EIT Health Accelerator Programmes
The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. It gathers the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs, and provides them with the support, skills and services that they need to get their ideas off the ground and into the market. The Accelerator is open for all business ideas coming from EIT Health Campus projects like summer schools, EIT Health Innovation Projects and other Accelerator pre-seed scouting activities.
In the INCUBATE! activity line, innovation training and support activities, like LaunchLab or other Boot Camp programmes, help entrepreneurs create a business plan out of an initial business idea in a two-month programme. Furthermore, local training activities are organised to augment existing programmes at EIT Health Co-Location Centres (CLCs), with a focus on key skills in the healthcare sector.
In the VALIDATE! activity line, a strong emphasis is placed on helping startups and entrepreneurs to use suitable Living Labs and Test Beds, as well as other market coaching expertise, within the community, and to gain an understanding of local/regional regulatory and reimbursement schemes through access to a wide network of market experts with specific local knowledge.
In the SCALE! activity line, there will be a major focus on developing tools and networks that can provide financing for projects and smaller SMEs, as well as facilitating access to potential investors, such as angel networks, corporate financers and crowd funders. Furthermore, GoGlobal programmes will support European startups and scale-ups in the domain of MedTech, BioTech and Digital Health, so that they can expand in Europe, the United States, Brazil, China and other international markets. This business creation supply chain will be key to ensuring both the acceleration of innovation projects and access to relevant facilities for startups and SMEs throughout the consortium.
The Accelerator is open for applications from all entrepreneurs, startups and micro SMEs in Europe that bring a reference letter from one of the official EIT Health partners or CLC offices. A list of partners can be found at eithealth.eu/partners, the CLC offices are listed at eithealth.eu/clc.