HEALTH HUB VIENNA

TRANSFORMATION OF THE
HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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ABOUT US

OUR VISION

Health Hub Vienna is a platform for open innovation in healthcare. Pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, private and public insurance companies, healthcare suppliers and start-ups all work together to develop new, holistic and patient-centric solutions. The acceleration program is managed by INiTS, Vienna’s high-tech incubator with an over 15-year track record of successfully developing start-ups in the life sciences.

Customized support for start-ups will be available during the critical steps involved in anchoring products and services in a complex healthcare system, driven by a large number of stakeholders. For example, we will significantly accelerate certification processes, fulfillment of regulatory requirements (e.g. data protection), and fundraising, all of which currently slow down life-science, digital-health and med-tech start-ups and innovation in healthcare in general.

NETWORK

PARTNERS

NETWORK

MENTORS

 

Gerda Achzet

Regional Portfolio Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV

Fredrik Debong

Head of Research & Development mySugr

Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez

Head of Digital Health and Innovation, Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)

Anton Dunzendorfer

Unit Head of Health Information Systems, AIT Center for Health & Bioresources

Gabriele Eichhorn

Head of Project Development Healthcare, Porr

Peter Eichler

member Management Board UNIQA

Stephan Freudl

Partner, Vinc Advisory

Mathias Forjan

Head of Competence Center "Integrated Healthcare", University of Applied Sciences Vienna

Michael Forisch

Chief Compliance Officer mySugr

Martin Fuchs

COO PremiQaMed Holding

Gottfried Himmler

CSO The Antibody Lab

Dirk Holste

Deputy Head of Center & Center Strategy, AIT Center for Health & Bioresources

Astrid Kaltenböck

Managing Director, Biogen Austria

Thomas Kern

Managing Partner, Vinc Advisory

Michael Krebs

Managing Director, IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology Austria

Reinhard Krickl

CEO at Phagenesis, International MedTech business developer with focus on Neurology and Cardiovascular

Eva-Maria Lass

Medical Communications Expert, ENTREPRENEUR ME

Hanno Lippitsch

Startup CEO & CoFounder

Siegfried Meryn

Professor at Teaching Center MedUni Wien

Sascha Mundstein

Digital Healthcare Technologist Pfizer Austria

Klaus Müller

CEO & Partner, 123sonography

Sylvia Nanz

Medical Director, member Management Board Pfizer Austria

Katja Österreicher

Innovation Manager, Vinzenz Gruppe

Niki Popper

Director, DEXHELPP -Decision Support for Health Policy and Planning Vienna

Oliver Siegel

CEO, AFFiRiS

Christian Soschner

Head of CS Life Science

Oliver Szolar

CEO at Savira pharmaceuticals

Irene Szimak

chairwoman of the Supervisory Board SOS-Kinderdorf Österreich

Tobias Winter

Senior Portfolio Manager UNIQA
PROGRAM

THE ACCELERATION PROGRAM

The startup program is conducted by INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH, Vienna‘s high tech incubator who worked with health startups since 2002. INiTS is one of the world’s best academic incubators and has assisted several highly successful founding teams, particularly in the field of life sciences, such as Dutalys or mySugr (acquired by Roche in 2014), Marinomed or Medicus, recently awarded Europe‘s TOP2 health-tech startup by EIT Digital.
The main objective of the workshops in the acceleration program is to connect startups with mentors and industry experts. Together, they work on their challenges, focusing on important topics in the healthcare industry such as regulatory affairs or fundraising.

Highlights of the program will be privileged access to closed events, networking opportunities with successful startup founders, CEOs of key healthcare companies and selected investors.
Our program currently consists of four “Sprint Workshops”.
The program runs 100 days (start March 2020) and takes place in Vienna.  Mostly remote, subsidies for travel expenses available. Selected startups do not give away shares but are given opportunities to chose.

Sprint 1 – Onboarding

The selected startups will get connected with the most important players for possible successful pilots, collaboration sales or investments.

Sprint 2 - Pilots & Regulatory

In workshops, startups will work 1-on-1 with selected partners to work out potential PoC/common projects together. The Regu-
latory Workshop specifically focuses on challenges European startups face in the deployment of digital health solutions.

Sprint 3 - Financing

In a speed-dating setup we provide you with a number of suitable investors, for you to collect an amazing amount of contacts and feedback in a short period of time.

Sprint 4 - Collaboration, Story Telling & Demoday

The Demo Day is the touchdown of the Acceleration Program. The startups will get the chance to present the takeaways and (potential) partnerships, initiated during the intense 100 days since the Selection Board.

PROGRAM

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Corporate-ready Startups with a validated business-model and a working prototype in the following areas:

SOLUTIONS TO

manage chronic diseases, Cardio-vascular, metabolic or respiratory diseases, inflammation, immunology and dermatology, oncology, mental health, neurological or infectious diseases, haematology, rare diseases and regenerative medicine. Support for patients, payers, providers and medical professionals (e.g. improve adherence, prompt lifestyle change, facilitate data recording and treatment plans). Solution to improve the customer experience journey, facilitate better decision making on treatment & outcomes and improve referral networks.

CONCEPTS FOR

points of care. (Digital) Technologies for diagnostics, decision support, remote monitoring etc. May also include process improvements (Electronic Health Records, patient education/information etc.)
We are not looking for „classical“ red biotech or pharmaceutical therapies.

HOW TO

make the healthcare system overall more productive by demonstrating value and improving patient outcomes.
Preventive diagnostics and treatments, telemonitoring,home care & recovery solutions etc.

PROGRAM

OFFER FOR STARTUPS

We have been building start-ups for more than 15 years, during which time we have run eight start-up camps all with the support of a network of mentors, experts and successful start-up founders. During workshops, coaching sessions and community events relevant topics will be discussed, including:

Go-to-Market Strategies

distribution channels in
healthcare markets

Regulatory and Certification

quality management

Stakeholder Management

approval and reimbursement

 

“One thing that stands out is an outgoing readiness of the HHV team to support alumni 1+ years after graduation. Every time I mentioned I needed certain warm intros I received help, and that is truly appreciated.”

 

Helena Binetskaya

CEO, Co-Founder , Lungpass

 

“There was a great variety of activities (demoing, compliance workshops, meeting with potential investors) and we received feedback and mentorship from industry experts at an early stage. This makes programs like the HHV so important. Everything was well organized and within a great atmosphere. Meeting with other founders and learn from them were the most important takeaways. We had a chance to speak to Uniqa and other potential partners. I would definitely recommend the program to other start-ups in the DACH-region or Austrian market.”
Tomasz Domino

Chief Operating Officer, Infermedica Sp. z o.o.

 

“We at SidekickHealth made great progress with the support of the HHV team. The program is very well organized, professional and time efficient. I would advise every health startup with international ambitions to apply. The Health Hub Vienna team did an amazing job and during the program, we accelerated our business significantly. It is highly recommended!”
Sam Oddsson

Founder, SidekickHealth

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ABOUT

TEAM

operational team behind the Health Hub Vienna

Andreas Nemeth

Head of UNIQA Ventures

Andreas Nemeth

Irene Fialka

CEO INiTS

Irene Fialka

Thomas Mayerhofer

Program Manager

Thomas Mayerhofer

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HEALTH HUB VIENNA

Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1
MQM 3.2, 1. Stock
1030 Vienna
+43 1 – 715 72 67