Health Venture Lab

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Health Venture Lab Bootcamp is an intensive, healthcare-focused accelerator that helps aspiring individuals and teams advance their innovative ventures through an extended period of coaching and training. It provides academic, business and industrial expertise to ensure that participants have a unique opportunity to improve all aspects of their businesses. Participants have the chance to build a strong international network by becoming a member of a Europe-encompassing start-up community.




Basic Info

Who can apply: The programme targets international teams from EIT Health and Regional Integration Scheme countries, who are solving a healthcare-related problem and have already built at least an initial prototype. Our High School Partnership programme allows teams from three partnering high schools to participate. These will require a lower barrier to entry (no need for prototype), and so participate on fewer occasions.

Detailed description: The programme will offer a six-month-long acceleration for candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to develop their personal and team business competencies and explore and develop their health-related business ideas. HVL Budapest offers weekly training sessions, coaching and a Europe-wide network (EIT Health and RIS), through which start-ups can reach out to crucial partners.

Each monthly workshop consists of a teaching session with thematic presentations on hard-to-attain knowledge, including Regulations in the Healthcare Sector, Health Data Protection and Early-Stage Financing. These are provided by our expert coaches and through intensive one-on-one coaching sessions with business coaches experienced in building a company.
Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to develop the strategic, organisational, networking and financial basis of a growth-oriented firm.

Contact Details: Daniel Szemerey (; Andrea Bagoly (


Borja Sánchez – Healthy Grail team

Borja Sánchez – Healthy Grail team

"EIT Health Innostars program has spread our network and taught us how to approach investors". "Thanks to Innostars our project has reached a new level. We are on our way to profesionalize".

Xavi Gallego – TABY team

Xavi Gallego – TABY team

 "Attending to the Innostars program has been a catapult for our project. Our pitch deck is now more solid and our network is growing. This is now translating into new collaborative agreements and financing options. "

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Expected Applicants
University students/researchers,
Projects at early development stage
> EUR 10 000
Expected Outcome
Well formulated idea,
Europe-wide validated service/product
Competition with awards
Engagement Level
1 to 3 months
Around EU (several locations)

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