The Data 4 Healthy Recovery Acceleration Programme´s final public showcase event, the 'Demo Day', will be on 22 September, where the teams will get a chance to present their solution to investors and industry experts.
What to expect during Demo Day?
- Teams participating in the accelerator pitching live in front of the jury
- An after-pitch interview with an inspiring and successful start-up/smart health expert
- An award ceremony, where the Top 3 teams are announced
What is the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Accelerator?
To accelerate the commercialisation of their smart health solutions and prepare for the Demo Day, teams are currently going through the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Accelerator. The programme provides the teams with personalised, dedicated support to develop their solutions to the next level and implement them.
The intensive 3-month long accelerator is full of interesting workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions with industry experts and technical mentors. It is a unique chance for the teams to develop initial prototypes into innovative solutions that they want to bring to market as an answer to current smart health industry challenges.
The programme features constant mentoring by lead, design, technical and on-demand mentors, and 3 high-intensity training sprints over the 3 months. The teams started their acceleration at the end of June and by now have completed 'Sprint 1 - Shape and Build'.
This first 3-week long intensive training period included 3 workshops
- Customer discovery and insight for product development
- Value proposition design, understanding the customer
- VC thinking meets start-up business model
After each of the workshops the teams had an opportunity for one-to-one mentoring with the trainers to dig deeper into the topics and discuss how the insights can be applied specifically in their case. At the same time, design and tech experts were engaged to help start-ups with the technical side of their solutions, along with the many on-demand mentors invited to cover specific requests (e.g. healthcare industry expert and medical lab lead at Roche Slovakia).
The first sprint ended with a 'Public talk no. 1' delivered by an accomplished industry expert, Daren Wilson, General Manager at Roche Slovakia. He discussed the topic of collaboration between corporations and start-ups in healthcare and had an hour-long exclusive Q&A session with the teams.
The next sprint, 'Build & Launch', began on 16 August and includes 2 workshops
- UI / UX, product design
- Startup-up financial management and funding attraction
For the final month of the programme, 3 more workshops and a 'Public talk no. 2' are planned. The workshops are
- Sales strategies and tools, social media marketing, PR, branding
- FastScaling - growth strategies for a start-up
- Pitching workshop
The 'Public talk no. 2' will be on 9 September and the speaker will be the CEO of Dermtest. During the 1-hour live event he will cover the topic of how to find the right product market fit in a smart health business. Anyone who is interested can follow the live Facebook event.
The Top 12 teams that came together during the Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon event in June 2021 that are currently accelerating their solutions in the acceleration programme are
- Healthy Mind Tech
- Mental Pin
- Cell-Culture Simulator
- Synthetic genetic data generation and analysis software platform
- Polaris CrowdLab
- HealthData Labelling System
The acceleration programme is organised by the European Commission and supported by CIVITTA and Garage48.