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Digital Health Events & Competitions

Discover a curated list of upcoming healthcare events, conferences and competitions happening across the globe that focus on the advancement of digital health technologies.

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Upcoming Events

Digital Health Conference

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device 2019

TMCx Accelerator Medical Device 2019
  • When

    Aug 5 - Nov 7

  • Where

    Houston

  • Application Deadline

    May 14

The TMC Innovation Institute’s TMCx accelerator program pairs the resources of the largest medical center in the world with the innovative horsepower of entrepreneurs working in the areas of medical devices and digital health. Throughout the 4-month TMCx program, medical device startups engage with Texas Medical Center physicians, hospital stakeholders, VCs, entrepreneurs, regulatory and design experts, and others to refine their solution and business models.

Enterpreneur Conference

Owl Spark

Owl Spark
  • When

    May 16 - August 7 2019

  • Where

    Houston

Established in 2012, OwlSpark was founded to ignite a passion for entrepreneurship within the Rice community. OwlSpark provides hands-on entrepreneurship experiences and a roadmap from innovation to commercialization. Utilizing a robust curriculum, collaborative coworking space, and a diverse mentor network, the OwlSpark accelerator program provides startup teams with hands-on experience launching a tech startup.

Tech Accelerators Meet

Summer Accelerator 2019

Summer Accelerator 2019
  • When

    July - October, 2019

  • Where

    San Francisco and New York City

  • Application Deadline

    April 8, 2019

Fast Forward runs the first and only accelerator program for tech nonprofits, which in five years has enabled 41 tech nonprofits to impact over 51M lives and raise over $102M in follow-on funding.

Tech Supergroup Conference

Pediatric Supergroup Conference 2019

Pediatric Supergroup Conference 2019
  • When

    May 16th, 2019

  • Where

    Philadelphia, United States

  • Application Deadline

    April 12th 2019

The second Pediatric Pitch competition at the 4th annual Pediatric Supergroup conference, focused on Emerging Tech for general pediatricians. Representatives from pediatric supergroups around the country, representing the decision makers for 1000s of independent, ambulatory pediatricians will be attending the event. Winners will be announced that night at dinner.

AI Healthcare Launch

AI Health Outcomes Challenges

AI Health Outcomes Challenges
  • Where

    United States

  • Application Deadline

    June 18, 2019

  • Prize Money

    $1,000,000

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is launching the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Health Outcomes Challenge. The CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge will distribute up to $1.65 million to encourage further progress in AI for health and health care and to accelerate the development of real-world applications for this technology. Participants will analyze large health care data sets and develop proposals, AI driven models, and frameworks that accurately predict unplanned hospital and SNF admissions and adverse events.

Mental Health Conference

The Future Challenge

The Future Challenge
  • Where

    Bristol, England

  • Application Deadline

    23 April 2019

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is helping to deliver positive healthcare outcomes in the region and nationally by driving the development and adoption of new innovations and enabling patients to play an increasing role in their own care and of others. In doing so the impact of the work is far reaching: from enhancing patient wellbeing, saving lives and mitigating high risk incidents such as strokes; to enhancing efficiencies in healthcare practice and boosting the local economy through private sector collaborations.

Innovators Meet

Venture Summit

Venture Summit
  • When

    March 6th - 7th, 2019

  • Where

    Burlingame

A select group of more than 100 Top Innovators from the Technology, CleanTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Edtech and FinTech sectors will be chosen to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners.

Healthcare Innovation

Midwest Health IT Summit

Midwest Health IT Summit
  • When

    March 19 - 20, 2019

  • Where

    Cleveland, OH

  • Prize Money

    $995

Innovative approaches to population health management, and new collaborations between health plans and hospital-based systems and physician groups, to deliver high-quality, accountable care will be discussed at the Midwest Health Summit - Cleveland will be We'll also discuss will be important innovations in patient engagement strategies.

Startup Event

H-ISAC

H-ISAC
  • When

    May 13–17, 2019

  • Where

    Florida

  • Application Deadline

    April 19, 2019

H-ISAC’s mission is to enable and preserve the global public trust by advancing health sector cyber and physical security protection and the ability to prepare for and respond to cyber and physical threats and vulnerabilities.

Startup Showcase & Innovation Event

AAMI Exchange 2019

AAMI Exchange 2019
  • When

    June 7–10, 2019

  • Where

    Cleveland, Ohio

  • Application Deadline

    March 20, 2019

AAMI has changed the name of its premier health technology event from the AAMI Annual Conference & Expo to the AAMI Exchange. The new name and brand promise reflect the Association's commitment to connect the full gamut of AAMI stakeholders—biomedical and clinical engineers, technicians, cybersecurity and sterilization experts, and hospital administrators.

Healthcare Exhibitor Event

AHIMA19: Health Data & Information Conference

AHIMA19: Health Data & Information Conference
  • When

    September 14–18, 2019

  • Where

    Chicago, Illinois

  • Application Deadline

    July 5, 2019

As the most extensive exposition in the industry, the AHIMA Convention and Exhibit attracts decision makers and influencers in HIM and HIT. Last year in Miami Beach, over 2,700 registered attendees walked the exhibit floor looking for solutions in areas such as the electronic health record (EHR), clinical vocabularies and mapping, revenue cycle management, information governance, workflow, interoperability, transcription, and much more.

Startup Event

Texas A&M New Ventures Competition

Texas A&M New Ventures Competition
  • When

    May 15-16, 2019

  • Where

    Texas

  • Application Deadline

    March 3, 2019

The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and the Texas A&M University System along with a growing number of sponsors are working to ensure today’s innovative ideas become a reality through the Texas A&M New Ventures Competition (TNVC).

Global Healthcare Networking

HIMSS19 Global Conference & Exhibition

Join Us At HIMSS19: Where Champions of Health Unite
  • When

    February 11-15, 2019

  • Where

    Orlando, FL

The HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

Tech-led Solutions

Women’s Forum

Women’s Forum
  • When

    September 18-20, 2019

  • Where

    Singapore

The Women’s Forum’s Women & Access to Health Daring Circle is led by AXA and Sanofi, in collaboration with BNP Paribas and Google, in association with RB and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. This circle of partners aims to improve and promote women’s access to health, in both developed and developing markets, by uncovering emerging technologies that are addressing the issue of women's access to quality care.

Accelerator Program

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator
  • When

    May 12, 2019

  • Where

    Minneapolis

Techstars will focus on new health care innovations that support payer and care provider efforts to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. The program will focus on digital health and wellness solutions that help support and enhance the experience of UnitedHealthcare members.

Healthcare Innovation

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority
  • When

    Feb 12-13, 2019

  • Where

    Houston

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is leading an interagency group to develop a wearable device to detect, and possibly treat, an opioid overdose. This group, Technology Innovation to Combat Opioids (TICO) is holding a Deep Dive to review possible technologies being developed in this area. Specifically, they are looking for wearables or software as a medical device that are no larger than the palm of your hand and measure a physiological response indicative of an opioid overdose.

Startup Showcase & Innovation Event

Tulane Health System

Tulane Health System
  • When

    March 2019

  • Where

    New Orleans

Healthcare costs continue to rise across the United States, and changing benefit plans are placing more financial responsibility than ever on consumers. Those higher healthcare costs can often lead to consumers delaying needed care for financial reasons, resulting in preventable or treatable conditions worsening. As a premier academic medical center, Tulane Health System’s mission is to provide world-class patient care, education, and research.

Startup Challenge

Connected Patient Challenge

Connected Patient Challenge
  • When

    February 27, 2019

  • Where

    Cambridge

  • Prize Money

    $50,000

Identify new concepts in Digital Health that can prevent health crises and can better managing chronic conditions. More broadly, the Connected Patient Challenge is designed to foster a digital health innovation community where discussion with input from many sources can build strong, robust challenge submissions leading to successful, life-changing diagnostics, devices, therapies and patient management programs.

Accelerator Challenge

Brinc Accelerator Program

Brinc Accelerator Program
  • When

    February 15th, 2019

  • Where

    Hong Kong

Twice a year, we run world-leading acceleration programs in 'IoT & Connected Hardware', 'Drones & Robotics', and 'Food Technology' where we invest in the best teams from around the world. We put technology in service of real human challenges. We're using it to change how we feel, what we eat, how we move and where we live.

TMCx Accelerator Digital Health

TMC Biodesign Application 2019-2020

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  • When

    March 29, 2019

  • Where

    Texas

  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2018

TMC Biodesign fellows come from all backgrounds (engineering, software development, medicine, business, design, research) and work together in interdisciplinary teams to observe and identify unmet needs to then create products which solve them. From the start, team members are immersed in the clinical experience, uncovering, analyzing and prioritizing needs before exploring and implementing potential solutions.

Startup Accelerator Program

MassChallenge Israel

 MedTech Conference 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    April 29, 2019

  • Where

    Israel

  • Application Deadline

    January 16 2019

MassChallenge Israel brings the cutting edge technologies of the Startup Nation to a global community of multinational businesses, innovators, philanthropists, and public sector stakeholders.

Startup Pitch Competition

NFL’s Annual Super Bowl

 MedTech Conference 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    February 2, 2019

  • Where

    Atlanta, Georgia

  • Prize Money

    $20,000

The 4th annual NFL 1st and Future competition will be presented by Arrow Electronics and hosted at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. 1st and Future is the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition designed to spur innovation in player health, safety, and performance.

Digital Health Investing Event

INVEST Pitch Perfect 2019

 MedTech Conference 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    January 15, 2019

  • Where

    Chicago

  • Application Deadline

    January 15, 2019

MedCity INVEST is the premier national healthcare investing conference based in the Midwest, uniting active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with the most promising healthcare startups.

startup competition

PITCH: The startup battle

 MedTech Conference 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    May 20-23, 2019

  • Where

    TORONTO

PITCH is the startup competition at Collision that brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups for a live on-stage battle. PITCH is open to startups exhibiting at Collision that have received under $3 million in funding to date and have not had a discernible change in business model in the previous three years.

Startup Showcase & Innovation Event

MedTech Innovator 2019

 MedTech Conference 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    Sept 23-25, 2019

  • Where

    Boston (Final Competition)

  • Application Deadline

    Jan 25, 2019

Each year, MedTech Innovator recognizes the 50 best-in-class startups across the MedTech industry. Startups selected for this honor receive a slot in the MedTech Innovator Showcase. Additionally, the MedTech Innovator Accelerator startups are eligible to compete for the $350,000 Grand Prize.

Startup Showcase & Innovation Event

MedTech Innovator Asia 2019

MedTech Innovator Asia 2019 Healthcare Event
  • When

    Oct 8-9, 2019

  • Where

    Singapore

  • Application Deadline

    March 8, 2019

MedTech Innovator is the medical technology industry’s global showcase and accelerator for innovative medical device, digital health, and diagnostic companies. In 2019, MedTech Innovator Asia will recognize the 20 best-in-class startups across the Asia Pacific regions. Startups selected for this honor receive

Investor Conference

McKinsey Annual Healthcare Pre-Series Conference

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  • When

    December 5th, 2018

  • Where

    Boston, United States

  • Application Deadline

    5th Nov 2018

Our inaugural event held last fall brought together over 100 entrepreneurs, early-stage investors, and academics from around the country. This year’s conference, again led by Nav Singh, head of McKinsey’s Boston office, will build on last year’s success to further bring early-stage stakeholders together at the heart of healthcare innovation

Digital Health Event

2018 Connected Health Conference

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  • When

    October 17-19, 2018

  • Where

    Boston, MA

The 2018 Connected Health Conference is back in Boston on October 17-19. Join over 2,500 front-line healthcare providers, tech innovators, decision makers, life sciences companies, investors and forward-thinking companies for networking, education, and demos of the latest digital health technologies and disruptive innovations.

Startup Funding Event

Twilio.org Impact Fund

Twilio
  • When

    November 16, 2018

  • Where

    California, United States

  • Funding Grant

    Up to $250,000

The Twilio.org Impact Fund provides financial support through grants and investments to organizations that are generating impact aligned with Twilio.org’s mission to fuel communications that give hope, power, and freedom. Through the Impact Fund, Twilio.org offers monetary grants to nonprofits and investments in social enterprises that are part of the Twilio.org customer community.

Crowdsourced Tech Development Challenge

Lung Cancer Innovation QuickFire Challenge (Up to $75000 Total Grant)

lung-cancer-innovation-quickfire-challenge-healthcare-event
  • When

    Spring 2019

  • Where

    Shanghai

  • Application Deadline

    September 21, 2018

Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC are committed to prioritizing lung health. How do we leverage the totality of science and technology to achieve comprehensive lung health - to ultimately prevent, intercept and cure lung cancer? Up to three innovators with the best ideas, technologies, or solutions that improve human healthcare related to

Medical Informatics Innovation Challenge

AMIA Pitch IT Competition 2018

amia-pitch-it-comprtition-2018
  • When

    November 5, 2018

  • Where

    San Francisco, CA

  • Application Deadline

    October 5, 2018

The Prime Health Challenge connects early-stage health technology companies with healthcare organizations seeking innovative solutions. Prime Health evaluates and qualifies companies to participate in a three-month mentorship program that culminates in a shark tank event. Finalists pitch live to potential hosts and an audience of hundreds for a chance to win prize money and the opportunity to pilot their technology.

Seed Funding for Startups

Y Combinator

Y-Combinator
  • When

    Winter 2019

  • Where

    Mountain View, CA

  • Application Deadline

    October, 2018

Y Combinator fund companies from anywhere in the world. They fund companies doing everything from building mobile apps to diagnosing cancer. They happily fund companies that just started and have nothing more than an idea. And they have funded companies that had over $20M in annual revenue and over 50 employees.

Digital Health Event

Redox Healthcare Interoperability Summit

Redox-Healthcare
  • When

    November, 2018

  • Where

    Denver, CO

  • Application Deadline

    October, 2018

This year, at annual Redox Healthcare Interoperability Summit, we want to explore best practices to bring us closer to industry-wide interoperability. Come together with the most innovative minds in health tech to share success stories, best practices, techniques, and solutions that make exchanging healthcare data simple and scalable today.

Robotics & Digital Surgery

Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge

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  • When

    November, 2018

  • Where

    Seoul, South Africa

  • Application Deadline

    October, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Medical Korea Ltd. in collaboration with Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) and Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) are launching the Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Robotics & Digital Surgery. Up to two winning robotics and surgical solutions will receive up to KRW 150,000,000 (~$134,000)*.

Digital Health Space

GHWCC Annual Fire Pitch Competition

annual-fire-pitch
  • When

    October, 2018

  • Where

    Houston, Tx

  • Sponsor

    TMCx and JLabs

IGNITE Healthcare Network’s Annual Fire Pitch Competition seeks out innovative and disruptive women led tech startups focussed on solving the most challenging problems in healthcare. The finalists will be coached by industry experts in preparation to pitch to an audience of potential customers, investors, and interested parties.

Accelerator Program

TMCx Accelerator Digital Health

tmcx-accelerator
  • When

    February, 2019

  • Where

    Houston, TX

  • Application Deadline

    October, 2018

Located in the TMC Innovation Institute, the TMCx accelerator program provides startup companies with shared workspace, a curriculum tailored to the needs of health care entrepreneurs and the guidance of over 250 advisors from the front lines of the industry. Companies have access to the world’s largest medical center, all without membership fees or equity sharing.

Startup Pitch Competition

Annual HealthTECH Startup Competition

 annual-healthtech
  • When

    November, 2018

  • Where

    Chicago

  • Application Deadline

    October, 2018

Insight Product Development, MATTER, and PROPEL – iBIO Institute are co-hosting the sixth annual HealthTECH Startup Competition. This year our team of jurors will select ten leading early stage medical device and digital health startup finalists from the Midwest to compete for $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Digital Health Space

Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition 2018

fierce-innovation-awards-healthcare-edition
  • When

    November, 2018

  • Where

    US

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 26th, 2018

The Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition will identify and showcase outstanding innovation that is driving improvements and transforming the industry. Our expert panel of judges will review all submissions and determine which companies demonstrate innovative solutions that have the greatest potential to save money, engage patients, or revolutionize the industry.

Startup Innovation Challenge

The Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge 2018 - 2019

novo-nordisk-innovation-challenge-2018 - 2019
  • When

    Sept 25, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019

  • Where

    USA

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 26th, 2018

The Novo Nordisk Innovation Partnering Program, in collaboration with MATTER, is part of the relationship that we hope to develop with the healthcare innovation community. We aim to explore, design and co-develop digital health solutions that help people living with diabetes achieve better health. We invite professional and collegiate innovators to participate in the 2018-2019 Innovation Challenge.

Startup Innovation Challenge

First 1000 Days QuickFire Challenge

first-1000-days-quickfire-challenge
  • When

    Q1, 2019

  • Where

    US

  • Prize Money

    Up to $250,000

Janssen Research & Development, LLC and Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS are calling on innovators to turn their attention to those crucial first years for mom and baby. In the First 1000 Days QuickFire Challenge, we’re seeking game-changing ideas, with an emphasis on health technologies, which will lead to the prevention and interception of childhood disease and disorders at the earliest stages.

Startup Innovation Challenge

Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge

johnson-&-johnson-nurses-innovate-quickfire-challenge
  • When

    April, 2019

  • Where

    US

  • Application Deadline

    November 2, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge inviting more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that have the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health. The nursing innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grants and access to mentoring and coaching from Johnson & Johnson, via Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS to help bring their ideas to life.

Startup Pitch Competition

Health 2.0 VentureConnect (Previously Traction)

healthcare-2.0-venture-connect-pitch-event
  • When

    September 16-18, 2018

  • Where

    Santa Clara, CA

  • Organizer

    Health 2.0

Health 2.0 VentureConnect (previously Traction) puts "Series A ready" companies center stage as they compete to be recognized as the most fundable startup from venture capitalists and corporate investors. VentureConnect kicks off the Health 2.0 Annual Fall Conference on September 16th. The most promising health tech companies presented their business plan and faced off to win the title of Startup Champion!

Digital Health Investing Event

MedCity INVEST Twin Cities

medcity-invest-twin-cities-healthcare-event
  • When

    October 11, 2018

  • Where

    Minneapolis, MN

  • Organizer

    Medical Alley Association

Meet and connect with active investors, corporate development execs and Digital Health’s most promising startups at MedCity INVEST Twin Cities. At MedCity INVEST Twin Cities, you’ll hear from innovative investors across the healthcare spectrum, prominent industry players and the most promising digital health startups offering innovative approaches or trying to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges.

Healthcare Innovation

JPOD @ Philadelphia QuickFire Challenge

jpod-philadelphia-quickfire-challenge
  • When

    January 15th, 2019

  • Where

    Philadelphia

  • Prize Money

    Up to $250,000

In honor of the new JPOD @ Philadelphia launching in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS announces the JPOD @ Philadelphia QuickFire Challenge to accelerate healthcare innovation and commercialization in Philadelphia and beyond. The innovator with the best idea, technology, or solution that improves human healthcare will receive up to $30,000 in grant funding.

Healthcare Innovation

Reimagining Respiratory Protection QuickFire Challenge.

Reimagining-respiratory-protection
  • When

    2019

  • Where

    US

  • Prize Money

    Up to $100,000

We’re calling on innovators to revolutionize respiratory protection, to submit novel ideas to better protect against the inhalation of harmful infectious agents. Up to two innovators will be awarded up to $100,000, access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS ecosystem, and support in developing their ideas from BARDA, to support health security products and technologies in biotechnology, life science research, and medical innovations

MedTech Conference

2018 “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” Competition

make-your-medical-device-pitch-for-kids-healthcare-event-2018
  • When

    September 23, 2018

  • Where

    Philadelphia, PA

  • Prize Money

    Up to $100,000

This challenge competition is seeking applications from device innovators that propose a cardiac or vascular device solution that will also be tested in pediatric patients 18 years old. In addition to monetary awards, awarded companies/labs will have access to clinicians, engineers, and regulatory and reimbursement experts at Children’s National Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and University of Maryland A. J. Clark School of Engineering.

About this page

The digital health industry is being constantly reimagined, thanks to the growing contribution of bold startups and entrepreneurs who are always looking for new opportunities to showcase their novel ideas and solutions to the world. To augment their efforts, a lot of fascinating digital health events, challenges, competitions, and conferences keep happening globally. The purpose of this page is to create a curated guide to discover and attend all such upcoming digital health events.

This page will be constantly updated with the top digital health events, conferences, and competitions to attend in 2018 and beyond. We encourage you to subscribe to this page to get notified for any new events happening around you and also share this page with others as a one-stop healthcare technology events calendar.

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