Are you an entrepreneur with an innovative idea, a defined product or a service related to healthcare? Are you interested in developing your business with experts? Would you like to pitch to international investors and healthcare companies? Are you interested in exploring Europe-wide markets to engage new customers? Would you like to have access to a network of more than 130 key players of the European healthcare sector?
EIT Health provides you the opportunity to transform your innovative ideas to marketable solutions, supports you in launching your own business and guides you through the process of business development and foreign market entry by leveraging the outstanding innovation potential and market knowledge of its network.
Who we are?
EIT Health – supported by the European Committee and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) - is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. Our goal is to sustainably advance the foundations of healthcare and thus promote the future conditions for healthier living and wellbeing of people across Europe. Among our members you can find Europe’s top healthcare and pharma companies, life science universities and research institutions. With a budget of 2 billion EUR over the next decade, EIT Health will purposefully invest in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and creative minds to foster the development and commercialisation of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges imposed by demographic change and ageing societies.
The regional structure of EIT Health extends across Europe. With the headquarters in Munich (Germany), EIT Health has established six co-location centres in London (UK/Ireland), Stockholm (Scandinavia), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), Mannheim and Heidelberg (Germany/Switzerland) and Rotterdam (Belgium/Netherlands). All six co-location centres are defined by the EU Innovation Scorecard as high innovation performers.
With the twin goals of leveraging diversity and driving the potential of emerging innovation clusters, EIT Health has added the “EIT Health InnoStars” to its network. These regional clusters consist of industry partners, academia, and health providers linked to seven regions in six countries – Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Italy, and Wales. Each region represents research specialties and socio-economic structures that ideally complement the EIT Health co-locations centres while ensuring wider participation and outreach across Europe’s multifaceted innovation landscape.
What we offer to you?
Through EIT Health Accelerator activities, InnoStars offers you a unique experience and a unique opportunity to get your idea off the ground, to develop and launch your own business, to get engaged with an international network of excellence, to find investors and customers as well as to explore new markets for the rollout of your product or service. Apply for EIT Health InnoStars Accelerator competitions and start your innovation journey with us!
InnoStars Accelerator Competitions 2017
(For "proof of concept" level projects or companies having a prototype ready to be launched on the market.)
European Health catapult
(for "headstart" companies having at least one customer and ready to enter new markets)
Check out other EIT Health Accelerator programs and opportunities HERE