In a showcase of the finest healthcare innovation in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, ten promising early-stage startups will take to the stage in Cracow on November 24th for the Grand Final of the EIT Health InnoStars Awards.
InnoStars Awards, the leading healthtech accelerator programme takes a fresh, visionary approach to support startups and now is preparing for a magical afternoon celebrating some of the brightest stars in the health space. What’s more, attendees will be able to cast their vote for their favourite team for the Public Award.
After registering, the voting tab will be available and you can cast your vote.
This year there will be side stages too at InnoStars Awards Grand Final. The teams who joined other programmes of EIT Health – Attract To Invest and RIS Innovation Call will have a chance to present their solutions and gain the attention of the investors. You will be able to vote for your favourite teams from all three programmes:
- InnoStars Awards (IA) finalists pitching teams
- RIS Innovation Call (RIS IC) pitching teams
- Attract to Invest (A2I) pitching teams
Innovation in healthcare is something which impacts each and every one of us. From solutions helping to relieve pressure on healthcare systems and innovations empowering greater autonomy over personal health to new medical devices and beyond, healthtech is a very exciting space in Europe’s startup ecosystem right now.
InnoStars Awards Grand Final
Taking place on 24th November, the event will get underway from 4pm, giving attendees an exclusive chance to hear from the top healthtech teams in Central-Eastern and Southern Europe and enjoy matchmaking and networking possibilities.
InnoStars Awards is one of the main EIT Health accelerator programmes for early-stage healthcare startups from Central, Eastern or Southern Europe. From more than 100 teams, 10 exceptional ventures were selected to compete at this final event. Winners will take home the main prize, as well as access to the prestigious EIT Health Investor Network, Living Labs and Test Beds network and Innovators Community.
What’s in store
This year, the InnoStars Awards winner will be awarded €25k, the runner-up €15k, and the third place €10k – so the stakes are high!
All of this year’s chosen teams are working on innovative solutions such as a digital iron deficiency screener, an advanced antibacterial wound dressing, and an ultra-personalised nutritional advice platform. These InnoStars startups certainly show a bright future for health tech.
This year, there will also be two side stages as the teams who joined other programmes of EIT Health – Attract To Invest and RIS Innovation Call will have a chance to present their solutions and gain the attention of the investors.
- Free access to start-ups, investors, and experts in the matchmaking zone
- Overview of healthcare innovations, which are getting close to the market
- Access to a pipeline of more than 25 validated and trained early-stage start-ups with business models
- EIT Health-powered networking
The event gives a chance for the shining stars of Europe’s healthtech scene to shine. So, let’s take a look at who’ll be in attendance.
Among the top ten teams, Italy is represented by four, Greece by two, while one comes from Estonia, Hungary, Romania and Czechia. Their solutions represent a variety of fields in biotechnology, medical technology and life sciences, ranging from a real-time monitoring device ensuring the traceability of transfusion blood bags to a digital platform for dermoscopy examination.
The final ten: Bioridis Srl; Fidelio Medical srl; Medicud; BOSET; Nanordica Medical; DP Innovations; Smart EpiGenetX; Marblemat s.r.o.; Shuttle Catheters; Althexis Skin.
We took a look at the Attract2Invest programme recently, finding it to be a breath of fresh air in the lineup of European accelerator offerings.
You can find out all about the Attract2Invest programme and participants here.
The final 15 participants include Corify Care; Actif; AniBiome; Benesit; Closer Biosoft: Fair MS; Our Pocket Hero; GlycanAge; MEDIPASS; Mediprintic; Diestia Systems; SalusMo; Scase; TechNovator Health; Thyriodography; Vitala.
RIS Innovation Call
Now in its 4th year, this year’s RIS Innovation Call attracted more than 80 proposals.
The projects chosen to pitch for this year’s event are: MEGI; PsyFlux; ApniWave; Frequency coded reflectometry for the measurement of Macular pigment density in AMD patients; PIOAS; Graphresp; CardioWheel
Register for the event today!
The InnoStars Awards Grand Final is an amazing chance to connect with and learn about the freshest and most exciting innovations and thinkers in the healthtech space – meeting and hearing from those actively shaping the future of health. Don’t miss out!