The Health Axis Europe (HAE) is a strategic alliance initiated by the biomedical clusters Cambridge (UK), Leuven (Belgium), Heidelberg (Germany), Maastricht (Netherlands), and Copenhagen (Denmark) in order to cross-leverage innovation resources and thus jointly increase the international competitiveness. The aim of the Health Axis Europe is to pool together the innovative energy of the five locations in order to strengthen international competitiveness.

With the Accelerator programme, innovative start-up teams in the three regions are identified, trained and put in touch with international VC investors.

The development and implementation of the first accelerator round and also the 2nd edition that runs together with EITHealth is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).