i-Days is a student competition to tackle health challenges. It promotes health innovation among university students through its programmes that are held in academic institutions around Europe.

The students who participate from all academic areas receive an introduction to practical health innovation tools and they compete in teams to tackle real-life health challenges that are proposed by EIT Health, private corporations, local organisations or start-ups.

The winning team of each i-Day will attend the Winners’ Event, a final competition that gathers students from around Europe.

EIT Health was established in 2015, as a “knowledge and innovation community” (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

EIT is made up of various KICs who focus on a different sector or area of innovation – in EIT’s case, it is health and aging.


Winning Prizes - 600€, 400€ and 200€

i-Days Contributors




What do you get?

Test your skills and get the necessary tools to innovate with the help of experts.

Transform the health industry through challenges that currently exist in healthcare across Europe.

Share the experience with participants from different disciplines and backgrounds.

Practice design thinking and learn how to pitch an innovative idea with the support of experts.


The event is free.

University students from any academic field in Europe.

There are no academic requirements and students from all disciplines and departments are welcome to join in!

The i-days will take place online, via Zoom.

In addition to the monetary prizes for the three winning teams who participated in the event in Portugal, the first-place winning team will have the opportunity to represent Portugal at the European level, on the final event.

The final event will take place on 27th November 2021.