EIT Health was established in 2015, as a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is made up of various KICs who each focus on a different sector or area of innovation. In the case of EIT Health it is ‘health and aging’. The idea behind the EIT KICs is that innovation flourishes best when the right people are brought together to share expertise. EIT Health provides funding to interdisciplinary groups of experts from business, research and education, aiming to create an optimal environment for innovation.