Become a game changer with the Wild Card programme – #BHHMembersInitiatives

BHH member i4KIDS has partnered with BHH partner EIT Health under the Wild Card Acceleration Programme to identify and accelerate child-focused innovations that have a real impact on children’s lives.

The Wild Card programme pairs early-stage startups with the resources they need to validate their problem-solution, achieve product-market fit, and secure investment opportunities. Each year, they invite startup teams who are not afraid to take risks to develop an innovative solution for a specific health challenge. Fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, Wild Card encourages participants to think outside the box and challenge conventional thinking. With the guidance and support of experts and investors, teams have the opportunity to take on the challenge and bring innovative products and services to the healthcare industry.

Together with Sant Joan de Déu Hospital (SJD) and its innovation hub i4KIDS, the Wild Card programme seeks to accelerate children-centric innovations that make real impact in children’s lives. After consulting with key opinion leaders and a group of children and teenagers who act as a Scientific Council in SJD, Wild Card will particularly focus on innovations that address challenges in early life, chronic conditions and rare diseases, and acute disease management.

The Wild Card 2023 is open to teams of entrepreneurs, startups or SMEs that:

  • Address an unmet need for children’s health
  • Have a TRL 3-6
  • Have a team of two-to–five founders, of whom at least two should participate in the programme
  • Are incorporated by June 1st 2023 in a Horizon Europe country

If you’re interested in this programme, you can apply until May 2nd HERE.