EIT Health Germany ‘Headstart Awards’ enter second round

  • EIT Health Germany again invites Healthcare Start-ups to the pitch for the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’.
  • Applications for the second round of the ‘Headstart Awards’ with around € 300,000 EU funding are possible until 12 September 2019.
Mannheim/Heidelberg, August 23, 2019 – For the second time this year, EIT Health Germany will present the EIT Health ‘Headstart Awards’ to young healthcare startups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland who are working on innovative ideas and business models 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 more startups to pitch in Berlin: On the occasion of the Frontiers Health Conference, which will take place in Berlin from 13 to 15 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 startups can gain insights on 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’. More information and how to register can be found here.

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With the ‘Headstart Awards’, EIT Health Germany, the centre of EIT Health in German-speaking countries, which has also receives financial support from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, aims to give selected healthcare startups from Germany, Austria and Switzerland greater visibility, new important contacts in the industry and, above all, initial financial support.