Why participate?

Entering the European Health Catapult gives participants the opportunity to join a unique forum for innovators with

  • 360° TRAINING: by experienced mentors and top experts in the field, tailored to entrepreneur’s needs. Optimise your business plan and strengthen your ability to pitch in front of top-level investors and industry stakeholders
  • VISIBILITY: Pitch in front of top level seeds or series A investors of world leading medtech, biotech, pharma and IT companies active in EIT Health or the Health Axis Europe
  • PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION: with leading healthcare innovative startups from all over Europe with rich alumni program and within follow-up networking events
  •  SERVICES: Get Access to unique services in crucial areas such as clinical validation (Living Labs and Test Beds) and market preparation internationalisation (GoGlobal), etc.

Prize money and cost coverage

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of all three stages of the European Health Catapult.

Pre-Selection: At the regional pre-selections in total 42 teams (14 per category) will be nominated for the Semi-Finals. The Semi-Finals will include: review of the Business Plan, pitch training, exposure to experts and investors. The teams will receive a travel grant for the Semi-Finals.

Semi-Finals: At the three category specific Semi-Finals in total 21 teams (seven per category) will be nominated for the EHC Final and awarded with the invitation to pitch at the EIT Health Summit. They receive a travel grant. For increasing visibility each of the 21 finalists receives prize money dedicated to the production of a pitch video that will be included in EIT Health PR.

Final: 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 experts. The overall prize money awarded by EIT Health will be €135 000. In each category the first place will be awarded with 20.000 €, the second place with 15.000 € and the third prize with 10.000 €.