MEDICA outlines platform for health start-ups during the pandemic

Aug. 18, 2021

MEDICA has announced their start-up COMPETITION, the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, the MEDICA START-UP PARK and more than 100 start-ups with pitches in the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM being held at the medical trade fair MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany and has also established itself as the international platform for start-ups.

Currently, preparations for staging this year’s MEDICA as a hybrid event are in a crucial phase (the event will be held from November 15 – 18, 2021) and the in-person event at the Düsseldorf exhibition halls will be combined with many digital programs that can be accessed from anywhere via the industry portal with a ticket. Due to the pandemic, MEDICA was held as a purely virtual event in 2020 and reached decision makers from 169 nations and from all sectors of the healthcare industry (a total of 45,000 unique users).

As the pandemic has relentlessly revealed deficits in patient care, as well as giving a strong impetus to the digitalization of healthcare processes, participants can once again look forward to the many ideas and developments of the creative start-up scene at MEDICA.

The 10th MEDICA start-up COMPETITION, covering the topics of health apps, diagnostics, artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare and robotics. All start-ups interested in participating in this year’s 10th MEDICA start-up COMPETITION by submitting innovations can send in their application free of charge until September 22, 2021.

The MEDICA start-up COMPETITION and the Healthcare Innovation World Cup are fixed program items of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM, which also has many more highlights on its start-up agenda.  More than 100 participating speakers and start-ups will  address topics such as AI and data analysis, digital prevention, treatment of chronic illnesses, diagnostics and health monitoring on all days of MEDICA 2021. For example, the latest developments in the field of women’s and babies' health will be covered under the umbrella term “FemTech”. “WellTech” is the keyword for forum posts regarding healthier lifestyle and “BrainTech” features ideas and solutions for cognitive and mental health. New developments for practical everyday use in clinics and care centers complete the range of information on offer.

 MEDICA START-UP PARK, which has established itself as a central venue for young companies, also prioritizes networking. Here, they can present their innovations and come into contact with top international players in the healthcare industry and, above all, with investors from healthcare accelerator programs, asset managers on assignment from large private estates or well-known venture capital funds.

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