HealthEConnect information session: Work Projects

Starting in September 2024, students enrolled in the Health Innovation specialization track will engage in work projects with companies in the healthcare sector such as digital health, medtech, therapeutics, hospitals and consulting. In an effort to spark innovation and foster collaboration between academia and industry, the Nova School of Business and Economics (NSBE) hosted a dynamic information session on March 8, 2024.

The presentation aimed to engage the students with the HealthEConnect project, and provided a comprehensive overview of the work projects available within the Health Innovation specialization track, highlighting their relevance and potential impact on healthcare innovation. The students gained insights into entrepreneurial opportunities, and success stories, which inspired and motivated them to explore innovation pathways specifically within the healthcare sector.

The participants engaged with representatives from innovative startups and institutions, including Filipa Rebelo from eBreathie, David Magboulé representing Lab to Market, and Leonie Kellner presenting BII and showcasing work projects from the BII portfolio of startups. Video presentations were also given by numerous other startups, including Amethyst Care, Careceiver, Globe Patient, Noui Life, Purcell, Reality Telling Strategy, Senior Community Brain Gym, Summed Digital Strategy, Salvia Healthcare SAS and D+ Multicare Fidelidade.

Throughout their work projects, students will support the startups and institutions and deepen their knowledge in key areas such as market research and strategy development, business model assessment, fundraising strategy, enhancing brand visibility and communication strategies, and health economic analysis. These activities will equip students with essential practical skills to prepare them for a career in the healthcare industry and to make a significant difference.   

Fifteen enthusiastic students actively participated in the session, demonstrating a keen interest in the presented work projects. The success of the session continued beyond its scheduled duration. After the event, students started applying for these work project opportunities based on their skills and interests and the HealthEConnect team will match the students with work opportunities in Portugal and Denmark, as well as further countries. We are eager to see their learnings and contributions in September 2024.