Innovation Days, also known as I-Days, promote health innovation among university students through dozens of one-day and two-day programmes held in academic institutions around Europe. Students from all academic areas receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and compete in teams to tackle real-life health challenges posed by EIT Health, local organisations, private corporations or start-ups. The winning team of each i-Day will attend the Winners’ Event, a final competition that unites students from around Europe.

We welcome students from all disciplines, and the winners of the Dundalk I-days will share an overall prize fund of €1000. Students can register to attend HERE .

The I-Day will occur on October 25th and 16th at DkIT and include students from across all disciplines. The event is managed by The Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster at DkIT in partnership with dConnect Innovation Hub, the Regional Development Centre, and  the relevant academic departments.

i-Days focus on innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare. The goal is to equip all participating students with practical tools, skills training and confidence in innovation, design thinking and pitch coaching.

The Themes of the Dundalk I-Day are:

Themes:

  • Student Mental Health
  • Active & Healthy Ageing – Loneliness
  • Managing a Chronic Illness
  • ‘Wild Card’ – Bring your own idea

Students can register to attend HERE.

Please contact breanndan.casey@chwcluster.ie if you have any queries, or you are an academic or industry partner looking to collaborate on I-Days.

“i-Days gives an opportunity to people coming from different backgrounds to get together. Multidisciplinarity makes a complete difference, we we’re used to working with people from the same backgrounds. Meeting different people allows you to solve challenges in a different approach” – Kevin Leandro, University of Coimbra PhD student, Gene Therapies for Neurodegenerative Diseases 2021 i-Days Winner