Smart Health


The SMART HEALTH challenge set the task of building new solutions that use artificial intelligence (AI) to quickly interpret large, unstructured data sets within existing regulatory frameworks, allowing healthcare professionals across the EU to improve patient care.

This challenge sought new ways to connect existing healthcare data that is currently created and stored in non-clinical settings (e.g. personal apps).

SMART4DIAGNOSTICS won the Smart Health Challenge in 2018.

Fight Back


The FIGHT BACK challenge tasked entrepreneurs with building innovative solutions to take on antibiotic resistance.

This challenge sought new ways to introduce new processes and methodologies to address antibiotic resistance across the healthcare landscape – specifically non-pharmaceutical solutions.

ABTRACE won the Fight Back Challenge in 2018.

Learn more about the team and their Wild Card innovation

Learn more about the team and their Wild Card innovation

About EIT Health

Wild Card is an EIT Health initiative.

EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Its goal is to sustainably advance the fundamentals of healthcare and thus promote suitable future conditions for healthy living, active ageing and improved wellbeing of people across Europe. EIT Health leverages the expertise of around 150 member organisations from the pharma, diagnostics and med tech fields, payers, insurers, research institutions and universities. As one of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), the initiative benefits from some of the world’s best-in-class academic and research organisations and offers both higher education and business expertise. By investing in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and ideas, EIT Health fosters the development and commercialization of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges posed by demographic change and ageing societies.

Headquartered in Munich (Germany), EIT Health has six co-location centres in London (UK/Ireland), Stockholm (Scandinavia), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany/Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Belgium/Netherlands), as well as regional “EIT Health InnoStars” clusters consisting of industry partners, academia, and health providers linked to seven regions in six countries – Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Italy and Wales.

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