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.
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.
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.
Gain in-depth insight of the challenge, market evaluation and develop value proposition
Focus on defining of solution and
developing of its critical functionality
Undergoing initial validation of the proposed solution with the hospital, develop a business model
Iterate. Clarify and improve the solution, its functionality, and prepare a roadmap for the next phase
Present your co-created pilot during a Demo Day to the general audience, media, investors and the Ministry of Health
Agree on further implementation steps and receive the needed funding from the EUR 140k program pilot fund
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open Health Labs for Startups
Aug 1 - 29
Fill in an easy and painless application form on F6S.
Separate matchmaking for MedTech startups and the healthcare ecosystem
7-12 program startups announced
Sep 19 - Dec 2
Hands-on collaboration facilitated by Helve, weekly startup involvement ≈4-6h
Aug 20 - Sep 5
Helve team and Lead Mentors of the accelerator select the best team for the program
Kick-of week & event
Hybrid event (onsite in Riga and online) to celebrate the start of the program
Public event for European media, investors, and the general public