15 December 2021

Call for Innovation Days and Continuing Summer School


As part of our Call for Entrepreneurship Training and Education, the EIT Health Call for Innovation Days and Continuing Summer School applications is now open. This call is primarily aimed at academic institutions. To apply, academic institutions need to form a consortium which must include a non-academic partner and can also include healthcare providers, patient organisations, research organisations, SMEs or start-ups.

The call is for activities of the Students Education & Fellowships Track, which covers both non-formal education addressed to higher education students and students who will be enrolled in the planned EIT labelled Fellowship programme.

The call is open to prospective hosts for our Innovation Days (i-Days), which are challenge-based
learning events that train participants in innovation and entrepreneurship, design thinking
methods and pitching. The events aim to inspire creativity and collaboration while encouraging
a new generation of health innovators.

For Innovation Days (i-Days), the goal is to continue scaling the i-Days network’s success in European cities. The i-Days call is for a work package to deliver an i-Day, while the coordination and leadership of the network will be a collaboration between the EIT Health Education Lead and an Academic & Educational Lead.

We are also calling for Summer Schools that were previously funded in Business Plan 2020 and
Business Plan 2021 and that aim to complete their funding cycle with a third and final year of
funding. The Summer School must have reached or exceeded KPIs in past editions of the programme to be considered.

EIT Health Summer Schools are two-to-three-week programmes delivering the knowledge,
skills and attitude for creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship in health. Alumni from these programmes are encouraged to continue their entrepreneurial journey in EIT Health programmes matched to their stage of development, such as Accelerator Bootcamps.

For Continuing Summer Schools, the goal is to complete the funding cycle of an existing Summer School, and for it to become self-sustaining after that. In 2022, there will be a call for a new generation of EIT Health Summer Schools to become part of the Education Portfolio 2.0.

How to apply

If this opportunity is of interest please review the details in the call document. To apply, you must first submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via Plaza by 18 January 2022, 16:00 CET. Then you must submit a Complete Proposal via Plaza by 18 February 2022, 16:00 CET.

For support creating your EOI and proposal, please contact the Collaboration Lead in your region:

The help buttons below give detailed guidance on how to apply for the iDays and Continuing Summer School opportunities on Plaza.