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

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  • The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme – now open for SME businesses operating in the West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, and Lewes District for at least one year. A total of £3.5m of funding is available to fund capital grant projects of between £40k and £170k. Businesses can apply for up to 40% grant funding towards the cost of equipment/software and other capital items to make them more competitive. The minimum project size is £100,000, meaning the applicant will need to bring 60% (£60,000) in match funding.

Jan

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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;
  • Digital Health Transformation ForumExperts wanted for the IDIH project on international cooperation in e-health.

Feb

  • Novartis Cancer Startup Program – The selected startups will enter the acceleration program 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, Spain
  • 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.

Mar

  • EIT Jumpstarter 2020 – one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programs. This year, for the very first time, candidates can 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.
  • CaixaImpulse Validate 2020 – call for life science, medical, and health tech projects. Projects must be related to 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and the US market of Boston. Participants should be part of a medical device, diagnosis, or digital health project 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 with a technical lead, an entrepreneurial lead, and a clinical lead with technology readiness level 3 or 4 (proof of concept or proof of feasibility) can apply. Barcelona, Spain
  • European Health Catapult – 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.
  • European Health Catapult – 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
  • 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.
  • in4care Pilot Tables – top decision-makers from healthcare organizations and world-class startups to generate sales and leads. Leuven, Belgium
  • Startups Meet Pharma – The accelerator team at EIT Health Germany runs a startup program 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.

Apr

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • IMI2 – Call 20Cancer, tuberculosis, and vaccines in new IMI Call for proposals with a total budget of EUR 273 million.
  • Lab4pymes, the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) program, for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) have their registered office and work center located in the Community of Madrid. An active 6-month innovation program in which UC3M makes eleven technologies available to SMEs in four areas of knowledge drives innovation and business competitiveness. The objective is to help them develop new products and services based on their technological assets and knowledge. 

May

  • BIH Digital Health Accelerator – If you are affiliated with Charité or MDC and have an idea for a new digital health solution, apply to become part of our next BIH Digital Health Accelerator cohort! Benefit from expert mentoring, protected time off, flexible funding, free co-working space, and high-quality connections to the industry.
  • NIHR HTA researcher-led open call Brain Tumours. This highlight notice indicates the continuing interest of NIHR in receiving research proposals in this area. It encourages collaborative applications that demonstrate how they build on recent initiatives and investments in the area made by the NIHR, the MRC, and other research funders. For further details, please see the themed call pages.
  • DKV Impacta – an initiative of social innovation in health that aims to go beyond the financing of projects since we offer the professionals of the social organizations and entrepreneurs accompanying, mentoring, and training in business models and strategy through various innovation methodologies. Who can apply? Foundations, associations, and social entrepreneurship initiatives.
  • BStartup10 – opens its call for entries for the 3rd Edition of BStartup Health to support projects in the health sector in pre-seed and seed stages. When the importance of science and research is becoming extremely apparent, this edition’s investment aims to validate technology/research and business; therefore, three projects will be selected from all those submitted in Spain.
  • UNICEFLab COVID19 – an open innovation platform (targeted to the Spanish ecosystem, the Spanish) program. UNICEF Spain and ISDI created an Open Social Innovation Platform to identify Challenges and support Projects for children, adolescents, and families in Spain in 2020.

Jun

  • HealthCare Lab – CEE-based acceleration program supporting digital healthcare ventures brings ground-breaking innovations in healthcare to the market faster. 
  • TecnoCampus, with the support of ACCIÓ, is launching TecnoCampus StartHealth, an acceleration program for projects with high growth potential in the health sector. The program offers support in the validation of the technology and the business model in the launch of the product in the market and the access to financing to accelerate its growth.
  • G4A Partnerships Growth and Advance TracksThe G4A Growth and Advance Tracks offer a gateway to partner with Bayer through integrated healthcare solutions in the digital health space.  Our partners benefit from our global presence and business acumen to grow their healthcare business while driving towards changing the experience of health through collaboration. Berlin, Germany

Jul

  • DigitalHealth.London’s Accelerator – Now in its fifth consecutive year, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator works with up to 20 high potential SMEs over a 12-month period, giving bespoke support and advice, a program of expert-led workshops and events, and brokering meaningful connections between innovators and NHS organizations with specific challenges.
  • 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 GM area’s HealthTech ecosystem through our close partnerships with industry, the NHS, and engaged investors.
  • DayOne Accelerator -Day One, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health managed by BaselArea.swiss, launches its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people. We seek brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, startups, and intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise, and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome. Basel, Switzerland
  • DIGI-B-CUBE – the project launched an open call to support projects focusing on integrating digital innovations and disruptive technologies across the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains. Small and Medium Enterprises (including new start-ups) operating in the health, medicine, biotech, biopharma, IT, or related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech, etc.) can apply for equity-free funding up to €60,000 through the DIGI-B-CUBE voucher scheme.

Aug

  • 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 create 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
  • 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 people’s wellbeing and health. 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
  • Digital Health London – We are looking for innovative companies addressing patient demand through technology to fund those with significant potential. Are you an early-stage company that’s addressing health and care needs through digital health? Are you looking for a £250k – £5m investment to take your company to the next level? London, UK
  • 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

Sept

  • KQ Labs –  an intensive accelerator program for startup teams with high growth potential in the area of data-driven health. London, UK
  • 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 innovative Industry 4.0 projects with top-level organizations, accelerating the startups through training, high-impact mentorship, and connections to the major industrial players in the Basque Country. San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain
  • 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
  •  Janssen Startup Accelerator – a nine-month EMEA-wide acceleration program that aims to help healthtech startups expand their capabilities further than they ever thought possible.

Oct

  • Health Investment ForumBarcelona Health Hub, in collaboration with Col·legi de Metges de BarcelonaEsade Ban, and Barcelona Activa, is organizing the first e-Health Investment Forum in Barcelona, a meeting point where digital health startups meet investors active in digital health and coming from Spain, Europe and beyond.
  • 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 networks, and mentorship from the best startup experts, ACE Venture Lab supports ambitious science and high-tech entrepreneurs across every stage of starting a business.
  • The Collider – We strongly believe that when scientific talent and entrepreneurial initiatives are united together, they generate an impact on the marketplace and people’s lives. That is why we team you up with the best scientific talent to bring your tech-based pioneering startups to life together.
  • Digital Garden – the dermatology digital health accelerator powered by Almirall. We aim to help grow start-ups focused on developing innovative technology-based services and solutions across the patient journey in dermatology. We are also looking for meaningful collaborations with outstanding minds outside Almirall to find solutions to tackle some of the dermatology challenges patients face today. Barcelona, Spain;
  • P4 Precision Medicine Accelerator ProgrammeThe program seeks the world’s leading Precision Medicine startups to support development, regulation, investment, adoption, and scale to the UK and international markets to innovate and advance the healthcare landscape. London, UK;
  • Novartis’ Innovation Challenge – In order to further advance the development of innovative solutions, Novartis is hosting an innovation challenge at Frontiers Health 2020. Startups and innovation-driven companies.

Nov 

  • Vision Health Pioneers is an incubator that supports first-time founders in gaining entrepreneurial know-how, building a strong network, and launching their product idea in Germany. Deadline – Nov 15, 2021
  • Imagine IF!  – provides early-stage science startups with extensive opportunities to take your venture to the next level: tailored mentorship, the potential to secure non-dilutive capital, free advice from leading professional service companies, and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum’s platform.
  • Arkathon Program – a unique opportunity where companies from Switzerland and abroad, healthcare organizations, and technological institutes work closely together to co-develop health solutions, with the economic support of public regional funds. Valais, Switzerland

Dec

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