Wild Card is a venture builder, challenging talent and nurturing smart ideas to impact healthcare.

Pioneered by EIT Health, Wild Card is a unique, venture-building health innovation programme.

We challenge Europe’s entrepreneurs, scientists, medical professionals, technical experts and researchers to help solve some of our biggest health problems.

Why we do this?

In Europe, our research credentials are strong. Across all industries, and in particular healthcare, we are leading the way for new research innovations and developments.

We now need to translate this research into real-world smart products and service solutions to improve European healthcare.

Driven by our commitment to supporting talent and delivering change, we believe these ideas exist and together we can discover and develop them.

Our Wild Card teams are founded on a common love of problem-solving and a desire to make a difference in healthcare.

What do we do?

Pioneered by EIT Health, Wild Card is a unique, venture-building health innovation programme.

We challenge Europe’s entrepreneurs, scientists, medical professionals, technical experts and researchers to help solve some of our biggest health problems.

Our goal is to deliver tangible solutions which will enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives. To do this, each year we select different two different areas of healthcare that have a significate impact on the wider public.

Focusing on applied research, entrepreneurship and innovative thinking, Wild Card identifies and nurtures teams of next-generation talent with high-risk, smart ideas – taking participants on the journey from concept to thriving commercial business.

How we do this?

Through our unique programme, we:

  1. Support and accelerate the formation of skilled and ambitious teams by facilitating connections with other like-minded innovators;
  2. Provide best-in class mentors and business coaches to equip participants with the knowledge and expertise necessary to start on the right path;
  3. Support and fund these teams on their journey to incorporation and for 2 following years.

In short…

You bring the ideas, drive and entrepreneurial spirit. We provide the environment, opportunities and mentoring support. Together, we can impact healthcare.

Do you have what it takes to become the next Wild Card winner?