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Ecosystem partners

A collective effort to expand health innovation – the Ecosystem Partners of the VITA Accelerator

Our acceleration program VITA, born from an initiative of CDP Venture Capital SRG in collaboration with Healthware Group and Accelerace, is supported by a vast network of ecosystem partners that includes key players in the Italian digital health ecosystem and leading VCs from both Italy and abroad. 

Ecosystem partners contribute to the program by offering their expertise and industry knowledge to the selected startups and facilitating and fostering new connections within the entire ecosystem.  

Among our ecosystem partners we are proud to have:  

Angelini Ventures is an arm of Angelini Industries funded with a €300 million capital commitment, building and investing in early-stage solutions in the fields of biotechnology, digital health and life sciences. 

Assolombarda is the largest territorial association of the entire entrepreneurial system in Italy operating in the Metropolitan City of Milan and in the provinces of Lodi, Monza and Brianza, Pavia.  

Campania Bioscience High Technology District was set up in 2013 to respond to the need to coordinate and enhance the scientific know-how and the offerings of industrial players operating in the Campania. 

Courage Ventures brings Nordic Digital Health Innovation to the World. It invests in early-stage Digital Health startups in the Nordics and Baltics, the region with the most sophisticated Digital Health ecosystem. 

Digital Health Academy offers a wide range of training programs for key players in the healthcare industry: pharmaceutical companies, physicians, patients, associations, and allied healthcare providers. 

Digital Health Blogs is an editorial project of Healthware Group that aims to disseminate and promote the culture of digital health, offering content and food for thought based on current industry trends. 

EIT HEALTH promotes entrepreneurship and innovation in healthy living and active aging by offering new opportunities to Europe, contributing to healthcare sustainability and improved quality of life for citizens. 

ENPAM (Ente Nazionale di Previdenza e Assistenza Medici e degli Odontoiatri) operates as a pension fund. The Fund offers retirement schemes, scholarships, parenting, and other related services. 

FADOI is the Federation of the 18 regional Association for Italia Internist Hospital Managers; its mission is to promote and advance the role of Internal Medicine within the Italian National Health System. 

Frontiers Health is one of the premier global digital health innovation events, with a strong focus on digital therapies, breakthrough technologies, healthcare transformation, investments, and ecosystem development. 

Healthware Ventures is the corporate investment arm of Healthware Group, that supports digital health start-ups with a particular focus on digital therapeutics and telehealth. 

Indaco Venture Partners is the largest independent Italian VC asset management company, with a strong specialization in companies that innovate in electronics & robotics, medtech, digital and new materials. 

Istituto Nazionale Tumori is one of the oldest cancer centers in Italy, a member of the Italian National Health System, and one of the most technologically advanced research centers in Southern Italy. 

Italian Tech Alliance is the association of those who invest, innovate, experiment, and discover new technologies to make Italy grow. 

OpenZone is the campus, on the doorstep of Milan, dedicated to Health and founded on an approach geared towards open innovation.

Palazzo Innovazione is a coworking space focused on digital innovation through the hosting of start-ups and established companies with a particular focus on health innovation initiatives. 

Panakès Partners is a venture capital investor that finances in medical companies, startups, and high growth SMEs in Europe and Israel.  

Prana Ventures is the first Italian operational venture capital focused on in seed and post-seed investments in high-tech startups. 

SeedLink Ventures is a European Venture Capital firm investing in early-stage digital health companies developing value-based solutions. 

Superhero Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2015, Superhero Capital manages €50M across two funds and focuses on seed investments in Finland and the Baltics. 

Vento empowers the next generation of exceptional founders by building ventures and investing in the best italian startups.

We are always open to welcoming new partners, so contact us to find out how you can support! 


The Vita Accelerator is a novel startup acceleration program launched by CDP together with Healthware and Accelerace that aims to support a new generation of digital health startups.