Living Labs and Test Beds

This programme provides the benefits of living labs and test beds to entrepreneurs, so they can develop market-ready products with high added value and a high probability of success.

Information for start-ups

Is it for me?

Open to any European start-up, SME, entrepreneur or innovation project that aims to improve their product by validating, co-creating and ideating with the end-user in a real-life environment.

Options to participate:

Applications are open all year long, and applicant start-ups are distinguished in two categories:

  • Start-ups with their own funds: If you indicate in the application that you have your own funds or other EIT Health grants (such as Headstart or Bridgehead) you will have direct access to the Living Lab and Test Beds services without going through evaluation process.Start-ups with their own funding will still be eligible in the competition for vouchers for services. To apply with your own funds, click here.
  • Start-ups requesting vouchers: If you are a start-up that does not have your own funds and require financial support to accelerate your innovations, you can to apply through the Living Labs and Test Beds programme for 13 vouchers of €7 500 each (seven vouchers in the first call and six vouchers in the second call), and are awarded in two waves per year.

Eligibility and financial support

All start-ups and SMEs applying in Living Labs and Test Beds project will be considered eligible for €7 500 vouchers that they can use for support of the programme if:

  • they submit an application in English;
  • the application is complete;
  • they are not a previously selected Living Labs and Test Beds candidate;
  • the company is registered, ideally before 2018;
  • their registration certificate is uploaded;
  • they are operating within the EU;
  • they did not receive more than €50 000 from other EIT Health funds during the current year.

Co-Funding: In order to see commitment from our applicants, we require projects to provide co-funding of 33.33% (€2 500) of the grant amount requested from EIT Health. Co-funding includes applicants’ own financial resources to cover part of the planned total project costs. These costs are directly linked to the LL&TB activities and are an integral part of the planned project budget, and should be at least €10 000.

Important dates 2020:

There is no deadline for start-ups that would like to apply for services with their own funds or with other EIT Health grants. For start-ups requesting vouchers, the following dates are important:

  • Deadline of first wave: 30 March 2020 23:59 CET
  • Second wave: 31 March 2020 to 15 June 2020 23:59 CET
  • Communication of results of the first wave: Second week of May 2020
  • Communication of results of the second wave: First week of July 2020
  • Project grant agreements signatures: Maximum one months since the
  • communication of each wave resolution

Start-ups have one calendar year (12 months) from the time the sub-granting agreement and the service agreement are signed by the start-up and the EIT Health and the start-up and Living Lab/Test Bed, respectively, for its execution. The duration of the services may last two months at the minimum.

Start-ups click here to apply.

Information for living labs and test beds

To join the EIT Health Living Labs and Test Beds Network and offer your services:

  1. Follow this link to create a Chronus profile. (Open all year long.)
  2. Press the “Join Now” button, fill in the form and accept the Code of Conduct.
  3. Once step 2 is completed, administrators will review the application.
  4. If the application is accepted, you are already part of the network!

Keep in mind that an attractive, complete and active Chronus profile on the platform is very important when start-ups make the choice about where to accelerate their innovations!