ARE YOU INTERESTED IN ACCESSING GLOBAL INDUSTRY R&D ENVIRONMENT?

DO YOU SEE YOUR FUTURE CAREEr IN THE INTERFACE INDUSTRY / INNOVATION / R&D?

Do you want to develop a multidisciplinary teamwork and help to solve a real case industry challenge?

DO YOU WANT TO GAIN AN EIT HEALTH DIPLOMA?

THEN THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!

(CHECK THE OUTCOME and testimonials from 2017 and 2018 EDITIONs)

 

A Unique Opportunity

StarShip – an EIT Health educational initiative in collaboration with leading European health industrial partners – lead by the University of CoimbraIESE Business School, the RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and Instituto Pedro Nunes together with 7 partnering companies. 

Using a blend of different educational approaches including elements from Stanford Biodesign Concept, StarShip will be a unique opportunity for participants to be involved in industry-driven life science innovation, working together with innovators in and outside the companies in highly skilled multidisciplinary teams. During the one-year long program, fellows learn a proven, action-based approach to find solution to industry challenges, verifying user requirements and identifying potentially unmet needs in the health context, in close collaboration with key industrial players and leading local EIT Health innovating institutions. In multidisciplinary teams fellows will develop responses to given challenges, validate them in the real health care settings, with the guidance of the StarShip academic team.

StarShip's outcome will be the development of –or a crucial contribution to– market-relevant products or services in collaboration with the industrial partner. StarShip will also allow these companies to get insights in the high potential of the InnoStars regions while working closely with tomorrow’s high talent workforce.

Companies providing challenges for fellows:

 

Why participate?

StarShip will provide an opportunity for participants to

  • get immersed in concrete innovation challenges with leading companies

  • become acquainted with design thinking and solution design methodology by attending 4 workshops in different 4 locations in Europe

  • learn elements of successful innovation & entrepreneurship from Europe’s leading academic institutions

  • establish business connections with key healthcare companies also in view of future placement

  • learn about latest cutting edge technologies from Europe’s top Universities and link with industry needs

  • develop and prototype new solutions in a multidisciplinary work group environment

Read the opinion of a StarShip fellow from 2017 and 2018.

Who can participate? 

StarShip fellows will ideally:

  • have a high interest in the health sector, and bring in a relevant background, biomedical, also from technical, engineering, economical, business, design and similar. Master or PhD will be a plus.

  • fluency English, both written and spoken is required.

Participants are eligible from the following countries: Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

how to participate?

  • Send us a mail to starship@eithealth.eu with your CV and a motivation letter until 10th March 2019, 23h59min CET. A reference letter is not required on the application stage but it will be requested if the applicant is shortlisted as possible participant.

  • Participants will be assessed according their CV, motivation, area of expertise and English fluency. An individual online interview might be scheduled as an additional evaluation criteria.

  • Final selection of participants is expected until 20th March 2019.


Other Considerations

  • Dedication of total 9 weeks over the year 2019 including 4 fixed one week education modules, one or two days visits to companies (to be agreed upon) and some dedicated time for on-line teleconferences and teamwork;

  • Planned education modules:

    • Online intro module:  22nd March 2019

    • Biodesign online module: April (date TBD)

    • 1st workshop module (planned) on 20-24th May 2019 (Budapest, Hungary)

    • 2nd workshop module on 1-5th July 2019 (Barcelona, Spain)

    • 3rd workshop on 23-27th September 2019 (Stockholm, Sweden)

    • 4th workshop 4-5th November 2019 (Coimbra, Portugal)

    • Final Pitch parallel with the WebSummit on 6th November (Lisbon, Portugal)

  • A €5500 travel & accommodation support is available per participant for workshops, company and university visits. Please note that this grant only supports travel and accommodation (meals and other expenses are not included). No formal scholarship is given to participants;

  • Fellows will form multidisciplinary teams to solve company related challenges;

  • An EIT Health diploma is delivered at the end of the program to those fellows who attended at least 3 out of the 4 workshops and participated actively in the team work (a team peer assessment will be conducted).


Application deadline for 2019 is 10th March, 23h59min CET

In case of questions please contact: starship@eithealth.eu

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