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European Health Catapult


The European Health Catapult (EHC) is a training and competition platform, jointly organized by EIT Health and Health Axis Europe, that includes several opportunities to present your company in front of experts and international investors. Find here the information brochure for 2019

It awards the best-of-the-best business concepts  from medtech, biotech and digital health across Europe. EHC sources and accelerates 21 European start-ups in biotech, medtech and digital health that  get high-quality training in business plan modelling, deal negotiation and pitch training, as well as a facilitated access to top level investors. The competition passes through three stages:

The start-ups will be involved in the EIT Health network of world leading medtech, biotech, pharma and IT companies and world 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).

Who can participate:

The European Health Catapult is open for micro and small enterprises (< 50 employees), spin-offs and start-ups (already incorporated) from all over the EIT Health community that

  • Are active in the fields of Medtech, Biotech and Digital Health

  • Are already incorporated and operating in an EU Country

  • Have innovative business concepts

  • Are looking for seed or series A funding of at least € 500K

  • Self-valuation at least € 1M

Please note:

  • The EIT Health funding limit of €50.000 per calendar year, per startup, applies across all EIT Health programmes. The potential prize money (for travel and accommodation to attend semifinals/final and the winning prizes) in European Health Catapult contributes also to the annual amount of EIT Health funding. Please plan your applications within the EIT Health programmes having this in mind

  • Start-ups that were awarded by the EHC jury as 1st, 2nd or 3rd in biotech, medtech or digital health category in the last editions of European Health Catapult may not apply again. Start-ups that participated in previous editions but were not awarded by the EHC jury are welcome to re-apply.

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