EIT Wild Card

Wild Card is a call to action for Europe’s innovators and game-changers to solve the biggest healthcare challenges of our time.

We build great companies to shift the paradigm in challenge areas and make impact for patients.

What’s In it for me

Turn your healthcare idea into reality.

Guidance and mentoring from the best minds in tech, business and healthcare.

Two full years of funding and business support.

The chance to impact the lives of millions of people all across Europe.

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Each year, the Wild Card programme selects two of Europe’s most complex healthcare challenges and sets the brightest minds to work finding solutions.

1. Mental and Brain Health


The Challenges

1. Mental and Brain Health
2. Digital Biomarkers


30 – 40 applicants selected, invited to Wild Card hackathon to form teams

Business Model Validation

Shortlisted teams begin 10-week acceleration programme

New Ventures

Wild Card Final

Put your ambition to work. Join a community of European innovators who share a passion for solving complex healthcare challenges.

Together, we can push the boundaries of science and entrepreneurship.

When evaluating applications for Wild Card, the following criteria will be reviewed:

The Healthcare Need

The Impact

Your Skills