Head Start Proposals 2017
Call for Germany and Switzerland
The German EIT Health GmbH hereby invites German and Swiss organisations to submit proposals for EIT Health Head Start projects.
The Head Start call provides fast-track project opportunities with focus on micro and small enterprises* (< 50 employees), spin-offs and start-ups (incorporated in Germany or Switzerland at project end at the latest), funded to rapidly initiate activities. The grant supports the applicants in realizing next steps towards the market to shorten time-to-market for innovative products and services. These should fit to the overall EIT Health thematic scope, “Healthy Living, Active Ageing, Improved Health Care”. Head Start pro-jects are EIT Health’s tool to rapidly enable pilots, building or testing of prototypes, hir-ing of market experts, market analyses, patent scans, freedom to operate analyses, etc.
The projects are expected to have a high short-term impact. The applicants must de-scribe what the next steps after the grant will be, underpinning why the grant is so im-portant. Projects are approved at CLC level and may involve partners from only the local CLC eco-system.
A maximum EIT contribution of € 50,000 can be requested for each project. The maxi-mum duration of a project is 12 months. The EIT contribution will be provided for a max-imum of 12 months. The start of the project needs to be in 2017.
German and Swiss micro and small enterprises* (< 50 employees), spin-offs and start-ups (incorporated in Germany or Switzerland at project end at the latest) are eligible for funding. The applicants need not to come from existing EIT Health partners, but have to become project partners in order to receive EIT Health funding.
Submission of Applications:
Applications can be submitted from December 1st 2016 until September 8th 2016 16:00 (CET). Applications can be made continuously throughout this period. Evaluation cut off dates will be March 3rd 2017 16:00 (CET)/ June 16th 2017 16:00 (CET)/ September 8th 2017 16:00 (CET).
Optionally, a video pitch can also be submitted.
Please submit your application by email (in Word or PDF format, max 5MB) to
Resources available (provided by the German CLC office):
- Template for proposals
- Eligibility and evaluation criteria
- Advice and information for Head Start Project Proposals
- Declaration of Honour
Publication of call:
December 7th 2016
September 8th 2017 16:00 (CET)
Applications can be made continuously throughout this period
Evaluation cut off dates:
March 3rd 2017, 16:00 (CET)
June 16th 2017, 16:00 (CET)
September 8th 2017, 16:00 (CET)
German EIT Health
Sandhofer Straße 116
Tel.: +49 621 76 44 610
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