EIT Health Bridgehead: Take your healthcare business abroad

EIT Health’s Bridgehead programme brings together health entrepreneurs who want to grow their business in the European market with top incubators and accelerators who have the expertise and resources to make it happen.

We help match your scale-up with an incubator or accelerator from EIT Health’s approved network – we call these organisations our Catalysers. Together, you will plan how to access new markets in Europe quickly and decisively, tap into local networks of partners and clients, access infrastructure and understand new regulatory systems. You’ll be given the seasoned expertise, insight and support needed to help realise your business ambitions.

Ready to take your business abroad? Apply by 2 May 2023.

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Our vision

We want to promote innovation across borders; helping bring new products to new markets, accelerating the adoption of health products, services and concepts and, ultimately, improving the lives of citizens in Europe and beyond.

Why get involved

How it works

Our European Catalysers

Accelerators, incubators and clusters with a proven track record in building, accelerating and scaling-up healthcare companies.

The experts connect industries, corporates, entrepreneurs, specialists, commercial partners and mentors to provide unique access to knowledge, infrastructure and resources to accelerate growth across an interconnected continent.

Who should apply?

To qualify for Bridgehead, your company must:

  • Be registered in Europe
  • Sell a product or services in at least one market in Europe and be ready to open up a new market
  • Deliver innovative, transformative products or services in biotech, medtech or digital health
  • Have fewer than 250 full time employees

Financial obligations

There is a 6% success fee of your company’s revenue in the new market, capped at three times the amount of the grant amount or three years after completing the programme, whichever comes first. Should there be a financial event during the three years revenue monitoring period, there is a 0.5% exit fee as compensation, with the same capping as the success fee.

Join our info session

Join our info session on 22 March at 11:00 AM CET to ask all your questions to the programme manager and hear the experience from previous participants.


Ready to apply?

Have your company information at hand as you will need it to apply. Register on our platform, verify your account, and select the application form for Bridgehead. Don’t forget to submit your application by 2 May 2023.

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The Bridgehead team

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  • Hear about past participants’ experiences
  • Get invited to the info sessions
  • Get in contact with our team
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