Tartu Biotechnology Park invites you to join new editions of EIT Health Accelerator Programmes 2021!
The EIT Health Accelerator offers Biotech, Medtech and Digital Health Startups and SMEs an access to knowledge, markets, stakeholders and finance opportunities through its programmes in 2021.
Since launching in 2016, EIT Health has helped more than 740 start-ups across Europe bring 22 products and services to market and attract more than €205M in investment!
New EIT Health Accelerator Catalogue 2021 is available here: https://bit.ly/3rjoN36 -> Find full info about current opportunities, eligibility and registration deadlines.
Find more info about EIT Health programmes
-> on EIT Health website: https://bit.ly/3oNRVOm
-> on InnoStarter website https://innostarter.eithealth.eu
The Catapult program supports innovative European startups from Biotech, MedTech and Digital Health areas with:
- Business plan maturation;
- Pitch training;
- Investor preparedness;
- Exposure to investors;
- European media visibility;
- Networking with representatives from EIT health partners and external top life science stakeholders;
- Interactions with other innovative startups from Europe in your (Biotech, MedTech or Digital Health) area;
- Prize money up to €40.000;
- Participation to the EIT Health Summit which attracts hundreds of participants from the European life science landscape every year.
-> The programme has a simplified application process with a deadline for application on March 16, 2021.
-> Find more information on how you can apply for the Catapult programme through this link: https://eithealth.eu/catapult/
-> Register for webinar on this program on March 10 at 10 am (CET) here: https://bit.ly/catapult-webinar-2021
The Bridgehead program targets start-ups that:
- Sell their product or services in at least one market in Europe
- Deliver transformative products and services in biotech/medtech/digital health
- Have fewer than 250 full time employees
- Are planning to expand their business in other European or global markets.
The EIT Health Bridgehead programme can provide your scale-up personalised support in growing your business in Europe beyond their home market. This programme provides the seasoned expertise, local insight and financial support needed to help realise your business ambitions of going abroad.
There are two sub-progams within Bridgehead;
- Europe: driving the expansion of your venture from one European market into another through our partners.
- Global: helping you expand your European health scale-up to markets outside of Europe.
-> Application deadline is March 16, 2021.
-> Find more information on how you can apply for the Bridgehead program through this link: http://eithealth.eu/bridgehead
Apply to the Wild Card Programme to break new ground in health by challenging the status quo in areas of high unmet need.
The EIT Health Wild Card programme builds game-changing life science companies.
Meet peers from across Europe working in the same space, find co-founders and secure €1.5 million EIT Health investment to bring your solution to the market.
The two challenge areas Wild Card 2021 is focused on are: advancing eye and vision care and progressing pain management.
-> Application deadline is March 16, 2021
-> Find out more here: https://wildcard.eithealth.eu/
Start-ups Meet Pharma brings together pharma companies posing specific problems in their area of interest and start-ups developing innovative technologies and services representing potential solutions for the selected challenges.
In 2021, five pharma companies including Abbott, Takeda, Merck, Amgen and AstraZeneca have released challenges. We invite start-ups to jointly address the challenges they face with operational products and services in patient identification, chronic kidney disease, Multiple Sclerosis, mobility disability prevention and adult ADHD.
If you are developing innovative technologies and services that could solve the selected challenges for 2021, submit your application now!
-> Application deadline is March 16, 2021
-> Find out more: https://eit-health.de/en/startups-meet-pharma/
-> Join the webinar on March 9 at 12 am CET: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/1822524498663990031
Apply for Innostars Awards, a competitive programme for InnoStars countries.
This programme is designed to help your start-up validate the need for your healthcare innovation, attract investors and shorten the time it takes to get your ideas to market.
During a funded four-month training process, you will learn from experts, gain insights on your innovation through interviews with potential customers, investors and partners – and make valuable connections. At the end of the programme, you can earn the opportunity to compete for recognition and additional funding in a pitch contest.
-> Application deadline is March 27, 2021
-> Find out more here: https://eithealth.eu/project/innostars-awards/
EIT Jumpstarter is back in 2021!
Do you have an innovative idea and want to jumpstart your business?
With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.
This year candidates will compete for the whopping first prize of up to 10.000 € in any of the 6 included industries: health, raw materials, food, energy, manufacturing and urban mobility.
-> Application deadline is April 16, 2021
-> Find out more here:https://eitjumpstarter.eu/
The EIT Health Investor Network aims to facilitate early-stage fundraising through connection to equity investors such as VCs, family offices & Angel Networks.
Apply to the Investor Network and gain access to a powerful network of cross-border early-stage private equity investors. Get recognition from the European health innovation community.
This programme, part of EIT Health Accelerator, aims to connect European health-oriented investors and promising start-ups through cross-border financing and co-investments. This is a unique opportunity to boost start-ups fundraising journey and give them the European dimension it needs to become a future unicorn!
Application is open – apply any time!
Find out more: https://eithealth.eu/project/investor-network/
EIT Health Bootcamps
Backed by the European Union, EIT Health Bootcamps are the first step towards healthy growth for many start-ups.
The bootcamps target European teams of MSc, MDs and PhD students and/or Postdocs, patients, informal caregivers and collaborators as well as professionals who have a business idea for a product still in the research and development stage.
As a participant, you will gain the tools to validate and incubate your business idea and ultimately prepare for launch across Europe.With the new Bootcamp Tour, you will get in touch with people of different cities and build connections with our established community of investors and mentors in our broad European network in November 2021.
Find out more about the Bootcamps: https://eithealth.eu/project/bootcamps/
Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp:
This Bootcamp connects high growth, women-led or co-led start-ups to an unparalleled network of investors and mentors – helping nurture and support rapid growth. A seven-week programme – providing intensive training, mentoring and networking opportunities. During this time, you’ll participate in two pitch events and enjoy significant one-to-one face time with investors.
Application Deadline: March 16, 2021
Find out more: https://eithealth.eu/women-entrepreneurship-bootcamp/
This Bootcamp tailored for health innovation teams with a focus on medical imaging and big data analysis will help them find their product-market fit. Accelerate early adoption with expert guidance on customer awareness, customer journey, industry compliance, and go-to-market strategy.
Application deadline: March 16, 2021
Find out more: https://hvlab.eu/program/8/reactor-2021
Patient Innovation Bootcamp:
This Bootcamp supports the development and launch of innovative solutions created by people directly affected by health conditions, such as patients and informal caregivers. The Patient Innovation Bootcamp consists of two-weeks of mentoring and training on-site.
Application Deadline: June 15, 2021
Find out more: https://eithealth.eu/patient-innovation-bootcamp/
This Bootcamp provides focused support and matchmaking for European early-phase start-up teams with ideas in the field of medical technology. A five-week training programme for European start-up teams to build skills during the early stages of launching their start-ups.
Application deadline: June 15, 2021
Find out more: https://eithealth.eu/medtech-bootcamp/
Innovation and Impact Bootcamp:
This bootcamp is acknowledged for its hands-on focus & custom approach and delivered many successful startups! If you want to add value to your product and find your product market-fit, then this bootcamp is a great fit.
Application deadline: June 15, 2021
More info coming soon!