Discover a curated list of upcoming healthcare events, conferences and competitions happening across the globe that focus on the advancement of digital health technologies.
Aug 8, 2019
One year of residency at JLABS and Up to $250,000 in convertible note funding from Texas Medical Center Venture Fund
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS together with the Texas Medical Center and AngelMD invite innovators from across the world to submit ideas for potentially game-changing medical device innovations with the aim to impact human health in the Breakthrough Medical Technologies QuickFire Challenge.
June 25, 2019
Access to a subset of BHI data for six months and Access to BCBS leadership through mentorship and participation at BCBS events
Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are committed to using data-driven insights to improve the health of all Americans. Despite an abundance of innovative solutions entering the market, the health ecosystem has only seen marginal improvement in reducing costs or improving outcomes. We are seeking innovative companies to explore new methods and develop solutions that increase access to care, enhance patient engagement and improve care delivery by leveraging a subset of BHI’s database.
28th July, 2019
One year of residency at JPOD
To bolster the efforts of innovators using health technologies to tackle some of our biggest challenges in healthcare and wellness, Johnson & Johnson Innovation– JLABS has launched the JPOD @ Boston Digital Health Technology QuickFire Challenge in collaboration with the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC).
February 7, 2020
In honor of the new JLABS @ Washington, DC – a 32,000 square foot facility located on the new Children’s National Research and Innovation Campus from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC in partnership with Children’s National Health System (“Children’s National”) - Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS announces the JLABS @ Washington, DC Children’s QuickFire Challenge.
The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches. The nurse innovators with the best ideas will also receive access to mentoring and coaching from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.
June 28, 2019
One year of residency at JPOD Boston
The JPOD @ Boston is a health tech industry hub for entrepreneurs and life science startups from Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS together with the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Innovators utilizing health technologies aiming to tackle some of the biggest challenges in healthcare and wellness are invited to apply to the JPOD @ Boston Digital Health Technology QuickFire Challenge.
New York City
more than $1.5 million
1st July 2019
Each year Solve seeks solutions from tech innovators around the world for its Global Challenges, and anyone can submit a solution by July 1, 2019. Finalists are invited to pitch their solutions at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly Week in New York City in September.
Selected Solver teams will join a supportive community of peers, funders, and experts to help advance their work; receive mentorship and strategic advice from Solve and MIT networks; attend Solve at MIT, our annual flagship event in May; and receive access to more than $1.5 million in prize funding for the 2019 Challenges.
Fast Company’s October issue
10th May 2019
Fast Company announces it’s Innovation by Design Awards, now in the eighth year, it is one of the prestigious award ceremonies held to facilitate young talents, blue-chip companies and startups. In the given context, the company is asking applicants to register for the 21 different categories to honor designers, business persons capable of solving present-day problems with their unique designs. The event welcome judges from different verticals of life, which includes designers, editors from Fast Company, business leaders who have immensely contributed to the future. 7 key innovative ingredients will be considered to make the judgment, which includes functionality, beauty, cultural significance, business impact, user insight and finally sustainability.
Los Angeles, CA
$2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or $25K-100K
1st May, 2019
UCLA Health has always been a home of “firsts.” From developing the world’s first functional PET imaging system to breakthrough immunotherapies and innovative health care apps. It has launched the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge to provide faculty, staff, trainees, patients, caregivers, volunteers, and UCLA students, the opportunity to help advance long-lasting health and wellness solutions.
31st May, 2019
Engage with the brightest minds both inside and outside of Bayer while identifying emerging trends and needs at the intersection of humans and technology, and transform them into new products and solutions for people.
his program challenges community of folks inside and outside healthcare to share solutions to address the following question: how might reimagine older adults’ care experience after breaking a bone due to Osteoporosis to ensure their first fracture is their last? Help aging community live healthier and more independent lives by focusing on those who are most at risk because they have already had a fracture.
Aug 5 - Nov 7
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.
May 16 - August 7 2019
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.
July - October, 2019
San Francisco and New York City
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.
May 16th, 2019
Philadelphia, United States
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.
June 18, 2019
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.
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.
March 6th - 7th, 2019
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.
March 19 - 20, 2019
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.
May 13–17, 2019
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.
June 7–10, 2019
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.
September 14–18, 2019
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.
May 15-16, 2019
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).
February 11-15, 2019
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.
September 18-20, 2019
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.
May 12, 2019
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.
Feb 12-13, 2019
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.
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.
February 27, 2019
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.
February 15th, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
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.
April 29, 2019
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.
February 2, 2019
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.
January 15, 2019
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.
May 20-23, 2019
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.
Sept 23-25, 2019
Boston (Final Competition)
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.
Oct 8-9, 2019
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
December 5th, 2018
Boston, United States
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
October 17-19, 2018
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.
November 16, 2018
California, United States
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.
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
November 5, 2018
San Francisco, CA
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.
Mountain View, CA
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.
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.
Seoul, South Africa
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)*.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sept 25, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
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.
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.
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.
September 16-18, 2018
Santa Clara, CA
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!
October 11, 2018
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.
January 15th, 2019
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.
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
September 23, 2018
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.
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.
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