On 23 august 2021, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Health Bridgehead programme expanded to the European Innovation Council (EIC) start-ups, achieving its first link since the beginning of the EIT Health-EIC Collaboration Pilot. This cooperation aims to enhance innovation, competitiveness, and stability of start-ups.
Now in its fourth year, the Bridgehead programme plans to support start-ups that have delivered effective solutions in one or more domestic markets to expand into new international markets. The Bridgehead programme is divided into three types of programmes: Europe (for scale-up inside Europe), Global (to develop an international expansion), and Inbound (for supporting the non-European ventures to gain access to the European market).
“We are happy that the EIT and EIC pilot collaboration is now stretching its wings via three new Horizon 2020 funded projects, among which is the ‘EIT-EIC CollabPilot’ coordinated by EIT Health. The collaboration will provide the opportunity to test synergies between organisations and programmes, exchange ideas, support the best innovators and entrepreneurs and reach out to local innovation communities. We look forward to collaborating with EIT Health”
– Jean-David Malo
Director of the European Innovation Council
The ‘EIT-EIC Collab Pilot’ is a €1 million project funded under Horizon 2020 and coordinated by EIT Health. It covers 28 European health start-ups granted with special benefits from EIC. This includes the bridgehead, the Gold Track, the Finance Booster and the Bootcamps.
For more details about the Bridgehead programme, click here.