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Medical Innovation Day

Medical Innovation Day is an annual event, which brings together students, researchers and business representatives to exchange ideas and think up solutions for health challenges of the future.

In addition to inspiring talks and informal networking, the event is running in two separate tracks. The Challenge Track introduces students (PhD, Master, Bachelor) from all participating faculties to real-life challenges from companies and organisations, while the Innovative Ideas Track introduces companies to fresh new ideas from the scientific community (PhD, postdoc and senior researchers).

The winning team/presenter(s) will be rewarded - the winning prize will be announced in the days up to the next event!

Two tracks - Challenges and Innovative Ideas

Students and company representatives are invited to participate in two independent tracks:

  • Challenge Track (students eligible for ECTS)
    PhD, Master and Bachelor students collaborate to come up with solutions to specific challenges presented by a participating company working within the health care sector in the broadest sense.    
  • Innovative Ideas Track (students eligible for ECTS) 
    Companies are presented with new findings and ideas from PhD students, post docs, and senior researchers alike, in order to spark collaboration on further development, financing or marketing of specific ideas.

Lots of topics

We welcome cases and ideas with any relation to health in the broadest sense.  

Be it directly related areas such as:

  • Drugs
  • Equipment for treatment/analysis    
  • Medical devices and aids for patients and health care personnel
  • New services aimed at patients and health care personnel

Or more indirectly related areas such as:

  • New methods of production, treatment or evaluation
  • Development of new policies
  • New ways of organizing treatments and analysis
  • New methods of collaboration
  • Alternative methods of financing
  • New uses of big data

A collaborative event

Medical Innovation Day is hosted by the Graduate School of Health (GSH) and its three doctoral programmes:

  • ClinFO (Clinical Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry and Oral Health)
  • Biomedicine
  • Public Health

The event is arranged by a large group including researchers and lecturers from both Health, Technical Sciences and Aarhus BSS (see members of the Organizing Committee in the right sidebar)

Who is invited?

  • Companies
    All companies working within the health sector or faced with a health related challenge. Companies are invited to participate whether or not they have entered a case for Challenge Track.
  • Students
    All PhD, Master and Bachelor students enrolled at Aarhus University regardless of disciplines, who wish to contribute to solving a challenge. 
  • Researchers
    All researchers with ideas for application within the health sector.    

Facts on upcoming event

Main event:
27 Oct 2022
Venue: Aarhus University Hospital

Challenge track:

  • 24 Oct  2022 (workshop day 1)
    Venue: AU Conference Center/Stakladen
  • 27 Oct 2022 (workshop day 2 + main event)
    Venue: Aarhus University Hospital

Specific info on the two tracks


@Health – Aarhus University