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EIT Health Germany announces 2nd Batch of Headstart Awardees 2018

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EIT Health Germany announces 2nd Batch of Headstart Awardees 2018

Four additional German and Swiss Start-Ups bound to receive €50,000 each

03 November 2018
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During the second “2018 Ship for Health Innovation Pitches (SHIP)” EIT Health Germany selected a further four promising start-ups and SMEs who will receive one of the EIT Health Germany Headstart Awards 2018 – valued at €50,000 each – to accelerate their entry to market.

In total 12 hopeful teams pitched their business idea in front of a jury of industry partners, investors and representatives of the healthcare sector, as well as pitching in front of the 130+ attendees of EIT Health Germany’s Annual Symposium, which also incorporated the first of three EIT Health ideation events this autumn.

The winning teams were:

  • Heyfair - Every year, 2.6 million Europeans get an infection during their hospital stay. About 90.000 patients don’t survive. To solve these problems Heyfair has invented the world's first shortly visible disinfectant. Contact: Robert Hellmundt,
  • Dust BioSolutions - Dust BioSolutions is a start-up company focusing on industrial applications of biotechnology. Our vision is to improve sustainability and profitability of industries by optimising, customising and industrialising biotechnological processes.
  • SensArs Neuroprosthetics - SensArs Neuroprosthetics is an EPFL spin-off that has developed SENSY, a unique worldwide device to restore sensory feedback to lower limb amputees from their prosthesis. Contact: Francesco Maria Petrini,
  • Medical Templates -  Medical Templates is making needle guided interventions safe and precise by turning a passive single-use needle guide intelligent with computer vision software. Faster procedures, no investment costs, providing safety for beginners and speed to experts, this product revolutionises how needle biopsies and aspirations are done. With CE mark, a successful soft-launch in Switzerland, published in-vitro study and a broad patent protecting it’s IP, Medical Templates is now ready to scale. Contact: Rafael Hostettler,

About EIT Health Headstart Funding

The EIT Health Headstart Awards are part of EIT Health’s extensive portfolio of support programmes for emerging companies and SMEs from across Europe. The purpose of these awards is to accelerate market entry and adoption of new products and services, thus creating new economic activity.

For further information contact:

To be notified about future opportunities for start-ups in the D.A.CH. region contact EIT Health Germany’s Business Creation Manager Matteo Consonni ( or join our slack group: