Deadline: November 30, 2020 00:00 CET| Apply here
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Dates: March 24-26, 2021
Eligibility: Healthcare innovators from Switzerland or abroad – i.e., entrepreneurs, startups, intrapreneurs, willing to test, co-develop and validate an innovative solution or new functionalities of a product under development, at least the demonstrator or prototype stage, in immersion in a medical ecosystem, coach by experts, for immediate feedback from end users and a better understanding of market needs.
Location: Sion, Switzerland

Arkathon Program 2021

Apply to the International Open Call, to attempt to participate in the on-site Bootcamp and potentially be one of the shortlisted finalists for the Immersion Program!

Arkathon Program is a unique concept where companies, from Switzerland and abroad, leading healthcare organizations and technological institutes, work closely together to co-develop health solutions, with the economic support of public regional funds.

The challenge to tackle: How to ease the burden of pain?

Understanding, treating and managing pain is among the greatest challenges facing healthcare today. Help us to improve the quality of life for people with pain and to minimize the burden of pain.

Solutions should address a specific problem in the area of acute or chronic pain on all levels of intervention in the health sector: primary prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, maintaining the quality of life, pain management and humane care for the dying (palliative medicine). Pain can include both physiological and psychological factors.

Where are the opportunities for innovation?

Pain prevention, diagnosis, management, and care is still a fairly new frontier with many opportunities to provide methods and tools for patients and caregivers to improve their quality of life.

Computer-based algorithms, machine learning, a better understanding of mental health, Internet, telemedicine, relevant innovations from other diseases, research consortiums and new interest from major industry players bring endless possibilities to entrepreneurs and seasoned companies alike.

Why join the Program?

  • Validation of the clinical-technical-economic feasibility of your solution or your product under development, at least the demonstrator or prototype stage
  • Guidance from our network of experts to find your product market and problem-solution fit
  • Immediate feedback from end-users
  • Peer-to-Peer coaching
  • Connections and co-development within our partnering institutes, as well as desks provided on-site
  • Personalized support to accelerate the development of the project
  • Monetary award up to CHF 25,000 to further develop your solution or product

Interested in applying for the Arkathon Program 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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