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

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 .