EIT Health Innovation Day 2019

EIT Health Innovation Day is a one-day event designed to promote health innovation. It is a project of EIT Health, a body of the European Union. It will occur at Karolinska Institutet Solna on November 15, 2019.

This is the first time that the event is designed by students, for students. The overarching theme for this year is “bringing care home”. The day will include a design thinking workshop and a company exposition.

Design thinking workshop 

The challenge will be to use design thinking to design the future homes of persons with multiple sclerosis. We would highly recommend watching the short videos on design thinking in the You Tube channel ”EIT Health Innovation Day for Students” which you can access by clicking here. It would take you approximately 14 minutes to watch all the videos. This will facilitate your understanding of design thinking and give you an advantage in the workshop.

The day will start with breakfast and registration, followed by inspirational talks from experts (details provided below). The workshop will commence after that, during which the participants will work in multidisciplinary teams. The participants will meet healthcare patients and apply the design thinking methodology to generate solutions to address the needs of the patients. Participants will then receive pitch coaching by pitch expert Andrew Hennigan, after which they will pitch their solution to a panel of judges. The winning team will be rewarded with a fully-funded trip to Paris to attend the Winners Event from 30 Nov to 02 Dec 2019. After the pitch, participants are invited to mix and mingle at PrU, the pub at the Medicinska Föreningen .

The venue for the aforementioned activities will be at Scheeles väg 2, 171 65 Solna.

Please note that all design thinking participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch and fika, and they will all receive a certificate of participation issued by EIT Health. 

Speakers for the inspirational talks

  1. Annika Szabo, the Educational Manager from EIT Health , who will give a speech on ” EIT Health – what is the next opportunity for you?”
  2. Mattias Millbro, multiple sclerosis (MS) patient and chairman of Neuro UngMedMS , who will discuss MS and the challenges he faces because of it
  3. Christine Hammarling, head of health projects from Tengbom Architecture and professor of healthcare architecture at Chalmers University of Technology will provide a speech on ”Healthcare Architecture – Today and Tomorrow
  4. Fernanda Torre, visiting teacher of SSE , CEO of FT Innovation and board member of Innovationsledarna , who will provide a speech on ” Uncertainty and Opportunity – Future Speculations as a Source of Innovation

Company exposition

The exposition will feature business incubators and companies in the life science and healthcare industry. It will be an opportunity to see the products that the companies have invented, and to network with the industry.

The exposition will be held from 12.00-14.30 at Retzius väg 8, 171 65 Solna. The exposition is exclusively for design thinking participants from 12.00 – 13.00. However, all students are welcome to attend the exposition from 13.00 – 14.30, and no registration is required for that.

The list of companies that are attending is given below:

  1. Roche
  2. IBM
  3. Microsoft
  4. Qinematic
  5. VectorizeMove
  6. Camanio Care
  7. Minnity
  8. Doctrin
  9. Neurostorm Studios
  10. Potter Clarkson
  11. Endometrix AB
  12. Karolinska Innovations AB
  13. EIT Health
  14. Venture Cup
  15. KI Career Service
  16. SSES
  17. A Working Lab
  18. Ortivus

Who is it for?

The event is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students with an interest in health innovation.

Brief pre-reading materials on design thinking will be sent to the participants to help them prepare for the event, therefore no prior knowledge is required on the subject matter.  

One of our aims is to form multidisciplinary teams, therefore we encourage participants from all types of educational backgrounds to apply. 

Schedule and location


For design thinking participants, please note that if you are NOT in front of Samuelssonsalen in Scheelelaboratoriet by 09.00h, we will assign your spot to someone on the waiting list.

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If you have any questions you can contact us on Facebook  and  Instagram , or send an email to kaushik.ahmed@stud.ki.se

Watch us pitch iDay 2019 in 100 seconds 

Innovation Day 2019 Pitch

Find out what all the buzz is about and watch us pitch iDay in a 100 seconds. To get the most out of this video, watch with captions and at 720p. Interested? Register here: https://survey.ki.se/InnovationDay2019

Publicerat av KI Innovation Day Söndag 6 oktober 2019