In 2019 the EIT Health Innovation Days was a two-day event organized by Technology Transfer Office at Medical University of Gdansk that took place on 28-29th October. The aim of this event was to promote entrepreneurship and innovative thinking among students, PhD students and graduates from Tri-city universities. During iDays, all participants were mixed in 5 multidisciplinary groups. The goal of each team was to create innovative solution for ‘Briniging care home’ topic. The first prize winners: Power Rangers team (Shan Ali – Medical University of Gdansk student, Marzena Urban – Medical University of Gdansk student, Judyta Borchet – University of Gdansk PhD student) with their idea for ‘My QR’ app will travel to Paris in order to participate in Winners Event on the 1st of December.

Last year the Innovation Days was a two-day event organized by Medical University of Gdansk in cooperation with the Medical University of Lodz that took place on 27-28th November 2018. The aim of this event was to promote entrepreneurship among employees, young entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, students and other members of the academic community. During the event, all the participants were introduced to innovative solutions tackled real life challenges in healthy leaving and active ageing.

The main part of Innovation Day was the ‘Start-up pitching competition’. During the session the innovators from the start-ups presented their inventions in front of the professional experts from academia, clinics and business within the field of health innovation. Inspirational speakers shared their experiences of the possibilities and rewards of health innovation. The first place in the “Start-up pitching competition” was taken by the representative from Holoroad Ltd. who presented a solution for the visually impaired. Holoroad team has developed an AR application (HOLO_APP) that transforms spatial information into highly contrasting real time visual image, which is delivered to the eye through a wide angle of view glasses. This is an assistive technology that makes exceptional change for millions of people who are visually impaired.