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Ready, set, apply – Applications open for EIT Health Accelerator programmes 2022

The EIT Health Accelerator programmes are officially open for applications for 2022. Take a quick look, join our weekly Webinars and apply for the right programme or project!

Our accelerator programmes catalyse 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 health products and services while creating new jobs and contributing to a thriving economy. Since launching in 2016, EIT Health has supported more than 1000 start-ups across Europe and has helped them attract more than €350M in investment.

Applications are open to entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs focused on medtech, biotech, and digital health. Whether you need access to knowledge, new markets, key stakeholders, or investors and funding – EIT Health can help.

Open programmes:

Start-up Meets Pharma

The Start-ups Meet Pharma is a challenge-based acceleration program focused on selecting the most promising health start-ups and scale-ups matching the corporate partners’ innovation needs, to deliver solutions that address quality and affordable healthcare for European patients. In 2022, we are enabling unparalleled exposure to industry executives and decision-makers at Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sintetica and Takeda through one-to-one pitch sessions, support, value proposition development and partnership exploration. Join our webinars on 9 February (11 am CET) and 9 March (11 am CET) to find out more. You can register here.

Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers

The Start-ups Meet Healthcare Providers programme is a challenge-based acceleration programme that aims to bring to the table novel ideas that improve the practice of health care and scalable solutions that create transformational change for the field. The programme is designed to give successful start-ups access to healthcare providers, gaining insights from their expertise and the opportunity to test and validate their solutions. This year two healthcare providers, Tartu University Hospital and Eligimosalud (Sanitas Group) released challenges in the areas of autonomous cleaning solutions and Big Data/AI solutions for data analysis and health recommendations. Join the webinar on 1 March 2022 (11 am CET) to find out more. You can register here. 

EIT Health Bridgehead

This programme is the right support for you if you want to grow your business beyond the home market. It will help you match your scale-up with an incubator or accelerator from EIT Health’s approved network and together, and together you will plan how to access new markets quickly and decisively, tap into local networks of partners and clients, access infrastructure and understand new regulatory systems. If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 3 February (11 am CET) and 3 March (11 am CET). You can register here.

EIT Health Catapult

This unique competition and training programme showcases biotech, medtech and digital health start-ups to leading experts and investors across Europe. Throughout the process, you will receive intensive training as you build your credibility and visibility through pan-European exposure. If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 2 February (11 am CET) and 2 March (11 am CET). You can register here.

Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp connects early-stage, women-led or co-led healthcare start-ups to an unparalleled network of mentors in order to nurture and support rapid growth. In the framework of the 5-week programme, we will help you leverage the diversity in your leadership team to achieve the best possible outcomes for your start-up. If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 27 January (11 am CET) and 24 February (11 am CET). You can register here.

Patient Innovation Bootcamp

Offering a unique combination of mentoring and onsite and online training, this two-week Bootcamp supports the development and launch of innovative solutions created by people directly affected by health conditions. The aim is to help you move your ideas from solutions to prototypes through to market-ready innovations. If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 27 January (11 am CET) and 24 February (11 am CET)You can register here.

Reactor Bootcamp

Are you looking for the path to commercialise your innovative healthcare solution? The Reactor Bootcamp will provide a customised path so you can find your product-market fit and accelerate early adoption. You will get expert guidance on customer awareness, developing the customer journey, industry compliance, and go-to-market strategy. You will also get extensive training towards commercialising your product or service through four intensive remote sprints paired with tailored mentorship. If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 27 January (11 am CET) and 24 February (11 am CET). You can register here.

Wild Card

Do you want to change the course of your future? The annual call for Wild Card is now open for people who are not afraid to defy convention, take a risk and with our help, create products and services that could change people’s lives. Wild Card provides world-class training and mentoring, and the opportunity to create a venture with up to €1.5 million investment (grant-for-option). If you are interested to learn more about the programme, join the programme’s webinars on 8 February (11 am CET) and 8 March (11 am CET)You can register here.

ULabs

As a start-up innovating in healthcare, you can benefit from obtaining feedback and validation with your future users – patients, hospitals and healthcare providers. Our User Validation Labs programme is designed to help you find the right partner to co-design and execute a user validation study with your intended audience. More info coming soon!

EIT Health Accelerator webinar series

With the aim of helping you find the appropriate program, EIT Health Germany is organizing bi-weekly webinars, providing an overview of all the programmes included in the catalogue, explanation about application and selection process and a Q&A session.

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

For any other questions feel free to contact our Business Creation Lead Mathis Palm (mathis.palm@eithealth.eu) and  Entrepreneurship Lead Bojana Trajkovska (bojana.trajkovska@eithealth.eu)