Established Company
Smart money
International sales development
> EUR 25 000
6 to 12 months
Around EU (several locations)



We bring together European health entrepreneurs who want to grow their business beyond their home market with Europe’s top incubators and accelerators who have the expertise and resources to make it happen.

Basic Info

We will help match your scale-up with an incubator or accelerator from EIT Health’s approved network – we call these organisations our Catalysers. Together, you will plan how to access new markets quickly and decisively, tap into local networks of partners and clients, access infrastructure and understand new regulatory systems. The programme is split into Bridgehead Europe and Bridgehead Global.

You’ll meet and find your best-fit with our Catalysers at exclusive matchmaking events. Then you’ll travel to your Catalyser to start your collaboration and use their expert guidance to activate your business in a new market with expert guidance. There are two sub-programmes:

Europe: driving the expansion of your scale-up venture from one European market into another through partners with local knowledge.

Global: helping you expand your European health scale-up to markets outside of Europe such as the US, Canada, China, Japan, and South Korea.

Who should apply

Companies with fewer than 250 full time employees that deliver transformative products and services in biotech, medtech, or digital health.

You are selling your product/service in at least one market in Europe and ready to open up to a new market.

Your company is registered in Europe


Laia Pascual, Bridgehead Europe at EIT Health, or Anna Werner, Bridgehead Global at Medical Valley,

Find out more and apply


Medical Valley, Universität Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, BioRN