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Open Health Labs

Open innovation accelerator connecting top European medtech solutions with Latvian healthcare ecosystem

Fostering innovation in Latvian healthcare ecosystem 

Businesses have more than the responsibility to be sustainable. They also have the opportunity and power to impact cities, communities, and individuals by helping them live better. 

Health Hub empowers innovative solutions that offer sustainable solutions and strive to create a better future. We strive to foster enterprise growth by enabling open innovation concept for Baltic market-leading enterprises.

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5 innovation challenges from 4 leading regional hospitals 

With inspiration and guidance from Latvian National Health Service, four regional hospitals have developed their challenges for co-creation within the digital health accelerator.

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Open Health Labs is looking for startups not just with solutions matching these challenges but also with the drive, ambition and courage to write the next page for the Latvian digital health journey.

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How does it work?

During the 2-month acceleration program, we match startup solutions with healthcare ecosystem players challenges to establish pilot alliances and build sustainable long-term partnerships.

Selected teams will undergo ten weeks of acceleration along the explore-build-test-refine pathway to tackle a challenge presented by one of the largest regional hospital in Latvia.  The main focus of the program is the startup-hospital collaboration with a goal of pilot development.

Pilot alliances

Match your solution with hospital challenges and together test your solution or apply and validate existing products that match the challenge and specific market conditions. 

Collaboration guidance

Undergo various co-creation activities - weekly co-creation sessions, batch PPP checkpoints, goal-setting sessions, Demo Day training, all with on-demand Q&A sessions and 24/7 support. 

Ad-hoc mentoring

Receive advice and guidance from our lead mentors, that are experts in corporate partnerships and collaboration. On top of that, you have access to a vast and experienced mentor pool ready to assist you with domain-specific questions.

Pilot financing

Bring your pilot to the market and establish a long-term partnership. The total program pilot funding of EUR 140k will be distributed between startups based on further implantation needs and specifications. 

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Program Timeline

Aug 1 - 29


Startup applications

Fill in an easy and painless application form on F6S.

Sep 14

Startup EXPO >

Separate matchmaking for MedTech startups and the healthcare ecosystem

Sep 7


Selected startup

7-12 program startups announced

Sep 19 - Dec 2

Acceleration weeks

Hands-on collaboration facilitated by Helve, weekly startup involvement ≈4-6h


Funding decision

Aug 20 - Sep 5

Startup evaluations

Helve team and Lead Mentors of the accelerator select the best team for the program 

Sep 14

Kick-of week & event

Hybrid event (onsite in Riga and online) to celebrate the start of the program

Dec 7

Demo day

Public event for European media, investors, and the general public 

Startup EXPO

Sep 14, Online

Be among the 30 MedTech startups to pitch your solution to foster the Latvian healthcare ecosystem

More info >>>

Startup EXPO
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