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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
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Upcoming Event

Munich Winter
Summit 2022

Feb 1-3, 2022
Munich / Virtual Event

Plug and Play Munich invites you to connect with leading corporations, innovative startups, curious investors, knowledgeable experts, and others interested in collaborating and transforming the future of Retail, Insurtech and Healthcare. At our Munich Winter Summit, we’re bringing the world together again. Tune in virtually for our Startup Creasphere EXPO 7 on Day 2 (Feb 3) for impressive pilot project showcases, inspirational keynote speakers, insights from our corporate speakers, and much more.

register now

Upcoming
Event

Munich Winter Summit 2022

Feb 1-3, 2022
Munich / Virtual Event

Plug and Play Munich invites you to connect with leading corporations, innovative startups, curious investors, knowledgeable experts, and others interested in collaborating and transforming the future of Retail, Insurtech and Healthcare. At our Munich Winter Summit, we’re bringing the world together again. Tune in virtually for our Startup Creasphere EXPO 7 on Day 2 (Feb 3) for impressive pilot project showcases, inspirational keynote speakers, insights from our corporate speakers, and much more.

register now

Our Munich Startups

Toloka

MunichPlug and PlayAdvanced Data AnalyticsCurrent Batch

Lucerne, Switzerland

Toloka is one of the major crowdsourcing platforms today with 200,000 monthly active performers from over 100 countries and speak more than 40 languages.

Website

my mhealth

MunichPlug and PlayDisease ManagementCurrent Batch

8 Trinity, 161 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1JU

my mhealth provides patients with a unique and tailored evidence-based digital intervention that’s proven to improve health outcomes and reduce health service dependence.

Website

EVOCAL Health

MunichPlug and PlayDigital BiomarkerCurrent Batch

Bülaustraße 8c, 20099 Hamburg

Labelbox

MunichRocheAdvanced Data AnalyticsCurrent Batch

510 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, California, 94110,
United States

Tag-N-Trac

MunichRocheLab of the FutureCurrent Batch

Anagen Systems

MunichRocheAdvanced Data AnalyticsCurrent Batch

105 Depot Street
Dalton, Ga 30720

Deontics

MunichRocheDisease ManagementCurrent Batch

London, UK

Deontics specialises in unique Ai clinical decision support systems for global healthcare providers.

Website

Team

Michael Hamm

Global Startup Manager, Roche

Munich

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Victoria Sanchez Zini

Investment Associate, Earlybird VC

Munich

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Anastasios Gkiakas

Healthcare Consultant, Centivis

Munich

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Victor Savevski

Chief Innovation Officer, Humanitas Healthcare Group

Munich

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Primo Amrein

Cloud Lead at Microsoft / Startup Board Member, Microsoft

Munich

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Margot Lacoste

Legal Counsel, Roche

Munich

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Christian Johner

Medical Device & Regulatory Affairs Expert, CEO, Johner Institute

Munich

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Ladi Greenstreet

Head of European Strategic Investments, Accenture

Munich

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Gali Halpern Wienerman

Europe Lifesciences Ecosystem & Digital Health Partnerships Lead, Accenture

Munich

Chris Burns

President & CEO, CRB Consulting Group

Munich

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Florian Körber

Head of Startup Relations, Flying Health

Munich

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Astrid Hannich-Walter

Director Business Model & Health Care Innovation, Böhringer Ingelheim

Munich

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Hayfa Konrad

Legal Advisor Health & Life Sciences Division, FTPA

Munich

Linkedin

Aman Bhatti

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

Munich

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Francesca Wuttke

Chief Digital Officer, Almirall

Munich

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Danny Godfrey

Director & Founder, eg Technology

Munich

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Norbert Farkas

Founder & Managing Partner, Centivis

Munich

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Jan Küster

Director, Founders Fight Club

Munich

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Nikhil Jain

Digital Health Center of Expertise, Accenture

Munich

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Ole Dammann

Chief Executive Officer, kfgn

Munich

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Patrick Kammer

Network Lead Provider Insights, Roche

Munich

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Frank Desiere

SVP Head of Digital Health Solutions, Roche

Munich

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Kai Simon

Head of Legal Germany and Diagnostics Global Operations, Roche

Munich

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Sasha Cahill

Healthcare Executive & Technologist Strategy & Commercialization

Munich

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Lukas Hoffmann

Startup Manager, Innovation Lead, Health Innovation Port

Munich

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Laura Figulla

CEO and Co-Founder, mbiomics GmbH

Munich

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Klaus Suwelack

New Venture Lead Germany, Johnson & Johnson

Munich

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David Evans

Investment Director, Roche

Munich

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Carri Duncan

Founder, Karaktero Capital

Munich

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Olga Katzelnik

Market Access Lead Europe/International, Regeneron

Munich

Linkedin

Markus Pratschke

Global Marketing and DTX Service Delivery Manager, Sandoz

Munich

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Zeynep Waelchli

Managing Director, Accenture

Munich

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Alexander Paprotté

Senior Manager, Accenture

Munich

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Emilie Hvashøj Pedersen

Open Innovation Analyst, Novo Nordisk

Munich

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Ashlee Bessolo

Global Business Graduate, Novo Nordisk

Munich

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Matt Dugan

Director of the Business Innovation Garage, Novo Nordisk

Munich

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LLuc Diaz

Open Innovation Lead, Novo Nordisk

Munich

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Amelie Riederer

Program Coordination, Roche

Munich

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Matthias Zach

Global Program Lead, Roche

Munich

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Jochen Hurlebaus

Head Digital Health Innovation, Roche

Munich

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Tim Berschneider

Senior Brand Manager, Roche

Munich

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Moritz Gartlgruber

Project Management, Roche

Munich

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Christian Korz

Director Startup Partnerships, Roche

Munich

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Maximilian Scholz

Venture Analyst, Plug and Play

Munich

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Fabian Scheugenpflug

Venture Associate, Plug and Play

Munich

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Christina Brandmair

Program Manager Health, Plug and Play

Munich

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Frederike Rohr

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

Munich

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