The EIT Global Outreach programme is an EIT initiative to expand the EIT presence around the globe.


The EIT Global Outreach programme links business, research and education to create relationships and market opportunities in key locations outside Europe – enabling the EIT and its communities to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges, and to create jobs and deliver sustainable economic growth opportunities for Europe.

One of the key goals of the Global Outreach Programme is to position EIT’s Knowledge Triangle Integration (KTI) model at international level, thereby strengthening the EIT Community and EU brand globally. By working together, the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities develop activities that showcase EIT-supported innovations at international level, create tailor-made support to facilitate the internationalisation efforts of European entrepreneurs and innovators, and bring together knowledge and resources from the EIT innovation ecosystem and the selected outreach locations to tackle global challenges and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme also provides a platform for the EIT Community to team up with EU Member States and other European Union programmes and initiatives, to achieve greater impact in full alignment with the EU Global Approach in research and innovation.  

The Global Outreach Programme is led by EIT Climate-KIC and is managed by the EIT Global Outreach Working Group, which consists of representatives of the EIT and its KICs. Currently, seven of the eight current KICs participate in the Programme. EIT, in close coordination with the European Commission, provides strategic guidance and monitors the implementation of the Programme.


Expanding the EIT presence around the globe

our vision

The EIT as a global player, has the vision to become the leading European initiative that empowers innovators and entrepreneurs to develop world-class solutions to societal challenges and create growth and skilled jobs.

our mission

To provide the bridge to connect and the shop window to showcase Europe’s innovation ecosystem with innovation hot spots worldwide, supporting European leadership and enhancing its impact in addressing key global societal challenges.

working group

Andy Kerr (Chair)

EIT Climate-KIC

Director, UK & Ireland

Benoit Buntinx

EIT Food

Director of Business Creation

Federico Menna

EIT Digital

Head of Staff and Operations

Balazs Fürjes

EIT Health

InnoSTARS Managing Director

Massimo Gasparon

EIT RawMaterials

Director of Programmes

Fredrik Hanell

EIT Urban Mobility

Director of Business Creation

Antoni Pijoan

EIT Manufacturing

Director of CLC West

Katerina Sereti


Head of Stakeholder Relations Section

Margarita Nass

EIT Cross-KIC Global Outreach

Programme Orchestrator

Mary Ritter

EIT Climate-KIC

International Ambassador and Former CEO

working group

Laurent Roux

EIT - Head of Innovation Capacity Section

Patricia Castillo

EIT Culture & Creativity - Interim CCO

Elia Giovacchini

EIT Digital - Head of Program Management Office and Strategic Collaborations

Neil Walmsley

EIT Climate-KIC - Head of International Markets & Programme Director, California

Ido Rosenblum

Global Platform - Project Manager
Ido Rosenblum

Orestis Trasanidis

EIT Hub Silicon Valley - Managing Director
Orestis Trasanidis

Adi Barel

Director EIT Global Outreach

Eden Dvir-Zano

EIT Hub Israel - Managing Director
Eden Zvir Zano


EIT Manufacturing - Director of CLC West
Antoni Pijoan


EIT Health - InnoSTARS Managing Director


EIT Climate-KIC - Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
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Access to Healthcare

The Health not The Death is a fundamental human right. A healthy population is not to be seen as human and social capital, an input, or by-product, towards economic growth. Alongside a healthy and sustainable environment, a solidarity, a healthy population must be the ultimate goal especially nowadays in helping Ukrainian migrants with cancer and their families.

Solidarity in health is a cornerstone of EU health policy. There are wide disparities in many health outcomes across the region and those outcomes. The access rules dramatically affect healthcare systems which are at the forefront of the migrant way, the people who are searching for help and the way how we could enhance and support their healthier and wellbeing status.

In order to ensure their access to care and continued cure in need, the probability of receiving a timely diagnosis and of surviving differs greatly from country to country where they are now. There is lack of information, help and inequalities in access. People need help in navigating cancer knowledge, diagnostics, secondary monitoring and prevention, way of treatments, and care.

Shifting our mindset, supporting healthcare connectivity, removing inequalities overall across Europe is our mission and even more now in a time of crisis, helping the Ukrainian people dealing with cancer is a good place to begin this transformative revolution.

1) Whether we have a chance to foster more holistic and integrated approaches to receive information and care, by supporting coordination and maximising an enabling and health-enhancing effect of care across services from different countries?

2) Whether actions should address the social determinants of health, the countries where they are now, the health need which they have, the social and language barriers are the conditions which have to be taken into consideration in a coordinated manner?

How might we improve patients and /or people who seek healthcare support, access to healthcare services at an EU & the Member States Healthcare systems level? Especially in a time of crisis in Europe.

How might we support refugees fleeing from their countries by navigating them to medical centres to receive best available care?  


Predictive Treatment

Precision medicine aims to personalise care for every individual. Nongenomic and genomic determinants, combined with information from patient symptoms, clinical history, and lifestyle (nutrition, physical activity, stress etc.), can facilitate personalised diagnosis and prognostics. Yet this goal requires access to massive amounts of data which may come from different structured and unstructured sources; these can be our medical records, laboratory testing, a range of medical devices as well as from the patient himself. AI & ML can combine input from these multiple sources, analyse them and identify biomarkers that can support health professionals make more informed decisions. The convergence of precision medicine with the advanced AI capabilities will improve the ability to personalise care – improve diagnosis, risk prediction as well as therapy planning.  

HCPs want to better predict treatment response, given uncertainty around which treatment to prescribe to which patient and when to prescribe. How do we risk assess the patients, match them with the right treatment (personalised). How can we transform the wealth of data and link it to the predictive nature of how the patient will respond?


Patient Journey Navigation

Being diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming and comes as a blow. Patients may feel on a roller coaster of emotions—they are scared, lost & confused not knowing what to expect, who to refer to, what to do and how to tell their loved ones.  They directly refer to “Dr. Google” to look for information about their disease, possible treatments, QoL strategies with the aim to have better understanding of their disease and learn how to better cope with their disease & treatment, yet information is not always valid, accessible, nor personalised or tailored to the patient’s status and needs therefore left with huge amounts of non-relevant information. Coming to the doctor, the physician’s time is limited and mostly focusing on the physical aspects of the disease & treatment, not leaving much time to ask questions nor discuss more holistic aspects of the disease such as emotional, psychological, social aspects. The patient (& caregiver in many cases) leaves the room with unanswered questions, doesn’t remember much of what has been said, and feels he is not heard, nor seen as a whole.

The need for navigating this journey along the emotional psychological stress is overwhelming & patients and their caregivers look for support (case manager/companion/partner) to help manage their disease holistically – starting from having clarity around their disease and treatment by having access to reliable and personalised information during their journey as well as having an integrated holistic care system , supporting them and their loved ones to navigate through the different aspects of their disease – medical, emotional, logistical, psychological, social, rights.

How can we support patients to navigate through the complexity of their disease and treatment ensuring they have validated holistic information about their disease journey & treatment and be empowered to  effectively manage their care 


Peer-to-Peer Medical Exchange

As medical events pivoted from conference centres and meeting rooms to the virtual settings, learning opportunities continue. Lectures and presentations are translated to the new digital world, yet the ability to connect and network is relatively lost. Peer interaction is essential not only for information exchange but to share practical insights, allows consultation & in-person experience cross country and across borders leading to better disease management.

This peer-based learning/ consultation is highly valued amongst practising clinicians and was generally achieved when HCPs and KOLs met their peers in national & Intl conferences, group debates, advisory boards and even during quick corridor conversations. Attempting to replicate these in-person experiences into the digital space creates challenges and are not effective nor impactful as face-to-face engagements. 

How might we improve HCP medical exchange enabling physicians to easily communicate, consult, exchange opinions leveraging individual experts & centres of excellence knowledge, experiences, and practices?

How can we leverage the technological expertise to allow HCPs to connect with leading experts across countries to get advice / counselling for their cases?


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