Innovation Race

A one-day challenge, where you will get the opportunity to work in teams and create solutions to a real case.  And at the same time learn “Design thinking” a formal method developed at Stanford university to find creative solutions to real needs in the society.

No prior experience is needed and you will be divided into a team.

Don’t miss the chance to get new skills in a interactive and fun way and at the same you will contribute to improve life in Uppsala, Sweden and Europe.

The ideas will be evaluated by a professional jury and the winning teams will be provided the oppertunity to get professional training in pitching  and network with the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem of Uppsala, and discuss the oppertunities to move the ideas developed in to a test bed in our city.


  • Boost your innovational and entrepreneurial spirit – Learn a method to go from a need to a solution.
  • Share the experiences, possibilities, and practical innovation tools of experts from academia, organizations and companies.
  • Interact with students from other disciplines to design solutions for a community need-based challenge
  • The winning team will be rewarded with an oppertunity to get professional training in pitching and network with the Uppsala Innovation ecosystem as well as meet with the leaders of our city in the municipality and the region to present thier ideas and discuss the possibleity to move these ideas in to test beds.


The overall goal of the Innovation Race is part of a long-term strategy to increase the interaction between academic education and the public sector and industry. To stimulate early engagement in health-related issues – regardless study subjects – participating students will enhance their awareness of needs for global development. Public and private partners are also invited to participate and interact by presenting health-related needs, coaching and future work experience opportunities.