EIT Health

European Consortium for Health

138 partners from 17 European countries make EIT Health one of the worldwide biggest health initiatives. The aim of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Health (EIT Health) is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the areas of "Healthy Living and Active Aging" in order to improve the quality of life, medical care and healthcare across Europe. BioM is an associate partner for young and innovative enterprisers, establishing the Bavarian entry gate to EIT Health.

Since 2016, EIT Health is a European Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) uniting 138 partners from industry and science based in 17 European countries. A funding volume of up to EUR 700 million and a total volume of more than EUR 2 billion make it one of the world's largest publicly funded health initiatives. Innovative products, educational programs and general services are being developed in the framework of EIT Health that contribute to solving the demographic challenges of Europe and to streamlining the European healthcare system.

BioM is Associate Partner of EIT Health

The European headquarters of EIT Health is located in Munich. Its German office is located in Mannheim and Heidelberg and manages 27 partner organizations from Germany and Switzerland. BioM is an associate partner and able to assume the management of KIC projects. Other core & associate partners in Bavaria are the Technische Universität München (TUM), the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Medical Valley e.V., the Max Planck Society, the Fraunhofer Society, Siemens Healthineers and Roche Diagnostics GmbH. Further partners may be accepted on application.

Funding Opportunities at EIT Health

In specific terms, BioM offers the following opportunities within EIT Health to Bavarian companies:

1) Funding by "Headstart Projects"

Headstart projects are a national funding initiative that has been specifically created to support small organizations (less than 50 employees), spin-offs and start-ups (when founded in Germany or Switzerland before the project expires) and for rapid and short-term promotion and launch into the market.

The projects should be in line with the EIT Health Framework (Healthy Living and Active Aging). An EIT funding of up to 50,000. The project must begin in 2018.

Further information about Headstart funding is available here: https://www.eithealth.eu/en_us/accelerator/head-start-proof-of-concept

For further information and to receive the call documents, please contact Joy Cürten, Business Creation Manager EIT Health: joy.cuerten@eithealth.eu

2) Start.Smart.Japan

Valuable funding opportunity for SMEs to receive support to enter the Japanese life science market: Start.Smart.Japan

3) BioEntrepreneur BootCamp

Design & validate your biotech business concept: BioEntrepreneur BootCamp

4) Other Funding Options

EIT Health continuously offers a variety of funding options for founders and young enterprises. Latest information is available on the website of EIT Health: https://eithealth.eu/accelerator

Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss
Prof. Dr. Ralf Huss

Managing Director