European Health Catapult | The Innovation Challenge by EIT Health

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 18 February 2020

The European Health Catapult (EHC) is a training and competition programme organized by EIT Health with the support of the Health Axis Europe. It is operationally run by Cap Digital and Medical Valley with support of BIORN, Medicen and a community of +20 European partners, all leaders of healthcare innovation.

The training and competition programme showcases start-ups to leading experts and investors and awards the best business concepts from medtech, biotech and digital health in Europe, boosting the development of top-notch European health start-ups.

Every year the programme sources and accelerates 42 European start-ups in biotech, medtech and digital health that get high-quality training in business modelling and planning, investment deal negotiation and pitch training, as well as a facilitated access to top level experts and investors.

The EHC start-ups are fast-tracked to becoming part of the EIT Health Community of world leading medtech, biotech, pharma and IT companies and international class research organizations in health care as well as the EIT Health Investors Network that unites international investors (VCs, Corporate VCs, Business Angel, and Crowd Investors).

European micro and small enterprises (<50 employees), spin-offs and start-ups with business concepts in Medtech, Biotech and Digital Health are invited to apply here before 16 March 2020. The participation in the programme includes multiple benefits and grants such as review of the Business plan, pitch training, exposure to experts and investors.

Prizes for the 42 Semi-Finalists

€5 000 Mentoring and Coaching Network vouchers (more details here) €1 000 travel and accomodation grant

Discover the portfolio of 2019 Semifinalists!

Prizes for the 21 Finalists

€2 000 grant for production of professional commercial company video (included in the EIT Health PR) €1 000 travel and accomodation grant

At the EIT Health Summit, the “best of the best” business plans in the categories Medtech, Biotech and Digital Health will be selected by a panel of globally renowned healthcare experts and investors. In each category, the 3 winners of the Grande Finale get a prize money:

€40.000 for the first place €20.000 for the second place €10.000 for the third place

More information about the programme is available here.

Two webinar sessions on Tuesday, 11 February 2020 at 11:00 (CET) and Friday, 6 March 2020 at 11:00 (CET) are also organized to offer more details about the programme, the application process and selection criteria. Registration link is available here.

The call was published on the European Health Catapult website here. © Copyright  EIT Health

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