SAPHIRe representatives attend EIT Health RIS Regions Innovation training programme

SAPHIRe recently took part in EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) training in innovation sessions. These training sessions were designed to provide EIT RIS regions with appropriate tools and skills to participate in EIT Health RIS 2019 innovation call, which aims at funding high-quality, strong and balanced projects, targeting EIT Health six main focus areas in healthcare.

Wouter Spek, Special Envoy for SAPHIRe talks about the personalised medicine landscape and SAPHIRe ‘s role in implementation and adoption of personalised medicine.

EIT Health InnoStars works with multiple stakeholders from across Europe in order to strengthen healthcare systems, promote better health of citizens, and, contribute to a sustainable health economy in Europe.


Workshop attendees at the EIT Health training event in Palermo

RIS training sessions took place in Palermo, Ljubljana and Prague where SAPHIRe was represented by our Co-ordinator- Kathleen D’Hondt, our Operations Manager Okker Van Batenburg and our Special Envoy Wouter Spek.


Our SAPHIRe team gave an overview of the project and highlighted our aims and objectives. It was an opportunity for multiple stakeholders from a wide variety of backgrounds to interact and discuss healthcare and innovation, and the role that personalised medicine plays. The SAPHIRe team were delighted to be able to participate at this event, and we look forward to future collaborations with EIT Health InnoStars.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 

2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825046

The project is co-ordinated by Department Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI) of the Flemish Government.

Department Economy, Science and Innovation - Koning Albert II-laan 35 1030 Brussels, Belgium