Longer Independent Living

EIT Digital Wellbeing Summer School

July 1 - July 14 Apply now
EIT Digital Summer Schools

Longer life expectancy creates new challenges for societies worldwide. Public budgets in the healthcare systems are under unprecedented pressure to maintain quality of care to an aged society.

Policy makers need to find ways of providing a wide range of elderly assistance services dealing with both psychological and neurological diseases to conditions of frailty and loneliness. ICT-based solutions could reduce expensive healthcare services by detecting early stage (mental and physical) problems thus avoiding larger health problems by suitable lifestyle interventions.

In this summer school the Longer Independent Living theme will be introduced through interactive lectures and workshops on topics in the health value chain. There are many different stakeholders involved to deliver services that support independent living, at home and in the wider urban areas.

Research institutes such as Fraunhofer Portugal and Champalimaud Foundation will share business cases with state of the art solutions for Digital Assisted Living.

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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