E-Boat


Joanna Baranowska
Project Coordinator
Medical University of Lodz

Ewa Nocun
Project Manager
Medical University of Lodz

E-Boat is an accelerator for start-ups with innovative mobile health solutions. The unique programme consists of six weeks of distance learning followed by a two-week cruise and hackathon in the Baltics, where participants develop, validate and prepare products for launch in the European market.

Is it for me?

The programme aims to support incorporated start-ups with mobile health solutions. Participants should be ready to demonstrate and validate an English-language version of a mobile-friendly product/service and business concept.

Important dates

  • Application deadline: 27 March 2019
  • Start of programme: June/July 2019
  • Final week: September 2019

The programme

E-Boat provides the practical tools and business development opportunities for start-ups focused on creating mobile health apps and solutions to enhance self-care and self-management. The programme is divided into two phases.

The first phase offers six weeks of a distance learning module, with online training on the principles of universal design, lean methodology and customer development tools.

The second phase is the Cruise Hackathon Formula, two weeks of an intensive and unique business creation sea-trip. Start-ups will validate and pitch their ideas in five Baltic Sea destinations:

  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Gdansk, Poland,
  • Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Tallinn, Estonia

During the cruise, start-ups will learn, develop their products, identify customers, and meet potential clients and local investors – all under the supervision of IT specialists and universal design mentors.

External partners

  • Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
     
  • Riga Stradins University, Latvia
     
  • Gdansk Medical University, Poland

EIT Health partners in this project