Calling all healthcare entrepreneurs!

EIT Health programmes for European start-ups and entrepreneurs

We are delighted to share with you this year's EIT Health programmes for European start-ups and entrepreneurs. The acceleration programmes cater to innovators at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Whether you are developing  healthcare solutions and testing them with end-users to prepare for launch, or whether you are seeking funding and ready to expand to new markets, EIT have many programmes tailored to meet entrepreneurs’ unique needs.

Early-stage start-up opportunities

These programmes are designed to help start-ups test and validate their innovation, navigate healthcare regulations, and develop a solid business plan. This support is crucial for those who are just getting started, as it can help you avoid common pitfalls and set you up for success.

EIT Health Bootcamps

Connecting early-stage start-ups with a network of innovators across Europe to prepare them to go to market. EIT Health offers four Bootcamps this year: Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, Patient Innovation Bootcamp, MedTech Bootcamp, and Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp.

Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Driving diversity in the workplace, this five-week online programme connects women-led and co-led start-ups with access to a network of mentors across Europe to help them nurture their teams and frame their ambition to support rapid growth.

MedTech Bootcamp

Putting the right technology in the hands of the right people can make all the difference to the lives of patients. This Bootcamp provides focused support and matchmaking for early-phase start-up teams with ideas in the field of medical technology and digital health.

Patient Innovation Bootcamp

A person living with a health condition can be best placed to come up with the smartest solutions. This Bootcamp helps patients and their informal caregivers implement and scale-up their innovative solutions to tackle the needs imposed by their condition.

Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp

A 10-week blended programme to understand the highly regulated pathway within the European healthcare system. Mentors will help you to identify potential pathways to reimbursement for your digital health or medical device solution

User Validation Labs (ULabs)

Allow early-stage start-ups to find a living lab, accelerator, hospital or innovation centre in Europe to co-design and execute a user validation study for their solution. By getting access to patients, clinicians, and medical staff in Europe, start-ups gather the feedback that they need to launch to market.

Wild Card

Calls on early-stage start-ups to take on the challenge to develop and validate a healthcare solution specifically designed to improve children’s health.ostering a supportive and collaborative environment, Wild Card encourages participants to think outside the box and challenge conventional thinking

Mature start-ups or scale-up ventures opportunities

EIT Health provides start-ups with the resources, visibility and connections they need to scale up and scale out their business as quickly as possible.

EIT Health Catapult

This European competition and training programme gives start-ups a chance to receive bespoke business training from experts, as you prepare to pitch your solutions to world-leading healthcare companies and investors on an international stage.

Bridgehead Europe

This expansion programme matches scale-up ventures with Europe’s top incubators and accelerators in our network, which have the expertise and resources to help you take your business to a new market.

Whether you are part of an early-stage start-up or are further along your entrepreneurship journey, EIT Health has an acceleration programme for you. This is your chance to receive mentoring, business training, access to markets, visibility to investors, funding, and much more.

Christian Kunze

Business Creation Lead

EIT Health Germany Switzerland CLC GmbH



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