Patient Up :
Pushing patient engagement forward

Our latest program supports digital health startups enhancing patient engagement.
Accepting applications from 6th of June 2022
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“Patients are eager to engage with the digital tools that can help them take care of their health. At Cronos, we provide technological & innovative solutions that help patients & health professionals get and deliver better care. We collaborate with E-Health Venture on Patient-Up to push patient engagement forward”

– Wim Vanden Driessche, Managing Partner
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Introduction

Patient Up :
The startup program designed to push patient engagement forward.

Across the world, healthcare is expected to become more patient-centric. And for good reason: the more engaged patients are in their care pathway, the better their outcomes and the cheaper the overall process (up to 20% according to some studies).  

But putting patients at the centre of care pathways – and engaging them in the care process – is far from easy. For example, misaligned financial incentives between payors, providers and patients often come in the way of successful adoption of patient engagement tools. Lack of interoperability with healthcare IT systems also poses a major barrier to adoption by healthcare professionals, for whom new tools often represent additional work and higher medical risk. And finally, patients must want and must be capable of being engaged meaningfully in their care journey.

This is why we are launching Patient Up, our program dedicated to helping projects and companies which enable and improve patient engagement. Selected projects will receive funding, coaching and expert support, access to hospitals and universities, and much more.

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With the support of our health and tech experts :
Koen Kas - President LinkedIn logo
Koen Kas - President
Healthcare futurist
Healthkouts
Gilbert BejjaniLinkedIn logo
Gilbert Bejjani
Secrétaire Général
ABSyM
Spencer DornLinkedIn logo
Spencer Dorn
Vice Chair & Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina
Freija DescampsLinkedIn logo
Freija Descamps
Managing Partner-Data Scientist
edenceHealth NV
Kathaline GillisLinkedIn logo
Kathaline Gillis
Head of Strategy & Innovation
Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc
Valerie StormsLinkedIn logo
Valerie Storms
Patient Center of Excellence Lead
Roche
Stefaan DecramerLinkedIn logo
Stefaan Decramer
Managing Director & Co-Founder
Mind over Matter Consulting
Steven VandeputLinkedIn logo
Steven Vandeput
Advisor Digital MedTech
beMedTech
Hans ConstandtLinkedIn logo
Hans Constandt
Program Manager
Belgian Health Data Authority
Benefits

We help you setup your company with strong foundations.

Our Patient Up program is designed to help individuals with an idea, prototype or start-up, to achieve initial product-market fit.

You will work with our entire team (product, commercial, funding, regulatory, scientific, … experts), and will be challenged by seasoned entrepreneurs and corporate decision-makers.

Together, we will aim at accelerating the development and growth of your company.

Funding support​
Funding support​
Get advice and operational support on the various funding possibilities (subsidies, private funding…).
Medical, Business & Tech Experts ​
Medical, Business & Tech Experts ​
Get access to decision-makers and key opinion leaders to support your growth.
Regulatory / Reimbursement guidance​
Regulatory / Reimbursement guidance​
Get advice and 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​
Get support on attracting, selecting, and onboarding the right talent for your project.
Have a question?
Send us an email or book a meeting
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Examples

Patient engagement has many aspects, here are the areas that we like to look into :

Personal & holistic datasets

Helping patients and practitioners to construct holistic health datasets and share them securely.    

Health education

Helping patients (especially the most marginalised) to understand, interpret and act upon their health data.

Integrated care

Facilitating patient centricity and patient engagement in complex, multi-stakeholder journeys.

Tertiary prevention

Supporting chronic and comorbid patients in understanding and managing their illnesses better.

Primary and secondary prevention

Promoting healthy lifestyles and (regular) usage of screening opportunities.

Personalization

Enabling health practitioners, caregivers, software vendors and others to better understand and cater to patients’ needs.

Process

How does the process work?

6 steps before onboarding :
2d of September
Closing of applications submissions
15th of September
Announcement of the pre-selected applications
22th of September
The pre-selected projects will pitch in front of our Expert committee
6th of October
The selected projects will pitch in front of our Partner committee
October-November
The final projets will go through a deeper concluding selection process
End of November
Announcement of the onboarded projects
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
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.
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.
Startup onboarded
To be announced
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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