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Digital Therapeutics innovators to the next level

Applications open on December 13th 2021
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Introduction

DTx Advance: The startup program designed to help DTx innovators take off.​

The digitalization of healthcare has been ongoing, but innovation in Europe truly took off in recent years. Alongside the COVID pandemic, a major boost came from governmental initiatives to structure the road to reimbursement for digital health tools. For example, Germany launched the DIGA fast track, France defined the articles 51 and 54, and Belgium inaugurated the M-Health Pyramid. ​ ​

These initiatives have paved the way for more and broader innovation in healthcare, in general. But the subsegment of digital health which is attracting the most attention is without a doubt Digital Therapeutics (DTx). DTx solutions leverage software and behavioral science to offer novel (and better) ways of treating or managing specific medical conditions. They are unique in that they require both clinical AND real-world evidence of efficacy. Clearly, this requirement is a significant financial burden, which comes on top of an already complex go-to-market for healthcare start-ups. As a result, only very few start-ups make it their priority to acquire this proof and become a DTx solution.​​

We know that path is quite demanding that’s why we offer a solution. Selected projects will benefit from our DTx Advance program and receive funding, coaching, expert support, access to hospitals and universities, and much more, to de-risk and accelerate their way to becoming a DTx application.

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Benefits

We help you setup your DTx solution with strong foundations.

Our DTx startup program helps innovators that have ideas and early prototypes to launch their start-up through a successful setup.

To do so, you get to benefit from our large network of healthcare, regulatory, funding and academic partners.

You will be guided by our team, with product, go-to-market and funding expertise.

Finally, you will also have the opportunity to meet seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals who will challenge your assumptions, open doors and fast-track your development.​

Funding support​
Funding support​
Get advice & operational support on the various funding possibilities (subsidies, private funding…).
Medical, Business & Tech Experts ​
Medical, Business & Tech Experts ​
Access to decision-makers and key opinion leaders to support your growth.​
Regulatory Reimbursement guidance​
Regulatory Reimbursement guidance​
Get advice & support to fasttrack your regulation procedure​.
Personalized support program​
Personalized support program​
Benefit from tailor-made support for 12 to 18 months, including free office space​
Talent matchmaking​
Talent matchmaking​
Access to senior executives to challenge & sell your product.
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Categories

We will focus on early-stage projects that enter various therapeutic areas. Some domain areas and company examples include: ​

Mental health and Neurology​

Examples include treatments & monitoring for depression, anxiety, migraine, ADHD, PTSD.​

Musculoskeletal​

Examples include treatments, monitoring & revalidation support for hip/knee replacements, musculoskeletal pain.​

Metabolic health​

Examples include treatments & monitoring for diabetes, obesity & malnutrition.​

Example of a DTx company in mental health:
Theranica

Providing drug free pain relief
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​Example of a DTx company in musculoskeletal health: XR health

Combining online therapy and VR/AR for chronic conditions
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Example of a DTx company in metabolic health:
Better Therapeutics

Delivering personalized cognitive behavior therapy​ for treating cardiometabolic diseases
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Process

How does the process work?

6 steps before onboarding:
18th of February
Closing of applications submissions
28th of February
Announcement of the pre-selected applications
10th of March
The pre-selected projects will pitch in front of our Experts committee
26th of March
The selected projects will pitch in front of our Partners committee
14th of April
Announcement of the final selection
End of April
Start of our DTx Advance Program​
Information

Frequently asked questions

How mature should my project be?
How much does the program cost?
What are the terms of your convertible loan (applicable for Acceleration Program)?
Do I have to be in Belgium to participate in the program?
Is it safe to share the details of my idea / project with you?
Still got questions? Get in touch with our team.
History

Previous calls for projects

July 2021
MoveWell
Supported by
We welcome any project, from a conceptual idea to a booming start-up. We are especially interested in projects that have a clear problem statement and value proposition. Based on your project’s needs and level of maturity, you will have access to our Venture-Building Program or our Acceleration Program.
Startup onboarded
March, 2021
MOVE-WELL
Supported by
We launched Move Well in March 2021 in partnership with Decathlon and 15 supporting organisations in order to discover and select the most promising European startups in the field of "Sports, Movement and physiotherapy". The call was a success, attracting more than 80 startups all around the world !
Startup onboarded
March, 2021
MOVE-WELL
Supported by
We launched Move Well in March 2021 in partnership with Decathlon and 15 supporting organisations in order to discover and select the most promising European startups in the field of "Sports, Movement and physiotherapy". The call was a success, attracting more than 80 startups all around the world !
Startup onboarded
To be announced
Oct, 2021
ONCO-TECH
Supported by
We launched Onco Tech in July 2021 in partnership with the Foundation against Cancer and 15 supporting organisations in order to discover and select the most promising ideas, projects and startups in the field of oncology. The call was a success, attracting more than 40 projects all around the world ! The winners of the call will be announced soon.
Startup onboarded
To be announced
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