Impact Challenge - Learn how to apply design thinking to solve health-related needs

Are you interested in health innovation and looking for an exciting opportunity to learn about the innovation process? Then join us at Impact Challenge on March 15-16!

I students Eelika Kapitan, Bikram Bucha and Maria Rybina.
From left: KI students Eelika Kapitan, Bikram Bucha and Maria Rybina received conflicting messages from the high school students. Perhaps the training need to be individually tailored? Photo: Linnea Bengtsson

Impact Challenge is an annual event held during the spring semester at Karolinska Institutet. It provides students with the opportunity to collaborate in interprofessional teams, tackling a real health challenge. The teams will have the chance to meet user groups and learn more about the design thinking methodology*.

This year's theme: ”How to Improve Health and Well-being for Expectant and New Parents”.

No prior knowledge is required. The event consists of workshops and presentations by guest lecturers, ensuring that you gain all the necessary background and knowledge. Additionally, our design thinking coaches will guide you and your team through the entire process. The goal is to provide all participants with an enhanced understanding of innovation from the user's perspective, a crucial skill in both academic studies and professional life.

Upon the successful conclusion of the event, every participant will receive a certificate of participation. Seize this opportunity to actively participate in the design thinking process and contribute to discovering innovative solutions!

*Design thinking (DT) is a non-linear methodology, an iterative process that teams use to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test.


Register now to secure your spot!

Schedule: (The schedule will be updated to include more details closer to the event.)

Friday, 15th of March

16.00 - 16.30 Fika and Registration

16.30 - 18.30 Programme Day 1

18.30 - 22.00 Welcome Mingle & Pub Quiz


Saturday, 16th of March

08.30 - 09.00 Breakfast with the Team

09.00 - 12.00 Programme Day 2

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

13.00 - 17.30 Programme Day 2

17.30 - 18.00 Pitches & Prizes

18.00 - 21.00 Dinner Mingle

In collaboration with: 

Unit for Bioentrepreneurship 

Karolinska Institutet Innovations 


A Working Lab

Medicinska Föreningen

Liisa Olsson