Join this year’s BIO-Europe virtual event from October 26–29, and watch the pitches of some of the best healthcare startups coming from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Even though they come from different regions they have something in common – they all have the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry and impact the future of medicine. Tuning in could inspire you, elevate your innovation game and allow you to ‘stand on the shoulder of giants’! (check out last year’s video here).
5 exciting live events
The most promising early-stage healthtech startups will be competing during the InnoStars Awards Grand Final, which will take place virtually on 26 October, 14:30 – 17:00, with the Live Announcement of the Winners at 16:50 CET. This will be the startups’ big moment, after a four-month programme, in which the 10 selected teams received €25K with individual mentoring and the opportunity to participate in two European bootcamps. EIT Health also organized meetings for selected teams with potential customers, investors and partners to validate their product or service. Now, after this support, the teams competing in the InnoStars Awards final have the chance to win big: the first-place winner will receive an additional €25K, the second €15K, and the third €10K.
You will also get to meet the best selected teams taking part in Headstart. This programme provides emerging companies with mentorship and funding opportunities to accelerate the development and time-to-market of innovative products and services to improve the lives of European patients and citizen. This year, Headstart is supplemented by two special programmes: COVID-19 and the U.S. NAM Healthy Longevity Global Competition for ventures with a focus on physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age. The teams developing healthcare solutions and products focused on COVID-19 will pitch on 28 October at 14.00-14.30, while on 29 October we will see teams in general (Cohort A: 11.00 – 12.00) and NAM category (Cohort B: 15:30 – 16:15). The Live Announcement of the Headstart Finalists will take place on 29 October at 16.00 CET.
EIT Health Innostars
EIT Health InnoStars Awards and Headstart are two flagship competitions of EIT Health InnoStars, which aims to support pioneering healthcare solutions from emerging regions in the EU. In the EIT Health Headstart programme (InnoStars edition), the selected teams come both from InnoStars (Italy, Portugal, Poland, Hungary) and EIT Health RIS regions (Greece, Romania and Latvia). During the InnoStars Awards Grand Final, 10 promising InnoStars Awards semi-finalists from Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Latvia and Portugal will compete for the pool prize of €50K.
Both of these programmes are great opportunities for finalists to capitalize on their innovations and have their projects accelerated by EIT Health provident funding mentoring, networking and matchmaking.
Join the event
During Bio-Europe, the largest biotechnology partnering conference in Europe, you will have the opportunity to listen to the finalist team pitches and learn more about their projects and developments.
To learn more about EIT Health Headstart and EIT Health InnoStars Grand Finals, check out the website.