DiGinnovation: Supporting digital health start-ups on their way to reimbursement

Are you wondering how to get your digital health app reimbursed in Europe?

The EIT Health DiGinnovation Programme aims to ease the reimbursement pathway and accelerate the uptake of digital health apps by healthcare professionals and patients.

The programme pairs start-ups that have a CE-marked digital health app with exclusive partners from EIT Health’s network and beyond. After forming an international consortium, start-ups receive tailored support, the opportunity to pitch in front of industry titans, and the unique chance to receive funding for their projects.

Applications for the DiGinnovation programme are currently closed, stay tuned for the next edition.

What you get

How it works

Who should apply

Start-ups that:

  • are a for-profit SME according to the EU definition
  • are legally incorporated in the EU or Horizon Europe-associated countries
  • got incorporated after 1 January 2013 and before the application deadline
  • have at least two paid FTEs and a CEO working full-time in a company at the time of applying
  • have a digital health app CE-marked solution classified as a class I-IIa, or IIb in the case of France as the targeted market
  • are applying for at least €150,000 EIT Health grant
  • meet the requirements for the reimbursable app in the targeted market
  • have a digital health app solution or technology with maturity level IML7 (validation of solution) and IML8 (approval and launch) with the aim to move to reimbursement, and IML9 (clinical use) by a maximum 1 year following the end of the project, according to CIMIT Healthcare Innovation Cycle

Financial obligations

The start-up must choose one of the following models at the short proposal stage, which will determine the start-up’s financial obligations:

  • Grant for option
  • Financial backflow

Find more information about Financial Sustainability in the EIT Health Flagships Call Document.

Want to find out more?

Watch our info session and hear first hand from the programme organisers as well as a past participant of the DiGinnovation programme.

Ready to apply?

Start-up applications for the 2023 DiGinnovation programme are now closed. Take a look to our programmes to find the right fit for your start-up.


The team

EIT Health Flagships

This “Call for Fast Track Start-up Driven Innovation project: DiGinnovation” is part of EIT Health’s Flagship Call. For more information, please visit EIT Health Flagships.