Lisbon, Barcelona and Copenhagen

Patient Entrepreneurship

The Patient Innovation (PI) Bootcamp is an acceleration program aimed at supporting patients, informal caregivers and collaborators to implement and scale up the innovative solutions they developed to help them cope with a need imposed by their health condition.

The PI Bootcamp is delivered in a blended way, with 2 weeks on-site (in Lisbon and Copenhagen) as well as online sessions. The entire process is supported by e-leaning materials designed to help teams of patients and informal caregivers to further develop and launch their device, diagnostic tools or digital health innovations.

What does it consist of?

The Patient Innovation Bootcamp will help teams learn about and develop:

  • Medical, regulatory and technological aspects in Lisbon, Portugal

    Medical, regulatory and technological aspects

    Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹

  • Business model in Barcelona, Spain

    Business model

    Online Sessions

    Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸

  • Pitches/transition to market in Copenhagen, Denmark

    Pitches/transition to market

    Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰


Also, all teams will participate in the EIT Health Bootcamp Tour, at the end of 2022, which consists of an event where all EIT Health sponsored bootcamp participants will meet and participate in different workshops and network moments. In the end, the teams will be able to validate their clinical, technological and business concept. The teams will benefit from specialized mentoring.

All selected teams will receive up to 5000€ as reimbursement for travel and accomodations expenses.

How are the teams constituted?

The PI Bootcamp accepts teams constituted by at least one patient or one informal caregiver, who have developed an innovative solution to deal with a personal health condition (including diagnostics, wearable devices, telehealth, telemedicine, big data, apps, electronic health records, health information technology, personalised medicine, etc).

The teams must consist of three members with different roles, focusing on:

  • Overall business objectives and responsible for coordinating the team’s work

    Overall business objectives and responsible for coordinating the team’s work

  • Medical and healthcare delivery issues

    Medical and healthcare delivery issues

  • Available technology options, requirements and architectural issues

    Available technology options, requirements and architectural issues

Do you want to apply for the Patient Innovation Bootcamp?


Start by accessing the page:
Click on the "Submit an application" button.


2Register in the interface

Register with your email in order to submit an application. You can create an account in the "First Login" section.

If you already have an account enter your email address and password in the "Identification" section.

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3Choose the Patient Innovation Bootcamp

Submit an application for the Patient Innovation bootcamp.

After clicking the "Submit an application" button, choose the Patient Innovation Bootcamp from the list of available forms. Click on the "Submit an application" button, fill the form and send it.

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See what some of the participants had to say about the Patient Innovation Bootcamp:

Jean-Michel Hedreux (Alfred Alert/11Health), participant

"In short, this Patient Innovation Bootcamp program is just perfect for startup patients who are creating the care and management solutions of tomorrow.”

FADA MEDICAL , 2021 participant

"As patient innovators, this experience has been invaluable, we have learnt a lot in only a few weeks, and we feel this has given us a real boost to our future developments."



Gonzalo Fernández Picó (AppDermis), 2020 participant

“If you want to push your business and get well connected in the healthcare ecosystem, that is the place to be!”

LegitHealth, 2021 participants

“It has been a great pleasure to be part of Patient Innovation Bootcamp, a process for a great learning and growth for Legit Health. Thank you so much to all who have made it possible! ”



Salomé Azevedo, mentor

This Bootcamp will open the eyes of everyone who works in entrepreneurship and innovation. As a mentor of this Bootcamp, the most amazing thing is the opportunity to meet heroes working hard to create a sustainable business. But it is not just another business, it’s one that can save lives.

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