Project acronym: iDAY

The aim of iDay is to boost the entrepreneurial spirit among undergraduate and master’s level students and thereby kick-start European health innovation. The 24-hour event offers students a unique opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment while engaging their academic skills and competencies to develop innovative solutions through a real-world global health case challenge. In 2018 the i-Day at UCPH was planned and delivered as a cross-KIC collaboration combining the topics of health and climate. The theme was ‘Synergies in Urban Development’ and Gehl Architects provided the case challenge, which linked health and climate themes through the case study question:  ‘How can planning of urban public space contribute to climate change mitigation goals and benefit mental well-being among vulnerable populations?’ The event attracted more than 150 students, and 71 students, representing 16 universities, 38 different degree programmes and eight nationalities, were selected to participate. The project also expanded its network substantially with iDay taking place in 19 different locations around Europe.

Innovation Day

BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Grenoble/Grenoble Ecole de Management, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Imperial College London, Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange, Karolinska Institutet, RheinischWestfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, S.D.N S.p.a., Semmelweis Egyetem, SynLab Italia, Tartu Ulikool, The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, The University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Universidade de Évora, Universidad de Navarra, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Universidade de Coimbra, Universidade de Lisboa, Universitá degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II (Unina), Universitat de Barcelona, Université Grenoble Alpes, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (UPMC), Universiteit Maastricht, Uppsala Universitet

UCPH Budget
EUR 18,000

UCPH Partner
Bjørg Elvekær, Dept. of Public Health


This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.