EIT Health was established in 2015, as a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body strengthening Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of Horizon Europe, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation. The idea behind the EIT KICs is that innovation flourishes best when the right people are brought together to share expertise. Experts from business, research and education work together as one, an optimal environment for innovation is created.
EIT Health will contribute to the skills intelligence Work Package of BeWell including the mapping of existing upskilling and reskilling initiatives that will inform the development of the skills strategy aimed at reducing skills shortages in the healthcare ecosystem. EIT Health will play a key role in piloting delivery of training on emerging occupational profiles and to fulfil urgent training needs.