Call Deadline: March 27, 2019
Value of Amount: €25 000
Do you have an entrepreneurial mindset with a prototype or minimum viable product (MVP) in the healthcare field? Would you like to validate your prototype or MVP in the market in the form of competition?
Take part in the InnoStars Awards programme to receive valuable training and mentoring a chance to win cash prizes and exposure to potential investors and partners. The InnoStars Awards programme is intended to support healthcare innovators in realizing next steps towards the market, verify the need for the product or service they are developing, and increase the possibility to attract private investment.
Those who complete the training are invited to the November pitch contest, where the prizes will be:
- First place: €25 000
- Second place: €15 000
- Third place: €10 000
- InnoStars Awards programme is suitable for micro and small enterprises (according to EU SME definition), spin-offs and start-ups that already have a prototype or an MVP, but product/service is not on the market yet (no income). The company must be incorporated/registered before the subgranting agreement initiation. Additional eligibility criteria are:
- All documents must be delivered and oral pitch should be presented in advanced level English
- Applicants must be available to spend at least 15 days for educational and mentoring purposes.
- Participation in bootcamps and mentoring sessions are obligatory with the stable team (same team members should be involved on the bootcamps and mentoring sessions.
- Start-ups should be willing and capable to travel to other European locations during the training and mentoring.
- Submitted through EIT Health InnoStars registration platform, Optimus. Incomplete submissions, late submissions, or submissions via any other routes (e.g., email) will not be accepted.
- Applicants can apply only with legal entities from the following countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. EIT Food, EIT Health, and EIT RawMaterials are supported by EIT, a body of the European Union
- Companies who received the grant for the same project/service/product in 2016, 2017 or 2018 from InnoStars Awards, European Health Catapult or EIT Health Headstart funding are not eligible to apply for InnoStars Awards in 2019.
- Applicants cannot apply parallel for European Health Catapult or EIT Health Headstart funding