EIT Health

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is an EU body created by the European Union in 2008 to strengthen Europe’s ability to innovate. The EIT is an integral part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
EIT Health was established in 2015, as a ‘knowledge and innovation community’ (KIC) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The EIT is made up of various KICs who each focus on a different sector, or area, of innovation – in our case, that is health and aging. The idea behind the EIT KICs is that innovation flourishes best when the right people are brought together to share expertise. The so called ‘knowledge triangle’, is the principle that when experts from business, research and education work together as one, an optimal environment for innovation is created.
The National Documentation Center (EKT) is the EIT Health hub in Greece. In 2019 EKT supported more than 20 startups to participate in EIT Health programmes. More than 60 students in health sector received information on the EIT Health programmes and 12 were selected to take part in summer schools and trainings.


Open Calls

Investor Network (ongoing)

Crowdfunding (ongoing)

Mentoring & Coaching Network (ongoing)

Gold Track Accelerator (ongoing)

Past Calls

Living Labs & Test Beds Network till 30 May second wave

Digital Sandbox till 30 May 2020

Bridgehead Europe till 10 May 2020

OpenAPI bootcamp @Oxford till 15 June 2020

EIT MedTEch Bootcamp @Erlangen till 15 June 2020

EIT Health Validation Lab till 15 June 2020

Startups Meet Pharma 2020 till 14 April 2020 

Headstart  till 14 April 2020


Contact us

For more information you can contact the National Documentation Center (George Megas).