The Challenges

You have the chance to create healthcare solutions that could change people’s lives. Are you up to the challenge?

We’re looking for daring, determined founders-to-be. We’ll match you with the people, the coaching and the opportunity to receive up to €1.5m in funds to create a game-changing life sciences company. Just choose your challenge below.

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Early Detection of Cancer

How to advance early diagnosis and screening of cancer?

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Cancer prevalence is expected to rise; increasing by 25% by 2035.

Good cancer prognosis and response to treatment are intrinsically linked to the stage in which cancer is diagnosed. Therefore early detection of cancer is key to gaining years of life for millions of people.

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Mental Health

How to improve prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment to fight mental disorders?

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Mental and behavioural disorders the leading cause of disability worldwide.

Despite the increase in visibility of mental health disorders, mental conditions are still often stigmatised or not taken as seriously. On our mission to help citizens live healthier and longer lives. Mental health is a key priority.

Past challenges

Each year Wild Card addresses two grand healthcare needs which still remain under innovated and underinvested. In the past, we have worked with teams in the following areas:

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