The European Health Catapult Programme

European Health Catapult (EHC) is a training and competition programme that boosts the development of top-notch European health start-ups through exposure to leading experts and international investors.

The programme is 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.

EHC awards the best-of-the-best business concepts from medtech, biotech and digital health across Europe.

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.

European Health Catapult is one of a kind programme in the abundant offer of similar start-up acceleration programmes in Europe and globally.

The EHC start-ups get on the fast track to involve in 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).

4th year of operation

147 alumni start-ups

+200 activated investors participating in the events

+2000 healthcare professionals involved as mentors, judges and attendees in the programme

We are proud to see EHC Catapult listed as one of the six best biotech events in Europe!

3-stages competition

   Regional selections



Training days and finalists selection


During the EIT Health Summit

Discover the portfolio of 2019 Semifinalists

Experience last years