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.
Regional Portfolio Manager, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV
Head of Research & Development mySugr
Head of Digital Health and Innovation, Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)
Unit Head of Health Information Systems, AIT Center for Health & Bioresources
Head of Project Development Healthcare, Porr
member Management Board UNIQA
Partner, Vinc Advisory
Head of Competence Center "Integrated Healthcare", University of Applied Sciences Vienna
Chief Compliance Officer mySugr
COO PremiQaMed Holding
CSO The Antibody Lab
Deputy Head of Center & Center Strategy, AIT Center for Health & Bioresources
Managing Director, Biogen Austria
Managing Director, Sanofi Austria
Managing Partner, Vinc Advisory
Managing Director, IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology Austria
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
Innovation Manager, Vinzenz Gruppe
Director, DEXHELPP -Decision Support for Health Policy and Planning Vienna
Country Head Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy, Sanofi-Aventis GmbH
Head of CS Life Science
CEO at Savira pharmaceuticals
chairwoman of the Supervisory Board SOS-Kinderdorf Österreich
Founder & Architect, VERDINO
Senior Portfolio Manager UNIQA
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.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Corporate-ready Startups with a validated business-model, with a team size 8-10 the least, initial funding around 1 Mio EUR, initial customer traction and a working prototype in the following areas:
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.
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.
make the healthcare system overall more productive by demonstrating value and improving patient outcomes. Preventive diagnostics and treatments, telemonitoring, 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
“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.”
“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
“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
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