Reimagining the future of healthcare, improving people’s lives

techcare is an open innovation program designed to connect the most disruptive startups in healthcare with Novartis professionals and experts.

The best solutions will have the chance to run a pilot with Novartis, reimagining and changing the future in the healthcare ecosystem.

What we are looking for

Product in working prototype or MVP
Product testing phase
Established founding teams

techcare bootcamp concentrated months worth of work in one amazing week where we were welcomed by Novartis with open arms and had a unique opportunity to learn from such an experienced organization. For TonicApp this translated into a partnership that we hope will last for many years.

Daniela Seixas

CEO, TonicApp

Do you have a solution for any of these challenges?

Value & Outcomes
  • Assist payers, providers and healthcare professionals to make the best decisions, through solutions that demonstrate clinical and economic outcomes for different therapeutic areas.
Early diagnosis and patient referral
  • Promote early diagnosis: identify patients where they are, diagnose them earlier and classify diseases.
  • Create and manage referral networks
  • Promote physician disease awareness, medical education and scientific updates in engaging new ways (e.g immersive training, gamification, VR)
Patient activation and disease management
  • Improve disease awareness, for several pathologies, as well as patient education and empowerment, to aid disease self-management.
  • Support patients in managing their diseases and promoting their general well-being (including emotional & psychological)
  • Support patient clinical management, allowing for integrated care among specialities
  • Support healthcare professionals in making the best therapeutic decisions, earlier.
Value & Outcomes

  • Assist payers, providers and healthcare professionals to make the best decisions, through solutions that demonstrate clinical and economic outcomes for different therapeutic areas.
Early diagnosis and patient referral

  • Promote early diagnosis: identify patients where they are, diagnose them earlier and classify diseases.
  • Create and manage referral networks
  • Promote physician disease awareness, medical education and scientific updates in engaging new ways (e.g immersive training, gamification, VR)
Patient activation and disease management

  • Improve disease awareness, for several pathologies, as well as patient education and empowerment, to aid disease self-management.
  • Support patients in managing their diseases and promoting their general well-being (including emotional & psychological)
  • Support patient clinical management, allowing for integrated care among specialities
  • Support healthcare professionals in making the best therapeutic decisions, earlier.

In the following therapeutic areas:

Age related macular degeneration

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Asthma

Heart Failure

Multiple Sclerosis,
Migraine

Oncology*

*Breast Cancer, Melanoma, Myelofibrosis, Polycythemia vera, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Iron Overload, Immune Thrombocytopenia

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis

Through the following solutions:

  • Cloud health and mHealth

  • Healthcare Gamification

  • AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Machine learning

  • IoT – Devices and Wearables

  • Big data & Analytics

  • AR (Augmented Reality) & VR (Virtual Reality)

  • Collaborative Networks

Program Timeline

Applications phase

15th October – 3rd December

Pitch Day

17th December

Bootcamp

20th – 24th January

Pilot Development

February – April
2020 

Demo Day

May 2020 (date TBD)

During this journey it became clear that Techcare is an initiative that proves Novartis real interest in working with innovative products and not just a way to foster a culture of innovation. Both on operational and scientific levels, Novartis support has been of the highest quality and value for us.

Eduardo Rodrigues

CEO, Uphill

Partners

Alumni

Techcare gave us an opportunity to get closer to the “pain” of one key target customer group, opening doors to not only the organization but most importantly to the right people within that organization to make projects see the light of day.
We certainly advise startups who are considering applying to really “go for it”. It is the place where you want to be!

Rui Alheiro

Co-Founder, Promptly

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