Health Innovators

An incubator programme for talented teams working with health innovation.

March 1 to May 31 2017. We are closed for applications.

Next course will be running this fall.

Team + Idea + Expert Guidance >> Business

Health Innovators is an incubator programme for talented teams working with health innovation.

During the 13-week programme you and your team of fellow students get a chance to work on further developing your own idea, participate in presentations and workshops with industry experts and receive regular individual team guidance from both professional and business experts within your area – the aim of which is to bring your idea one step closer to becoming a reality.

After 13 weeks, the team’s idea will be so well-developed that you are ready to set up a business or to proceed in an accelerator course.

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Help finding a team

If you want to join in, but either lack an idea or a team, you may find your new team here.

The Programme

The Health Innovators programme is unique due to its dedicated health professional focus. The conditions for innovation in the healthcare sector are unique and thus require solid knowledge of the system, the professional communities and the implementation challenges often found here.

Expert guidance focussing on your team

Unique to the programme is that advisers are assigned to each team, focussing exclusively on your idea and challenges. Advisers include:

  • Researchers from the academic environment in question, who help to ensure that the academic level of the idea is high enough to attract the attention of potential investors and buyers.
  • Business advisers from the student incubators, who assist in the development of business models.
  • Advisors from the industry and innovation environment, who help to clarify investor opportunities and increase in value.

The advisers are selected on the basis of the ideas of the individual teams, which ensures specific and focussed sparring and the greatest possible value. Such guidance is vital to the progress of the development of the idea.


Motivating joint sessions

Every other week the selected teams meet for joint sessions, where experts from CHI’s partner organisations and the innovation environment give inspiring talks on innovation in the healthcare sector. Through talks and workshops each team gains solid insight into health innovation, which will function as a basis for their continued work on the idea.

The joint sessions, which take place every other Wednesday at 16:00-18:00, are followed by sandwiches and networking.

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    March 1 – Innovation in the healthcare sector
    SUND Innovation Hub

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    March 15 – Cooperation across the public health system and team collaboration

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    April 5 – Rights and IPR
    Copenhagen Business School

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    April 19 – Prototyping
    DTU Skylab

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    May 3 – Implementation and challenges
    Capital Region of Denmark

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    May 17 – The Future
    Location TBD

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    May 31 – Final presentation

Team work

The main effort is undertaken in-between sessions and guidance, where each team works with various tools helping you focus on the development of your idea.

Participants can expect a workload of 6-10 hours a week.

Office facilities

During the programme each team will get access to office facilities and meeting rooms. The teams can also use these facilities for sparing with each other.

The programme does not result in ECTS credits.

Health Innovators is an extracurricular activity, and participants therefore do not obtain ECTS credits.

Does Your Team Have a Good Idea?

Health Innovators runs from 1 March to 31 May 2017. Apply now, if you and your team want to join in. The deadline for applications is 1 February.

In order to be admitted to the programme, teams of 2-5 students must submit a letter of motivation describing their idea. Teams consisting of students from more than one of the four institutions of higher education are prioritised.

Matchmaking for teams

Do you have an idea, but no team?
Do you lack an idea, but want to join a health team?
Find your new team here.

Apply for Health Innovators

Read the admission requirements closely, and apply below.

Admission requirements

  1. Only teams of 2-5 students can apply. Individuals cannot apply for admission.
  2. Teams must consist of students from Copenhagen Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen and/or Metropolitan University College.
  3. Ideas which at the start of the Health Innovators programme have a CVR number, do not qualify for the programme.

Students from the individual institutions of higher education must meet the following specific requirements:

  • Copenhagen Business School: must have worked with business plans/models, just as experience with health innovation is an advantage.
  • Metropolitan University College: must have practical healthcare experience, just as experience with health innovation is an advantage.
  • University of Copenhagen: must have a background in health and medical science and experience with working in clinics and laboratories, just as experience with health innovation is an advantage.
  • Technical University of Denmark: must have a technical background, just as product and process experience and experience with health innovation are an advantage.

Teams consisting of students from more than one of the four institutions of higher education are given priority in the selection phase.


The application deadline is reached and we have closed for further applications for spring courses.

PLEASE NOTE: Teams applying for the Health Innovators programme commit themselves to participating in the seven joint sessions, guidance sessions and to solving the tasks set by the advisers.


Important dates

  • 1 February: Deadline for applications (Closed)
  • 6 February: Call for interviews
  • 8 February: Interview with panel
  • 15 February: Deadline for notification about intake
  • 1 March: Health Innovators start-up

Contact us for more information

Nina Louise Fynbo Riis

Health Innovators is created by Copenhagen Health Innovation – a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, Metropolitan University College, the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark aimed at promoting health innovation through education.