Do you have a business idea that could shake up the European health landscape? Tangent is proud to announce that two new health accelerator bootcamps are now open for application: Interseed and Healthy and Active Ageing.

These bootcamps, funded by EIT Health, give your start-up the chance to explore its full market potential and connect with a network of fellow entrepreneurs and innovators across Europe. As a participant, you will gain the tools to validate and incubate your business idea and ultimately prepare for launch across Europe. Successful applicants will analyse the competition, identify USPs and engage with target customers to take their business to the next level.

What’s more, Tangent has partnered with the HSE Digital Transformation Group, to grant successful applicants to these accelerators with access to a digital living lab at the HSE; a user-centric research methodology and platform for sensing, prototyping, validating, and refining complex solutions in real-world health contexts. The partnership will enhance the HSE’s ‘Stay Left, Shift Left’ strategy, which aims to use technology to keep people healthy and well at home.

The Healthy and Active Ageing bootcamp will support the creation and validation of new connected health services and products developed by start-ups promoting longevity and active ageing, and addressing the new challenges presented by Europe’s ageing population. 10 European start-ups will commence the accelerator in August 2022, which will offer hands-on mentorship to the selected teams, plus education on the European regulatory environment and market barriers. The accelerator is being co-delivered by European partner innovation centres in Instituto Pedro Nunes and Medical University Lodz.

Beginning in September 2022, Interseed will bridge the gap between start-ups, industry, and patients whose needs are not being addressed effectively. It will recruit start-ups whose digital solutions can help life science and pharma companies put the patient first. Interseed will provide start-ups with structured training on how to expedite and scale their technology and the market potential of their solutions by engaging more actively with industry players on their digital transformation journey. Tangent is partnering with European innovation centres Medicen and DTU X-Tech to deliver the bootcamp.

Commenting on the partnership, Prof. Martin Curley, Director of Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at the HSE, said:

“By combining the intellect, assets, and energy of digital health start-ups, industry leaders and academic organisations such as Tangent, we plan to enable digital maturity for the Irish healthcare system, while also furthering our ‘shift left, stay left’ model of patient care.”

Ken Finnegan, CEO of Tangent, added:

“I am delighted to announce the open call for health start-ups today at Tangent. These bootcamps demonstrate the power of government, academia, industry, and start-ups working together to co-develop healthcare solutions which improve patient care and reduce costs. It will see the best start-ups from across Europe receive access to our national healthcare infrastructure.”

Whether you need access to knowledge, new markets, key stakeholders, investors, or funding – these accelerator bootcamps can help. Click here to apply before the deadline on 27th June or get in touch with Tangent’s European Accelerator Manager Breandán Goss with any queries.