Health, demographic change and wellbeing
Helping us all lead longer and healthier lives
Thanks to advances in medical care and public health, our quality of life has improved and we now live on average 20 years longer than in the 1930's. By 2050, the number of people in the EU aged over 80 is expected to grow by 170%.
This means that we need to find all sorts of solutions for challenges such as helping elderly people stay independent and healthy.
Every year 400 000 infections and 25 000 deaths are reported due to the fact that medicines like antibiotics are having less and less effect on the microbes which can make us sick. This is another major challenge facing us, so put on that lab coat and be a part of the hunt for vital new drugs.
From designers to people working in medicine or developing new tools for surgeons, with a wide variety of jobs in between, we need your creativity and insight.