For the 7th time MEDICA 2018 will see a live competition for the best App-based Mobile Medical Solution for use in the daily routine of a patient, doctor or in the hospital - the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2018 - hosted in a session of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on Wednesday, 14 November 2018.
From 01 June to 30 September 2018, developers from all over the world could submit their App-based Mobile Medical Solutions. These submissions will be pre-selected by a MEDICA Expert Team - a top-class jury (pre-screening phase in week 40/2018; Online). Those 10 developers whose App-based Mobile Solutions match best the submission criteria based on the jury's point of view, will qualify for the participation at the live pitch at MEDICA.
All App-based Mobile Medical Solutions which are nominated for the live event will be notified beginning of October 2018 accordingly. The pitch itself happens live on stage of the CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, on Wednesday, 14 November 2018 from 3:00 pm to 5:00pm during MEDICA runtime followed by a Get-Together.
Each team has 3 minutes to pitchtheir App-based Mobile Medical Solution. Another 2 minutes are reserved for the jury to place questions. After all 10 presentations the jury deliberates in the background. Finally, the top 3 placements and the winner of the competition will be celebrated befittingly on site.
The most important reward certainly is the global awareness created at MEDICA as well as through MEDICA means. In addition, the solution ranked number 1 will be rewarded with EUR 2,000, the number 2 with EUR 1,000 and the number 3 with EUR 500. Finally, our sponsors and media partners will grant again some incentives like gadgets, tickets or mentoring programs.
Our Global Endorsing Sponsor Bayer G4A donates the following prizes for the top 3:
1st place: Up to 2 hours of business development support with Bayer experts and relevant decision makers
2nd place: Dinner with one member of Bayer G4A digital health team
3rd place: One hour of online mentoring by a member of Bayer G4A digital health team
In addition our partner SXSW grants two (2) 'SXSW 2019 Interactive badge registrations' worth USD 1,325 per pass to the winning team for accessing the cult event in March 2019 in Austin, TX (USA).
Our partner Startupboothcamp (SBC) Digital Health sponsors following vouchers for the top 3 places:
1st prize winner gets one (1) exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during the next SBC Health Program 2019
2nd prize winner gets a dinner with a SBC Mentor in Berlin
3rd prize winner gets one (1) hour of SBC Online Mentor Office Hours
These are the ten pitch participants at MEDICA App COMPETITION 2018
BuddyCare automates care coordination and digitises care pathways. Buddy Healthare is on a mission to transform care coordination in hospitals and clinics by making care accessible and measurable for everyone, everywhere and anytime.
D-EYE 2.0 wants to disrupt the screening of retina for medical purpose to improve the quality of life of people. AI algorithms built in the D-EYE 2.0 app will improve pathologies detection, with consequent improved access to vital health services.
FibriCheck is a CE / FDA cleared smartphone application to detect different cardiac arrhythmias using a smartphone camera in combination with artificial intelligence and generate an actionable report both to doctor and/or patients.
myFreescan app needs to go with Maisense Freescan® cuffless blood pressure / cardiovascular monitor. You can observe a number of health parameters coming from Freescan® such as ECG waveform, pulse waveform, blood pressure, artery age, heart rate, AFib, arrhythmias and pressure level.
Medicospeaker is a digital translation tool that ensures compliance with defined processes. In collaboration with medical staff, individual phrases were logically linked into conversation sequences and translated into 15 languages to date. Medicospeaker thus helps patients and medical staff to communicate quickly and easily.
oPerception is an intelligent mobile application with intuitive and hand-free user-interface, which empowers visually-impaired people to find their objects by scanning the surroundings in real-time using a cutting-edge object detection algorithm with the ability to process frames locally without internet connection. It recognizes common objects and the personnel objects that belong to the user. So it’s completely personalizable and flexible to the user’s environment.
The Orthyo app receives data from sensors to analyze static and dynamic parameters of the patient, thus enabling a physiotherapist to objectively assess the biomechanical status of the patient. Patients have constant supervision over the correct performance of exercises.
The Veta Health app empowers patients throughout their care journey between and beyond traditional healthcare settings. Real-time insight about health status and responsive care pathways enable patients to manage their health conditions and understand their care protocols with ease digitally connecting patients to their personal care networks enables stronger support and better health management over the long term.
Zencorlabs is the alivecor of heart failure. We reduce Heart Failure (HF) readmission rates and prevent HF morbidity by early detecting the disease based on non invasive estimation of the Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure (LVEDP) parameter using the whistle and a smartphone device.
Criteria for the submission, the pre-selection and the final judgement of the jury were...
>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online
Medical App for smartphones / tablets / smartwatches / AR or VR gears / drones
B2B / B2B2C solution targeting patients, doctors, hospital & medical teams
Medical App live in minimum one market until end of Q1 2019; not launched earlier than Q1 2016
per company only one (1) submission is possible
founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate
the company must not have raised over seven million EUR in funds from combined funding sources
>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online and during live presentation on site
functionality / intuitive UX/UI
level of innovation / originality of solution
level of problem solving / improving
scalability / attractiveness of business model
quality of documentation & team
Important: Excluded from the competition are pure B2C solutions with focus on diet tips, fitness or wellness. The MEDICA Expert Team reserves the right to suspend a presenter from the competition. The respective developer team will be informed accordingly. Compliance with 'Medical Device Directive' or 'FDA Approval' is not necessary. All presenting parties need to create an account on the submission and evaluation portal F6S.
The MAC Live-Pitch Agenda 2018
[Version: 03 October 2018, subject to changes]
15:00 h – 15:05 h Welcome & introduction 7th MEDICA App COMPETITION Christian Grosser, Deputy Director MEDICA, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION, Mobile Strategy Consultant, Author, Mr. Mobile, MWC.mobi
15:05 h – 15:25 h Panel discussion: Global status in medical mobile solutions Lars Buch, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Digital Health Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, Managing Partner, Peppermint Venture Partners Moderator: Muthu Singaram, CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator & Founder, VibaZone
15:25 h – 15:35 h Bayer #G4A: Hacking corporate culture through start-up collaboration Oliver Gassner, Head of Digital Health Intelligence EMEA, Bayer
15:35 h – 15:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Rules, prices & 7MAC starting grid Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION, Mobile Strategy Consultant, Author, Mr. Mobile, MWC.mobi
15:40 h – 16:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Live-pitch of 10 medical applications 3 minutes pitch & 2 minutes Q&A each
16:40 h – 16:55 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Deliberation of jury & announcement of TOP 3 apps Muthu Singaram, Jury Captain MEDICA App COMPETITION
Interlude:FTR4H @ SXSW 2019 festival - an inspiring fusion Tom Mitchell, President & CEO, Messe Düsseldorf North-America Mirko Whitfield, International Development SXSW EMEA & Asia
16:55 h – 17:00 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Award ceremony Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION, Mobile Strategy Consultant, Author, Mr. Mobile, MWC.mobi
17:00 h – 18:00 h Drinks reception & celebration of the MAC winners
Oliver Gassner BAYER Digital Health Intelligence EMEA, Cologne / Germany
Sebastien Gaudin The CareVoice Shanghai / China
Ben Göllnitz Google Hamburg / Germany
Harsha Jagasia Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin / Germany
The Jury Members 2018
We are proud to present our jury with experts and winners of the previous events of the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2018.
Lea Dias Health IT Consultant and Strategist Health Robotics and Industry Analyst Paris / France
Oliver Gassner Head Digital Health Intelligence EMEA BAYER Cologne / Germany Sebastien Gaudin Co-Founder & CEO The CareVoice Shanghai / China
Ben Göllnitz Industry Manager Healthcare Google Hamburg / Germany Harsha Jagasia Chief Operating Officer Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin / Germany
Moka Lantum Health Delivery Expert Managing Partner MicroClinic Technologies Nairobi / Kenya
Muthu Singaram CEO, Incubator Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) Indien Institute of Technology (ITT) Madras / Chennai, India
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann Co-Founder and Managing Partner Peppermint VenturePartners GmbH Berlin / Germany
Tjaša Zajc Digital Health Journalist Strategic Healthcare Partnerships and Healthcare Communications Manager Iryo Ljubljana / Slovenia
Moka Lantum MicroClinic Technologies Nairobi / Kenya
Muthu Singaram (Jury Captain) IITM, VibaZone Chennai / India
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann Peppermint Venture Partners Berlin / Germany
Tjaša Zajc Business Developer and Healthcare Communications Manager, Iryo Ljubljana / Slovenia
Global Endorsing Sponsor 2018
Bayer G4A is a global program that offers support to startups and companies that are developing innovative solutions in health and care. We do it by providing: places to work, mentors and experts to guide companies with business development, financial support, and networking opportunities through our extensive networks.
Founded in 2013 in Berlin initially giving out grants to innovative healthcare apps (hence the name Grants4Apps), we fast forward to 2018 and beyond, where we are now a global program dedicated to help innovative health & care startups grow and enable positive disruption and progress within the digital health & care universe.
G4A is in over 13 countries and entails so much more than just apps. We developed new programs that open up the possibility for great minds to come in and collaborate with Bayer on redefining what is known as health and care with innovative technology.
In the last 3 years, not only have we brought our approach to many other countries, we’ve developed programs like our G4A Accelerator, programs to strike deals with leading innovators through our Dealmaker, and offered places to work and network. For us, every program and chapter unlocks its unique potential by focusing on different topics and markets.
What do our programs all have in common? It’s simple: striving to accelerate and support you in creating the best and most innovative solutions in health & care available today.
If you’re interested in joining our growing community, we have meetups across 33 cities worldwide! To us, meetups are one of the most important ingredients of G4A - it’s where we meet, discuss opportunities, share knowledge, and create amazing new experiences together.