2020 Innovation Days

In 2020 there will be a range of i-Day formats due to Covid-19. Different locations will be piloting different approaches such as blended delivery, online delivery as well as the usual face-to-face delivery. There are 31 i-Days across Europe in 2020. Register for your local i-Day here:

What are Innovation Days?

Innovation Days (i-Days) promote health innovation among university students through one-to-two-day programmes held at academic institutions around Europe. Students receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle real life health challenges posed by EIT Health projects, local organisations and private corporations. Successful teams will receive resources to develop their ideas, and students from the regions EIT Health serves will be encouraged to get involved with our network.

Innovation Days are accessible to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in healthcare innovation. Between 10 October-16 November 2019, partners from five EIT Health Co-Location Centres and 13 RIS Hubs will host their own i-Days at 31 locations around Europe.

These events include inspirational speakers and coaches who will introduce students to practical tools in innovation, design thinking and pitching ideas. Challenges sourced from EIT Health projects, local CLCs, and other relevant organisations, will be presented to students along with some introductory information. Students form multidisciplinary teams and spend the day guided by facilitators and expert citizens in striving to create solutions to these real life healthcare challenges. Teams pitch their ideas and are judged by a panel of experts, who use standardised scoring criteria to award prizes to the best teams. Winning i-Day teams will then be invited to a Winners Event, where they meet peers from all participating i-Day universities. At this event, students will be given support and resources to further develop their ideas, and they will also receive more training in innovation methodology. The i-Days are conceived as a first step for students on the health innovation pathway. They encourage hundreds of students across European CLCs to join the EIT Health network.

Have you ever attended an i-Day?

If you took part in any of the i-Days from 2016,2017,2018 or 2019 then you are eligible to join our alumni group! This is a platform for collaboration, networking and opportunities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship! Don’t miss out – join the i-Days alumni group by clicking the button below and selecting ‘Innovation Days’ at the final question ‘Which group do you want to join?’

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2020 Innovation Day Events

Asociatia INIT & FreshBlood HealthTech Community. Cluj, Romania. Start Date:  30th Oct

Consorzio Arca. Palermo, Italy. Start Date:  4th Nov

DEX Innovation Centre. Prague, Czech Republic. Start Date:  30th Oct

Hellas National Documentation Centre (EKT). Athens, Greece. Start Date:  4th Nov

Imperial College London. London, UK. Start Date:  4th Nov

Institute of Transdisciplinary Discoveries. Pecs, Hungary. Start Date:  3rd Nov

Karolinska Institutet. Stockholm, Sweden. Start Date:  24th Nov

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Kaunas, Lithuania. Start Date:  6th Nov

Ljubljana University Incubator. Ljubljana, Slovenia. Start Date:  25th Sept

Medical University of Gdansk. Gdansk, Poland. Start Date:  23th Oct

Medical University of Lodz. Lodz, Poland. Start Date:  26th Oct

Newcastle University. Newcastle, UK. Start Date:  3rd Nov

Nice Hospital. Nice, France. Start Date:  21st Oct

Rīga Stradiņš University. Riga, Latvia. Start Date:  23th Oct

RWTH University Aachen. Aachen, Germany. Start Date:  28th Oct

SDN S.p.A. Naples, Italy. Start Date:  10th Nov

Semmelweis University. Budapest, Hungary. Start Date:  5th Nov

Sorbonne Universite. Paris, France. Start Date: 8th Oct

Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland. Start Date:  12th Nov

T-Systems Slovakia. Košice, Slovakia. Start Date:  19th Nov

University of Barcelona/IESE. Barcelona, Spain. Start Date:  31st Oct

University of Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. Start Date:  20th Nov

University of Evora. Evora, Portugal. Start Date:  25th Nov

University of Grenoble Alpes. Grenoble, France. Start Date:  2nd Nov

University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. Start Date:  6th November

University of Porto. Porto, Portugal. Start Date:  10th Oct, 13th Nov

University of Tartu/ Tartu Biotechnology ParkTartu, Estonia. Start Date:  24th Oct

University of Zagreb. Zagreb, Croatia. Start Date:  2nd Nov

UPM Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Madrid, Spain. Start Date:  19th Nov

Uppsala University. Uppsala, Sweden. Start Date:  20th Oct

UPV Universitat Politècnica de València. Valencia, Spain. Start Date:  30th Oct

WILD. Völkermarkt, Austria. Start Date:  28th Oct

Winners' Event

2020 could be your winning year! This event will be an opportunity to develop your skills in innovation and entrepreneurship and refine your winning idea – as well as an opportunity to network with European peers and experts. Don’t miss out – make sure to attend a local i-Day – and make sure to win!

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