Patient Innovation Bootcamp


Who better than patients and their caregivers to have that crucial insight which leads to true product innovation?

Offering a unique combination of mentoring and onsite and online training, this Bootcamp supports the development and launch of innovative solutions created by people directly affected by health conditions. The aim is to help them move their ideas from solutions to prototypes through to market-ready innovations.

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp consists of two-weeks of mentoring and training on-site in Lisbon – medical and technology validation and development, and Copenhagen – implementation and diffusion, and on-line training regarding business model design in between.


Deadline to apply: 15 June 2021

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Why get involved

How it works

Get your application started

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Don’t miss the deadline! Sign up using the EIT Health application portal, create a log-in and apply by 15 June. Tell us all about your company, team, product/service and what makes it so special.

Get selected

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A selection committee will choose the most promising teams based on the quality of the business idea, their fit for the programme and the team’s motivation and level of commitment.

Attend the Kick-Off

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July (specific day tbc) - online
A one-day virtual meeting to launch the programme, introduce participants, identify learning objectives and provide a presentation of upcoming webinars – held every three weeks.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for teams that include at least one patient and/or informal caregiver who have developed an innovative solution to deal with a limitation related to the personal health condition that they face.

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp supports innovations that are at the development stage or beyond and have a proof of concept or proof of feasibility. If applicant teams are already incorporated into start-ups, the companies must:

  • Be looking for an application in healthcare for their technology
  • And/or be researching/validating their business model.

Patient Innovation Bootcamp Webinars

Join one of our Patient Innovation Bootcamp webinars to learn more about the programme and find out if it is right for you.

We have two webinars throughout the year, and all you need to do is register below to secure your place:

Wednesday May 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM CET

Tuesday June 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM CET


Ready to apply?

Sign up to the Patient Innovation Bootcamp using our application portal. Just remember to submit your application by 15 June 2021 – and make sure you have your company, team and product/service information to hand when you apply.



The Patient Innovation Bootcamp team