EIT Health Germany Blog

Welcome to the official EIT Health Germany blog. For a more personal, behind-the-scenes recount of our programmes and the experiences they entail, look no further! Our blog posts cover stories from participants in our various programmes to general advice from individuals from our community.
July, 2021

“I want to close my €3 M round by the end of the month.” – why funding doesn’t come easy and how to set yourself up for success

Caroline Saï has been the European Coordinator for the EIT Health Investor Network for more than three years now and has led many start-ups through the process. She knows: making your start-up visible and gaining investor’s interest is a process that needs effort and time – often more than start-ups are initially aware of. The […]

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July, 2021

Getting started in MedTech – Winner of the Young Talent Award shares her journey

In April 2021, Charlotte Pradel received the Young Talent Award for her bachelor thesis on image processing supporting tissue engineering. Now she is in the midst of pursuing her (M.Sc.) Master’s degree in Health and Medical Data Analytics at the FAU. Read on to find out more about her motivation and unique journey.   My […]

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June, 2021

The Mentoring & Coaching Network: a Triple Win for Counsellors, Start-ups and EIT Health – Freimut Schliess

The EIT Health Mentoring & Coaching Network (MCN) is a curated, quality assured matchmaking platform bringing start-ups and external experts together. The EIT Health MCN team carefully checks both the track record and the motivation of a potential mentor and coach. I experienced this right before I was elected to the MCN team of Mentors […]

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June, 2021

Being an Education Manager at EIT Health: Do Degree Programmes from HEI Require Start-up Creation Support?

You are most certainly aware that Higher Education Institutions (HEI) play a key role in modern society serving as a seedbed, where not only knowledge is produced and transferred, but where the new generation is able to acquire the necessary tools for further technological developments, especially those associated with the basic science and health science. […]

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May, 2021

How to prepare for the EIT Health Hearings – Insights from an Innovation and Project Manager

With the Hearings for the next Business Plan beginning this week, our very own Innovation and Project Manager, Nandor Gaus, reveals what to expect, how to prepare and what evaluators are looking out for.   After weeks or even months of working on your EIT Health BP 2022 proposal, your project or activity has now […]

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April, 2021

5 Tips for a Successful Admission to the DiGA Directory – Henrik Emmert, CEO of Aidhere GmbH

In October 2020, the first programmes were listed as “Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen” (digital health applications) in the official DiGA directory of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). Since then the list has grown to include twelve applications (as of March 2021). Henrik Emmert, CEO and founder of aidhere, was among the first […]

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March, 2021

A finalist’s journey through the EIT Health Catapult – Alexander Belcredi, CEO of PhagoMed

In the run-up to the application deadline for the EIT Health Catapult 2021, Alexander Belcredi, CEO of PhagoMed, shares his personal journey during the competition. In Europe, we sometimes lack the mentality to show-off our science, our programmes and our company.  When building a biotech business, it feels more natural to focus on innovative science […]

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February, 2021

Startup-pharma partnership that paid off – Interview with Kostas Saridakis, founder of Collaborate Healthcare

One year after the end of Start-ups Meet Pharma 2020, Collaborate Healthcare’s founder shares his view on the programme. It’s been one year since Kostas Saridakis, founder of Collaborate Healthcare applied for the Start-ups Meet Pharma, trying to solve Amgen’s challenge on continuity in treatment strategy and treatment optimization for post-myocardial infarction patients. Looking back, […]

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November, 2020

My experience with the EIT Health Catapult – Blog post by Claudiu Leverenz, CEO of Munevo

Catapult yourself into the next milestones of your journey in the healthcare space.  Being an EIT Health veteran, we at munevo have been through multiple EIT Health programmes, but this is our experience with the EIT Health Catapult. I hope you will enjoy the read. First of all, we always wanted to join the EIT […]

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September, 2020

“What makes a successful Headstart application?” – 5 tips from Headstart winner Nia Health

The deadline for the second round of the Headstart Programme is approaching fast and one of the former award winners, Nia Health, shares their tips for a successful application. The EIT Health Headstart programme provides emerging companies with mentorship and funding opportunities to accelerate the development and time-to-market of innovative products and services to improve the […]

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