EIT Health Business Creation Weekend 2018

22-23 September 2018 is EIT Health Business Creation Weekend for aspiring entrepreneurs. Join us in Uppsala to co-create on real health challenges - Maximum 40 participants!

Date  22-23 September 2018, 9am–6pm with dinner Saturday evening (We meet up for an AW for mingle & information on Friday 21 September, 6pm)
Venue  Park Inn by Radisson, Storgatan 30, Uppsala
Register  here no later than 17 September
Note  Maximum 40 participants – First registered, first served!

EIT Health Business Creation Weekend 2018

Join us 22-23 September 2018 in Uppsala to co-create on real health challenges - while getting full support by an experienced group of coaches and experts from different industries!

EIT Health Business Creation Weekend is a Design Thinking bootcamp where you tackle an important societal challenge. Together we share our skills, ideas or innovations to contribute to health and well-being and to enhance people’s lives!

This event is open to everyone ready to accept one of the first challenges in Design Thinking: Stop talking − Start doing! No previous business experience is required but you should be eager to develop your network and skills. 

As an aspiring entrepreneur or team member, you will learn about the principles and processes of Design Thinking, approach complex problems, innovate collaboratively, and create sustainable solutions with a human-centered focus.

You will

  • innovate in an interdisciplinary team in a collaborative and creative environment
  • practice innovation and Design Thinking with our Design Thinking-coaches

The event will be held in English.

EIT Health Business Creation Weekend is organised by Uppsala University Innovation and the business incubator & accelerator UIC (Uppsala Innovation Centre).

How it works

Friday 21 September  Give the weekend a good start by joining us for an After Work on Friday evening! Get acquainted with fellow participants and meet our coaches in a relaxed environment.

Saturday 22 September  You will join a team that is going to work on a challenge within health and well-being that is important to you. You will attend lectures and workshops where you will learn about the principles and processes of Design Thinking, innovate together, and create an understanding for human-centered product development.

Sunday 23 September  Your team will do a final pitch for a panel of experts where you get feedback on your work and the result.

If you and your team want to continue working with the idea after the Business Creation Weekend, there is a support network in place to assist you in further testing your idea and in starting your new business.


Friday 21 September  
17.30            After work

Saturday 22 September  
09.00              Team set up, intro Design Thinking & team work
12.30              Lunch
13.20              Team work & input
18.00              Dinner & coach debrief

Sunday 23 September
10.00              Coach check in, prototyping & team work
12.00              Lunch
13.00              Presentations & feedback
17.30              Prize ceremony

​Per Kjellin
Business Advisor, Uppsala University Innovation
018 471 4012, 073 0660137, per.kjellin@uuinnovation.uu.se