Programmes for growth stage start-ups

VALIDATE your products and services

The VALIDATE programmes support you with validating your products and services. The Living Labs and Test Beds provide entrepreneurs with means to test their products throughout the value chain. Other programmes give entrepreneurs knowledge of national and regional regulatory and reimbursement schemes, and provide access to market experts.

Living Labs and Testbeds: Access our vast network of labs

About: The programme offers entrepreneurs access to a large network of living labs and test beds, which can support the innovation process throughout the different phases of the value chain. The goal is to enhance the concept of fully market-ready products with high added value and a high probability of success.
Who can apply? Open to any European start-up, SME, entrepreneur or innovation project that aims to improve their product by validating, co-creating and ideating with the end-user. Living labs and test beds are welcome to join the network.
Read more: Living Labs and test-beds
Wave 1: 16 December 2019 – 16 March 2020
Wave 2: 17 March 2020 – 30 May 2020

Living Labs and Test-beds

Headstart: Fast-track to market

About: The EIT Health Headstart Programme accelerates the market launch of selected healthcare start-ups through grants as well as support with networking and developing a project plan. The maximum funding granted is €50,000.
Who can apply? Start-ups and SMEs from all over Europe, with regional selection.
Read more: Headstart programme
30 March 2020

Headstart programme

EIT Health Mentoring and Coaching Network: Get a dedicated mentor

About: A dedicated expert mentor can help your start-up get your healthcare innovations onto the market. With access to EIT Health’s world-leading pool of expertise, this programme offers unparalleled support.
Who can apply? Experts willing to mentor and entrepreneurs seeking a mentor.
Read more: EIT Health Mentoring and Coaching Network

Mentoring and Coaching Network

Start-ups meet Pharma

About: This programme introduces start-ups developing healthcare innovations to the pharma industry. The challenge-based acceleration programme seeks to support start-ups offering solutions to healthcare challenges identified by the pharma industry, and working in collaboration with the industry.
Who can apply? Start-ups with functioning products or prototypes that are market ready.
Read more: Start up meets Pharma programme
Deadline: 29 March 2020

Start-ups meet Pharma

Digital Sandbox: Develop your Health Data business

About: The Digital Sandbox Programme supports SME’s in developing products and services by working with health data registers, biobanks, and sample holders in Europe. The Digital Sandbox work in concert with the EIT Health Strategic Initiative Registries and Biobanks in Transition, which aims to simplify access to public biobanks and health data registers.
Who can apply? Applicants from Biotech, MedTech or Digital Health start-ups.
Read more: Digital Sandbox programme
Deadline: 4 February 2020 – 30 May 2020

Digital Sandbox

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Christos Vaitsis
Business Creation Manager, EIT Health Scandinavia