior to joining EIT Digital, Johan held various international and senior positions in project, product programme management and business development in different locations for Philips. He was active in the digitization 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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