European Digital Health Open Calls

Find funding opportunities for high potential innovations including Digital Health, HealthTech, MEDTECH, WearableTech and more.

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European Digital Health Open Calls


  • Health Hub Vienna – Our program currently consists of four “Sprint Workshops.” The program runs 100 days (start March 2020) and takes place in Vienna.  Mostly remote, subsidies for travel expenses available. Selected startups do not give away shares but are given opportunities to chose. Vienna, Austria; Deadline Jan 19, 2020
  • Fit 4 Start – To maximize your business’s chance of becoming successful and sustainable, Fit 4 Start offers intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed capital up to €150,000 and access to the best networks. The program is open for selected start-ups in the domains of ICT, HealthTech or Space with innovative ideas, strong motivation and high development potential. Luxembourg; Deadline Jan 20, 2020
  • B. Braun Accelerator – The B. Braun Acceleration Program empowers startups, entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs to quickly transform ideas into successful business innovations solutions to be implemented to their different company functions (incl. ambulatory centers & hospitals) and improve processes as well as the service level and their products in the Home Care division. Melsungen, Germany; Deadline TBA
  • Derma Pitch Competition – Novartis Biome contributes to the digital revolution in healthcare with an initiative looking for new technological solutions that allow for better diagnosis and treatment of psoriasis. The objective is to meet the main challenges facing the medical treatment of psoriasis, and enable faster and more efficient diagnosis and treatment management that would be mutually beneficial for patients and dermatologists. Novartis is looking for a patient-centered scalable solution that would help to optimize patient care, allowing both patients and dermatologists to capture relevant clinical information and key events, as well as to track the progress of the disease. Apply by Jan 23, 2020
  • Vision Health Pioneers – Vision Health Pioneers will support 40 early-stage entrepreneurs. We are looking for mixed teams of up to 4  members to work on one amazing healthtech idea that is applicable to the German market. Berlin, Germany; Deadline Jan 31, 2020
  • East Netherlands, as a member of the inDemand Community, has launched a call for digital health companies. Following the inDemand model, the Region of East Netherlands has detected 2 healthcare challenges to be solved by technology. The selected companies will have the opportunity to co-create the solutions hand by hand with healthcare professionals and will receive funding – € 17,500. Deadline Jan 31, 2020
  • Digital Health Transformation ForumExperts wanted for IDIH project on international cooperation in e-health. Deadline Jan 31, 2020
  • DIATOMIC – The second (and final) call for application experiments aims to accelerate solutions that apply electronic components, sensors, smart objects and systems across health, agrifood and manufacturing (Industry 4.0) sectors. Total funding amount: € 1.610.000. Deadline Jan 31, 2020


  • Wild Card – EIT Health venture builder targetting Europe’s biggest healthcare challenges. 2020 Wild Card with €4 million investment for innovations addressing Women’s Health and Digital Therapeutics. Deadline Feb 9, 2020
  • Novartis Cancer Startup Program – The selected startups will enter the acceleration program, which is supported and monitored by a group of high-level mentors from Novartis and the Conector network who will share their experience to support and optimize the development of their business models.  Barcelona, Catalonia, SpainDeadline Feb 23, 2020 Mar 4, 2020
  • Digital Innovation Challenge for SMEs and European startups by the European Commission. Imagine new services based on open and reusable solutions provided by the European Commission to grow your business and contribute to shaping a Digital Europe. Deadline Feb 28, 2020


  • NBIC 3rd Proof of Concept Award – The NBIC is launching its third call for proposals for Proof of Concept (PoC) projects from interested parties who have the experience and knowledge necessary to investigate and exploit areas in which biofilms play a central part. All projects proposed will be considered and ranked on their merits based on a number of criteria, with the intention that the selected projects will form a high-quality portfolio of Proof of Concept projects. Deadline Mar 6, 2020
  • EIT Jumpstarter 2020 – one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programs. This year, for the very first time, candidates are able to submit their innovative ideas in six thematic categories. In addition to the raw materials, healthcare, agri-food, there are three new areas: energy, manufacturing and urban mobility. Deadline Mar 15, 2020
  • CaixaImpulse Validate 2020 – call for life science, medical and health tech projects. Projects must be related to the areas of Life, Medical and Health Sciences, specifically from the following fields: Life Sciences: Biomathematics, Cell biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, and Molecular biology, Human physiology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, and Neurosciences. Medical and Health Sciences: Clinical Sciences, Epidemiology, Forensic medicine, Occupational medicine, Internal medicine, Nutritional sciences, Pathology, Pharmacodynamics, Pharmacology, Preventive medicine, Psychiatry, Public health, Surgery, and Toxicology. Deadline: Mar 16, 2020
  • Public procurement of innovative solutions for patients with bradycardiasThe RITMOCORE consortium – four hospitals and hospital foundations in Spain and the UK – invites interested bidders to submit offers to their public procurement of innovative solutions (PPI). This PPI aims to deploy innovative and more efficient service provisioning for patients with bradycardias and implantable pacemakers. The care model is based on personalized arrhythmia treatment, remote monitoring, coordinated care, and patient activation. Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • CRAASH Barcelona is looking for projects and start-ups to join the second edition of a boot camp that focuses on validating business models in the European markets of Barcelona, Paris, and Delft, as well as the US market of Boston. Participants should be part of a project in the field of medical devices, diagnosis or digital health from any European ecosystem looking to bring their product closer to the patient. The program is mostly web-based, but the travel to four on-site events will allow participants to build their network and evolve their solution. Any team of three people that have a technical lead, an entrepreneurial lead and a clinical lead with technology at technology readiness level 3 or 4 (proof of concept or proof of feasibility) can apply. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • European Health Catapult 2020 – Do you run a high-potential European health business? Every year, the European Health Catapult accelerates 42 start-ups like yours, exposing the best business concepts from med-tech, biotech and digital health to leading experts and international investors. Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • European Health Catapult 2020 – Do you run a high-potential European health business? Every year, the European Health Catapult accelerates 42 start-ups like yours, exposing the best business concepts from med-tech, biotech and digital health to leading experts and international investors. Deadline Mar 16, 2020
  • CaixaImpulse – Fostering innovation to improve people’s health. Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; Deadline TBA
  • EIT Health Investor Network is the first pan-European, EU-driven network solely focused on financing health innovation. his program, part of EIT Health Accelerator, aims to connect European health-oriented investors and promising start-ups through cross-border financing and co-investments. Deadline TBA
  • in4care Pilot Tables – top decision-makers from healthcare organizations and world-class startups to generate sales and leads. Leuven, Belgium; Deadline Mar 30, 2020
  • Startups Meet Pharma – The accelerator team at EIT Health Germany is running a startup program that can be of interest for healthcare startups. The program is called Startups Meet Pharma and it is a challenge-based acceleration program connecting startups developing innovative solutions for chronic care with key pharma partners in Europe. Startups Meet Pharma invites startups developing solutions that impact both the Pharma industry and patients, to tackle a set of challenges in collaboration with top pharma partners. Deadline Mar 30, 2020


  • VentureConnect Pitch Competition and Investors’ ForumFocusing exclusively on digital health. Is your startup currently looking for funding? Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with the most influential digital health investors in Europe – HIMSS & Health 2.0 Europe 2020. Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
  • EIC/EBAN ePitching on eHealth: Boost your eHealth innovations – A limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions in eHealth via an online tool to a jury of investors. Deadline: Apr 10, 2020
  • IMAGINE IF! – an acceleration program built by Innovation Forum. IMAGINE IF! provides early-stage science startups with extensive opportunities: mentorship, the potential to secure non-dilutive capital, free advice from leading professional service companies and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum’s platform. Barcelona, Spain; Deadline: Apr 15, 2020
  • IMI2 – Call 20Cancer, tuberculosis and vaccines in new IMI Call for proposals with a total budget of EUR 273 million. Deadline: Apr 21, 2020


  • NIHR HTA researcher-led open call Brain Tumours. This highlight notice indicates the continuing interest of NIHR in receiving research proposals in this area, and it encourages collaborative applications that demonstrate how they build on recent initiatives and investment in the area made by the NIHR, the MRC, and other research funders. For further details, please see the themed call pages. Deadline: May 6, 2020



  • Greater Manchester Future of Health Challenge in partnership with Novartis – A 12-week program where startups are required to attend one day per week. The program offers a fantastic opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to gain unrivaled access to the HealthTech ecosystem in the GM area through our close partnerships with industry, the NHS and engaged investors. Deadline: July 25, 2019
  • DayOne Accelerator -Day One, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health managed by, launches its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people. We are seeking brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, startups as well as intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome. Basel, Switzerland; Deadline – July 26, 2019


  • Women Startup Challenge Europe HealthTech – Launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Women Startup Challenge is on a mission to close the funding gap and shake up a culture and economy that’s made it exceedingly difficult for women to launch startups and raise capital. We provide funding, mentoring, and other resources for women who are creating the most innovative tech companies to help scale their products. The 10 finalists will pitch our distinguished jury of investors on 7 October in Paris. Our distinguished jury has included investors from Mozilla, GV (Google Ventures), Techstars, Illuminate Ventures, OneRagtime, Techstars, and more. Paris, France; Deadline: August 1, 2019
  • Health2B – Health2B is a lean startup accelerator with a focus on MedTech and healthtech. You may call it digital health, mobile health, e-health, Internet of Things, Wearables, LifeLog, Bio Hacking or Quantified Self – the goal is the same: to improve the wellbeing and health of people. Based in Lund, Sweden – the center of the most exciting health, life science and mobile cluster in Europe. Health2b is among the 15 best health tech accelerators in Europe. Lund, Skane Lan, Sweden; Deadline: August 4, 2019
  • Digital Health London – We are looking for innovative companies that are addressing patient demand through technology, with a view to funding those with significant potential. Are you an early-stage company that’s addressing health and care needs through digital health? Are you looking for £250k – £5m investment to take your company to the next level? London, UK; Deadline: August 5, 2019
  • Fit 4 Start – To maximize your business’s chance of becoming successful and sustainable, Fit 4 Start offers intensive coaching, attractive pre-seed capital up to €150,000 and access to the best networks. The program is open for selected start-ups in the domains of ICT, HealthTech or Space with innovative ideas, strong motivation and high development potential. Luxembourg; Deadline: August 16, 2019
  • Microsoft’s AI Factory in Station F – Microsoft France is focusing on helping AI-based startups contribute in five key areas: health, environment/energy, transportation, financial services, and agri-food. The first accelerator in this new program – AI for Green Energy – has launched in partnership with Schneider Electric, and is focused on finding new ways to use AI to decrease consumption and increase energy efficiency. Paris, France; Deadline: August 31, 2019


  • Bind 4.0 Acceleration Program – Bind 4.0 is an acceleration program geared toward tech startups with solutions applied to Advanced Manufacturing, Smart Energy, Health Tech or Food Tech fields. It’s a public-private initiative that promotes the development of innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations and that accelerates the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country. San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain; Deadline: Sept 13, 2019
  • Protechting – Protechting is a program that supports and develops technological projects that will help to innovate in the areas of the protection of people and their belongings, service, health, and savings. Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal; Deadline: Sept 20, 2019


  • ACE Venture Lab – (Amsterdam Center for Entrepreneurship) is a startup accelerator that actively supports researchers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs with tech-driven ideas looking to transform their concepts into a feasible business. Today the accelerator is home to young entrepreneurs who develop world-changing concepts in industries like Advanced IT, Medical & Health Technology, Chemical & Advanced Materials and Sustainable Technology. Offering tailored programs, startup facilities, entrepreneurial network and mentorship from the best startup experts, ACE Venture Lab supports ambitious science and high-tech entrepreneurs across every stage of starting a business. Deadline – Oct 14, 2019



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