Digital technologies have an enormous impact on individual health and society’s well-being. New digital solutions and services are needed for better personalisation, prevention, and improved patient care to better respond to the future challenges of rapidly changing healthcare delivery.
During the programme, we will explore how to support the transition and build a bridge between the old and new realities in the healthcare field and the interaction between healthcare research, education, and business. Based on real-life use-cases that focus on the prevention of change related challenges, participants will develop products or services for improved health systems in order to make them more efficient, accessible and value-providing.
In 2 weeks, the teams will have developed real-life prototypes for solutions that tackle some of the most burning problems in the field. Participants will have a first-hand experience of how innovation works in the unique market of healthcare. Ideas generated during the summer school may also inspire partner organisations to pursue further development towards products and services.
As the program has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical background to join our Summer School.
The Summer School is open to young professionals as well as Bachelor or Master students, who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn these technologies into business. This will enable them to become innovation leaders in start-ups or larger companies in the field of eHealth.
The Summer School program will take place in Tallinn University of Technology campus. Lectures and other activities will be carried out in various buildings around campus. These building include MEKTORY Business and Innovation Centre and social science building. MEKTORY is a place that helps to unite scientists and students with entrepreneurs in order to generate new ideas and to solve practical problems in product development. Students will be provided with a large classroom as well as smaller rooms, labs and lounge areas for teamwork. There will also be options for having different open-air work places, if the weather is nice.
Estonia is well known for its local innovation and start-up scenery, that will help the students to realize their ideas in a most flexible and supportive environment. Local hospitals, medical centers and relevant institutions (such as Estonian Health Insurance Fund, Estonian Genome Centre, National Institute for Health Development etc) are invited contribute with either business cases or relevant data. Representatives of medical centers and institutions, doctors and nurses, are invited to supervise the students’ project work and share their experiences.
Accommodation is available in Academic Hostel which is located on TalTech campus (50m-100m from other buildings). Hostel rooms are for two persons. The room has a desk, wardrobe, TV, free internet access, bed linen and towels. It is possible to cook in the kitchen. A fridge, stove, cooker hood, kettle and kitchen utensils are available. Rooms on the first floor are easily accessible for guests with disabilities.
Link to the hostel’s website https://www.academichostel.com/en/