“Start-ups pitch” is the motto for the Medica Connected Healthcare Forum. In daily sessions, several young companies will briefly explain their latest developments. On the first two days of the event two highlights are on the agenda: the finals of the 9th Medica Start-up Competition and the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup.
The Medica Start-up Competition started life as an app competition and currently offers innovators a platform for showcasing their solutions in diagnostics, artificial intelligence and robotics, in addition to the health app segment. Last year’s winner was the Synphne Pte Ltd. team from Singapore with a system for mobile stroke rehabilitation.
The objective of the Medica Start-up Competition is to drive the start-ups’ development of innovative products forward by bringing them into contact with potential cooperation partners and users at Medica. Submissions for the 9th Medica Start-up Competition will be accepted online until September 23. All English-language applications will be evaluated by the competition jury and a selected number of companies will be invited to participate in the finale (November 17) free of charge.
12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup
The final of the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup is part of the Medica Connected Healthcare Forum program on the first day of Medica 2020. Start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs will present their solutions for the “Internet of Medical Things” live in pitch format—from wearable technology and digital biomarkers to intelligent patches and smart implants. Entries can be submitted online free of charge until September 23 .
Another highlight for start-ups will be the Reverse Pitch, the accelerator program for big companies. In addition, there will be other contact points for those interested in start-ups at Medica 2020.
The Medica Start-up Park has established itself as a central presentation area and is closely thematically linked with the start-up pitches in the neighboring Medica Connected Healthcare Forum. This also applies for the WT Wearable Technology Show. This specifically focuses on wearable technology, for which the healthcare sector is one of the most important key markets.