EIT Health Germany ‘Headstart Awards’ enter second round

EIT Health Germany again invites Healthcare Start-ups to pitch for the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’. Apply now for the second round of the ‘Headstart Awards’ with around € 300,000 EU funding until 12 September 2019.

Mannheim/Heidelberg, 23rd August 2019: For the second time this year, EIT Health Germany will present the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’ to young healthcare start-ups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who are working on innovative ideas and business models in the healthcare sector in the fields of Digital Health, MedTech and Biotech.
After six healthcare start-ups from German-speaking countries had already secured EU funding of € 50,000 each at the Heidelberg SHIP event at the end of June this year, EIT Health is now inviting new applicants to pitch in Berlin: On the occasion of the Frontiers Health Conference, which will take place in Berlin from 13th to 15th November 2019, 15 young companies active in the healthcare sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland will once again be given the opportunity to present their innovative business ideas to a selected jury of experts and take home one of the coveted awards including € 50,000.

Interested start-ups can inform themselves about the program and the possible participation at the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’ in a one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 29th, at 11.30 a.m..

The application deadline for this second round of the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’ is 12 September 2019. Our video gives a first impression of the ‘Headstart Awards’. Further information about the program and registration can be found here.

With the presentation of the ‘Headstart Awards’, the EIT Health Germany centre in the German-speaking region, which has also been financially supported by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts since its foundation in Mannheim and Heidelberg in 2015, aims to give selected healthcare start-ups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland more visibility, new important contacts in the industry and, above all, monetary initial support.

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