WHAT IS BEHIND THE DIGITAL HEALTH ACCELERATOR PROGRAM IN MUNICH?
Based on the successful start of Future X Healthcare Event (www.fxh2017.com) initiated by Roche in November 2017 we combined the power of Roche, leading the healthtech industry with WERK1 and Plug and Play, the world’s largest Accelerator and established a new Digital Health Accelerator at WERK1
The main idea of the program is to provide a learning and exchange platform between Digital Health startups and experts in this field. Everything turns around passion. Whatever business you set up, you must have a passion for it and this is exactly what the Digital Health Accelerator Program aims. By involving genuine startups into our program, we are not discovering the healthcare future but creating a new one. Together we are moving forward to the future.
“For large corporations, one of the key opportunities of working with startups is to iteratively develop solutions in an agile way. In the Batch Zero of the Digital Health Accelerator Roche is co-creating solutions with 5 transformative startups from all over Europe in WERK1, which is provides the ideal environment for it.”.Jochen Hurlebaus – Program Head of Digital Health Accelerator and Head of Innovation Management at Roche Diagnostics
W1 Forward Digital Health Program is a tailored five months program, that helps startups to explore the market insights and learn during the first, intense four weeks (exploration phase) and in the next four months (co-creation) to work systematically on joint use cases with Roche Pilot “Owners”.
“The Roche Digital Health Accelerator Program promises to become one of the few successful accelerators I have seen in the last decade. In my eyes, the reason is that the people behind the program are driven primarily by curiosity and not by self-interest. It goes without saying that this interest must be served too – but rather as a consequence than as sole purpose of the program. This attitude is key for fostering novel business models.”
Dr. Benedikt Zacher – Mentor
Currently there are five startups working in the program:
Fibricheck is a medically certified screening and monitoring application on prescription for the detection of irregular heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation
Inveox provides automation of sample preparation in Histopatholog
Medicus.ai is an AI-based platform that explains and interprets medical reports and health data, turning numbers into meaningful insights
SagivTech provides research and development solutions in the fields of computer vision, machine learning and deep learning as well as hard-core code optimization for various hardware platforms.
StethoMe is the first medical diagnostic device of its kind – one that monitors the respiratory system and measures body temperature in a precise but user-friendly way.
PHASE 2 BEGINNT
The Exploration phase of the program has just ended and during the past four weeks all participants could dive into mentoring sessions, networking moments, setting their business/pilot goals and having lots of insights.
We, at SagivTech, are extremely happy with the opportunity to be a part of Batch Zero of the Digital Health Accelerator of Roche, WERK1 and Plug and Play. The mix of great mentors, valuable connections and good advice is unique. The W1 team provides a great back wind for our activities and the intense sessions help us focus and sharpen our product development process. We enjoy excellent facilities, meetings with high rank technological and business leaders and view our participation in the Digital Health Accelerator as a crucial asset!
Chen, Co-Founder of SagivTech
Now, we are currently working in the co-creation phase for the next four months: teams are focused on working with Roche Pilot Owners and other expers in order to bring their use case to the next level.
“Based on startups needs and Roche Pilot Project requirements” we’ve just set up activities for the next phase and we’are happy to to create a bridge between these two worlds and help them to to work together on novel solutions.
Anastasia Stoycheva, Business Development Manager WERK1
At the end of the Co-creation phase, they will present their pilot project during the Demo Day, which takes place on June 7th in Munich.
More information about the program and startups: www.werk1.com/digitalhealth