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Five open opportunities for innovative health start-ups

1st March 2023

Are you looking for opportunities to expand your skillset, connect with experts, and gain access to new markets and financing?

EIT Health’s business acceleration programmes are tailored to meet the needs of early-stage start-ups, providing them with a comprehensive set of tools and resources to explore their full market potential. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at five of these programmes which are currently open for application.

Get ready to take your professional development and entrepreneurial aspirations to the next level!

1. Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp connects early-stage, women-led or co-led healthcare start-ups to an unparalleled network of mentors to nurture and support rapid growth.

The five-week online programme provides intensive business and product training, mentoring and networking opportunities. This programme will also help you find the reference points you need to successfully frame your ambition and validate your business’ value proposition.

Apply by 20 March.

2. MedTech Bootcamp

MedTech Bootcamp provides a chance to develop a clear and valid proof of concept, so early-stage MedTech or digital health start-ups can launch their businesses into European markets.

In this six-week, online programme, experts and mentors will help you understand and refine your project, business and financial plan. You’ll take a closer look at the market and your competition, receiving the help you need to better understand medical device regulations and how these apply to your project. And, with intensive training throughout the programme, you will perfect your pitch to investors to give you the best chance of success.

The application deadline has been extended to 31 May. Apply now.

3. Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp

The Regulatory Pathways to Market Bootcamp supports early-stage start-ups to ease their entry into market.

On this 10-week online programme you will learn about the highly regulated European healthcare system and identify potential pathways to reimbursement. With the support of industry experts, you will design a go-to-market plan for your start-up.

Ready to take your innovation to market? The application deadline has been extended to 31 May. Apply now.

4. Catapult

EIT Health Catapult is a unique competition and training programme that showcases life sciences and health tech start-ups to leading experts and investors across Europe.

The programme awards the best business concepts, fast-tracking start-ups to become part of the EIT Health Community of world-leading companies. Throughout the programme, start-ups receive intensive training as they build their credibility and visibility through pan-European exposure. Finalists go head-to-head for cash and industry prizes, and the opportunity to be displayed on the New York Nasdaq Tower.

Ready to fast-track your start-up? Apply by 2 May 2023.

5. User Validation Labs

The User Validation Labs (ULabs) programme connects you with EIT Health partners in Europe that can help you organise and execute a validation study for your start-up’s innovation.

ULabs include living labs, accelerators, hospitals and innovation centres that can help you get access to and collect feedback from your future end users. You will have the opportunity to test your product or service with patients, clinicians and medical staff in Europe.

Ready to test your innovation? Apply by 2 May 2023.

Whether you’re a student, healthcare professional, entrepreneur, or anything in between, there’s a programme that can help you achieve your goals. Be sure to explore the various options available and find the programme that’s best suited for your needs and aspirations.

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