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The second edition of the EDEN programme in Healthcare Innovation and Management (HIM) will include seminars on:
Key Theories, Concepts and Frameworks in Healthcare Innovation and Management.
Management research in healthcare: the industry perspective.
National and International Agencies for Healthcare: mission, role, and contribution to management research
Ideas for future research and new research questions in value-based healthcare.
Research methods and tools for studying the healthcare industry.
Opportunities and issues for academic researchers in digital health.
New frontiers and emerging topics (e.g., value co-creation, patient experience; user innovation).


Professor Francesco Schiavone – University of Naples Parthenope, Italy (Programme Coordinator & Faculty)
Francesco Schiavone is Full Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Naples Parthenope. He is the Scientific Director of VIMASS – the Research Lab in Healthcare Management (disaq.uniparthenope.it/vimass) from University Parthenope. He is affiliated professor at Paris School of Business (France). His main research interests are healthcare management, digital transformation in health, business model innovation.

Professor Emanuele Lettieri – Politecnico of Milano, Italy
Full Professor of Innovation in Health & Social Care at the School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano. He is the Scientific Director of both the “Digital Health” and “Life Science Innovation” Observatories at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He designed courses of innovative training at the MIP Graduate School of Business for both health professionals and companies such as Pharma, MedTech and BioTech. He is the Director of the Executive Master in Innovation Management in Healthcare at MIP-Graduate School of Management.

Professor Yichuan Wang – University of Sheffield, UK
Dr. Yichuan Wang is an Associate Professor of Digital Marketing and Theme Lead of Digital Health and Medical Analytics at the University of Sheffield, UK. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Business & Information System from the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University (USA). His research interests focus on examining the role of digital technologies and systems (e.g., big data analytics, AI, and social media) in influencing healthcare practices.

Professor Stefania Manetti – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Stefania Manetti is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Stefania has been a research fellow at the Department of Surgery and Cancer of Imperial College London and at the Institute of Management of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy). Her research interests focus on the multidimensional assessment of Med-Tech innovations through the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) paradigm, performance evaluation of healthcare systems, and the impact of technology adoption on the organization of health services.

Laura Fioravanti – Takeda Italia
Laura Fioravanti is the HTA & Policy Lead in Takeda Italia, in charge of Pricing and Reimbursement and HTA Activities for the company portfolio, to guarantee national and regional access. She is also company representative in Scientific Societies as SIHTA, ISPOR, etc.

Corrado Cuccurullo – University of Vanvitelli, Italy
Corrado Cuccurullo Ph.D. holds the position of full professor in Accounting and Corporate Governance at the University of Campania - Luigi Vanvitelli's Department of Management and Economics.
His experience spans across teaching, research, management, and consulting. He also recently served a five-year term as the Chairman of a state-owned enterprise, which had a turnover of 1.3 billion and is involved in procurement, technological infrastructure, and digital innovation within the healthcare and public administration sectors. He co-founded K-Synth, an academic spin-off focused on developing software for analyzing scientific big data, including Bibliometrix (2016), a popular tool for bibliometric analysis. Additionally, he has established other digital startups and developed various software for business intelligence and data analytics. His current research interest is in measuring the scientific performance of Academic Health Science Centers (AHSCs), including their patents, clinical trials, grants, and social impact. 

Massimo Aria – University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Massimo Aria is a full professor of Statistics for Social Sciences at the University of Naples Federico II's Department of Economics and Statistics and holds a Ph.D. in Computational Statistics. His research areas include bibliometrics, science mapping, systematic literature reviews, and machine learning. He has led several statistical surveys in fields such as economics, social science, ethology, and healthcare. Aria is also known for authoring various open-source statistical software. His current focus is on data science analysis related to the scientific impact and outputs of Academic Health Science Centers (AHSCs).


Application: March 1st, 2024
Notification: to be announced


The seminar introduces the participants to the methods, techniques and theories commonly used in this research area. It also offers empirical insights and describes best practices from the healthcare industry. The seminar also offers possibilities for young researchers to get in contact with their peers, to explore new avenues of thinking, to learn collectively and to exchange ideas in a very active and stimulating way. The main objectives of the seminar are the following:
Sharing specific knowledge and methodologies framing the current theory and practice of healthcare innovation and management;
Outline the key topics, themes and trends in scientific research in healthcare innovation and management;
Provide practical inputs and best practices about innovation and management from the healthcare industry;
Bring inter-disciplinary approaches for creating value for the students; 
Create a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment for knowledge sharing and learning;
• Lead and coordinate projects works to elaborate in groups.
The faculty will provide non-compulsory readings and materials for supporting the students’ learning.


The present EDEN Blended seminar is a 5-day doctoral seminar. A mixed approach – a face-to-face course with an online element is used (2.5 days online + 2.5 days in person).
The emphasis is on interactive learning with peers about the practical aspects of setting up a research project in the domain of healthcare innovation and management. The seminar structure will follow short lectures, group work, discussion and the presentation of students’ papers or research projects.
During the in-presence lectures, every student will have to present his/her research proposal. Each presentation will be structured as follows:
15 Min. for the student presentation (a short PPT file must be prepared and presented to the audience).
5 Min. for the review by the discussant (another student will read in advance the work and provide comments).
10 Min. for a short Q&A session, facilitated by the teacher, during which all the participants should be engaged.

Detailed schedule


The course is suitable for doctoral students at least in their second year, post-docs & junior faculty members (e.g., assistant professors) in the fields of management and business administration, medical studies, sociology, engineering management; practitioners from the industry. 

Admittance: Maximum 25 students will be admitted to the seminar


Interested doctoral students should apply online (and add the required documents, in English) no later than 1 March 2024. Besides doctoral students, other researchers may participate. The number of participants will be limited to create a stimulating environment. The selection among the applicants will be conducted by the seminar’s faculty. They will review the following documents which should necessarily complement each application form:

  • the applicant’s curriculum vitae demonstrating his/her capabilities of doing research ;
  • a letter of recommendation of his/her local faculty supporting the application ;
  • a two-page description of his/her doctoral research, indicating the general objectives.

1 – Apply for the seminar by submitting all necessary documents online by the announced deadline. All documents need to be in English.
2 – EIASM will notify you of the selection results. If you are accepted to participate, the Institute will inform you at this point if you are eligible for a scholarship and will confirm the amount of the scholarship.
3 – EIASM will ask you to confirm your participation and once this confirmation is received, you will be invoiced for your attendance. 


Full attendance is required to obtain the certificate. Each participant is expected to keep a free-form “learning diary” covering the entire process from preparing for the course beforehand through the end of the course on 19 April 2024 (including your post-course thoughts). A condensed version of your learning diary (about 1,000 words) is expected to be sent to Mrs. Cristina Setyar (cristina.setyar@eiasm.be).

Your learning diary should be divided into three sections: Learning before the course, Main learning points during the course, and after the course. Passing the course is subject to preparing thoroughly for the course, attending all sessions in an active participation mode, and delivering your learning diary on time.

The assigned credit for this is 4 ECTS.


The participation fee is 1250 € (VAT exempt).
This fee includes participation to the seminar, access to documents, the planned coffee breaks and lunches, plus a group dinner.

EIASM provides 3 scholarships per EIASM Academic Council Member for this seminar (50% off the registration fee). Allocation of the scholarships is entirely at the discretion of the European Institute.

Important: please double check the validity of your university’s membership. It may run until a specific month of a given year and thus only make you eligible for a discount until the end of that month. For the complete list of members click here

Requests for registration cancellations must be received in writing by the EDEN Team (eden@eiasm.be) before 20 March 2024. Cancellations received before this date are eligible for 90% refund. Cancellations received on or after 20 March 2024 are not eligible for a refund. 


The first half of the seminars (20 hours in total) will be online during the first week and second week of April 2024. The schedule is available online.

The second half of the seminar (20 hours in total) will be held between 17 April afternoon (4 hours), 18 and 19 April 2024 (8 hours per day) at Palazzo Pacanowski, Via Generale Parisi, 13, 80132, Naples, Italy: https://internazionalelingue.uniparthenope.it/luogo/palazzo-pacanowski/ 

For academic content related questions, please contact:

Prof. Francesco Schiavone
Full Professor in Innovation Management
University of Naples Parthenope, Via Generale Parisi, 13, 80132 Napoli
Tel: 0039 081/5474120
E-mail: francesco.schiavone@uniparthenope.it 

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For more information, please contact:
The EDEN Team
Tel: +32 2 226 66 69
Email: eden@eiasm.be