EIT Health Catapult: fast-tracking Europe’s best start-ups

 

Introducing a unique competition and training programme that showcases biotech, medtech and digital health start-ups to leading experts and investors across Europe. The programme recognises and awards the very best business concepts, fast-tracking start-ups to become part of the EIT Health Community of world-leading companies.

This one-of-a-kind, rigorous and rewarding competition spotlights start-ups that offer best value to users and customers. Throughout the process, start-ups receive intensive training as they build their credibility and visibility through pan-European exposure. Finalists are showcased at the EIT Health Summit as they go head-to-head for their share of the €210,000 investment prize fund with the Audience Award Winner displayed on the New York Nasdaq Tower.

The 2021 Catapult is now at the semifinal stage. Attend the event to learn more about the start-ups competing for a spot at the finals.

Join the event

Discover the EIT Health Catapult

By taking part in the EIT Health Catapult, successful start-ups receive high-quality, bespoke training in business modelling and planning, investment deal negotiation and specialised pitch preparation, while gaining access to Europe’s top healthcare experts and investors.

By taking part in the EIT Health Catapult, successful start-ups receive high-quality, bespoke training in business modelling and planning, investment deal negotiation and specialised pitch preparation, while gaining access to Europe’s top healthcare experts and investors.

A European success story

Since 2016 we continue to elevate and give access to high impact healthcare solutions, leveraging the EIT Health network:

Invest in elite health start-ups

Attend the semifinals on 1-3 December 2021 to gain early access to top European start-ups and help finance innovation in biotech, medtech and digital health. Learn more about the companies:

 

Semi-finalists

2020 winners

Previous winners

What you get as a start-up

How it works

Submit an application

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You will need to tell us all about your company, team and product/service.  Check back for when the application window opens for next year's Catapult. 




Regional Selections

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At this stage of the competition, start-ups battle it out to become one of the 42 start-ups selected to represent their region in the semi-finals. Each chosen start-up then receives intensive training on business development and pitching.



Semi-Finals

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1-3 December 2021
Semi-finalists in each category — biotech, medtech and digital health — are paired with mentors and pitch to an investor jury for the chance to be one of the 21 finalists.





European Final

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April 2022
Finalists pitch to 500 industry experts and investors at the EIT Health Summit, and the top three start-ups in each category win a cash prize: €40,000 for the first place, €20,000 for the second place,€10,000 for the third place. For the Audience Award Winner, a further prize is to have their start-up displayed on the New York Nasdaq Tower.

The Catapult team

Partners and sponsors