Category: Events

Join us at Frontiers Health in Berlin!

We, FTR4H (Future for Health) and Medica, are very happy to be official knowledge partner of Frontiers Health that will take place in Berlin on November 13-15.
Frontiers Health is a global event focused on digital health innovation with a strong focus on digital therapeutics, breakthrough technologies, healthcare transformation, investments and ecosystem development. Join the FTR4H team in Berlin in November to learn, network and be inspired by international key opinion leaders from the digital health space. FTR4H and Medica community get a 20% discount on tickets through that link
Digital Health startups: don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your solution in front of a crowd of experts. Only the 10 best startups will be selected to pitch on stage. Apply till September 11 via the #FH19 website!
Aline NoizetMeet our Ambassador FTR4H Aline Noizet:  ‘Frontiers Health is one of best digital health conferences to go to in Europe. Great content, quality speakers and attendees ensuring a high level networking! What I also like about Frontiers Health is the different ecosystems that they bring along at the conference like Startup Health, HealthXL creating a powerful international ecosystem. Hope you can join us in Berlin in November. I will be there for sure!’

Meet FTR4H at SXSW 2019!

FTR4H is back at SXSW this week, supporting the Healthtech Innovation Day organized by Startup Colors as part of Berlin Saloon.

Join us March 9th at 12pm at the corner of 6th street and Brazos, for a healthy lunch powered by FTR4H. It will be followed by the exciting program curated by Startup Colors’ team, with inspiring talks, expert and fireside chats and networking sessions covering the following topics:

  • The role of nurses in leading innovation
  • The human digitome: the 1st digital representation of human health
  • The power of voice-based AI in healthcare
  • How new hard- and software solutions can make you move and heal
  • How Blockchain technology can increase the impact in healthcare and
  • Patient empowerment or how we can own our own data

20 inspiring speakers will take the stage to share their work and view on the future of healthcare. Amongst them:

  • Michelle Longmire, CEO, Medable (USA)
  • Erik Gerritsen, Vice Minister of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (The Netherlands)
  • Michael Docktor, Pediatric Gastroenterologist, Clinical Director of Innovation at Boston Children’s Hospital (USA)
  • Shawna Butler, EntrepreNURSE in residence (The Netherlands, USA)
  • Rasu Shrestha, Chief Strategy Officer, Atrium Health (USA)
  • Dennis Grishin, Chief Scientific Officer, Nebula Genomics (USA)
  • Aline Noizet, Healthcare Connector at Startup Colors (Spain)

Visit the website to check all the speakers and the complete program and to reserve your free ticket. Discover with us all colors and shades of innovation in Healthcare during this special day at SXSW 2019 and how we can make a change together!

Register here!

6 Must See Companies at Medical Fair Asia 2018

Medical Fair Asia 2018 is bringing in a fresh and new set of some great healthcare-based companies. These companies have taken the old way of healthcare thinking and modernized it in a way that is keeping up with our fast evolving society. Medical Fair Asia 2018 will be held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from August 29-31.

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D-Heart, a company just founded back in 2015 by Nicolò Briante and Niccolò Maurizi, has developed a major breakthrough in ECG   (Electrocardiogram) technology. What you would usually have to do at a hospital, you can now do in the comfort of your home, thanks to D-Heart’s at-home ECG device. Before D-Heart, at-home ECG’s were attempted to be made, but were complicated with wires and users had to perform intrusive skin preparation before using the machine. Now, there is a simple, yet reliable, ECG device that is user-friendly and safe, while still providing medically professional results. D-Heart hopes to gather the data collected by their ECG machines and perhaps use it to unveil some of the mysteries still surrounding one of the most important organs in our bodies.

Another big push in the healthcare industry recently is returning to the idea of at-home, personal care. A company that is capitalizing on this push is Jaga-Me. Founded in mid-2016, Jaga-Me is a company that provides multiple at-home medical services. Their mission is to enhance the well-being of patients and their families by providing personalized healthcare experiences. To just name a few of their services, Jaga-Me provides nursing procedures and healthcare at the patient’s home, no matter what level of healthcare it is. Along with these, Jaga-Me also has a medical escort service, driving patients to their appointments if they or a loved one is not able to. Jaga-Me also helps with things like personal care and hygiene, medication reminders, and companionship. With a small membership fee based on a per hour system, anyone is able to access this great service.

Efficiency is what drives industries forward, especially in healthcare. La Comanda was founded back in 2013, but is still developing new technology. La Comanda is an IoTH (internet of things and humans) company, which basically signifies a large, interrelated computing system. The idea behind this company and their technology is their “One Click” ideal, hoping to make tasks be able to be completed in one click. For example, if a family wanted to order a pizza, all they would have to do is click the “pizza” button on their La Comanda device, and it would e-order the pizza for them automatically. In healthcare, this technology has a ton of applications, whether it’s ordering a test, paging a doctor, administer medicine, the applications are really endless.

The main goal of healthcare is to save lives, simple as that. Rapid Response Revival is a company that is actively doing that very thing. Every year, 6 million people die from SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest). These victims end up dying because regular AEDs are large, expensive, and only in certain buildings. However, Rapid Response Revival created the world’s smallest AED. They will be made available for everyone, different from regular AEDs, fixing the difficult access to an AED in a medical emergency. These AEDs are small, easy to use, and fill a need in our society.

Quezapp takes on a more logistical healthcare problem. Doctors see hundreds of patients per week, which is hard to keep track of. Quezapp takes care of this. Providing doctors with the ability to automate patients’ visits and revisits, send referrals to other medical professionals, and have a constantly updating appointment scheduler, Quezapp takes a lot of stress out of doctors. Another perk of the app is the promotion side of it. If a doctor wanted to promote his practice, he can pay Quezapp and they will promote it. We want our medical professionals to be focused on saving lives and Quezapp helps them do that even better.

Medikabazaar is an India-based company that supplies top of the line medical supplies to every pin-code in India for an affordable price. How do they do this? Medikabazaar made an e-commerce website for purchase of supplies in order for clients to procure them more cost-effectively.  And it worked – more than a thousand hospitals, doctors, and healthcare establishments have registered on their website and made Medikabazaar their go-to supplier for medical supplies. Medikabazaar has accomplished a big feat – bridging the gap between healthcare providers and product suppliers allowing for increased access to quality healthcare products across India and the world.

Check out the complete program here.

Written by: Brett Babcock

Startupbootcamp Digital Health FastTrack Singapore

Are you the next big thing in Digital Health?

If yes, come and meet us! Our community partner Startupbootcamp China invites startups to APPLY for their Singapore FastTrack in association with FTR4H on 30 August 2018. 

What is a FastTrack?

A FastTrack is mini Startupbootcamp experience. The goal of this event is to offer startups the opportunity to present their ideas to experienced industry experts and get valuable feedback and advice on their ideas. You also get a chance to know more about Digital Health and Startupbootcamp China and how you can benefit from it. Startupbootcamp selects teams that they wish to invite to the FastTrack. So the earlier you apply, the better your chances in being selected for the FastTrack.

In Singapore you can expect:

  • Valuable insights and feedback from experts in Healthcare industry and Digital Health, which can set off your business in the right trajectory
  • Networking with some of the best Digital Health startups in your city
  • Increased chances of being selected for the Startupbootcamp China Scale program.

Who is Startupbootcamp looking for?

We want you to be a team, not an individual, and a great, complimentary team at that. A team with a great idea how to solve a REAL PAIN, clear plan for execution, working with clinical knowledge and discipline and a vision to take it to the next level. We do adore a unicorn, but we love elephants, they are larger and REAL. On the day of the FastTrack you will be asked to give a short presentation (maximum 7 minutes).

Feel free to reach out to us or the Startupbootcamp team directly via email at look@startupbootcamp.cn or APPLY via eventbrite.

We look forward to meeting you in Singapore!

Bringing the global overview of digital health to SXSW

This year’s SXSW was the second time Future for health attended one of the worlds liveliest innovation, music, entrepreneurship and latest tech trends festival. This year in Austin, Texas we hosted three companies in our pavilion in the exhibition space – G4A Generator and global FTR4H sponsors BGI and Philips Healthworks. The highlight, however, was the full-day conference, held on Sunday, March 11th.

See the full program here. 

The main focus of the program was to bring the international audience the best global speakers from various countries. After an introduction of FTR4 by its co-founder Tom Mitchell, President of MDNA, the opening keynote was in the hands of Rasu Shrestha, CIO at UPMC and Head of UPMC Enterprises.

The subject of his keynote was “Everybody wants to innovate, nobody wants to change”, and as he emphasized, the biggest danger to innovation is complacency of existing market players. When talking about innovation, we need to be aware it regards behavioral change, which requires deep design thinking. Only in such design technology can be invisible to the user and consequently effective.

Priscilla Beal, Head of G4A Generator, presented Bayers new, the US focused initiative for startups addressing self-care in the areas of sun and skin protection, external pain management, nutritional support and digital self-care.

Johannes Steger (left on the picture below), Journalist at Handelsblatt moderated the panel of patient self-care with panelists Jordi Piera Jiménez, Secretary of the Strategic IT Board at the Catalonian Healthcare Department and Jorrit Ebben, Co-founder & Managing Director, Academy Het Dorp.


Our global FTR4H Evangelist Mark Wächter talked to Brian Rosnov, Innovation Lead at Philips HealthWorks about solving Healthcare challenges via collaboration. HealthWorks a recently created unit within Philips has a mission to generate Breakthrough Innovation in the area of Healthcare particularly Digital Health. Working at a global level, HealthWorks is creating new methods of collaboration with external startups and the Healthcare eco-system to solve some of the bigger challenges that exist in Healthcare around the world.

The conversation on collaboration was followed by a debate on potentials of blockchain in healthcare with Eugene Borukhovich, the Global Head of Digital Health Incubation & Innovation at Bayer, Samson Williams, co-founder of Axes & Eggs, a cryptocurrency mining company and Michael Dillhyon, Co-founder of Swiss-based Healthbank. It was moderated by the  FTR4H Ambassador Tjaša Zajc, business developer at Iryo.

We are especially proud to offer the SXSW audience an insight into digital health development around the world. The session was moderated by Maren Lesche, eHealth Startup Expert, and Ambassador at FTR4H.

Jonathan Lee (picture above), Executive Director of Academy at MaGIC, presented Malaysia. Regine M.A. Th. Aalders, Counselor for Health, Welfare and Sport to Canada and the USA, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands presented the state of eHealth and digital health in the Netherlands. FTR4H Ambassador Moka Lantum talked about opportunities and specifics of the African market. We heard the presentation of approaches to digital health in Norway, presented by Nard Schreurs, Director eHealth, and smart living at IKT-Norge/ITK Norway.

Big Data and AI are buzzwords when it comes to healthcare future. From public health to personal patient data and transparency of medical documentation, to care personalization, to the future of work for clinicians, the expectations on Big Data impact are at times astonishing and at times alarming.

Elena Poughia, Managing Director At DataNatives and Dataconomy talked to Urška Sršen, Founder and CCO at Bellabeat, Anthony Gerardi, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Analytics, Gwynneth Ballentine, Digital Health Innovation Lead, TMC Innovation Institute, Sangeeta Chakraborty, CCO, Ayasdi and Wout Brusselaers, CEO, Co.founder Deep 6 AI.

After an open-mic session, we wrapped up the conference with genomics. Mark Wächter talked to dr. Wang Jingjing, a Product Manager at BGI International. Dr. Wang Jingjing gave a speech on the topic of “The Future of Genomics – Whole Genome Sequencing WGS.” She mentioned that in the field of pathogen detection, metagenomics sequencing provides a single, all-inclusive diagnostic test and allows actionable information to be obtained sooner than traditional techniques. In the future of personalized medicine, sequencing is easy to obtain, while the comprehensiveness of microbial WGS database and data interpretation will be the challenge. Metagenome sequence data will be an important tool to predict disease susceptibility and drug response.

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FTR4H Conference @ SXSW: 23 Speakers, 300 min Healthcare Insights

For the first time, FTR4H is curating a conference at SXSW. In 2018 we have 23 amazing speakers from 10 countries providing up to 300 minutes of healthcare innovation on stage at the Discovery Stage, Exhibit Hall 2.

Get a sneak-preview of our program! Here some highlights!

  • 10:30 am: Let’s get started! Learn more about our worldwide FTR4H Community.
  • 10:40 am: Keynote: “Everybody wants to innovate, nobody wants to change” by Rasu Shrestha, Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC; Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises
  • 11:30 am: Get first-hand information about Bayers new G4A Generator Program by Priscilla Beal, Digital Innovation, Bayer U.S. LLC
  • 11:45 am: Panel: “Patient-Centric-Care” with experts from the US, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany
  • 12:30 pm: Keynote: “HealthWorks: Solving Healthcare challenges via collaboration” by Brian Rosnov, Innovation Lead, Philips HealthWorks
  • 12:45 pm: Panel: “Blockchain” with experts from Slovenia, the US and Switzerland
  • 01:30 pm: Travel with us! In our “Beyond the Pond” session you will get to know the eHealth communities in The Netherlands, Norway and Africa.
  • 02:30 pm: Curated by our community partner DataNatives we will spend 40 min on “Myths, good Bets, and Realities: Breaking the Health Digital Deadlock through Big Data and AI”
  • 03:30 pm: It’s your time to shine! We will do an Open Mic Session! Prepare your elevator pitches! No slides!
  • 04:30 pmSunday Inspiration: “The Future of Genomics – Whole Genome sequencing” by BGI International

And best of all: up to 40 % of our speakers are female. Let’s celebrate diversity at SXSW!

Check the complete program on the SXSW website and do not forget to get your SXSW ticket!

 

 

Let’s talk Business – Explore Healthcare Opportunities in Austin & Houston with us!

While SXSW draws many innovators into town for a short period of time, Austin and neighboring Houston are worth a trip for any healthcare expert. They are two of the most important healthcare markets of the US with leading universities, research facilities, corporations as well as private and public hospitals. Over 200 life science companies in the region, and a workforce of nearly 12,300 are focused on the highest growth segments and research areas in the industry, including the specialties of biologics, medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceutical, contract research, and others. More than 3,700 companies with 93,800 workers make the State of Texas one of the leading biotech states in the country!

We lead the WAY!

In collaboration with SXSW, we decided to offer curated tours for startups, corporate innovators, healthcare specialists as well as researchers to explore business opportunities in Texas. In four days and small groups we will:

  • Meet up to 10 selected digital health influencers in two of America’ss most relevant healthcare hubs: Houston & Austin
  • Explore options to participate in the rapid growth of the digital health market in the US.
  • Scout technology and collaboration partners
  • Get connected by local experts with influencers such as Hospitals, Government Officials, Research Experts, Startups, Investors, Mentors and Accelerators focussing on Healthcare Tech.
  • Attend one of the world’s biggest innovation Festivals with 70,000+ attendees – SXSW!

To execute the tour, we partnered with some of the most active innovation and healthcare organisations in Texas such as:

Interested?

Our tours cost range between USD 3,150 and USD 3,500 and include 1 Ticket to SXSW Interactive worth USD 1,125 (March 9th – March 15th), a curated 3 Day Tour in Houston and Austin with a minimum of meeting with 8 influencers, 4* Hotel Accommodation in Houston and a welcome dinner, pick-up and drop-off at the airport as well as transfer from Houston, and bike rentals in Austin. Accommodation in Austin can be provided upon request. Flights and visa are not included.

Register here or send us an email to Maren.Lesche@startupchallenges.eu!

Showcase your Product at SXSW at the FTR4H Expo Space

Showcase your product at our FTR4H Space at SXSW! Our exhibitor packages range from $10,000 to $20,000 and include SXSW Interactive tickets worth $1125, an option to present on our FTR4H stage which will be featured in the official SXSWprogram, logo placement as well as access to our international Digital Health community! Here all opportunities in detail:

Bronze Package

  • Exhibit: 2 kiosks, 4 expo only passes
  • 2 passes SXSW interactive (worth ca. $2250)
  • Stage content: Short Pitch on Sunday (5 min), featured in the official SXSW program
  • Logo placement on all materials/media (pre and onsite) and stage on Sunday and on any delegation materials (audience: mind. 25,000)
  • Up to 4 event passes for FTR4H events at Medical Fair India, Asia, China

Silver Package

  • Exhibit: 2 kiosks, 6 expo only passes
  • 4 passes SXSW interactive (worth ca. $4500)
  • Stage content: featured speaker on Sunday (20 min), featured in the official SXSW program
  • Logo placement on all materials/media and stage on Sunday and on any delegation materials (audience: mind. 50,000)
  • Sponsor recognition for Meet & Greet at FTR4H stand
  • Up to 6 event passes for FTR4H events at Medical Fair India, Asia, China
  • Feature on the Medicine Today on Digital Health Podcast

Gold Package

  • Exhibit: 3 kiosks, 10 expo only passes
  • 5 passes SXSW interactive (worth ca. $5525)
  • Stage content: Featured Speaker (30 min/45 min), featured in the official SXSW program
  • Prominent Logo placement on all materials/media and stage on Sunday and on any delegation materials (audience: mind. 70,000)
  • Sponsor recognition for hosted dinner during event
  • Up to 3 curated meetings in Houston and at SXSW
  • Inclusion in future MEDICA newsletter (approx. 40,000 subscribers)
  • Up to 10 event passes for FTR4H events at Medical Fair India, Asia, China
  • Special endorsement on Social Media in FTR4H Channels with eHealth audience (up to 10,000 impressions)

Reach out to our Expo Space Expert Tom Mitchell at tmitchell@mdna.com for your own individual deal!

PS: Also check out our FTR4H Stage Program and our FTR4H Digital Health Tours in Houston & Austin!

 

 

FTR4H is back at SXSW!

After the successful launch of our digital health think tank FTR4H (Future For Health) we will be back at SXSW in 2018! As an official partner we will rock our FTR4H Conference Stage, coordinate an FTR4H expo space and explore business opportunities in the vibrant healthcare hubs Houston and Austin with special delegations for startups, corporates and investors!

SXSW we are coming!

SXSW is fun, SXSW is inspiration and SXSW is THE place to be in March! SXSWeek® spans 10 days and nights from March 9 –18 in 2018. It includes several festivals, e.g. SXSW Interactive, the SXSW Gaming Conference as well as a Music and Film Festival. In 2017, direct participation in SXSWeek totaled approximately 421,900! With more than 100 talks on Healthcare alone, SXSW is also an important source of inspiration for the worldwide healthcare community. However, the sheer size of the event as well as the intense program makes it hard to focus and talk business – something our FTR4H team experienced last year!

Based on our experience from running conferences and trade fairs such as MEDICA in Duesseldorf, we decided to partner up with the amazing crew behind SXSW to highlight Digital Health at SXSW!

FTR4H at SXSW: Expo, Conference and Delegations

There are many ways to join us at SXSW!

  1. Showcase your product at our FTR4H Space at SXSW! Our exhibitor packages are customised and include SXSW Interactive tickets worth $1125, an option to present on our FTR4H stage which will be featured in the official SXSW program, logo placement as well as access to our international Digital Health community!
  2. Tell your Healthcare Story on our FTR4H Discovery Stage on March 11! 75,000 attendees explored the SXSW exhibition in 2017, where our stage will be located.
  3. Explore Business Opportunities during our FTR4H Innovation Tours in Houston and Austin. Meet MedTech experts, investors, researchers and startups.

Interested? Do not procrastinate  Get inspired by the creative crowd at SXSW in Austin AND explore business opportunities with us in one of the most important healthcare hubs in the USA!