The Netherlands is a leading European innovation hub and with its well-connected health ecosystem, it is truly a springboard into European markets. In general, it’s a very dense system, with 91 hospitals, of which 8 academic hospitals. In short, The Netherlands is a pilot country: very innovation-driven when it comes to MedTech. (Source: European Healthcare Consumer Index 2017).

The EIT Health ValidationLab is a unique two-month pressure cooker that allows aspiring entrepreneurs from all over Europe to discover the business potential of their medtech ideas (preferably hardware & complex technology). The program helps participants to explore and validate their ideas, market potential and business model – and to launch in markets all over Europe.

The EIT Health ValidationLab is created by YES!Delft, which has been supporting and helping startups for more than 13 years, and EIT Health partners, who bring extensive knowledge to the project. The program has strong partnerships with leading healthcare institutes, such as LUMC, Radboud Nijmegen, UMCG, Reiner de Graaf Hospital, Health Valley, Medical Delta, and more. Download the brochure to read more. 

  • Goal: find your market/product fit, a validated customer segment and a value proposition design that responds to the actual needs of your customer.We use methods from Steve Blank’s Lean Launchpad and Alexander Osterwalder’s Value Proposition Design. You will test the correctness of your assumptions by talking to as many potential customers as possible.
  • What: a proven method consisting of workshops, peer2peer coaching, field excursions, netoworking events. In total 8 weeks of validation including a roadtrip in Europe to investigate market potential in Copenhagen, Munich and Barcelona. Receive input and feedback from fellow participants, experienced trainers and personal mentors.
  • Launchday: EIT Health Validation Lab finishes with Launchday: a day dedicated to showcasing, networking and matchmaking. The event is focused on facilitating effective connections between companies, potential clients and/or potential investors.
  • Selection criteria: innovative technology, team of 2 or more cofounders.
  • Pizza money: teams get 10K pizzamoney to cover travelling, housing and expenses to live during the program.

01PAST LAUNCHDAY AFTERMOVIES

02WHY JOIN THE PROGRAM?

ACCESS TO EIT HEALTH NETWORK

EIT Health leverages the expertise of more than 140 leading organisations spanning key areas of healthcare, such as pharma, medtech, payers, research institutions and universities.

2-WEEK EUROPEAN ROADTRIP

Meet partners within the EIT Health network in different countries all over Europe.

CREATE VALUE PROPOSITION

You and your co-founder(s) will create a clear value proposition, once you have found your product-market fit.

LISTEN TO YOUR MARKET

You will receive the right tools and learn how to structure your market validation and listen to your customer.

1-ON-1 MENTORING

You have access to one-on-one sessions with a mentor that matches your focus area and background.

LEARN HOW TO PITCH

You will be able to strongly pitch your idea and to tailor it for different audiences and for different time slots. Including the perfect elevator pitch!

03MEET CURRENT AND PAST TEAMS

04PROGRAM PARTNERS

Biocat
FAU
LUMC
TU Delft
UMCG
University of Copenhagen

05WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Get in touch with Emma Kluwen to learn more about the EIT Health MedTech Validation Lab!
Emma Kluwen Startup Scout - [email protected]