TEF Health: Testing and Experimentation Facilities for Health AI and Robotics


Are you a budding AI or robotics trailblazer in the health sector wanting to take your innovations to market? Or are you seeking testing and validation services for your cutting-edge solutions? Look no further!

Our goal is simple: to speed up your adoption of AI and robotics solutions in healthcare. How? By offering state-of-the-art testing and experimentation facilities.

TEF Health has created an environment where developers, researchers and industry players can unite to tackle the challenges of integrating AI and robotics into healthcare – minimising the gap between lab testing and real-world application and enhancing the robustness and reliability of the solutions.

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What you get

How it works

Who should apply

SMEs that:

  • Are legally incorporated and established in one of the EU member states or a country associated with the Digital Europe Programme.
    • The SME shareholding must be detained by any legal person incorporated or established in any of the EU member states or a country associated with the Digital Europe Programme. The complete fulfilment of this request shall be made with an official declaration issued by the authorities of the SME headquarters address, together with information about the ultimate beneficiaries of the SME shareholding, when applicable.
  • Be an SME according to the EU definition (Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC).
    • The fulfillment of this request shall be made with an official declaration issued by the authorities of the SME headquarters address.
  • Have AI and robotics solutions at a minimum Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6 (self- declared by the SME). Projects at a lower maturity level can also be considered if the company has a clear strategy toward achieving CE marking within the next 2 years.
  • Self-declare that the solution was not supported or is under support by another EU testbed.

Financial obligations

Companies have 2 ways of being compliant with EU regulations on State Funding:

  • Article 28º of GBER Regulations1. The company must present evidence that the SME has not received over 200,000 EUR in state aid support during the previous 3 fiscal years. The fulfilment of this request shall be made by self-declaration or a “declaration of honour” from the company.
  • EU Regulation nº1407/2013 (de-minimis) of the European Commission2. The company must present evidence that the SME has not received over 300,000 EUR in state aid support during the previous 3 fiscal years.

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About TEF Health

This programme is part of TEF-Health, a network of testing facilities, such as hospitals, physical and virtual infrastructures and living labs, supporting developers in the healthcare AI and robotics sector to bring trustworthy solutions to the market.

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