Are the applications treated under confidentiality?


Applications submitted to the EIT Health BRIDGEHEAD Programme are handled under confidentiality. Everybody that comes in contact with the applications during the review process is bound by confidentiality agreements. Each evaluator involved in the evaluation process will sign the BRIDGEHEAD 2019 code of conduct.

How many projects will be approved in 2020?


In the 2020 2 rounds the project will found up to 15 start-ups each.

What is the thematic scope of projects EIT Health supports?


EIT Health’s Mission

EIT Health’s mission is to promote entrepreneurship and develop innovations in healthy living and active ageing, providing Europe with new opportunities and resources. EIT Health will enable citizens to lead healthier and more productive lives by delivering products, services and concepts that will improve quality of life and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare across Europe

The main societal challenges addressed:

  1. To promote healthy living
  2. To support active ageing
  3. To improve healthcare


EIT Health Focus Areas

In order to create the desired impact, we particularly encourage applicants with projects related to the following Focus Areas:

  1. Bringing Care Home
  2. Value from Data in Clinical and Sub-Clinical Settings


Focus Area: Bringing Care Home
EIT Health is looking to support start-ups that shift healthcare delivery from hospitals to primary care and home care settings.


Focus Area: Value from Data
EIT Health is looking to support start-ups that bridge the gap between large data sets and medical outcomes in chronic diseases

How many projects will be approved in 2020?


The activities supported by  EIT Health BRIDGEHEAD PROGRAMME should clearly take the project closer to internalisation and contribute to establish the applicant business and/or clinical path beyond its home market. These could be activities for product & service development, marketing, regulatory and IP related tasks focused on international mobility and include:

  • Creating and/or executing market entry strategy outside home market
  • Creating pricing strategies for new – international market(s)
  • Exploring legal, financial, administrative environment of country of interest, understanding regulatory requirements, including certification, IP protection, “purchase”of exertise e.g. legal advice
  • Establishing new distribution or manufacturing or supplier contracts
  • Establishing international investor connections
  • Testing in real environments – e.g. living labs and test beds of country of interest
  • Access to scientific and research laboratories, facilities and infrastructure
  • Setting up of pilots in hospitals beyond home country

What are the target KPIs?


EIT Health has a number of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), but the ones that are most relevant for the EIT Health Accelerator and for the  Funding Programme are:

  • Number of SMEs receiving significant support
  • Number of new products / services launched (with evidence of first sale or intent in new markets)
  • Jobs created
  • Capital attracted to SMEs
  • Number of successful SMEs still active after 3 years

What are cost categories allowed in the project?


These are the allowed cost categories, as defined in the Horizon 2020 Model Grant Agreement, and reflected in the EIT Health Sub-granting agreement.

  • Personnel
  • Travel and subsistence
  • Consumables and equipment
  • Services and sub-contracting
  • Other (please specify)