In Romania, healthcare is the new IT sector

Our colleague, Cristina Baghiu – EIT Health Alumni Board Member, spoke in the latest episode of InnoStars Talks about the secret of Romanian success of healthcare innovation. 

Here are some paragraphs from the article:

The EIT Health community is a very comprehensive learning environment, where you can meet extraordinary people from the academic field as well as experts of small businesses and representatives of huge corporations.

At EIT Health you can participate in programs and you get everything you need to advance your innovative ideas: pieces of training, mentoring, access to investors, or business partners.

The Romanian IT market is expected to reach a volume of EUR 7.3 billion by 2022, according to a study published by The Romanian Employers Association in the Software Industry (ANIS). Entrepreneurs and young start-uppers are now looking very eagerly to create solutions for the healthcare sector. Healthcare is a transversal field, that can be impacted with technological, scientific, and medical solutions or even with other skills.

The city of Iasi, in the North-East region of Romania, plays a very important role when it comes to innovation hubs of the country and it is the second city with the most universities. Iasi is the home of the only medical imaging cluster both in Romania and in the EU and is an excellent source of innovators whom we should be proud of. The cluster links private bodies, like hospitals to firms from the IT and software sectors and supports innovators. Iasi is also a European Digital Innovation Hub candidate that is strongly focused on health innovations.

There are countries in Europe with lots of talents, who have wonderful ideas, but they might lack the information to understand the market, business contracts, or specific financing and training opportunities. EIT Health links everything together; helps the teams to find a programme that fits them based on the company’s maturity phase, helps them to develop their idea, helps them to form a business model, to understand what the teams have to do to defeat the difficulties that block their row. Every team can find support in the organization.

Read the full article here here.