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

Are you planning to introduce your digital health app to one of the markets with a reimbursement pathway for digital solutions?

The EIT Health DiGinnovation Programme links start-ups with an international consortium to accelerate the reimbursement of digital health apps in Europe.

Start-ups that own CE-marked digital health apps will be paired with exclusive partners from EIT Health’s network and beyond. After the international consortium is formed, you’ll receive tailored support, the opportunity to pitch in front of industry titans and the unique chance to receive grant-for-option funding for your project.

Applications for this programme are now closed.

What you get

How it works

Submit your application

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Don’t miss the deadline! Apply through our portal by 22 March 2022.


Pitch Day Selection

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EIT Health will review and select up to six start-ups to be invited to present at the Pitch Day.

Pass Due Diligence

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Start-ups that are not excluded from Due Diligence process will go through light-touch assessment process before the Pitch Day.

Shine at the Pitch Day

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26 April - Barcelona

Present your start-up and your plan for reimbursement during the Pitch Day.

Shape your consortium

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Up to four start-ups will be invited into the consortium building stage, where you’ll shape the consortium that can propel you to reimbursement.

Get funded

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Up to two consortia will be selected for funding and will embark on an exciting 7-months journey of getting their digital health apps reimbursed.

Who should apply

Start-ups or SMEs that:

  • Work in the area of digital health
  • Are a for-profit SME according to the EU definition
  • Are incorporated in EU or Horizon Europe associated countries
  • Got incorporated between 1 January 2015 and 22 March 2022
  • Have at least two paid FTEs at the time of submission and a CEO working full-time in a company
  • Have a digital health app CE-marked solution classified as a class I or IIa medical-grade solution under MDR or MDD – with a plan for MDR certification
  • Plan to enter and get reimbursed in one market with novel reimbursement pathway in the next 6-18 months
  • Meet requirements for reimbursable app in the targeted market
  • Achieved initial traction on domestic market
  • Have a digital health app solution with minimum IML 8 in all four domains according to CIMIT Healthcare Innovation Cycle

The following activities will be supported:

  • Clinical trial design and evidence generation
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Pricing and business models development
  • Training for healthcare professionals

Financial obligations

EIT Health will invest in selected projects up to €350,000. In return, EIT Health shall participate in the economic success of the start-up via an option to assume shares in the start-up for the value of €350,000, in the case of certain “financial events” – share deal exit, asset deal exit, IPO, liquidation.

Want to find out more?

If you have questions about EIT Health DiGinnovation, we can help you. Reach out to a member of our team in your region who can guide you in your entrepreneurship journey at EIT Health.

You can also watch one of our info sessions. Hear from programme organisers to learn more about this programme.

Ready to apply?

Applications to the DiGinnovation programme are now closed.

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