Why participate?

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

  • 360° TRAINING: Optimize your business plan and strengthen your ability to pitch in front of top-level investors and industry experts
  • VISIBILITY: Pitch in front of top level seeds or series A investors of world leading medtech, biotech, pharma and IT companies
  • PEER-TO-PEER CONNECTION: With leading innovative healthcare start-ups from all over Europe and a rich alumni program with follow-up networking events
  •  SERVICES: Access to the unique EIT Health Accelerator ecosystem and services in crucial areas such as clinical validation (Living Labs and Test Beds) and market preparation for internationalization (GoGlobal), etc.
  • PRIZE MONEY

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 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 €210 000. In each category the first place will be awarded with 40.000 €, the second place with 20.000 € and the third prize with 10.000 €.