EKT and NBG Business Seeds event for innovative entrepreneurship in healthcare

The event will present the actions of EKT and the NBG Business Seeds programme to enhance innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as solutions from startups and teams with innovative ideas.

The National Documentation Centre (EKT), a hub of EIT Health in Greece, and the NBG Business Seeds programme of the National Bank are organising the "4th NBG - EIT Health Pipeline event" to be held on Thursday, December 9, 2021 ( 17: 00-19: 00). The event is being supported by the Bayer G4A startup programme. This is the fourth consecutive event designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in this sector through introductions, information, networking and guidance for start-ups and groups with entrepreneurial proposals in field healthcare.

In the event, EKT, NBG Business Seeds and Bayer will present their programmes and actions to boost innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition, solutions from startups and teams with innovative ideas participating in these programmes will be presented and there will be given time for questions and discussion.

The purpose of the event is:

  • The presentation, support and networking of teams in healthcare and specifically those that emerged through the 'NBG Business Seeds Competition'
  • The presentation of innovative solutions and value propositions from existing and emerging start-ups participating in the above programmes.
  • The presentation of actions to support innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare, the EKT, EIT Health and other organisations and initiatives.
  • The detailed presentation of all new programmes for accelerating start-ups in healthcare from EIT Health for 2022 (EIT Health Acceleration Catalogue 2022).

Participation in the event is free, however, pre-registration is required via the registration form here

For further information, contact George Megas, EIT Health HUB co-ordinator (megas@ekt.gr) and Varvara Vasilaki, EIT Health HUB project manager (vasilaki@ekt.gr).


The event is being organised by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) as part of the actions of the EIT Health hub for Greece and the National Bank of Greece under the NBG Business Seeds initiative. The event is being supported by Bayer.

EIT Health, as a KIC (Knowledge and Innovation Community) of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, aims to highlight and strengthen innovative businesses in Healthcare, which have emerged either as start-ups or through the creation of spins offs by research teams.

Since 2017, EKT has supported more than 30 start-ups in their participation in EIT Health competitions. At the same time, EKT is the co-ordinator of the Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas, the Greek node of the Enterprise Europe Network, the largest business support network in the world, while it is a National Contact Point for Horizon Europe and in particular for Cluster 1 (Health), Cluster 4 (Digital, Industry, Space) and the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme.

NBG Business Seeds is an initiative of the National Bank to support innovative and outward oriented entrepreneurship. It includes actions for the promotion of innovative ideas and projects, training and guidance of teams, provision of infrastructure, networking and financing.

www.ekt.gr, with information from ΕΚΤ, NBG Business Seeds