i-Days promote health innovation among university students through dozens of one-day and two-day programmes held in academic institutions around Europe. Students from all academic areas receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and compete in teams to tackle real-life health challenges posed by EIT Health, local organisations, private corporations or start-ups. The winning team of each i-Day will attend the Winners’ Event, a final competition that unites students from around Europe.
Registration for i-Days is now open.
Test your skills and get the necessary tools to innovate with the help of experts
Transform the health industry through challenges that currently exist in healthcare across Europe
Share the experience with participants from different disciplines and backgrounds
Practice design thinking and learn how to pitch an innovative idea with the support of experts
Select a country to find out more about what’s happening near you:
07 October: Clinical Needs
08 October: Ideation
21 October: Creation
22 October: Prototyping
18 November: Interaction
23 & 27 October
The format varies between each of the i-Days and is also dependent on current Covid-19 restrictions in the host country. Take a look at our list of i-Days below for more information.
There is no cost to participants, although some i-Days implement a reimbursable registration fee.
i-Days are accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in healthcare innovation. You do not need any prerequisite skills or prior experience in innovation, entrepreneurship or healthcare. There are no academic requirements and students from all disciplines and departments are welcome to join!
"The event was a huge success and has opened many new opportunities for us. We're also very grateful for the feedback that has been provided to us by many great experts."
Simas Gindriūnas, Master's degree at Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
"The experience I had with EIT Health and the ARCA Consortium was one of the most beautiful and formative university experiences for me, because it taught me what it means to work in a group and collaborate with colleagues to achieve a common goal."
Ignazio Casale, Third year mechanical engineering student at the University of Palermo.
"Innovation Days let me know new people and interesting profiles of different areas. I enjoyed the opportunity to show ideas of my group first to the local jury who helped us in developing our project and then to European one."
Samuele Lo Truglio, Computer Engineering student at the University of Palermo
"Formative, enjoyable and interesting. It has been an event in which I could express whatever I learned from my theoric studies. I would say one of the most impressive experiences that I've had during these universitary years."
Bruno Rotondo, Student of mechanical engineering at the University of Palermo
"As we worked toward our goal and learned from other participants, i-Days made our team stronger. The whole process was very well organised and insightful."
Līna Zommere, Bachelor's Degree, International Marketing and Advertising at Rīga Stradiņš University
"EIT Health i-Days event has proven as an excellent opportunity for meeting people from various fields with a similar passion for learning and exchanging experiences to jointly deliver solutions contributing to a healthier society."
Fanika Lukačević, PhD Student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
"During the EIT Health Innovation Days I met new people of different perspectives. We clicked as a team, and our solution won first prize."
Fran Masnjak, Master’s Student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology
"It was a great experience, I learned some new skills and most importantly I met wonderful people.”
Kristina Dumančić, Master’s Student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
"During the i-Days, I worked in a team that never met before, but those peers from various disciplines were so great that, with the help of excellent coaches and lectures, we did tremendous work and won!"
Nikola Horvat, PhD Student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
"I’ve participated two years in a row and both years I learned something new, met amazing new people and gained some new professional connections. I highly recommend i-Days.”
Tomislav Vulić, Mater’s student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business of ZagrebTomislav Vulić Mater’s student, University of Zagreb Faculty of Economics and Business of Zagreb
Registration for i-Days is now open. Please note that the registration deadlines for each i-Day vary. Don’t wait!