User Validation Labs (ULabs): Test your innovation with your end users


As a start-up innovating in healthcare, you can benefit from obtaining feedback and validation with your future users – patients and healthcare providers.

User Validation Labs are EIT Health’s European partners – such as living labs, accelerators, hospitals, and innovation centres — that support a connection between start-ups and the future end users of your product, including patients, clinicians, and medical staff. This programme helps start-ups to connect with User Validation Labs that can help you to organise and execute a validation study for your innovation.

Ready to validate your healthcare innovation? Application deadline extended to 16 March 2022

Apply today

What you get


    Find your perfect ULab through our personalised matchmaking process


    Get the right European partner to conduct your validation study with your target audience


    Test your innovation directly with your intended user through your partner


    Receive online training on essential user validation topics from top-notch experts


    One year of ongoing support from EIT Health to make the most of your collaboration with the ULab


    Get a voucher worth €4000 for programme costs


    Tap into the EIT Health Network of 140+ partners to increase the visibility of your start-up



    Access the EIT Health Alumni community to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and access the suite of EIT Health programmes


How it works

Get your application started

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Don’t miss the deadline! Application extended to16 March 2022. Tell us all about your company, team, product/service and what makes it so special.

Find your match

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May 2022
Find your perfect ULab partner at our unique matchmaking event.

Plan your project

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15 June 2022
You and your selected Lab create a project plan to strategise how you'll be working together during the programme.

Validation report

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15 June 2023
Once you've finished the programme you will receive a full report from the your partner Lab and you'll be one step closer to taking your product or service to market

Who should apply

To apply, your business must:

  • Be incorporated in the EU with a product or service in the development phase – but not yet in the commercialisation stage
  • Be eager for feedback and validation from users
  • Reside in any Horizon Europe country

Financial obligations: The total cost of the programme is €8000, which half will be covered by EIT Health, and half will be paid by the start-up.

Any questions?

To learn more about this programme you can watch our informational webinar, where the User Validation Labs programme manager explained everything you need to know about the programme and solved answers from potential applicants like you.

Watch webinar

Ready to apply?

Applying is simple. All you need to do is submit an application through our portal by 16 March 2022. Make sure to have a clear description of your team and product at hand.