Better Prevention

An initiative to support promising innovation in health prevention

APPLICATIONS OPEN ON NOVEMBER 7th 2022

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CESI SEPP | CESI EDPB

“Thanks to E-Health Venture, CESI can make technological leaps forward by working with start-ups it is unable to source, due to lack of time, network or even knowledge. Furthermore, the various media and forums provided by E-Health Venture allow CESI to actually increase its understanding of the e-health market. To sum up, for us, E-Health Venture is a catalyst for innovation."

Sarah Saint-Just, Strategy Advisor at CESI SEPP
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Helan. Helemaal welzijn.

“Once again, Helan wants to team up with E-Health Venture to tackle one of the questions of the future. How do we create or deploy prevention as a solution within the cure & care ecosystem? Thanks to E-Health Venture, it will once again be possible to gain strong insight on technological and or digital developments that make this possible. E-Health Venture, a strong accelerator driving start-ups to action!"

Joeri Staessen, Director Well being & Innovation
With the support of :
Introduction

Better Prevention is a program designed to bring disruptive innovation in health prevention to the market.

Health prevention is a hot topic. At a governmental level, the interest in prevention is largely related to the growing weight of healthcare expenses on GDP (~10% in Europe, ~20% in the USA). At a company level, rising burn-outs and the war for talent are boosting investments in preventative services. And at the level of the citizen, among other things, the COVID pandemic has made the importance of good health evident. In Belgium for instance, it is estimated that 1€ invested in prevention produces long-term savings of 4€ (MLOZ).

Exciting new sensors, algorithms, and business models are making their way into the market. But they struggle to establish a strong footprint and scale. This is why we are launching Better Prevention. The program will help great projects become investor-ready start-ups, and accelerate start-ups in their search for product-market fit.

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Selected start-ups will learn from renowned experts :
Koen KasLinkedIn logo
Koen Kas
Healthcare futurist
Chairman Better Prevention
Lieven MaesschalckLinkedIn logo
Lieven Maesschalck
Physical Therapist
Move To Cure
Dominique MangiatordiLinkedIn logo
Dominique Mangiatordi
Founder
Opp Studio
Loes NevenLinkedIn logo
Loes Neven
Innovation manager
Gezond Leven
Hans ChabertLinkedIn logo
Hans Chabert
Founder/coach
2h center
Ann CeuppensLinkedIn logo
Ann Ceuppens
Director Representation and Studies
Onafhankelijke Ziekenfondsen/ Mutualités Libres
Benefits

We help you achieve problem-solution and product-market fit.

Creation
(from idea to demo)
1.Customer Discovery
Identify your beachhead market, craft your value proposition and design your business model.

2. Product Development
Get advice and support from building your prototype to planning your IP, regulatory and product development strategy.

3. Funding support
Build your fundraising pitch and present it to specialized investors and potential key partners.

4. Create your team
Find your cofounders and key partners.
Building
(from demo to product)
1.Test your product
Validate your Problem-Solution Fit with clients and domain experts from the medical field to the industry

2. Product Development
Get access to the best partners, fine-tune your product roadmap and get a chance to test it with large corporations and/or hospitals

3. Funding support
Optimize your pitch & identify key opportunities and support on the various funding possibilities (subsidies, private funding…)

4. Build up your team
Get support on attracting, selecting, and onboarding the right talent for your start-up
Scaling
(grow in Europe from Belgium)
1.Grow in a new market
Get access to/Meet with decision-makers and key opinion leaders across Belgium to support your growth.

2. Market access
Get advice and support to fast-track your regulatory procedure and get insights about reimbursement

3. Funding support
Get advice and operational support on the various funding possibilities (subsidies, private funding…)

4. Grow your team
Get support on attracting, selecting, and onboarding the right talent for your Belgian team.
Have a question
Send us an email and book a meeting
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Categories

There are many challenges in health prevention, but we are especially keen to solve these :

Sustaining long-term behavioural changes

Behavioural science best-practices like rewards, social networks, and other gamification elements, can make health prevention more effective.

Reinventing channels & business models

Effective prevention will require new stakeholders, new business models and delivery channels (for example B2B, pharmacies, retail, etc.)

Enabling personalized approaches

Technology makes it possible to work on “segments of one” (i.e., advanced personalization). This is direly needed in prevention.

Understanding health determinants

Healthy lifestyles are dependent on many factors, which need to be understood deeply (e.g., biomarkers) and holistically (e.g., dashboards).

Closing gaps between social classes

There are major differences in health statuses between social classes. We need ways to access and engage poorer segments of the population.

Enabling longitudinal (scientific) research

Prevention research needs accessible and structured longitudinal data for subjects and controls.

Process

What to expect?

6 steps before onboarding
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7 NOV
Opening of the call. You can now apply.
NOV + DEC
Coaching of applicants. The sooner you apply, the longer we can coach you.
2 JAN
Closing of the call.
19 JAN
Announcement of the final selection. These projects will be invited to pitch to our panel of experts.
26 JAN
Pitching contest in front of a panel of experts.
FEB
OPTIONAL: Due diligence, investment and official onboarding by E-Health Venture.
Information

Frequently asked questions

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Still got questions? Get in touch with our team.
History

Previous calls for projects

June 2022
PATIENT UP
Supported by
We launched PATIENT UP in June 2022 in partnership with the Cronos Group and 15 supporting organisations in order to discover and select the most promising ideas, projects and startups focusing on patient engagement. The call was a success, attracting more than 40 projects all around the world !
Startup onboarded
December 2021
DTx ADVANCE
Supported by
We launched DTx Advance in December 2021 in partnership with IQVIA in order to discover and select the most promising European startups in the field of Digital Therapeutics. We attracted 50 startups with promising DTx solutions.
December 2021
MOVEWELL
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
June 2022
ONCOTECH
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
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