- Date: January 10, 2018
The 1st edition of Wild Card Projects will be accepting submissions until 9 March for projects aimed at tackling one of two proposed challenges: Smart Health and Fight Back. Presented during EIT Health Summit 2017, this new programme involves a tournament for international teams to develop innovative projects with transformative potential in solving the challenges.
Smart Health aims to explore solutions for capturing, storing and making sense of big data related to health, in order to improve medical diagnosis and treatment. Fight Back looks to tackle antibiotic resistance through new processes and methodologies, in order to address an issue that could cause a health crisis in Europe in the near future.
This new EIT Health initiative offers funding for a maximum period of 2 years, with a total budget of €2 million. Shortlisted participants will be invited to a tournament where they will be grouped into teams and mentored in developing their ideas. Winning teams will be selected after a pitch competition.
January 18, 2018
In its first set of recommendations, the High-Level Group of Innovators has highlighted the importance of creating a European Innovation Council in order for Europe to take the lead internationally in the next big wave of innovation.
January 17, 2018
Gender Net Plus has opened a call for proposals for transnational, multidisciplinary projects that explore interactions between gender equality issues and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
January 16, 2018
The healthcare innovation initiative MIT linQ named the four awardees of the 2017 IDEA2 Global programme, and the CEMARK project, a CaixaImpulse 2016 participant, received the FIPSE Medical Innovator Award.