E-pitching event | Best EU-backed health innovators

Meet Europe’s most innovative, early-stage health innovators, with huge scale-up potential and groundbreaking innovations!

Together with the European Commission, Dealflow.eu is excited to host this e-pitching event organized by EurA AG, on 23 May 2022, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM (CET), to award the most promising health innovator that has emerged from EU-funded research and innovation projects.

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The annual Healthcare Investments and Exits report found that health tech funding in Europe almost doubled from $1.36 billion (€1.2bn) in 2020 to $2.6 billion (€2.2bn) in 2021. Silicon Valley Bank (SBV) reported a nearly double increase in venture investments in Europe within the last two years, rising from $8.4 billion (€7.4bn) in 2020 to $13.9 billion (€12.2bn) in 2021.

With strong ambitions, favorable legislation, and an important budget, the European Union is aiming to reach a leading position by supporting and funding groundbreaking healthcare innovations ready to scale up.

During the e-pitching event, the following seven startups and innovators will present their innovative business cases.

Selfback – IT / Digital Health / Digital Therapeutics

App for low back pain self-management with clinical evidence through large scale international clinical trials. SelfBack is the world’s first app to use AI for the delivery of self-management plans for back pain patients. It was selected by NHS England for implementation of a new digital back pain pathway and supported by the Danish Innovation Fund – Revenue generating.

€3m sought, Denmark.



React4Life – MedTech

React4Life is a company producing organ-on-chips for recapitulating human biology in vitro, enabling safer and better therapies. React4life’s technology allows to overcome the limits of current methods for testing new drugs, ending animal testing through a highly predictive platform. Best Health Tech 2021 – Winner of 3 H2020 Project and 50 clients gained in one year among academia, CRO and Pharma.

€1.1m sought, Italy



Bioreperia – BioTech

A dagnostic tool for treatment and metastasis prediction that can be used for all cancer patients regardless of diagnosis as well by pharma companies to develop new treatments. CE marked product (IVD-D) and collaboration with Charles River laboratories. Winner of Swiss Biolab Challenge 2019 and listed as top 20 BioPharma Startups & Companies in Sweden 2022

€1m sought, Sweden.


Linkocare – MedTech / BioTech

LinkoCare is a patented technology platform for treating corneal blindness and low vision through 3D bio-printed bioengineered corneal implants. The implants are made from 100% natural bio-mimicking cornea. Currently, it is the only available treatment option with a short shelf life of 2 weeks, a long recovery of a minimum of 6 months and a 25% rejection rate. The bioimplants have superior properties such as transparency, reproducibility, customisability, longer shelf life (3 years), are 2x less expensive than donor corneas and require a minimally invasive, relatively inexpensive implantation procedure with faster recovery and 0% rejection rate. Winner of EIT-Health WildCard and EIC Accelerator (stage 1).

€2.5m sought, Sweden.



Andaman 7 – Next-generation clinical trials (DCT, RWE)

An award-winning platform based on collecting data for clinical trials (Decentralised Clinical Trials, Real World Evidence) combined with a PHR (Personal Health Record) for patients.  It is connected to more than 10 000 US hospitals and has signed a large contract with top 3 Pharma.

€5m sought, Belgium



Biomodics – Life science/materials / Medical devices

Biomodics produce sustainable and biomimicking materials, coatings, and drug delivery systems. It offer cutting-edge chemistries to improve materials with a focus on health and green transition. Biomodics’ spearhead product is a drug delivery device treating bladder diseases locally. It delivers solutions which improve standard care without adverse effects. Biomodics’ pipeline will make hospitals safe, improve quality –of life and reduce costs. Partner with several world leading MedTech organizations. Repeatedly winner of Techtour and other contests.

€5m sought, Denmark.


More about the Innovation Radar  

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. Its goal is to allow every citizen, public official, professional and businessperson to discover the outputs of EU innovation funding and give them a chance to seek out innovators who could follow in the footsteps of companies such as Skype, TomTom, ARM Holdings, all of whom received EU funding in their early days. 

To learn more about the Innovation Radar,  visit https://www.innoradar.eu/   


More about Dealflow.eu 

Supported by the European Commission, Dealflow.eu discovers and supports the most promising EU-funded startups and connects them with relevant investors and corporates. The initiative was launched to help groundbreaking innovations secure the funding needed for their future commercialisation by offering them tailored support and matchmaking services.

To learn more about Dealflow.eu, visit https://dealflow.eu/