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Scandinavia, Accelerator, 2018

EIT Health Scandinavia announces the 2018 European Health Catapult nominations

14th August 2019

The nominees will receive training in business plan modelling, pitch training and more

EIT Health Scandinavia is announcing the six companies nominated for the semi-finals stage of the EHC in all three categories, BioTech, MedTech and Digital Health.

The European Health Catapult (EHC) is a training and competition platform, jointly organised by EIT Health and Health Axis Europe, that includes several opportunities for companies to present in front of experts and international investors. It awards the best-of-the-best business concepts from medtech, biotech and digital health across Europe. EHC sources and accelerates 21 European start-ups in biotech, medtech and digital health which receive high-quality training in business plan modelling, deal negotiation and pitch training, as well as a facilitated access to top level investors.

The applicants chosen by EIT Health Scandinavia were evaluated by high-level experts representing different Scandinavian regions. The applications were first evaluated remotely, and the highest ranked applications were chosen to further compete in a pitch competition. We wish the best of luck to all six nominated companies in the next steps of the EHC.

The list of the nominated Scandinavian companies and their projects by category are:

BioTech

  • Gedea Biotech: Gedea Biotech develops an antibiotic-free and safe pessary for the treatment of vaginal infections, dually efficient on bacteria and candida.
  • Sinntaxis: Sinntaxis is validating an mGluR5 lead molecule pre-clinically in stroke recovery to be in a position to start a phase II clinical study in patients having suffered stroke in 2019.

MedTech

  • Biopromic: Biopromic makes point of care diagnostics 50 times better. We make bedside diagnosis possible. No equipment. Low-cost. In minutes.
  • Suturion: Suturion is a research company developing an instrument for swift and accurate long surgical suture lines. Accuracy is important to minimise complications.
  • TADAMedical: Tada Medical is a Sweden based medical device company creating innovative need-based solutions for the healthcare sector.

Digital Health

  • Minnity: Minnity facilitates effective person-centred care for people with dementia by supplying intuitive digital solutions to professional carers.

For more information on the EHC, please visit the website here.

Visit the EHC project page on EIT Health.

For questions about how to get involved in the EHC in the Scandinavian region in the future, please contact:

  • Christos Vaitsis – Business Creation Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia
    christos.vaitsis@eithealth.eu

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