• Date: March 07, 2019

Each year, CaixaImpulse’s partner network EIT Health organises the European Health Catapult, a training programme and competition which is open to innovative European health start-ups in three categories – Medtech, Biotech and Digital Health.

The programme offers start-ups the opportunity to present their companies to key experts and investors in these fields, who provide each with highly-specialised training and feedback throughout the process, in areas such as business plan development and investor pitching.

After regional finals throughout April and May, and then semi-finals in each category in late September and October (see key dates below), 21 start-ups in total will be selected to take part in the final pitch in front of an audience of 300 representatives from academia and industry, stakeholders and investors, at the 2019 EIT Health Summit in Paris in December. Here, winners and second and third place will be selected in each category.

Prize money of €40,000 will be awarded to each of the three winning start-ups, as well as €20,000 to second place, and €10,000 to the third place in each category. By participating in this program, start-ups also get access to market opportunities through 140 European health key market leaders – partners of EIT Health.

The Medtech semi-final, taking place in San Sebastian, will be led by a consortium of which “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, Tecnalia, Biocat and IESE Business School are members.

Key dates for the 2019 programme:

Start-ups application deadline: 27 March

Regional finals: April-May

Biotech semi-finals: Delft, 24-26 September

Medtech semi-finals: San Sebastian, 30 September-2 October

Digital Health semi-finals: London, 8-10 October

Final (21 start-ups): EIT Health Summit – Paris, 3-4 December

  • Visit the official website for more information and to apply

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