Local programmes

The Accelerator is a catalyst for new business growth to deliver transformative products and services. We work with entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to shorten the time-to-market for life-changing products and services while creating new jobs and contributing to a thriving European health economy.

Besides our Hub activities, we are keen on accelerating and connecting innovations in Baden-Württemberg. That goal led us to create local programmes to support start-ups in the region.

Dr. Katharina Ladewig

Outgoing Managing Director EIT Health Germany GmbH
+49 621 76 44 61 10

Start-ups Meet Pharma

Start-ups Meet Pharma is a challenge-based acceleration programme connecting key pharma partners in Europe with start-ups at the forefront of technology innovation. The programme invites start-ups to develop digital solutions that pertain to both the pharmaceutical industry and patients to jointly address the challenges they face with operational products and services.

Contact: Bojana Trajkovska and Ares Albà Roselló


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Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers

Start-Ups Meet Healthcare Providers (SMHCP) is a challenge-based accelerator programme that connects promising start-ups to a variety of European healthcare providers, such as public/private hospitals, municipal health authorities, or health insurance companies. The aim of the programme is to ease market access for start-ups by connecting them to healthcare providers that pose specific challenges from within their local health system.

Contact: Bojana Trajkovska and Ares Albà Roselló

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Go-To-Market Academy

Innovation in health aims to couple students, researchers, SMEs, start-ups and clinics in the fields of healthcare and life sciences with businesses and teach them practical innovation and entrepreneurship skills. The jointly organised Go-To-Market Academy seminar series is composed of several modules, addressing topics ranging from basic regulatory affairs to reimbursement strategies. The main focus is on the stepstones of start-ups on their way into the market in the fields of digital health and medical technology.

Contact: Sebastian Meuer

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PhD Transition Fellowship Program

The aim of the PhD Transition Fellowship Program is to address the innovation funding gap
between completion of the doctoral thesis and obtaining further seed funding. The programme is looking for candidates who are close to the completion of their doctoral training (max. 1 year), whose research is in the field of Life Science or another health-related field and who are enrolled at a university or research institute from Baden Württemberg.

Contact: Sebastian Meuer

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The HosmartAI (“Hospital Smart development based on AI”) aims for a strong, efficient, sustainable and resilient European healthcare system benefiting from the AI capacities of European technology stakeholders to generate impact. The programme publishes calls throughout the year looking for innovative tech start-ups/SMEs developing AI solutions, that can be implemented within the Healthcare sector.

Contact: Carolin Schanz

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Project Management

Wiebke Schultz

Operations assistant
+49 621 764 461-22

Sebastian Meuer

Project Manager of PhD Transition Fellowship Program
+49 1577 400 4385

Bojana Trajkovska

Project Manager of Start-ups Meet Pharma and Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers
+49 621 764 461-21

Ares Albà Roselló

Project Assistant of Start-ups Meet Pharma and Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers
+49 177 421 9543

Carolin Schanz

Project Manager of HosmartAI
+49 621 764 461-16