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Join i-Days to learn about health innovation, tackle real-life health challenges, and participate in EU finals in Barcelona! 

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Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all academic areas and are invited to participate in this EIT Health event to:

  • Listen to experiences shared by inspirational speakers
  • Learn about practical health innovation tools 
  • Acquire design-thinking, pitching, and entrepreneurial skills
  • Get an introduction to real-life health challenges and solve these challenges in multi-disciplinary teams



    The Winner Team

    Opportunity to compete at the European Winners' event in Barcelona




    • 26 - 27 October
    • Thursday, 26 October - Training & Independent team work
    • Friday, 27 October - Independent team work & Idea pitching by hackathon teams

    It is an excellent opportunity to create something new, improve your skills, and gain knowledge by working together in a diverse team and with experienced mentors, and maybe even to lay a foundation for your company. Students from all programmes are welcome.

    The objective of this event is to look for solutions to various healthcare challenges and facilitate innovation in healthcare. During the hackathon, you will have an opportunity to listen to presentations of experts, get inspired from innovation success stories and create innovative solutions to healthcare problem situations.

    Get inspired!

    Event language - English


    Why participate?
    • NEW SKILLS - Practice design thinking skills and learn how to pitch an innovative idea
    • EXPERT SUPPORT - Test your skills and get the necessary tools to innovate with the help of experts
    • REAL-LIFE CHALLENGES - Transform the health industry through challenges that currently exist across healthcare
    • BROADENED HORIZONS - Share the experience with participants from different disciplines and backgrounds
    • ALUMNI NETWORK - Join our community to meet like-minded innovators and access exclusive opportunities.

    i-Days are a great CV addition and provide a perfect environment to nurture soft skills such as teamwork and communication.

    Who can participate?
    • All undergraduate and postgraduate students

    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!

    How does it work?

    At an i-Day event, you will hear inspirational stories that will boost your entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. With training sessions in design thinking and pitching, you will be equipped with the practical tools and skills you need to develop a healthcare solution, which you can pursue after the event. 

    i-Days also provide a good environment to nurture soft skills such as teamwork and communication. You will work in multidisciplinary teams to put those innovation skills to work and to tackle real-life healthcare challenges with support from mentors.

    Inspired by the needs of patients and citizens you will also gain insights into the healthcare challenges. 

    You will pitch your healthcare solution to a judging panel at the event for the chance to win an exciting prize. 

    The winning team is invited to the EIT Health Career Path: From Scientist to Innovators Event in Barcelona (30 November – 1 December). There not only the semifinal and finals of i-Days at EU level will take place, but also an opportunity to win prizes to continue your entrepreneurship journey such as through mentoring sessions, space for network, workshops and round tables, and an overview of other EIT Health educational programmes and initiatives.