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In 2018, RSU joined the Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) in the area of health managed by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology's Health Knowledge and Innovation Community (EIT Health). Currently the University serves as the EIT Health RIS Hub in Latvia.

The goal of RIS is to enhance innovation capacity in those European regions that have been evaluated as "modern innovators" by European Innovation Scoreboard. RIS activities seek to engage various regional stakeholders in EIT Health programmes and develop regional innovation eco-system through the integrated knowledge triangle model.

EIT Health, a European public-private partnership in the area of healthcare, was established by more than 140 partners representing the leading European companies, universities, research and development centres, hospitals and other organizations. The role of this partnership is to build a future healthcare eco-system that will enable European citizens to live longer and healthier lives. EIT Health upgrades the skills of healthcare professionals throughout Europe by investing in Europe's best talents and faciliates the commercialisation of innovative health products/solutions within the EU.

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