Milan, Italy

Innovative Digital Technologies for Health

when 10 July 2023 - 21 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1150

The e-health sector is growing fast due to software/hardware advances and improved network connectivity. The World Health Organization (WHO) is promoting eHealth and urging member states to form a strategic plan for the deployment of digital health services.

The Summer School program will introduce the participants to the following contents:
-Advanced ICT for health: AI methods and tools for health data analysis.
-Software / hardware technologies for health: biosensors for mental/physical monitoring, X-Reality for surgery/motor and cognitive rehab.
-Surgical/Rehab/Assistive Robotics, Ecological telemonitoring, and telemedicine; conversational tech and smart objects for speech therapy.
-User centered design/evaluation of e-health.
-Healthcare Innovation: Communication, Management & Entrepreneurship.

Speakers from Politecnico di Milano (ICT unit and bio-engineering unit) and speakers from health centers and industry will guarantee high-quality lectures. The programme will benefit from the network connections of Politecnico di Milano with industrial partners - S&Ms, startups, and therapeutic centers, also thanks to the recent creation of a set of JRCs (Joint Research Centers) with the most important hospitals and rehabilitation institutions in Milan.

Target group

The Summer School is open to young professionals as well as Bachelor, Master or PhD students, who want to deep-dive in emerging digital technologies and learn how to turn these technologies into business. This will enable them to become innovators with a deep understanding of many types of digital technologies that can be exploited in health services to maximize their usability, accessibility, and effectiveness.

As the programme has a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship, there is no need to have specific technical backgrounds or any coding knowledge to join our Summer School.

Course aim

The Summers School will train ICT young talents in Europe in the e-health sector, both from a technological perspective and an entrepreneurial/business perspective. It contributes to their professional profile, as employees in industrial R&D teams and as new entrepreneurs for new product ideas potentially emerging during the project work of the summer school. The format is based on team-building activities (workshop and social events), lessons, case studies and visits to e-health labs and e-health adopters.

Fee info

EUR 1150: Early Bird Tuition Fee ends April 15
EUR 1350: Standard Tuition Fee