The European Health Catapult awards the best-of-the-best business concepts from Biotech, MedTech and Digital Health and exposes start-ups to experts, health industry leaders and international investors. Investors, for sure, sooner or later you will meet some of them at – Surge-on Medical was a finalist in 2017.

The Catapult to Success

The European Health Catapult follows a three-stage procedure, as follows:

Stage 1:
The seven regional competitions will be organized based on EIT Health’s regional structure. The pre-selection of the nominated start-ups will be made based on a common set of criteria. The different regions define their respective selection processes to ensure that the selected start-ups are outstanding in an international context. The best regional start-ups in each category will be identified by June 2020. The selected companies (42 in total, 14 per category) will be presented by their regional representatives during a consensus meeting.

Stage 2:
During a two-day semi-final, participating start-ups will be matched with mentors (experienced entrepreneurs, investors and experts in the field) to strengthen and optimize their business plan and undergo intensive pitch training to harness their performance ability for top-level investors. During a one-day expo immediately following the training and selection days, all participants will pitch their plans to a jury and audience of subject-matter experts and investors. The top seven companies per category will be selected and invited to pitch at the EIT Health Summit 2020. Matchmaking sessions, during which start-ups, investors and industry experts can meet one-on-one, are combined with this event.

Stage 3:
At the EIT Health Summit, winners will be selected, and prizes awarded by a panel of experts, industry stakeholders and investors, such as business angels, corporate VCs and crowdfunders.

Get Ready Now

So what are you waiting for? The application deadline is March 16, 2020 – better get started now. Here you will find all you need to know.

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