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.
THE ACCELERATION PROGRAM
The startup program is conducted by INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH, Vienna‘s higtech 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.
One of the highlights of the program will be the participation at the 4GameChangers Festival (April) and Pioneers Festival (May), including 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 4 months (March until June 2019) 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.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Corporate-ready Startups with a validated business-model and a working prototype in the following areas:
manage chronic diseses, Cardio-metabolic or respiratory diseases, inflammation, immunology, oncology, neurological or infectious diseases, rare diseases, or regenerative medicine. Support for patients and medical professionals (e.g. improve adherence, prompt lifestyle change, facilitate data recording and treatment plans).
points of care (hospitals, doctor’s offices, walk-in clinics). (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.
make the healthcare system overall more productive. Preventive diagnostics and treatments, tele-monitoring, home care & recovery solutions etc.
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:
distribution channels in
Regulatory and Certification
approval and reimbursement
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Head of Research & Development mySugr
Head of Project Development Healthcare, Porr
member Management Board UNIQA
Chief Compliance Officer mySugr
COO PremiQaMed Holding
CSO The Antibody Lab
Managing Director Vienna VivaNeo Kinderwunschklinik AT
CEO at Phagenesis, International MedTech business developer with focus on Neurology and Cardiovascular
Medical Communications Expert, ENTREPRENEUR ME
Startup CEO & CoFounder
Professor at Teaching Center MedUni Wien
Digital Healthcare Technologist Pfizer Austria
CEO & Partner, 123sonography
Medical Director, member Management Board Pfizer Austria
Start-up Consultant, Entrepreneur, Sales & Marketing, Business Development
Head of CS Life Science
CEO at Savira pharmaceuticals
chairwoman of the Supervisory Board SOS-Kinderdorf Österreich
Senior Portfolio Manager UNIQA
operational team behind the Health Hub Vienna
Head of UNIQA Ventures
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