EXPO 6: Day 1 of Munich Summer Summit was dedicated to showcasing the outcomes of the pilots with our health startups

MUNICH, GERMANY. June 30th, 2021. Startup Creasphere celebrates EXPO 6 showcasing 14 successful pilot projects between the corporate partners Roche, Novo Nordisk and Biotronik and Batch 6 startups. 

More than 200 participants enjoyed an afternoon filled with an inspirational keynote, startup pitches, and curated networking around digital health innovation. The program kicked off with a welcome by Frederike Rohr, Head of Startup Creasphere Global and Director of Plug and Play Munich from the rooftop of the Startup Creasphere office in Munich, followed by a keynote from Bart de Witte and Viktoria Prantauer from the Hippo.ai foundation. Viktoria’s ambition and her campaign within the NGO is to become the largest open data set to fight breast cancer. Their approach: building a global community network to improve diagnosis by aggregating, anonymizing and labeling data.

Keynote: Unite Data - Defeat Inequalities.

Keynote: Unite Data - Defeat Inequalities.

viktoriaonezero.org, a project by the Hippo AI Foundation, is an open database for the fight against breast cancer worldwide. And it all starts with Viktoria. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 and actively engaged in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI), she asked herself how her experience and her data could be used in the battle against cancer.

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Next on the agenda were the pitches of three wildcard startups: Captiv8 (Social Media Data), HealthTap (Telehealth) and Syrona Health (Women’s Health). Startup Creasphere is very proud on the partnership with Novo Nordisk and Biotronik, two leaders in digital healthcare collaborating with our Batch startups in the fields of obesity and diabetes as well as patient consent management, patient compliance and lifecycle costs during Batch 6 of our pilot-driven digital health program. We were proud to have Matt Dugan, Director of the Innovation Garage at Novo Nordisk and Dr. Volker Lang, Senior Vice President R&D for Cardiac Rhythm Management at Biotronik, introducing the focus topics during our EXPO 6. Following the startup pitches presented by Novo Nordisk and Biotronik, Roche took over the stage.

Okan Ekinci, Head of Marketing & Innovation in Roche Information Services, kicked it off with his view on the value of open innovation for Roche. He highlighted the need to further drive adoption of digital health solutions in clinical routine by providing solutions that positively impact the patient journey and turn a theoretical value of a solution into a practical value for our customers. Underlining the huge potential of Startup Creasphere in this context and Roche’s ongoing commitment to the program, he handed over to the 8 startups who had worked on pilot projects with Roche in Batch 6.

Startup Creasphere: Established in 2018 by Roche Diagnostics and Plug and Play, Startup Creasphere is the first healthcare-focused innovation platform in Munich. Startup Creasphere creates an environment within the global network of Plug and Play where corporations and startups learn and share experiences and facilitate international expansion with the aim of transforming healthcare together.

For more information, visit the Startup Creasphere website via www.startupcrasphere.com or contact Christina Brandmair, Program Manager of Startup Creasphere via c.brandmair@pnptc.com.

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The Startups:

Wildcard Startups 

Captiv8 (UK): Captiv8 provides the full-service spectrum in Influencer marketing backed by deep data metrics.

HealthTap (US): HealthTap brings affordable, on-demand virtual healthcare to those who need it most, from query to cure, using proprietary technology to match patients with U.S. board-certified doctors.

Syrona Health (UK): Syrona is a Digital Health startup with an initial focus on Chronic Gynaecological Conditions.


Roche Startups 

Deigma (France): GPS enabled digital blood sample tracking and monitoring solution – Pilot Owner: Marie Lamour & Romain Hahn

Lark (US): personalized chronic disease prevention and management platform – Pilot owner: Eva Schitter

Nemesysco (Israel): language agnostic voice analysis solution for the assessment of emotions – Pilot owner: Daniel Luescher & Venkat Janakiraman

Oncoustics (Canada): AI analysis of raw ultrasound data aimed to detect liver and prostate cancer – Pilot owner: Benjamin Schumacher

Pryv (Switzerland): middleware for patient data consent management – Pilot owner: Thomas Wieland & Asad Preuss-Dodhy

Mira (UK): platform providing patient motion statistics, activity tracking and management including gamification – Pilot owner: Juergen Gottowik & David Herzig

Vay (Switzerland): camera-based motion capture technology delivering real time feedback on movement execution – Pilot owner: Xing Chen

ZoiMeet (Netherlands): cloud-based audio capturing platform turning conversations into searchable transcripts allowing to better understand neurodegenerative diseases – Pilot owner: +Thaneer Perumal


Novo Nordisk Startups 

Cardiolyse (Finland): Cardiolyse markets CE-certified predictive cardiac ML platform and RPM applications for Pharma and Healthcare providers to bring care out of the hospitals. – Pilot owner: Rhym Abdennbi

Lifelight (: Lifelight allows completely contactless measurement of vital signs using a smartphone in 40 seconds. – Pilot owner: Oren Yellinek

Curatio (UK): Curatio delivers personalized support at scale for the world’s largest healthcare organizations through private peer-to-peer patient social networks. – Pilot owner: Peter Dam Madsen


Biotronik Startups 

CapsicoHealth (US): CapsicoHealth offers an AI platform to simplify value-based care models for providers and payors, and enables analyses of care and cost opportunities. – Pilot owner: Sebastian Körner

Catalia Health (US): Catalia Health is a chronic disease care management company with a focus on increasing adherence to therapy to improve patient outcomes with a scalable, patient-first platform. – Pilot owner: Sebastian Körner

ConfirmedConsent (US): Confirmed Consent is a cloud-based, HIPAA-compliant, interactive patient consent solution. – Pilot owner: Hans-Jürgen Wildau


Stay tuned for our next batch kicking off on October 6 with new exciting digital health startups!

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