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Fast Track to EIC Accelerator is open for applications!

Fast Track, a support instrument for Horizon Europe, is open for applications to channel EIT Health-supported start-ups to the EIC Accelerator programme.

Being a support instrument for Horizon Europe, the EIC Accelerator shares the same goal of working towards an innovative Europe. The partnership between EIT Health and the EIC (European Innovation Council) is aimed to increase the connectedness, effectiveness, diversity, and sustainability of the European life sciences and healthcare ecosystem. Through this partnership, healthcare or life sciences start-ups from both organisations´ pipelines will get access to greater networks, increased financial opportunities, and business acceleration and development services.

Thanks to this collaboration, 20 promising start-ups have a chance now to advance to the later application stages of the competitive EIC Accelerator programme, skipping the 1st stage of application. Additionally, under the Fast Track, the selected start-ups will be given the opportunity to receive top-notch mentoring and coaching support from our experts as well as application guidance.

Who should apply?

The Fast Track is open for EIT Health-supported start-ups (supported between 2018-2021) that

  • did not apply previously to an EIC Accelerator programme,
  • are an SME (definition),
  • own or have rights to the IP, and
  • are also incorporated and operating in a Horizon Europe country.

 

Why apply?

By applying to the Fast Track instrument you do not only get application support and mentoring as well as coaching after being moved through directly to the 2nd stage of the application process but you also have a higher success rate by competing against life-science start-ups for the available 20 spots.

If you have any further questions about the application process as well as the Fast Track call, join the Fast Track informational webinar!

Deadline: 30 November 2021