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Wild Card applications open

Wild Card applications open

€4 million in funding available for ideas aimed at transformative innovation

10 January 2018
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EIT Health is now accepting applications for €4 million in funding through its new Wild Card initiative, to support entrepreneurs, data/IT experts, researchers and others whose innovative ideas could transform European healthcare.

Part of the Innovation Projects pillar, EIT Health Wild Card Projects are high-risk, innovative projects with transformative potential. The projects are targeted at challenges provided by EIT Health Partners, where the “solution” of the challenge would be a major breakthrough. The challenges set by the partners are:

  • Smart Health: Entrepreneurs are tasked with building new solutions that use Artificial Intelligence to quickly interpret large, unstructured data sets within existing regulatory frame works, allowing healthcare professionals across the EU to improve patient care.
  • Fight Back: Entrepreneurs are tasked with building innovative solutions to take on antibiotic resistance. The most effective solution must raise awareness of the problem, while also enabling new processes and methodologies to manage it across the EU healthcare landscape.

As of 10 January 2018, applications were being accepted from individuals and small teams of up to three people. Wild Card is open to academics, researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, data analysts, business analysts and advisors, or simply motivated, creative and inventive people. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a one week tournament, where winning teams will be formed. The tournament is scheduled for April 2018.

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