Digitization, artificial intelligence, and telemedicine have significantly transformed the healthcare sector in recent years. This is also confirmed by the HealthCare Lab program, which aims to support the development of innovative solutions in healthcare with a focus on startups. The program is supported by global biotechnology and pharmaceutical leader Roche, in collaboration with EIT Health, the Europe’s largest network of health innovators, and is run by Civitta, top advisory company focused on innovations and startup support.
The HealthCare Lab accelerator, which was originally created for startups from Slovakia and the Czech Republic, has expanded its scope to other European countries. „The great interest of innovative startups from 16 European countries in the HealthCare Lab program shows that there is a large number of innovators in the region with the ambition to change healthcare for the better. All selected startups share the project’s vision to increase the availability and quality of patient care through digital innovation,” said Peter Kolesár from Civitta.
In addition to Slovak and Czech startups, initiatives from countries such as Turkey, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria and Latvia have also applied for the second year of the acceleration program. The organizers and the startups themselves have one clear goal, which is to contribute to a healthier Europe and to improve the patient’s quality of life. „We were truly excited to see such an increased interest for the second edition of HealthCare Lab. More than 200 healthcare startups with great potential decided to join Roche in our efforts of bringing global innovations to our local markets faster. We believe through establishing strong innovative partnerships we can create an encouraging environment that has the potential to shape healthcare and improve patient outcomes. We are looking forward to supporting the acceleration of the 9 startups with disruptive solutions covering the biggest healthcare challenges,” said Daren Wilson, General Manager at Roche Slovakia.
Read more about the programme on HealthCare Lab web page.
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