Patient Innovation Bootcamp

Who better than patients and their caregivers to have that crucial insight which leads to true 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 through to market-ready innovations.

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp consists of two-weeks of mentoring and training on-site in Lisbon – medical and technology validation and development, and Copenhagen – implementation and diffusion, and on-line training regarding business model design in between.

Applications for the Patient Innovation Bootcamp are currently closed.

Why get involved

How it works

Get your application started

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Don’t miss the deadline! Sign up using the EIT Health application portal, create a log-in and apply by 31 May. Tell us all about your company, team, product/service and what makes it so special.

Get selected

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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

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July (specific day tbc) - 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

Thanks to the EIT-EIC Collaboration if your start-up has been previously supported by the EIC you can receive special benefits – don’t forget to mention it in your application.

Have questions?

Ready to apply?

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp applications are currently closed.

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The Patient Innovation Bootcamp team