The Capsules

A new training concept to deliver quality training

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


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 company (Portugal).

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.  


Past events:

  • 8th May - Women Empowerment Day (Medical University of Lodz)
  • 19th June-WeNURSE: Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health (University of Barcelona)

Future events:

  • 18th September-Women investors day (La Caixa Foundation)
  • October 2019-Women barriers in the business world (Glintt-Global Intelligent Technologies S.A)
  • 5th November-Women entrepreneurs in the Health sector (Grenoble Ecole de Management) More info:


Past events

8 th May - Women Empowerment Day

On May 8th, the Medical University of Lodz hosted the first capsule of WE Health aimed at young women, students in different health professions

The Women Empowerment Day gathered a large group of enthusiastic young women, future health professionals, exposing them to new ideas and insights in terms of knowledge and skills development meeting with inspirational female speakers from different health-related fields.

At the onset, Lucyna Woźniak MUL’s Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations shared her personal experience in becoming a leader in research and education, followed by Dorota Kilanska inspiring all the participants by relating her success story of implementing the international regulation for nursing in Poland. Magda Rosenmöller from IESE took them on a journey into the world of dancing, for lessons on co-creative leadership. Finally, participants learned to about Design Thinking Methodology in a workshop led by Magdalena Wrzesińska from MUL.


19th June- WeNURSE: Unconventional Entrepreneurs in Health

In this one-day workshop undergraduate, postgraduate, master and doctoral women students in nursing were invited to create innovative solutions for challenges related to ICTUS. In a day full of inspirational talks, participants were introduced to several methodologies to co-create solutions together with citizens and different stakeholders. Two ICTUS associations (Child Hemiparesis Association and Barcelona ICTUS Foundation) interacted with participants to identify better solutions.


Why is it important to empower women to innovate in nursing?

Focusing on empowering women in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship within healthcare, nursing is a profession dominated by women. The innovative and entrepreneurial potential of nursing needs to be highlighted: nurses have broad knowledge and holistic vision of care provision while working on the frontline with patients, families, and communities. In their interdisciplinary work, they interact with all different actors. Being present in all moments of a patient's life, they are the best to identify and understand patients’ needs and look for solutions.

Workshop in Lodz
Lodz 2

At the start of June, female founders from all over Europe came together in Munich with the aim of advancing their entrepreneurial journeys. Organised by the Technical University Munich and the WE Health partners from IESE Business School, Imperial College and Karolinska Institutet, the second module of the “Empowering Women in Health Innovation” (WE Health) initiative helped equip these women with the skills, the support and the courage to address their entrepreneurial challenges. The participants were guided through some key aspects of founding a venture – from validating their business idea, to pitching it to investors.

During the three days in Munich, participants developed different entrepreneurial skills and received valuable insights relating to areas such as, how to work out the value proposition of their idea or how to lead a team and co-create with other people. They also learned how to enhance their networking skills, how to best present their business idea to a potential customer, partner or investor and how to raise money from a venture capitalist.

While learning tips and tricks for new ventures in the healthcare domain, the participants had the chance to expand their own network and discuss common topics with other founders. Besides receiving inspiration and input from founders who are already ahead in their entrepreneurial journey, they also benefitted from exchanging their ideas within the group of like-minded female entrepreneurs.

The training provided to the participants was given by a number of experts from different fields, such as Design Thinking and Business Modelling experts, but also founders sharing their advice on networking tactics and other topics. They also had the chance to directly talk to a potential investor and learn about the opportunities the EIT Health accelerator is offering.

The Munich Module was the second of three WE Health Modules (planned) in 2018 addressing the challenges of female entrepreneurs, researchers and executives. Besides the valuable training content, each module aims to encourage women to advance their careers in health innovation and provide them the space to discuss their personal challenges in a safe environment with like-minded people.

The next workshop with the topic “Empowering Women Leadership in Health Innovation” will take place from September 17 to 19 at IESE Business School in Barcelona. It is designed for women executives and senior innovators, supporting them to drive innovation inside organisations, to seize on and develop talents and to deal with practical challenges, in order to realise the full potential of innovation. You can apply to join the workshop here, with the deadline for applications being July 31.

For more information about the WE Health project visit .