Innovation Days

Competition among student teams from a range of disciplines encourages a new generation of health innovators. I-Days educate and inspire university students to tackle Europe’s healthcare challenges.

 

Innovation Days (i-Days) promote health innovation among university students through dozens of one-to-two-day programmes held at academic institutions around Europe. Students receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and compete in multidisciplinary teams to tackle real-life health challenges posed by EIT Health projects, local organisations and private corporations.

Crucial elements of i-Days include design thinking training, pitch coaching, citizen engagement and industry involvement. Students from all academic areas can participate in the multidisciplinary teams, to bring the full potential of ideas and approaches to the real-life challenges. Along with the team competition for exciting prizes, i-Days feature relevant inspirational speakers and impressive judging panels, who contribute expertise. Teams that win the various university competitions will attend the Winners Event, a final competition that unites students from around Europe and provides opportunities to continue developing ideas and skills. I-Days teach students about the EIT Health mission, promote other EIT Health activities and encourage students to join the Alumni Network.

While i-Days traditionally involve on-site gatherings, due to the pandemic this year, students will be allowed to join online.

Calendar of i-Day events:

This year, the i-Days will be held in 35 locations across Europe, with a mix of in-person and online cooperation. Register here to participate in an i-Day.

Ljubljana University Incubator – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Start Date: 25 September 2020

Sorbonne Universite – Paris, France – Start Date: 8 October 2020

University of Porto – Porto, Portugal – Start Date: 10 October 2020, 13 November 2020

Uppsala University – Uppsala, Sweden – Start Date: 20 October 2020

Nice Hospital – Nice, France – Start Date: 21 October 2020

Rīga Stradiņš UniversityRiga, Latvia – Start Date: 23 October 2020

Medical University of Gdansk – Gdansk, Poland – Start Date: 23 October 2020

University of Tartu/ Tartu Biotechnology ParkTartu, Estonia – Start Date: 24 October 2020

SDN S.p.A – Naples, Italy – Start Date: 26 October 2020

Medical University of Lodz – Lodz, Poland – Start Date: 26 October 2020

RWTH University Aachen – Aachen, Germany – Start Date: 28 October 2020

WILD – Völkermarkt, Austria – Start Date: 28 October 2020

DEX Innovation Centre – Prague, Czech Republic – Start Date: 30 October 2020

Asociatia INIT with the FreshBlood HealthTech Community – Cluj, Romania – Start Date: 30 October 2020

UPV Universitat Politècnica de València – Valencia, Spain – Start Date: 30 October 2020

University of Barcelona/IESE – Barcelona, Spain – Start Date: 31 October 2020

University of Grenoble Alpes – Grenoble, France – Start Date: 2 November 2020

University of Zagreb – Zagreb, Croatia – Start Date: 2 November 2020

Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries – Pecs, Hungary – Start Date: 3 November 2020

Imperial College London – London, UK – Start Date: 4 November 2020

Hellas National Documentation Centre (EKT) – Athens, Greece – Start Date: 4 November 2020

University of Evora – Evora, Portugal – Start Date: 4 November 2020

Newcastle University – Newcastle, UK – Start Date: 3 November 2020

Consorzio Arca – Palermo, Italy – Start Date: 4 November 2020

Semmelweis University – Budapest, Hungary – Start Date: 5 November 2020

Trinity College Dublin – Dublin, Ireland – Start Date: 5 November 2020

T-Systems Slovakia – Košice, Slovakia – Start Date: 5 November 2020

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences – Kaunas, Lithuania – Start Date: 6 November 2020

University of Lisbon – Lisbon, Portugal – Start Date: 6 November 2020

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven, Belgium – Start Date: 12 November 2020

University of Coimbra – Coimbra, Portugal – Start Date: 20 November 2020

UPM Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Madrid, Spain – Start Date: 19 November 2020

Karolinska Institutet – Stockholm, Sweden – Start Date: 24 November 2020

More information and registration

Find out more and register at this link.

Filippos Filippidis
| Lecturer in Public Health | Imperial College London
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