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





A unique competition and training programme that showcases biotech, medtech and digital health start-ups to leading experts and investors across Europe. The programme recognises and awards the best business concepts, fast-tracking start-ups to become part of the EIT Health community of world- leading companies.

Basic Info

This one-of-a-kind, rigorous and rewarding competition spotlights start-ups that offer best value to users and customers. Throughout the process, start-ups receive intensive training as they build their credibility and visibility through pan-European exposure. Start-ups battle it out at regional selections to become one of 42 start-ups (14 for each category: medtech, biotech, and digital health) invited to the semi-finals.

Each chosen start-up will receive intensive training on business development and pitching. Semi- finalists in each category are paired with mentors for intensive pitch training. During a one-day expo, each start-up pitches in front of an investor jury for the chance to be one of the 21 finalists. The finalists will be invited to pitch to industry experts and investors at the EIT Health Summit.

Who should apply

Micro and small enterprises (<50 employees), spin-offs and start- ups that: are already incorporated, are seeking Seed or Series A funding of a minimum of €500K, have a self-valuation over €1M, and are operating in an EU Country.

You must already have at least €500K funding (private or public) OR had at least €500K revenue in the last year.

Have innovative business concepts and are active in the fields of medtech, biotech and digital health.


Anna Badurska, European Leader at Cap Digital,

Anna Werner, European Co-Leader at Medical Valley,

Arantxa Encinas-López, European Support-Leader at BioRN,

Jonas Friedrich, European Co-Leader at Medical Valley,

Find out more and apply


Cap Digital, Medical Valley, BioRN Sponsors: Amazon Web Services, L3S