Kaunas, Lithuania’s second city, is rapidly stepping into the limelight of healtchare innovations. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was approved as EIT Health hub within the EIT Regional Innovation Scheme 2018. The application was submitted in cooperation with Kaunas University of Technology, several dozens of public and private sector institutions provided support to LSMU.
What does it mean?
EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare innovation communities in the world. More than 130 organizations – universities, academic, healthcare and science institutions, businesses and other representatives of private and public sector are working together to develop healthcare improvement solutions that contribute to a healthier life and people’s well-being in Europe.
The LSMU encourages students, researchers and other researchers to take advantage of the opportunities offered by EIT HEALTH to finance and develop ideas, networking and other activities. The aim is to make healthcare innovations made in Lithuania become known internationally and attract foreign investments to develop them.
The LSMU students have already submitted the first applications for a variety of ideas: from the aim to develop innovative food production technologies to the development of medical devices, and the application of information solutions to the health care system.