EIT Wild Card

The Wild Card 2019 Final is here!

Today, six teams, made up of some of Europe’s most promising, innovative entrepreneurs, will gather in Munich for the next two days to pitch their ideas to transform European healthcare.

It will be the final moment of the second year of EIT Health’s Wild Card, a pan-EU programme that seeks out game-changing people and innovations to radically alter the way we prevent, diagnose and treat diseases, and address structural issues in our healthcare services.

This year, Wild Card set candidates two challenges: Mental and Brain Health, or how to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, and strengthen brain health, using technology, and Digital Biomarkers, or how to use digital biomarkers, like heart rate and body temperature measured with wearable or implanted devices, to improve diagnostics.

The Grand Finals are the culmination of several months of intensive training in innovation and business model definition.

Wild Card Finalists 2019:

BioDtek
o The challenge: Digital Biomarkers
o The idea: Early detector of lung infections through immune system self-monitoring.

Dinosis
o The challenge: Digital Biomarkers
o The idea: Eye-tracking method for early autism diagnosis in infants.

iLoF
o The challenge: Mental and Brain Health
o The idea: Novel extracellular vesicle (EV) detection method based on an artificial intelligence.

Panthera
o The challenge: Mental and Brain Health
o The idea: Theranostic imaging system targeting necrosis in the brain.

PHI
o The challenge: Digital Biomarkers
o The idea: Biomonitoring stickers for physiological data acquisition, such as heart and brain signals, muscular activities and body temperature.

Pipra
o The challenge: Mental and Brain Health
o The idea: Post-operative cognitive dysfunction risk score assessment.

The winners of EIT Health’s Wild Card programme will depend on the teams’ ability to demonstrate a watertight idea with immediate commercial potential and a solid, insightful team with complementary skillsets.

The winners will be awarded €2 million in total funding and, for the next two years, embed themselves into EIT Health’s network of expert academic and business mentors.
The final pitch in Munich is the culmination of more than six months of teambuilding, collaboration, ideation, iteration, and refinement.

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