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.
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.
Understand your customers
Develop market access and reimbursement strategies
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.
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.
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
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.
Receive training and mentoring from experts
Validate your problem-solution and product-market fit
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.
Get business and product training
Validate your value proposition
Leverage the diversity in your team
Network with other entrepreneurs
“Through these programmes, we hope to find talent and offer them the business, research and financial support necessary to bring their ideas to the next level.”
Jan-Phillip Beck, Former EIT Health CEO
“In the MedTech Bootcamp, we got a great overview of the European healthcare system, as well as validation of our value proposition and valuable connections.”
Line Debois, MedicQuant Medtech Bootcamp Participant
"With Ulabs, we received clear feedback from potential customers, digital health facilitators and healthcare providers that validated our product's attractiveness.”
Olga Chumakova, Co-Founder at BeSure Healthcare B.V. User Validation Labs Participant
“It was very useful to get so many insights and get a realistic perspective on what's ahead of us, rather sooner than later."
Kateryna Trofymchuk, Waldo Diagnostics,
"Participating in the Patient Innovation Bootcamp helped us understand a country's specific healthcare needs and helped with our contact network."
Babu Červenková, CF Hero team Patient Innovation Bootcamp Participant
"The Bootcamp has provided us with a network of technical and commercial mentors and allowed us to progress on our journey towards becoming investor-ready.”
Edward Simons, EpiCapture Wild Card Participant
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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.