Aina Pascual Cuadras
Accelerator Programme Manager
EIT Health

The European Bridgehead programme provides European start-ups and scale-ups with individualised support in expanding beyond their home market. The programme follows an individual and needs-based approach by matching promising start-ups and SMEs to suitable clusters, accelerators and incubators all over Europe. The programme also offers mentoring, services, resources and vacant physical spaces to start-ups that need them.

Application deadlines

  • First cut-off: 27 February 2019, 23:59h CET.  
  • Second cut-off: 14 May 2019, 23:59 CET.

Is it for me?

The EIT Health Bridgehead Programme is suitable for micro- and small enterprises (less than 50 employees) that are active in the fields of MedTech, BioTech and Digital Health, are incorporated in an H2020-elibible country, and are operating in an EU country. Applicants should have a defined product strategy, proven traction in their home market and a clear internationalisation plan.

The programme

This is an internationalisation programme for start-ups interested in being hosted by one or more top-notch accelerators/incubators/clusters from the EIT Health European network. Start-ups travel to accelerators of their choice to speed up access to markets, tap into local networks of partners and clients, access infrastructure and get a first-hand feeling for the local regulatory and business context. They are guided by a trusted and seasoned local support team that can open the right doors to establish and grow cross-border business. Participating teams receive vouchers of up to €30 000 to spend in the programme.

For more information: Download the Call and FAQ document.

Click here to apply.