The functional scope is on Health and Wellbeing. That is, eligible ICT or mHealth solutions have to focus on health and wellbeing markets. Biotech and medical devices are excluded from the eHealth Competition.


SME eligibility criteria (all apply):

  • The SME has to have a VAT number.
  • The SME headquarters have to be located in Europe (see below eligible countries).
  • Headcount less than 150 employees.
  • Annual turnover of less than 5.000.000 euros.

The criteria above must be fulfilled at the time of registration.


Eligible countries

Albania • Austria • Belgium • Bosnia & Herzegovina • Bulgaria • Croatia • Cyprus • Czech Republic • Denmark • Estonia • Finland • Former Yugoslav • Republic of Macedonia • France • Germany • Greece • Hungary • Iceland • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Latvia • Liechtenstein • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Malta • Montenegro • Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Serbia • Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain • Sweden • Switzerland • Turkey • UK


In this edition of the Competition, there will be two Categories: 

  1. Promises: SMEs with annual turnover less than 500,000€ in 2015.
  2. Champions: SMEs with annual turnover more than 500,000€ in 2015 (considering only the eHealth unit,
    in case the company has several divisions.). 

The Jury will award 6 winners: 1st, 2nd and 3rd per category.

Previous winners of the EU SME eHealth Competition cannot participate in the current edition.  The main criteria to select the winners will be technology innovation, short-term impact -in multiple dimensions: on patients, on professionals, on economy, etc.- and traction. Remember to focus on your solution. Try to skip the marketing blurb and explain the benefits and the advantages of the use of your solution. Do not copy and paste from your website, we are more interested in what you have to say in your words.



Prizes will be presented as a special ceremony during the eHealth Week conference, involving relevant stakeholders from the European eHealth sector. Winners will have the right to include the prize logos in their corporate communication material (always stating the current year). Their names and related photo material will be included in the broad dissemination to be produced after the Competition. SMEs are encouraged to make use of it to gain visibility in front of potential customers, partners and external funding.The prizes per Category consist of:

  • 1st prize:  1.000€, diploma and 1 delegate ticket free of charge for eHealth Week 2017.
  • 2nd prize: 500€, diploma and 1 delegate ticket free of charge for eHealth Week 2017.
  • 3rd prize: Diploma 


The EU SME eHealth Competition is supported by the European Commission. The prizes in kind mentioned below come from other sponsors and supporters of the initiative.



XLHealth offers 1 hour mentoring session for the first winner in each category


The session, up to one our, can be via skype, or the winners can visit their office in Berlin, where they will talk with them about their idea, business model, the market in general... To share their experiences and make some intros to people who might be relevant for the winner.


XLHealth is a German based investor for Digital Health Startups. They're looking for clever, product-centric ideas that address consumers in order to improve human health and/or solve real problems in healthcare. Products can be in the form of web or mobile apps, services, have a hardware or sensor component.




Note: The finalists will have to present their solutions in Amsterdam, the 9th June during the eHealth Week, and there are no options through any teleconference systems to make the presentation. If you decide to apply and you are one of the finalists, you will have to travel to present your solution in front of the jury. Unfortunately, no travel support is offered.



The mere fact of participating in the Competition means that the participant knows and fully accepts the terms and conditions described above. Any request not contemplated shall be resolved by the organizer, and participants will abide by such decisions as final.The organizer reserves the right to modify any aspect that in its opinion is an improvement in the competition and its procedures.