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Patient Innovation Bootcamp

Who better than patients and their caregivers to have crucial insight for product innovation? Offering a unique combination of mentoring, and onsite and online training, this Bootcamp supports the development and launch of innovative solutions created by people directly affected by health conditions.

The aim is to help them move their solutions from ideas to prototypes to market-ready innovations. The Patient Innovation Bootcamp consists of mentoring and training in Lisbon, medical and technology validation in Barcelona, implementation and dissemination in Copenhagen, and online training regarding business model design in between. Travel and accommodation costs are supported by the programme for selected start-ups.

Ready to take part in the Patient Innovation Bootcamp? Deadline extended to 31 May.

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Why get involved

    4 – 8 September
    Review your problem-solution and solution-market fit with the support of Patient Innovation, NOVA, Glintt and the Gulbenkian Foundation
    18-22 September
    Develop your business model and investigate the market potential of your product with the support of IESE and Biocat
    30 October – 3 November
    Pitch your solution in an entrepreneurial ecosystem with the support of Copenhagen Business School and Walk to Path experts
    On Graduation
    November 2023
    On graduation, access the EIT Health Alumni community to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and access the suite of EIT Health programmes

How it works

  • Get your application started
    Don’t miss the deadline! Sign up using the EIT Health application portal, create a log-in and apply. Tell us all a your company, team, product/service, and what makes it so unique.
  • Get selected
    A selection committee will choose the most promising teams based on the quality of the business idea, their fit for the programme and the team’s motivation and level of commitment.
  • Attend the Kick-Off: ​​​​
    27 June - online
    A one-day virtual meeting to launch the programme, introduce participants, identify learning objectives and provide a presentation of upcoming webinars – held every three weeks.


Who should apply?

We’re looking for teams that include at least one patient and/or informal caregiver who have developed an innovative solution to deal with a limitation related to the personal health condition that they face.

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp supports innovations that are at the development stage or beyond and have a proof of concept or proof of feasibility. If applicant teams are already incorporated into start-ups, the companies must:

  • Be looking for an application in healthcare for their technology
  • And/or be researching/validating their business model

This Patient Innovation Bootcamp programme is just perfect for start-up patients who are creating the care and management solutions of tomorrow.

Jean-Michel Hedreux, Alfred Alert/11Health


Join our info session

Join our info session on 19 April at 12:00 PM CET to ask all your questions to the programme manager and hear from previous participants.


Ready to apply?

Have your company information at hand, as you will need it to apply. Register on our platform, verify your account, and select the application form for Patient Innovation Bootcamp. Don’t forget to submit your application by 31 May 2023.

Apply now