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Open Call BIH Digital Health Accelerator Berlin
BIH Digital Health Accelerator – If you are affiliated with Charité or MDC and have an idea for a new digital health solution, apply to become part of our next BIH Digital Health Accelerator cohort! Benefit from expert mentoring, protected time off, flexible funding, free co-working space, and high-quality connections to the industry. Deadline: May 5, 2020
Ambitious? Want to bring your digital health solution to patients? Benefit from our resources, expertise, and network which will support you in all aspects of building, validating, and launching your digital health solutions.
Why should I apply?
Our mission at the Digital Health Accelerator is to lay the groundwork for great ideas to grow, therefore we are committed to providing program participants with optimal working conditions ranging from solid funding to diverse external support.
- Flexible Funding:
We offer flexible financial support to account for each project’s specific needs.
- Protected Time Off for Participants with Clinic Obligations:
We ensure that our participants are protected from clinical obligations so they can focus on advancing their projects.
- Expert Mentoring:
Teams have free access to both general and individual sessions catered to their needs from internal and high-profile external mentors.
- Free Co-working Space at BIH:
The BIH office is centrally located. Starting this fall the BIH Co-working space will be located right next to Charité Campus Mitte (CCM).
- First-Class Network:
Work together with like-minded innovators, talents to complete your team if needed, partners to help develop your product, and industry, and investors to help bring your solution to patients.
The objective of the Digital Health Accelerator is to enable BIH, Charité, and MDC innovators to accelerate the development and launch of their digital health solutions for the shared goal of improving patients’ lives.
The program is structured into 2 stages:
Please note that due to the current situation, all program timelines are subject to change. Applicants will be informed in due course.
Stage 1: Rapid Prototype Development (August-December 2020)
Development of a technical prototype of your digital health product. In parallel, consideration of relevant complementary perspectives, such as user/customer needs, market, and competition, regulatory and legal aspects, business considerations, reimbursement aspects, etc.
(Selection process, DHA Stage 1: March-May, 2020)
Program set-up (administration and logistics): June-July, 2020
Preparatory courses: August 2020
Core DHA Program Stage 1: August-December, 2020
Demo Day: Presentation event with potential industry partners, investors, politicians, health insurers, and other critical innovation ecosystem partners – November 2020
(Selection process, DHA Stage 2: November-December, 2020)
Stage 2: Product Development and Launch (January 2021 – project-specific target date)
Development of your digital health product and launch preparation. In parallel, strategy and business model development, clinical validation, regulatory certification, launch preparation incl. follow-up funding acquisition.
Program completion: Depending on a project’s progress along with its milestone-based project plan, either translation of the developed product to patient/market via license, industry cooperation, trade sale or spin-off company formation (as preferred by the project team and viable in market context); or discontinuation of DHA support in case of failure to complete project plan.