Switzerland’s DayOne Accelerator 2.0 has launched! With three new verticals, the aim is to shape the future of global healthcare and medtech through startup innovation.
Healthcare innovators don’t have it easy. From navigating complex legislation to accessing networks, getting to market is a lengthy, challenging, and costly process. In Switzerland, otherwise known as Europe’s healthtech capital, DayOne is making it easier to overcome these barriers.
With simple regulations and access to both collaborators and world-leading research institutes, there’s no better place to shape the future of digital health. And DayOne wants to hear from European healthtech disruptors.
Based in Basel, DayOne is the leading digital health and medtech accelerator in Switzerland. The programme’s competitive, equity-free initiatives connect participants to Europe’s strongest network of health innovation partners – including global players such as Novartis, Roche, Bayer and Takeda – as well as major European destinations in which to scale your startup.
Grow, learn and connect in the heart of Europe’s healthcare hub
DayOne Accelerator opens the door to Europe’s capital of life science, with easy access to key industry leaders, universities and advanced technologies.
The dynamic community takes a pioneering approach and was one of the first to unite academia, pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, patients and governments with the aim to implement radical change. It’s also the perfect place to expand, showcasing an extensive and productive pool of healthtech specialists.
Accelerating digital health and medtech startups
The DayOne accelerator is one of the largest initiatives in Europe to support early and mid-stage digital health and medtech ventures. Whether you have an idea, prototype or ready-to-launch business, the accelerator has the tools needed to transform healthcare.
From diagnosis and treatment to prevention and communication, DayOne supports both global and Swiss healthcare startups to improve the lives of medical professionals and patients.
DayOne partners with Europe’s powerful digital health and medtech ecosystem to launch, connect and grow over 25 ambitious startups each year. With a portfolio valued at over €63 million, the accelerator has a track record of success, enabling ventures in digital health, medtech, AI, health monitoring and more to reach the market faster.
DayOne Accelerator 2.0 kicks off with three verticals
This year marks the launch of DayOne Accelerator 2.0 and the transition to three new verticals, fueling the future of healthcare.
The three new verticals support a wider community of innovators from concept to mid-stage ventures. Each selected team will receive equity-free funding of up to CHF 100,000 in addition to 1-2-1 coaching, tailored mentoring and training, workspace, industry-wide visibility and access to DayOne’s 2,000+ network of key health experts.
An NTN Innovation Booster powered by Innosuisse for researchers and entrepreneurs with a radical idea to transform digital health and patient care in Switzerland. Stages include identifying customer needs and feasibility, determining profitability and product creation to turn hypotheses into a minimum viable product with up to €19,000 in non-dilutive funding.
A 12-month program for medtech startups, offering the funding, space (Canton of Jura), and guidance needed to turn prototypes into medical devices ready for market launch. Includes up to 150 hours of coaching and about €97,000 in non-dilutive funding to support ambitious milestones and long term business success.
A 12-week intense program for early (pre-seed) to mid-stage (series B) digital health ventures from all over the world looking to scale into successful pharmaceutical businesses. Entrepreneurs will gain access to a personal coach and advisors, engage with Pharma partners along the program to build your business model at their interface and showcase your collaboration proposal at a private Demo Day. You will also receive up to €14,000 in non-dilutive funding to work on priority areas and get your venture closer to a potential collaboration with program partners.
Located in Europe’s HealthTech capital, applicants across all verticals will benefit from unlimited access to world-leading Pharma companies, as well as an extensive pool of specialists and collaborators with which to grow their company.
Interested in applying?
Are you developing an innovation shaping the future of health? Registration for DayOne Accelerator 2.0 is now open to digital health and medtech startups around the world. Apply now to join one of Europe’s most powerful healthcare ecosystems today!