Finding the best digital health solutions for the ‘new normal’

Please welcome the 41 participants of the upcoming H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme, hosted by InsurTech Hub Munich and dmac / Digital Health Hub Nuremberg / Erlangen

It is the sixth startup programme in InsurTech Hub Munich’s (ITHM) history, yet still a first in many regards: H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme, kicking off in September 2020, is the first batch focusing on a single vertical. And for the first time two German innovation hubs – ITHM and dmac / Digital Health Hub Nuremberg / Erlangen – are joining forces. Throughout the planning and scouting phase, the hubs’ teams as well as their corporate partners screened and talked to more than 2000 founders from all over the world. Now 41 startups have been selected to participate in H+ (list see below).

Finding the best digital health solutions for the ‘new normal’
Corine Ackermann

The startups hail from 17 different countries, with over 50 percent based outside of Germany. “Internationality and diversity are essential to our Innovation Programmes”, explains ITHM’s Startup Relations Lead Corine Ackermann, “we are very proud to have a very strong group of female founders joining us”. The category spread reveals the broadness, essentially the cross-industry character, of the topic health: prevention, diagnosis and rehabilitation apply to many startups, as do data analytics, IoT and AI. “Telehealth, mental health or elderly care address very timely challenges”, accentuates Ackermann, “but, as quaint as this may sound, remedies in dental health might also be a really disruptive idea in times when people are hesitant to visit a dentist’s office.”

Catering to modified needs and desires

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Christian Gnam

“Just as we were confirming that digital health would be our first focus vertical to build a programme upon, the Digital Healthcare Act (Digitales Versorgungsgesetz) was about to be passed by the German parliament. That was a key driver for our decision”, recounts Christian Gnam, ITHM’s Acting Managing Director. “Nobody could have foreseen what today’s major challenges would look like: the pandemic has massively accelerated the demand for digital and future-proof concepts both in the health and the insurance industry.” Marco Wendel, CEO of dmac, adds: ”though H+ is not designed to specifically tackle COVID 19-related issues, many of the solutions do address the ‘new normal’ we’re about to live in. The hand-picked entrepreneurs cater to the modified needs and desires of patients, customers and care providers”.

Marco Wendel, CEO of dmac
Marco Wendel

The H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme officially kicks off on September 16 and will combine dmac’s expertise and network in the healthcare sector on top of ITHM’s proven track-record in de-risking startups and enabling POCs within the insurance industry. The two hubs’ teams act as facilitators in One-on-Ones, introducing the startups to industry representatives, investors, mentors and field experts. Business Development Weeks, a continuous curriculum with industry knowledge and entrepreneurship frameworks or specialized workshops like a “Pitch Clinic” are designed to add as much value as possible. In two Review Events, taking place at the end of September and October respectively, the field of participants will be focused down, culminating in putting the spotlight on the most promising companies for investor meetings and Demo Day in November. Due to the current situation, the H+ Programme will be fully accessible remotely.


Text: Markus Walter

These are the 41 startups participating in 2020 H+ Digital Health Innovation Programme (in alphabetical order):

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Abi Global Health
Micro-consultations with trusted doctors via your favourite chat app.
Dublin, Ireland
abiglobalhealth.com

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Aidhere
Building a digital health-behavior change coach, starting with obesity.
Hamburg, Germany
aidhere.de

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Aigora
Providing high quality medical data to AI researchers and developers. GDPR compliant. Securely.
Munich, Germany
aigora.de

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AIVARIX
The first AI app that can identify varicose veins by photo.
Moscow, Russia
aivarix.com

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Amygdala Health
A digital health program that helps you build healthy habits.
Sarajevo, Bosnia
dronlineapp.com

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B42
The first app-based rehabilitation training at a professional level.
Munich, Germany
b-42.com

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BeCure
New generation rehabilita- tion using virtual reality-based exercises through a gaming approach.
Mannheim, Germany
becureglobal.com

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Custom Surgical UG
We democratize access to healthcare through teleophthalmological solutions.
Munich, Germany
customsurgical.de

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Cynteract
We revolutionize and disrupt rehabilitation through a combination of hardware and software.
Aachen, Germany
cynteract.com

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D-Heart srl
The first smartphone-based hospital grade ECG usable by anyone.
Genova, Italy
d-heartcare.com

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Derma Detect
AI-based tech for remote diagnosis and manage- ment of dermatological condition.
Tel Aviv, Israel
dermadetect.com

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Empident
Prevent 90% of dental diseases by patient-empowerment & tele-monitoring.
Munich, Germany
empident.de

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FeelTect Limited
Delivers connected-health technology for wound care.
Gailimh, Ireland
feeltect.com

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FitSitX
Web platform application utilizing computer vision to correct body posture
Prague, Czech Republic
fitsit.io

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GranGran
A voice assistant and smart home platform for people with dementia.
London, UK
grangran.com

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Haako
The all-in-one solution for parents of children with asthma.
Basel, Switzerland
haako.io

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Hadiel
Saas company curating health data for insights on disease trends and consumer health.
Lagos, Nigeria
hadiel.com.ng

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Hashiona
Improving the day-to-day quality of life for Hashimoto patients.
London, UK
hashiona.com

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iATROS
Allowing healthcare providers to utilize the
full power of smart health trackers in patient care.
Munich, Germany
i-atros.com

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inContAlert
We develop a sensor system for non-invasive bladder measurement and monitoring.
Bayreuth, Germany
incontalert.de

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Instahelp
Online psychological counseling platform, delivering services to clients by quali- fied psychologists.
Graz, Austria
instahelp.me

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IoCare
Giving peace of mind to caregivers and at the same time keeping the independence of the alone living senior.
Stuttgart, Germany
iocare.de

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Kamu Health Ltd
Predictive respiratory self-management solution to help patients lead a predictable and secure life.
Helsinki, Finland
kamuhealth.com

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Kenkou
Innovative application platform intended to be used for stress monitoring.
Berlin, Germany
kenkou.de

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mAIndCraft
AI-powered, patient driven digital therapeutic solution for treatment of mental health conditions.
Berlin, Germany
maindcraft.com

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Mindpax
Health tech company helping people who suffer from bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia.
Cologne, Germany
mindpax.me

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MINDZEIT
Intelligent and innovative preventative stress coaching system targeting mental health challenges.
Bad Blankenburg, Germany
mindzeit.app

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Movacare
A user-centric, state of the art know-how wearable solution to tackle problems in elderly care.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
movacare.de

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Nori Health
The AI chatbot counsellor for chronic disease management to empower and improve patient lives.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
norihealth.com

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Pact Care
Patient access and care collaboration solutions that reduce waiting time.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
pact.care

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PainQx
Developing a next generation approach to objectively measure pain in humans using EEG.
New York, USA
painqx.com

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Raccoon.World
Online effective, engaging and timely physical rehabilitation platform available the everyone.
Berlin, Germany
Raccoon.world

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TheCarevoice
Healthcare operating system for insurance to deliver more efficient and personalized health plans.
Hong Kong, SAR China
thecarevoice.com

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Uplyfe.io
Digital health platform detecting and preventing non- communicable diseases.
Zurich, Switzerland
uplyfe.io

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Virtonomy
First cloud-based SaaS solution utilizing virtual patients for data-driven clinical trials.
Munich, Germany
virtonomy.io

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Virtuleap
Creating a new digital health marker for mental fitness and early detection of cognitive diseases.
Lisbon, Portugal
virtuleap.com

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Wellabe
Generating personalized, digital prevention programs using the most relevant human biomarkers.
Munich, Germany
wellabe.de

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Whatsin my meds
The first app to help people better understand and find medication that suits them.
Berlin, Germany
whatsinmymeds.de

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Xpanse AI
Advanced analytics platform delivering predictive analytics solutions to organisations.
Dublin, Ireland
xpanse.ai

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XUND Solutions GmbH
AI-powered health assistant designed to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare.
Vienna, Austria
xund.ai

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Zana
AI-based health assistant and monitoring solution to make remote care at home smart and easy.
Karlsruhe, Germany
zana.com