Apply for the German digital award "The Spark"
With "The Spark – The German Digital Prize", Handelsblatt and McKinsey & Company are honoring forward-looking business models for the seventh time that have a significant and lasting impact on our society. This year, startups that have dedicated themselves to the transformation of the medical and healthcare industry are invited to apply.
Focus topic 2022: Medical Life Tech
The Spark serves as a monitor for the revolutionaries, new thinkers and pioneers of the day after tomorrow: The award-winning startups have been able to develop into leading market participants in their field within the last few years. This year, the initiators are looking for entrepreneurs from the fields of medical research, medtech, pharmaceuticals, biotech, digital health and e-health who improve processes, procedures, automation and diagnostics or interfaces throughout the entire lifecycle with innovative technologies.
Benefits for the winners at a glance
As finalist and winner you will receive:
- valuable contacts, a competent network and relevant access
- a high-reach platform where you can present your company
- Reputation through a recognized award
Apply online until June 3!
Applications can now be submitted online at www.the-spark.de. Startup teams from Germany, Austria and Switzerland can apply. All applicants will once again go through a multi-stage selection process this year before the best ten finalists present themselves to the top-class jury in the live pitches. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 29 September.More information about "The Spark"
Innovation & Entrepreneurship beyond borders: The first trinational startup event
Promoting cooperation and dialogue between startup ecosystems across national borders and strengthening the border triangle as an economic region - with these goals in mind, the most important representatives of the startup ecosystems from Germany, France and Switzerland met for the first time in Mulhouse on 26 April. From Germany, among others, the Grünhof, the SMART GREEN ACCELERATOR and we from the Pfizer Healthcare Hub were there.
Together instead of independent and independent
What are the starting points for future cooperation? How can the individual ecosystems benefit from each other? And what could a joint startup strategy look like to make the region even more attractive and competitive for startups? In addition to getting to know each other in speed dating rounds, the participants worked out answers to these and to similar questions in workshops and talked about current challenges, especially the topics of Life Sciences and sustainable production were discussed many times.
An inspiring event! Many thanks to the initiators of FWTM, Startinsland, Semia and Basel Area Business & Innovation for this platform of open exchange for the further development and networking of the various ecosystems!
Apply for the CyberOne Hightech Award!
The announcement for the CyberOne Hightech Award Baden-Württemberg 2022 is open: Innovative start-ups from all technology industries based in Baden-Württemberg can apply for the CyberOne Award until 27 May 2022. In addition to contacts to investors, business partners, other founders and valuable feedback on the business plan and business model, the first-place winners in the three categories Industrial Technologies, Life Science & Health Care and ICT & Media and Creative Industries can look forward to a cash prize of € 10,000 each.
The CyberOne Hightech Award Baden-Württemberg is the most important business plan award for the high-tech industries in Baden-Württemberg. Since 1998, CyberOne has demonstrably mobilized more than 275 million euros in venture capital for the participating companies and created around 500 jobs in Baden-Württemberg. What is needed are concepts with a pronounced degree of innovation that have the potential to set new standards and revolutionize markets.
Your benefits at a glance:
- Draw attention to your company
- Sharpen and develop your business plan and business model
- Get in touch with investors and business partners
- Exchange ideas with other founders
- Win cash and non-cash prizes worth over € 120,000
Entrepreneurship Roadshow: Knowledge from specialists and founders
During the tender, the bwcon Entreprenuership Roadshow will tour Baden-Württemberg. At the events, speakers impart practical start-up knowledge for business planning in specialist lectures and entrepreneurial experience reports. The dates can be found here: Entrepreneurship-RoadshowMore information about the CyberOne Award
Live from the 5-HT X-Linker: The most innovative digital solutions for doctors and patients
Today we are at the probably most important matching event for startups and pharmaceutical companies in Europe: the 5-HT X-Linker. Top-class startups from all over the world present unique digital solutions and meet potential cooperation partners in speed dating.
Digital solutions to improve the quality of life of patients
In the first part of the event, the startups gave insights into current innovations for the healthcare industry with 4-minute pitches: a tool for improving doctor-patient interaction, a platform for peer-to-peer interaction of patients and apps for monitoring treatments and tracking disease symptoms were presented amongst others.
Winner of today’s audience: mama health
Around 200 voters cast their votes for the best pitched solution: The audience award went to mama health, a platform for peer-to-peer interaction of patients, which was initially developed as a platform for COVID patients. Patients can share their story on the platform, exchange ideas with others and access the collected information from the community. Congratulations to the two founders!
We are now looking forward to exciting discussions with potential cooperation partners at speed-dating!How startups benefit from a cooperation with Pfizer