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Program

 

Leveraging our deep expertise in shaping, operating, and advising accelerator programs together with our profound digital health knowledge, we are establishing the leading Italian acceleration program entirely focused on innovation and transformation in the digital health sector.

 

The Program in short

 

The 12-week program will be delivered over 5 months, in a hybrid format, combining on-site activities with online sessions and tailored to each team.

 

The curriculum will be composed of lectures, workshops, 1 to 1 expert mentoring session and work on partner cooperation projects and Proof Of Concepts (POCs). Each startup will be assigned to an end-to-end Mentor to help navigate the program, set goals and track progress.

 

 

The program is structured in sprints covering 5 key areas:

Digital Health & Pharma
Digital Health & Pharma
Product Development and Service Design
Product Development and Service Design
Business Development & Partner Cooperation
Business Development & Partner Cooperation
Soft Skills and Events
Soft Skills and Events
Fundraising
Fundraising

Palazzo Innovazione and OpenZone: co-creation spaces at your disposal!

As part of the program, startups will be offered the opportunity to reside at Palazzo Innovazione, in Salerno, and in the satellite hub of OpenZone in Milan area (Bresso).
Palazzo Innovazione

Palazzo Innovazione

 

Palazzo Innovazione is a coworking space dedicated to hosting innovative start-ups and established companies with a particular focus on health innovation initiatives.

The space has been designed to be inspirational for its residents and to enable networking, foster relationships and share synergies and opportunities around digital innovation.

Palazzo Innovazione is located in Salerno, near the ancient headquarters of the Salerno Medical School, the first medical institution in the world dating back to the 11th Century.

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OpenZone

 

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

Conceived to build bridges between different languages and worlds, OpenZone mission is to “uniquely create value in Healthcare, by fostering community, competencies and capital”.

Today the campus is home to 34 enterprises, including some of the foremost biotechnology, pharmaceutical and advanced gene therapy companies, all with a strong penchant for innovation.

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OpenZone

What we offer to startups

Mentorship
Mentorship

Leverage +100 world class Experts & Mentors during workshops and 1 to 1 sessions

Corporate Access
Corporate Access

Work side by side with our Innovation and Corporate Partners to validate the offering and POC pilot projects

Healthware & Accelerace Approach
Healthware & Accelerace Approach

Access to Healthware and Accelerace's expertise, R&D capabilities and sales opportunities

Global Ecosystem
Global Ecosystem

Gain direct access to the global community of Digital Health players

Investors Network
Investors Network

110K€ (50K€ in cash) for all teams.

300K€ first follow-on for selected cases and up to 2M€ cumulative follow-on investments for the most promising startups

Rock The Stage
Rock The Stage

Present your achievements at the Demo Day during Frontiers Health Global Conference 2022

Timeline

Submit your application as early as possible to increase the chances to be selected for our program!

Last day to nominate your startup. Don’t miss this opportunity and apply here.

Shortlisted startups will be invited to Final Selection in person either in Salerno or Bresso.

The VITA team will meet the selected teams to get to know them better and get their commitment on the termsheet, preparing goals for the program.

The launch event for VITA Accelerator 's first batch 

The startups will present their solutions in a dedicated session at Frontiers Health Global Conference in front of the key stakeholders of the digital health ecosystem.

Final review of the achievements and planning for further collaborations.

Program Timeline

The 2022 Call For Application is closed!

If you would like to get in touch with us or start submitting for the next batch, please contact us!

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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.