EIT Health Innovation Challenge

Title: EIT Health Innovation Challenge

Client: Center for Research, Development, and Technology Transfer, University of Zagreb

Social/Positive Impact: The project had a positive impact on promoting innovation in the field of healthcare and educating students.

Applied Methodologies and Tools: Design thinking

Introduction Description:

The EIT Health Innovation Challenge is a five-day innovation event aimed at participants, including students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and professionals. During this event, with the mentorship of experts, participants had the opportunity to better understand the application of data science and related technologies in the pharmaceutical industry.

They also connected with colleagues from different disciplines and explored technological and market opportunities together. The Smion team shared approaches to addressing challenges, presenting solutions to business partners, and creating market-successful innovations.


The EIT Health Innovation Challenge 2021 yielded the following results:

  • 6 solutions were presented for the given challenges.
  • The top 3 teams won cash prizes and had the opportunity to present their ideas at the EIT Health Demo Day.

The EIT Health Innovation Challenge project contributed to the promotion of innovation in the healthcare sector and encouraged the exchange of ideas and knowledge among young professionals and students.