Data, Visualisation and Connectivity for Healthcare

25 July - 7 August 2021

Coventry, London, United Kingdom (ONLINE)

During 2020 healthcare technology has been stressed, as never before. Yet the challenges go much wider than the pandemic: rising expectations of service and efficacy, combined with the pressures of an ageing population demand new business models and leadership.

Technology will be key to achieving the productivity improvements required; advances in connectivity, big data and visualisation create new opportunities to transform patient care and achieve real impact in people’s lives.

Innovation is only the start. Emerging leaders in healthcare need to be able to navigate complex organisations' structures, draw on entrepreneurial skills to identify commercial opportunities and upscale successes.

The Summer School in Data, Visualisation, and Connectivity for Healthcare immerses participants in a live project environment, where individuals will work in dynamic teams to address real opportunities for change.  The focus of the programme will be identifying and scaling up new innovations and learners will pitch business plan concepts to a panel of experts in the industry. The aim is to build a portfolio of skills and contacts, as well as to develop the viable intellectual property with the potential for exploitation.

Course participants will gain critical insight into healthcare structures and dynamics, entrepreneurial training on business propositions and flexible learning on emerging tech opportunities. Holistic packages made of training and mentoring talks from industry experts, visits to leading-edge health innovation sites are key components of the course. In addition, participants will get invitation-only access to high-quality on-line learning material they can keep for future learning.

Hosted by Coventry University and the National Institute of Coding, participants will be based in Coventry the UK 2021 City of Culture and one of the UK’s top-ranked student cities. Visits will be arranged to historic Stratford-Upon-Avon as well as Birmingham and a weekend stay in London.

Each programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

Rafael Muñoz Gómez - "Very glad to have participated in the EIT Digital 2020 Rennes Summer School - Unleashing the power of circular city data. It was a really unique online learning experience. I am very grateful for all the effort made by the people from the University of Rennes 1 and EIT Digital. Special thanks to Alvaro Pina Stranger and all the mentors: Alberto Tejero Lopez, Maud Serpin, Aude Castan, Francois Huber, Serdar DrZero and Véronique TRUB."

Marta Mazzi -"From August 2nd to August 14th I participated to the EIT Digital Summer School in "Healthy Lifestyle and Behavioural Changes" (online edition). It was a pleasure to work on the case study proposed by Lars Mulder regarding childhood obesity together with my teammates Przemysław Lewandowski, Marta Bertran Ferrer, Juba Saadi, Juta Jaama and Juan Álvarez Fernández del Vallado. We worked hard together coming up with a winning solution: Lola the Carmanyola. A smart lunchbox targeted toward children connected to an application to be installed on the parent's smartphone. A big thank you to our mentors and tutors Ákos R. Wetters and Peter Langela which helped and supported us all along our journey."

Vinko Mlačić - "It has been a month since I attended the EIT Digital Summer School hosted by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The theme of the Summer School was "Disrupting Finance with Digital Technologies". We received lectures about the most significant topics in digital finance from industry experts. My team and me had the daunting task of adapting online and mobile banking to the elderly. I would like to thank the coach team (Alessandro T. and Balazs Horvath) that helped us a immensely with the I&E work and for their efforts in keeping the atmosphere light and fun with the social activities. Although the format was remote, the organization of the Summer School did an excellent job at giving us the best possible experience. Furthermore, having an experience of working in a team remotely is definitely a plus in these times. All in all, a great experience. The thing I am the happiest about was the opportunity to meet so many interesting people!"

Léo Vuylsteker - "University of Rennes 1's online Summer School on "Unleashing the Power of Circular City Data" was a great human (and learning) adventure that has now come to an end. Thank you again Université de Rennes 1 and EIT Digital!"

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