EIT Health Design Thinking Challenges

Karolinska institute in collaboration with Openlab will starting from 2016, within EIT Health, organize workshops to transfer and share knowledge about challenge-driven education and innovation with a focus on Design Thinking. In 2016 EIT Health will offer at 3-days workshops called Design Thinking Challenges in three different partner cities in Europe. The workshops will be organized and lead by Karolinska Institute and Openlab in collaboration with other EIT partners.

EIT Health, Karolinska Institute & OpenLab

Events 2017

Centre of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Lodz 22 – 23 Mars 2017


Events 2016

Healthy@Home Stockholm 22 – 23 April 2016

Lisbon Healthy Living Week 7 – 8 October 2016

Medical Valley Erlangen-Nürnberg 10 – 11 November 2016

All of these events have already taken place.


What did the participants thought about the first event?

“I had no experience with design thinking
before I came here (…) It’s been really
nice to collaborate with people who
are a bit more experienced than me”

What to expect of these challenges

When attending these events get ready to:

  • innovate in an interdisciplinary team in a collaborative and creative environment
  • practice innovation and Design Thinking with our experienced Design Thinking-coaches
  • compete with the chance to win travel, accommodation and participation in upcoming Design Thinking Competitions in European cities

But first of all, get ready to tackle a societal challenge within health and well-being, and share your innovations to contribute to health in society and to enhance people’s lives!

Have a look at the first event Healthy@Home Stockholm to see photos, videos and hear what the participants and partners had to say.

Openlab P letter