The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. As part of the numerous activities of the EIT Health Accelerator, we collect the best and smartest minds from the European healthcare sector and offer young entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups and SMEs the support and services they need to bring their ideas and innovations to the market. The Accelerator programmes support young companies that are connected to our partners and thus the EIT Health community, ‘Young Professionals’ who have emerged from EIT Health Campus projects and innovators from the EIT Health innovation projects.
With the INCUBATE! Activity Line, we help young entrepreneurs to develop a business plan from an initial idea. These programmes last between two and twelve months and offer innovators with the help of the broad expertise of the EIT Health network an international perspective and the opportunity to build and expand their network with leading health organizations. In addition, local training activities are organized to expand existing programmes in the individual EIT Health Centers (CLCs), with a focus on acquiring key skills in the health sector. The VALIDATE! Activity Line helps startups and young entrepreneurs to continuously improve their businesses through access to mentoring and coaching know-how within our network and in particular to gain an understanding of regional regulation and reimbursement systems. The SCALE! Activity Line focuses on the activities and programmes on the development and acquisition of skills with which young companies can secure their further funding, e.g. how do I reach potential investors? Or how do I get access to angel networks and crowd funders? In addition, internationalization programmes support European startups and scaleups in expanding not only within but also outside Europe.
With the aim of helping you find the appropriate program, EIT Health Germany is organizing weekly Webinars with our Business Creation Managers Matteo Consonni and Barbara Costa. They will be happy to help you choose the most suitable projects and programmes for you and your company. A list of all partners of EIT Health Germany can also be found on our website. Please note that a maximum EIT Health grant of € 50,000 can be applied for each calendar year.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming webinars: