The Capsules

A new training concept to deliver quality training

In 2019, WE Health has created a new concept: The Capsules.

A WE Health Capsule is a one-day workshop on a particular topic, providing women the opportunity to be involved in a day full of inspirational talks, case discussions, idea generation and exchange of experience in health innovation focusing on the role women are playing and how their value creation can be enhanced.  

They will help to scale the WE Health activities while reaching out to new regions thanks to the collaboration with new partners: Medical University of Lodz (Poland), University of Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), “La Caixa” Foundation (Spain) and Glintt S.A (Portugal). From 2020, two new partners will be involved in the project: the National University of Galway and Oxford University.


Upcoming events in 2020:

-Module 1: 11th and 12 th May, ONLINE
Woman! If you lack a vision that excites you or a feeling that you are not using all your capabilities- this is for you!

Welcome to a capacity building training that put women's empowerment in the health care innovation context in focus!

The module will take participants through a series of interactive workshops, with the objective to map your individual needs and assets by applying creative tools and business methodologies. After this module, participants will have designed solutions to their challenges and have made an action plan – the first steps towards leadership in innovation. The aim is that each participant will leave the module ready to take entrepreneurial action! If not now, when?

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More events are coming in 2020! Stay connected to our webpage and social media for more information!




Past events in 2019:

  • Module 1: Unlocking your Innovative Potential, 10-12th April, Stockholm (Sweden). Lead partner: Karolinska Institutet
  • Module 2: Starting your Entrepreneurship Journey, 3-5th June, Munich (Germany). Lead partner: Technical University of Munich
  • Module 3: Empowering Women Leadership in Health Innovation, 16-18th September, Barcelona (Spain). Lead partner: IESE Business School
  • Women Empowerment Day, 8th May, Lodz (Poland). Lead partner: Medical University of Lodz
  • Women: build a vision to make your business grow, 5th November, Grenoble (France). Lead partner: Grenoble École de Management
  • WE nurse Factor. Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health, 19th June, Barcelona (Spain). Lead partner: University of Barcelona
  • Leading success in the Health sector, 18th September, Barcelona (Spain). Lead partner: "La Caixa" Foundation
  • Women 2025: The future is now, 5th December, Lisbon (Portugal). Lead partner: Glintt S.A. 


Workshop in Lodz

Initiated in 2016 by the different partners of IESE Business School in Barcelona, Imperial College London, Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Technische Universität München and P.A.U. Education in Barcelona the WE Health project got started in 2017 in order to enhance the participation of women in health innovation and entrepreneurship activities.

A design thinking workshop in Barcelona in March laid the basis for further activities. 30 women from all over Europe from different ages and with a variety of professional backgrounds in the healthcare sector got together to develop ideas on how to best address the underrepresentation of female innovators. Numerous ideas were created that finally led to activities realized in the following months:

  • Three different Capacity Building Modules including training, networking and mentoring tailored to the specific needs of women
  • Design and setting up of a Network of Women Health Innovators aimed at creating a space for all interested actors involved in women entrepreneurship and gender issues


Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation – 2017 Activities

The Capacity-Building programme was composed of three modules, complementary to each other, but self-standing. Participants were able to select the module that best met their needs. The 2,5 daylong modules were all packed with practical tools and real life experiences. Networking sessions and inspirational speakers allowed participants to exchange their views and make contact with other women driving innovation in healthcare.

In mid-June, the first participants got together to explore their entrepreneurial ambitions. It was the first module celebrated by the WE Health Network, under the name “Unlock your innovative potential”, and took place at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. To guide the participants in taking their first step towards leadership and entrepreneurship in health innovation, the first module saw the participants work with inspirational speakers and through interactive learning techniques and coached reflections. They also engaged with the methodology used in the “business model canvas” but applied to explore the entrepreneurial possibilities of the individual.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation – 2017 Activities

In the beginning of September, the second module of the WE Health programme brought together women around the topic of “Enabling Change”. At the Technical University in Munich the participants learned about their own decision-making behavior and how to make use of it to drive their own ideas and ambitions. The 2,5 days were complemented with a communication training on how to communicate with self-confidence and several inspirational elements ranging from female speakers to a company visit and a panel discussion.

Lastly, the third module at IESE Business School in Barcelona completed the Capacity Building Programme with a module on “Transforming and Innovating in Health Care”. By building on active learning methodologies, the participants engaged in intense debates on the key issues affecting entrepreneurship and leadership in healthcare. By challenging each other, and sharing knowledge and experiences, the module provided insights to shape the professional future and grow as women innovators and entrepreneurs. A female investor panel and various networking possibilities accompanied the programme. As the last module in 2017 luckily this was not the end.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation – 2017 Activities

The WE Health project will continue in 2018 with several capacity-building workshops and networking possibilities. Stay up to date via the WE Health website or follow WE Health on twitter.