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Sectors: Health, Innovation, SME Policy

Beneficiaries: SMEs, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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* Partner countries KIC Health: Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Spain, UK, Ireland. Click here for more information

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Responsible: European Commission

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KIC Health – EIT Accelerator – 2020
Funds for: submitting innovative, value-creating proposals in 2021, building on and strengthening our Accelerator portfolio while synergising and creating deal flow with the two other pillars: Campus and Innovation Projects

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To create a European ecosystem where innovation can thrive ;
* To gather the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs and provide them with the support, skills and services they need to get their ideas off the ground and into the market

Priorities
* Priority 1: Bootcamp Call
– To help teams to design a successful business model, validate their product-market and product-solution fit, and discover (inter)national market potential, competition, USP and target customers;
– To learn the necessary skills, and develop the tools and methods to build a business;
– To validate problem-solution and product-market fit in European health markets;
– To assess whether a technology-based scalable business model can be built around their health tech idea

* Priority 2: General Call for Continuation of Activities  
– Any Accelerator activity that is willing to continue its work in 2021 will have to apply and undergo a full evaluation procedure, this requirement ensures high-quality standards and continuous improvements from year to year

* Priority 3: Accelerator Ecosystem Call
– To give already existing regional or international programmes and initiatives offered by EIT Health partners the opportunity to be both labelled and promoted as an Accelerator Ecosystem Programme 

Among financed actions:
* Priority 1:
– Two-days road trip to support more indepth health market validation and network opportunities in different European countries
* Priority 2:
– Continuation of activities
* Priority 3: 
– Accelerator Ecosystem Programmes will not receive any funding. Instead, they will benefit from promotion through the EIT Health network, a very valuable pipeline of international and high-quality participants

Additional information:
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 12 months

* Eligibility:
* All for-profit KIC Partners (with a legal form classified as “Private” and “Business”) must contribute 30% co-funding (maximum reimbursement rate of 70%) of all KAVA costs for all projects or activities of the EIT Health portfolio;
* KIC Partners that are SMEs of the type “small” or “micro-enterprise” shall be able to have a maximum reimbursement rate of 100%; 
* Involve Partners from a minimum of two CLCs/InnoStars 

* Priority 1: Bootcamp Call
– Be a team with a minimum of two members, who have a business idea that is still in the research and development phase
– Applicants may include degree and graduate students/postdocs, and budding entrepreneurs
– Teams must have the ambition to set up a company or have started a company within two years of the application deadline;
– The applying consortium will offer teams a Bootcamp Programme of a minimum of 28 days (of which 15 must be face-to-face days), these face-to-face days can be held in any of the consortium partners’ locations and must provide office space for teams;
– Be an incubator, innovation cluster, a university and/or industry partners with experience in designing programmes to support early-stage start-ups;
– All Bootcamp consortia partners must have a proven track record in supporting health start-ups, and all hosts must be able to provide temporary office space, teaching facilities, etc. for Bootcamp teams

* Priority 2: 
– With regard to the previous implementation and achievements, each continuation proposal should include the following aspects:
> Project Excellence & Strategic Fit 2021;
> Implementation and Feasibility in 2018, 2019 and previous years (applicable to continuation proposals);
> Implementation and Feasibility 2021;
> Impact and Sustainability 2021

– Actions must take place in the countries participating in the KIC Health programme