sTARTUp projects

Smart-Up Lab

European Institute for Innovation & Technology in Health together with sTARTUp Lab introducing innovative and solution-driven e-lab programme - Smart-Up Lab


What is Smart-Up Lab?
Smart-Up Lab is supporting learners to address real healthcare issues that can encourage an innovative mindset. Smart-Up Lab uses this approach to spread a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Smart-Up Lab confronts students at three European locations with challenges posed by members of the healthcare industry. The course supports development of individual solutions while it spreads a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by establishing a strong E-Lab consortium between EIT Health academic partners in Łódź, Poland, Naples, Italy and Tartu, Estonia.

The aim of this programme is to create a pan-European society with an entrepreneurial mind-set that involves citizens in improving healthcare systems locally and on the European level. 

Why join?

In this programme participants will learn about ideation processes, business planning, entrepreneurship, value creation, market research, pitching, startup financial and legal aspects and product presentation – while they develop skills connected with business creation. They will be led through the process, including receiving help form Law firm LMPwith decisions about intellectual property protection and future commercialisation.
During the programme, project teams will develop their ideas and products under dedicated mentoring. Participants are invited to learn through immersion and hands-on experience with real life challenges. 

  • Excellent opportunity to learn the skills required for starting your company in a field of healthcare! 
  • Access to an international set of mentors and trainers throughout the programme to get feedback for your health tech idea! 
  • Opportunity to find teammates and friends! 
  • As a participant in Smart-Up Lab programme, you´ll have extra opportunities to take part in hackathons, boot camps and summer schools in other universities across Europe.


How does it work?
Smart-Up Lab programme is held twice a year. Spring (February-May) and Autumn (September-December). It is partly integrated with the University of Tartu sTARTUp Lab STARTER programme. Your progress will be guided and supervision given by experienced mentors. Participation is FREE.

Programme in Autumn 2020 

17.09 Idea Hackathon

24.09 Business Model Canvas

08.10 Pitching ABC

22.10Mentor Feedback Carousel  

05.11 Product and Service Design  

19.11 Marketing 

26.11 Financial and Legal Aspects of a Startup  

03.12 Pitching Training  

10.12  Kaleidoskoop Finals 


How to sign up?
Registration to Spring programme is over.

To sign up to Autumn programme, please sign up and participate at Idea Hackathon on 17th September. Then after the first event we will help you to register you and your health related or active life related idea on starteridea.ee.   Smart-Up Lab is partly related with STARTERtartu programme.  

Smart-Up Lab 2019 programme summary on Youtube.

More info:  Wirte to Andres Vaher: Andres.vaher@ut.ee

This programme is funded by EIT Health.