Starship presents: Elevate - a Masterclass Series for Need-Led Innovators

Sharpen your skills as a need-led innovator, and deepen your understanding of the most pressing issues in health technology innovation today in this 7-part masterclass series designed for innovators, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. During interactive sessions and seminars, you will get exposed to new perspectives on a wide variety of topics related to innovation. Session topics include fundraising, communication designed to the listener behavioural profile, digital ethics, a post-COVID innovation landscape, and many more. It will also be an opportunity to connect with EIT Health Innovation Fellowships alumni and other innovators making a splash as innovators within the health technology field.

The first registrants will have the opportunity to participate in an extra session with world-renowned IESE Business School and San Joan de Deu Pediatric Hospital. The November 4th session will be a hands-on learning experience using a real case of digital transformation from San Joan de Deu Pediatric Hospital. This final session has a limited number of seats available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis - so don’t forget to register today.

If you register before September 24th, you will receive complimentary access to the Oxford Regulatory Science Conference which will take place on Sep 29th and Oct 1st. More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.in-li.org.

The tuition fee for the masterclass is 1.495 €. Please register here. (NB: fee covers the participation in all sessions and there is no pay-per-session option.)

Tuition fee scholarships are available for eligible individuals (please see details below).


  • EIT Health Fellowship Network Alumni: eligible for 1.495 € (full) tuition scholarship. To register as an EIT Health Fellowship Network alum, please click here.

EIT Health Needs Led Innovation Programs include: Starship (EU); Fit4Health (FR); BioInnovate (IR); D-Health (ES); Clinical Innovation Fellowships (SE); BioMedical Design – Novo Nordisk Foundation Fellowship Programme (DK); Global Insight Fellowships (UK); PhD Transition Fellowship Program (EU);

  • Other health innovators: a 1.395€ tuition scholarship is available for interested participants who send a grant request by Sept 24th to the following address: internationalnetworks@uc.pt. The mail should explain the motivation to attend the ELEVATE Program with your CV attached. Should your application be approved, we will provide you with further details on how to proceed with the 100€ payment.

Registrations will close on Sept 24th 23h59min CET.



An EIT Health certificate will be provided at the end of series to fellows who have participated synchronously in at least 5 out of the 7 sessions.

The sessions will not be available asynchronously for the participants.


All sessions take place Wednesdays or Thursdays from 17h00 -18h30 | Sep 29th to Nov 4th 2021





Innovation Challenges in Healthcare: Alumni Experiences

Join us in this opening session where alumni from several Need-Led Innovation programs share the challenges that they are currently facing in their quest to drive innovation and improve patients’ lives.

Erfan Soliman, University of Oxford (moderator) + panel of alumni

Sep 29th

17h00 -18h30

Oxford Regulatory Science Conference 2021

(complimentary access for participants who register prior to Sept. 20th)

The 2-day conference will focus on discoveries in the field of regulatory data science, covering ideas and insights from leading researchers and professionals. in the field of medical devices.

Multiple, for details see: https://www.in-li.org/

Sep 30th &

Oct 1st

An entrepreneur, a business angel and a venture capitalist walk into a bar…

We’ll dig deep into the complex world of fundraising and hear from both the entrepreneur and the investor perspectives. It will be an interactive session with your questions shaping the discussion.

Jorge Pimenta, IPN; João Ribas, Novo Holdings; Caroline Amblard-Sai

Brian Shields, Neurent Medical

Oct 7th

17h00 -18h30

Learning to talk about Digital Ethics

Learn what role ethics plays in the world of digital health development, and join the conversation on what you as an innovator can do to navigate this complex landscape.

Ambra Trotto, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Oct 13th

17h00 -18h30

Brain Science and Communication

Influence your audience and generate impact! Learn about the 5 decision maker styles and how to generate trust and credibility when communicating to them by personalising your linguistic style.

Katharine D´Amico, esade

Oct 20th

17h00 -18h30

Implementation of Innovation in the Healthcare Sector

What does the future hold for the field of precision medicine and other state of the art innovations implementations in healthcare?

Jan-Olov Höög, Karolinska Institutet;

Kristina Groth; Andreas Lundquist

Oct 27th

17h00 -18h30

Extra workshop:

Managing Innovation in a Post-Covid World Workshop

(limited spots - first come, first served)

Get a hands-on learning experience on digital transformation, applied to challenges facing a real hospital. In this workshop you will be able to discuss a real case with the protagonists (Hospital San Juan de Deu), and give your feedback and suggestions.

Magda Rosenmöller, IESE Business School, and Arnau Valls Hospital San Juan de Deu

Nov 3rd

16h00-18h30 CET


Angel Calzada

CTO & Co-Founder at usMIMA & Mowoot

Ambra Trotto

Head of Digital Ethics at RISE and Associate Professor at Umeå Institute of Design

Arnau Valls Esteve

R&D Engineer and 3D Planning Service in SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Brian Shields

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Neurent Medical

Caroline Amblard-Sai

Manager of Angels Santé and Head of the EIT Health Investor Network

Erfan Soliman

Co-Founder @ StudyStream | Venture Builder @ University of Oxford

Jan-Olov Höög

Professor at Karolinska Institutet

João Ribas

Biotech VC & Company Builder @ Novo Seeds | Podcaster

Jorge Pimenta

Project Manager at IPN || Trainer, Teacher and Speaker || Passionate about Startups and Innovation

Katharine D´Amico

Communication Strategy, Pitch Deck Management at ESADE Business School, CEO Swala Investments PhD Candidate

Magda Rosenmoller

Profesora Asociada at IESE Business School

Tisha Hupkes

PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology and researcher at RISE


If you have any question do not hesistate to contact us using the following mail address: internationalnetworks[@]uc.pt


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