Launch Your Health Start-up

Have a business idea that could shake up the European health sector? EIT Health’s acceleration programmes for early-stage start-ups give you a chance to explore the market potential of your product or service.

With guidance from our Europe-wide network of partners and mentors, you’ll test and validate your innovation, navigate regulations, and develop a solid business plan so you can go to market.

Discover and inquire about our opportunities below.


A 10-week blended programme to understand the highly regulated pathway within the European healthcare system. Mentors will help you to identify potential pathways to reimbursement for your digital health or medical device solution.

You will:

  • Design a go-to-market strategy
  • Get hands-on experience
  • Meet like-minded entrepreneurs
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A six-week online programme for teams with a medtech solution, looking for hands-on business training and personalised coaching. Industry experts will help you get a valid proof of concept, so you can launch your business into a European market.

You will:

  • Understand your customers
  • Develop market access and reimbursement strategies
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An eight-week programme for patients and caregivers with a healthcare solution that addresses their needs. With mentoring from across Europe, your bold ideas turn into prototypes and into market-ready innovations.

You will:

  • Validate your product-market fit
  • Develop your business model
  • Pitch your solution
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This matchmaking programme helps you find the right partner to co-design and execute a user validation study. With access to patients, clinicians and medical staff in Europe, you’ll collect the feedback you need to validate your solution.

You will:

  • Match with a living lab, accelerator, hospital or innovation centre in Europe
  • Get one year of ongoing support
  • Receive training on user validation topics from top experts
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This challenge-based programme provides you with the support you need to accelerate your early-stage healthcare innovation. This year, we partnered with Sant Joan de Deu Hospital and its innovation hub i4KIDS to support the development of children-centric solutions. 

You will:

  • Receive training and mentoring from experts
  • Validate your problem-solution and product-market fit
  • Pitch for a chance to secure investment
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A five-week programme connecting women-led or co-led start-ups to an unparalleled network of mentors across Europe that will help you frame your ambition to support rapid growth.

You will:

  • Get business and product training
  • Validate your value proposition
  • Leverage the diversity in your team
  • Network with other entrepreneurs

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About EIT Health

Our vast community, including approximately 150 world-class partner organisations, works across borders to bring together the three worlds of business, research and education. Backed by the European Union, EIT Health brings together the brightest minds from the worlds of business, research, education and healthcare delivery to answer the biggest health challenges Europe faces.

Browse through all our programmes.