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HealthChain launches Open Call: €50,000 for SMEs to co-create and pilot digital health solutions with Leading SMEs and Healthcare Organisations. 

HealthChain, a European project funded by the I3 Instrument is excited to announce its Open Call for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to address healthcare challenges identified by the healthcare organizations in the project. 

HealthChain is seeking ten (10) follower SMEs to complement the expertise of the ten (10) leading SMEs and jointly co-create a solution addressing the specific innovation needs identified by the healthcare organisations in the consortium: 

You can find a description of each identified challenge here

Benefits of Becoming a Follower SME: 

  • Jointly co-create and pilot an innovative solution with a leading SME for a challenge identified by a healthcare organization.   
  • Get the opportunity to work in an international partnership.  
  • Access funding up to 50.000 EUR equity-free.  
  • Get expert support on business modeling and market insights, and access to networks and resources.  
  • Network with other European SMEs and explore opportunities for forthcoming projects.  

Who can apply?  

  • The applicants must be Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). 
  • SMEs must be established within regions that are already part of the HealthChain consortium. SMEs must be from a different HealthChain Region than the Healthcare Organisation proposing the challenge. 
  • Eligible regions: Murcia (Spain), Catalonia (Spain), Navarra (Spain), Castilla y León (Spain), Centro (Portugal), North (Portugal), any region in Slovenia, any region in Croatia, East and West Netherlands (The Netherlands), Western Greece, Flanders (Belgium) and North-West Romania.  

How to apply for the call? 

  • Read the Guidelines for Applicants here
  • Download the Proposal template here
  • Fill in the proposal template and save it in the PDF format once completed. 
  • Go to the F6S platform to fill in the application form (applicants are required to register a profile at F6S to be able to apply). Upload the completed proposal in PDF format to the application form and answer all mandatory questions.  
  • Submit the application form.  

The HealthChain Call for SMEs is open until the 5th of August 2024, at 17:00 Central European Time (CET). The selection will be based on relevance, quality, cost effectiveness and impact. 

For detailed information about the call, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit the HealthChain website at:

About HealthChain 

 HealthChain model is based on an innovative approach that brings together the public and private sectors within regional ecosystems to develop demand-driven digital health solutions through co-creation and interregional cooperation between Ecosystem Supporters, Healthcare Organizations and IT companies. This innovative approach aims to improve the quality of healthcare services for citizens and boost the competitiveness of SMEs companies in the digital healthcare sector. 

Disclaimer: The HealthChain project is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. 

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