Kurt E. Hoeller
Director Of Business Creation
EIT Health

EIT Health Accelerator is a business creation programme, set up to support the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs. To tackle the future challenges of European healthcare, EIT Health Accelerator creates a favourable environment for innovation, providing skills and services to get promising business ideas into the market. The Accelerator pillar of EIT Health provides support to healthcare entrepreneurs at every stage of the process.



The INCUBATE! activity line offers support for not-yet entrepreneurs or scientists wanting to develop start-ups. Activities include innovation training and assistance with initiatives like Launchlab, or other Bootcamp programmes that help entrepreneurs create a business plan out of an initial idea or research project.


We VALIDATE concepts

The VALIDATE! line places emphasis on validating products and services. Our network of Living Labs and Test Beds provides entrepreneurs the means to test products throughout the value chain. Other activities allow entrepreneurs to gain understanding in local/regional regulatory and reimbursement schemes and have access to market experts.


We SCALE businesses

SCALE! activities focus on more mature start-ups and SMEs, to facilitate access to tools and networks for financing and market expansion. The European Health Catapult programme awards funding to companies with the best business plans and provides training in pitching and competitiveness. Our GoGlobal Programme supports European ventures so that they can expand beyond Europe’s borders to the U.S., China and Brazil. 

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Accelerator Activities


Through its INCUBATE! Activity line, EIT Health’s Accelerator pillar supports scientists and would-be entrepreneurs in developing their concepts for healthcare innovations into market-ready products and services. The following programmes can assist startups and SMEs that are just getting their ideas off the ground.