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The Munich
Program

The Munich
Program

Established by Roche and Plug and Play in 2018, Startup Creasphere was the first health focused innovation program in Munich. We connect startups with industry-leading corporate partners to pilot their technology and drive new digital health solutions.

We offer participating startups and corporate partners a well-organized co-creation framework to get the maximum out of their time-boxed cooperation (in the so-called batches).

The proven concept from Munich has built the ground for the global expansion and the Startup Creasphere programs in Singapore and the Silicon Valley.

Structure

Selection

Leveraging our ongoing global scouting activities, we run a selection process to nominate the best startups for our corporate partner’s focus areas before each batch.

Kick-Off

Every batch starts with a kick-off event where the newly selected startups present their pitches, get to know the other participants and have first project meetings with their corporate pilot owner.

Deep Dive Weeks

Over the course of the batch, startups and pilot owners meet during 3 deep dive weeks for updates on the pilot projects. Startups get coaching and mentoring sessions with industry experts.

Expo Days

At the end of the 3-month program, the startups and their pilot owners present the results of their co-creation at the Expo Day event.

Structure

Selection

Leveraging our ongoing global scouting activities, we run a selection process to nominate the best startups for our corporate partner’s focus areas before each batch.

Kick-Off

Every batch starts with a kick-off event where the newly selected startups present their pitches, get to know the other participants and have first project meetings with their corporate pilot owner.

Deep Dive Weeks

Over the course of the batch, startups and pilot owners meet during 3 deep dive weeks for updates on the pilot projects. Startups get coaching and mentoring sessions with industry experts.

Expo Days

At the end of the 3-month program, the startups and their pilot owners present the results of their co-creation at the Expo Day event.

Focus areas

Technology

Advanced
Data Analytics

Digital
Biomarkers

Lab of the
Future

Disease
Management

Clinical
Decision Support 

Digital Service
Solutions

Indication

Cardiometabolic

diseases

Oncology

Obesity

Women‘s
Health

Neurodegenerative

diseases

Infectious
Diseases

For me the symbiosis with startups is the best way to innovation. Jochen Hurlebaus
Head Digital Health Innovation, Roche
The Startup Createsphere program was unique in that, from the very start, we were matched with our corporate partner Roche and the entire time was spent working on our joint pilot. Beth Rogozinski
CEO, Oncoustics
"For us, the most valuable part of Startup Creasphere has been the strong fit for our partnership with Biotronik." Paul Cushion
Global Head of Sales, Toloka
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News & Stories

The Success Stories of Roche and Batch 8 Startups

At Plug and Play, we are excited about our strong global partnership with Roche and our joint mission to transform healthcare together. For the most recent 3 month program (Batch 8), Roche business units have been collaborating with Cerascreen, Decentriq, MediBioSense, Neurotrack, and PxHealthcare.

Upcoming Event

Startup Creasphere Expo 9

February 2nd, 2023
Munich / Hybrid Event

Save the date for our Munich EXPO 9 as we will dive into the future of healthcare and tell the stories of the successful pilot projects between our Batch 9 startups and the business units of Roche and BIOTRONIK. Registration is opening soon.

Upcoming
Event

Startup Creasphere Expo 9

February 2nd, 2023
Munich / Hybrid Event

Save the date for our Munich EXPO 9 as we will dive into the future of healthcare and tell the stories of the successful pilot projects between our Batch 9 startups and the business units of Roche and BIOTRONIK. Registration is opening soon.

Our Munich Startups

Flowlity

MunichBIOTRONIKDigital Service SolutionCurrent Batch
Website

Medical Surface

MunichBIOTRONIKDigital Service SolutionCurrent Batch
Website

Circular Tree

MunichBIOTRONIKDigital Service SolutionCurrent Batch
Website

Sensoria

MunichRocheDigital BiomarkerCurrent Batch
Website

Melax Technologies

MunichRocheAdvanced Data AnalyticsCurrent Batch

Melax Technologies has developed a clinical NLP technology that enables assessment of unstructured data from medical reports and pulling data into a synchronized EHR system.

Website

Doctena

MunichRocheDisease ManagementCurrent Batch

Doctena has developed a medical booking platform to give patients faster and easier access to physician appointments. Patients can find a specialist and book an appointment online or via a mobile app.

Website

AvoMD

MunichRocheClinical Decision SupportCurrent Batch

AvoMD specializes in clinical algorithms that enable the digitization and optimization of clinical data to improve clinical workflows.

Website

Acrux Deep Breath

MunichRocheClinical Decision SupportCurrent Batch

Acrux Deep Breath has developed an AI-based ventilation monitoring and clinical decision support tool. The algorithms allow for the automatic detection of asynchronisms and the collection of statistics about them to improve treatment methods.

Website

Mesh Bio

Munich, SingaporeRocheClinical Decision Support, Lab of the FutureCurrent Batch

Mesh Bio aims to transform health screening and chronic disease management by building a predictive analytics platform. The startup works with healthcare providers and stakeholders and translates complex clinical data and numbers into actionable insights for clinical practice – to help patients better manage their health, lifestyle and disease risks.

Website

Team

Lisseth Cardenas

Community and Communications Manager

Munich

Linkedin

Jiskia Reis

Corporate Partnerships Manager, Plug and Play

Munich

Armanas Povilionis

Strategy Manager, Digital Health for Life Sciences & Healthcare, Accenture

Munich

Linkedin

Daria Pelini

Ventures Analyst, Plug and Play

Munich

Linkedin

Michael Hamm

Global Startup Manager, Roche

Munich, Silicon Valley

Linkedin

Victoria Sanchez Zini

Investment Associate, Earlybird VC

Munich

Linkedin

Anastasios Gkiakas

Healthcare Consultant, Centivis

Munich

Linkedin

Victor Savevski

Chief Innovation Officer, Humanitas Healthcare Group

Munich

Linkedin

Primo Amrein

Cloud Lead at Microsoft / Startup Board Member, Microsoft

Munich

Linkedin

Margot Lacoste

Legal Counsel, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Christian Johner

Medical Device & Regulatory Affairs Expert, CEO, Johner Institute

Munich

Linkedin

Ladi Greenstreet

Head of European Strategic Investments, Accenture

Munich

Linkedin

Gali Halpern Wienerman

Europe Lifesciences Ecosystem & Digital Health Partnerships Lead, Accenture

Munich

Chris Burns

President & CEO, CRB Consulting Group

Munich

Linkedin

Florian Körber

Head of Startup Relations, Flying Health

Munich

Linkedin

Astrid Hannich-Walter

Director Business Model & Health Care Innovation, Böhringer Ingelheim

Munich

Linkedin

Hayfa Konrad

Legal Advisor Health & Life Sciences Division, FTPA

Munich

Linkedin

Aman Bhatti

VP Global Medical Affairs & Head BioPharma Partnerships, AliveCor Inc.

Munich

Linkedin

Francesca Wuttke

Founder & CEO, nen health

Munich

Linkedin

Danny Godfrey

Director & Founder, eg Technology

Munich

Linkedin

Norbert Farkas

Founder & Managing Partner, Centivis

Munich

Linkedin

Jan Küster

Director, Founders Fight Club

Munich

Linkedin

Nikhil Jain

Digital Health Center of Expertise, Accenture

Munich

Linkedin

Ole Dammann

Chief Executive Officer, kfgn

Munich

Linkedin

Patrick Kammer

Network Lead Provider Insights, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Frank Desiere

SVP Head of Digital Health Solutions, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Kai Simon

Head of Legal Germany and Diagnostics Global Operations, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Sasha Cahill

Healthcare Executive & Technologist Strategy & Commercialization

Munich

Linkedin

Lukas Hoffmann

Startup Manager, Innovation Lead, Health Innovation Port

Munich

Linkedin

Laura Figulla

CEO and Co-Founder, mbiomics GmbH

Munich

Linkedin

Klaus Suwelack

New Venture Lead Germany, Johnson & Johnson

Munich

Linkedin

David Evans

Investment Director, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Carri Duncan

Founder, Karaktero Capital

Munich

Linkedin

Olga Katzelnik

Market Access Lead Europe/International, Regeneron

Munich

Linkedin

Markus Pratschke

Global Marketing and DTX Service Delivery Manager, Sandoz

Munich

Linkedin

Zeynep Waelchli

Managing Director, Accenture

Munich

Linkedin

Alexander Paprotté

Senior Manager, Accenture

Munich

Linkedin

Emilie Hvashøj Pedersen

Open Innovation Analyst, Novo Nordisk

Munich

Linkedin

Ashlee Bessolo

Global Business Graduate, Novo Nordisk

Munich

Linkedin

Matt Dugan

Director of the Business Innovation Garage, Novo Nordisk

Munich

Linkedin

LLuc Diaz

Open Innovation Lead, Novo Nordisk

Munich

Linkedin

Amelie Riederer

Program Coordination, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Matthias Zach

Global Program Lead, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Jochen Hurlebaus

Head Digital Health Innovation, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Tim Berschneider

Senior Brand Manager, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Moritz Gartlgruber

Project Management, Roche

Munich

Linkedin

Christian Korz

Director Startup Partnerships, Roche

Munich, Silicon Valley

Linkedin

Maximilian Scholz

Ventures Associate, Plug and Play

Munich

Linkedin

Fabian Scheugenpflug

Senior Ventures Associate, Plug and Play

Munich

Linkedin

Christina Brandmair

Senior Program Manager, Plug and Play

Munich

Linkedin

Frederike Rohr

Head of Plug and Play Munich, Director of Health, Plug and Play

Munich

Linkedin

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