A programme for nurturing innovation

In January 2020, the Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute (AHTI) and Startupbootcamp will start looking for promising new startups and scale-ups for a new accelerator programme called HealthInc. Through this endeavour, both organisations will work together and make the most of their experience, knowledge and expertise while partnering with different organisations, including the City of Amsterdam, Sanquin and Unit4 Cura.  

The first phase of the accelerator programme centres on finding startups and scale-ups across Europe, 10 of which will be chosen to take part. HealthInc will then connect them with a network of leaders from the business and health sectors, providing a platform for further developing their innovations with the goal of bringing a new product to market. Participating startups and scale-ups will also learn how to pitch, close deals, validate their business model and meet new partners, mentors and investors. 

A major boost to the health landscape

In a press release, Lee Greene, leader of the HealthInc programme, says: “The cooperation between AHTI and the founders of Startupbootcamp will give a major boost to the health landscape. It will enable us to introduce startups and scale-ups from the Netherlands and elsewhere to the market. Innovation impacts the ecosystem, triggering the creation of new cooperative ventures and attracting new capital. In this way, we will encourage knowledge sharing between the private and public sectors, an essential precondition to the achievement of sustainable changes.” 

The HealthInc accelerator is part of a thriving and rapidly growing life sciences and health community in Amsterdam. The city is home to academic hospitals, universities, organisations such as the European Medicines Agency and the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, and research institutes that partner with the private sector, creating a hugely beneficial environment for research and innovation. Read more business news from around Amsterdam.