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News article18 August 20223 min read

EIC Open Call: Do business with Fresenius Kabi and Medtronic

The European Innovation Council (EIC), together with corporates Fresenius Kabi and Medtronic, invite you to apply to a joint EIC Multicorporate Day on 14 and 15 November 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany. This initiative aims to gear up collaborative efforts with the two corporates and forge new connections and partnerships with EIC-funded innovators in the healthcare industry. 

Be part of this initiative!

Applications are open until 9 September 2022.

Fresenius Kabi, specialised in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition, and Medtronic, producers of medical devices and therapies, such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and diabetes therapies, are joining forces with the EIC in seeking groundbreaking healthcare solutions for the industry. 

The selected EIC beneficiaries will have access to specific training, pitching, pre-arranged meetings with top corporate decision-makers physical event at Fresenius Kabi HQs in Frankfurt, Germany, on 14 and 15 November 2022.

Application Requirements & Challenges

Considering the challenges of the corporates, applications are open to EIC-funded beneficiaries working on innovations related to new technologies that can accelerate innovation in the healthcare sector. Further information on each of the challenges can be found when clicking on the name of the corporate.

  • Fresenius Kabi: Cell and gene therapies.
  • Medtronic: Smart operating room, colorectal anastomosis leakages, transcatheter heart valves, fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), endovascular repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), and advanced/enhanced wound healing.

Opportunities for selected EIC-funded SMEs 

  • Privileged access to leading companies with the potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and possible access to new markets; 
  • Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile;
  • Personalised online training on pitching techniques and specifications before the event;
  • Services related to support before, during and after the matchmaking event.


You can apply by clicking on the following link.   

After logging in with your EU-Login, please fill in the respective form. 

In your application form, you should include the answer to the questions:

  • What is your business compliance with the matchmaking event? 
  • What are your expected specific synergies/outcomes for your potential business with the corporations?

Please acknowledge the information you provide on the application form will be shared with all the corporates to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. Based on their business interests, Fresenius Kabi and Medtronic will select the final participants among the applicants.

The Business Acceleration Services team will contact all selected applicants once the process has been concluded. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations for those not selected.

Additional information

About the corporates 

Fresenius Kabi: Fresenius Kabi is a global healthcare company that specialises in lifesaving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion, and clinical nutrition. The company’s products and services are used to help care for critically and chronically ill patients. 

With its corporate philosophy of "caring for life", the company is committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face. 

Medtronic: Medtronic is a global leader in healthcare technology and boldly attacks the most challenging health problems facing humanity by searching out and finding solutions. Their mission — to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life — unites a global team of 90,000+ passionate people. Powered by their diverse knowledge, insatiable curiosity, and desire to help all those who need it, the corporate delivers innovative technologies that transform the lives of two people every second, every hour, every day. 

About the EIC Business Acceleration Services

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page

The Business Acceleration Services participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event, and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our supportateicbusinessaccelerationservices [dot] zohodesk [dot] eu (Helpdesk) (please choose “EIC Multicorporate Day with Fresenius Kabi and Medtronic” as the subject). 


Publication date
18 August 2022