Entrepreneurship and Impact 101

Health & Care Tech Program

We are looking for startups with technological solutions that improve patient’s quality of life, reduce caregivers’ workload, and increase Healthcare providers’ efficiency.


Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
Dr. Molewaterplein 40,
3015 GD Rotterdam


6-week program starting September 28th
The final event – November 7th

For who:

Startups in the HealthTech and CareTech industry


Free of charge



Health & Care Tech Program

Welcome to the exciting world of HealthTech! YES!Delft and the leading international academic hospital Erasmus Medical Centre are proud to announce a joint invitation to startups to join us on a mission to revolutionize Healthcare and enhance the work of caregivers, nurses, and hospital staff. 

HealthTech is a growing field that combines the power of technology with Healthcare to deliver innovative solutions that address the challenges faced by patients, caregivers, and Healtcare providers.

Startup Program

Our program is focused on identifying and supporting startups with the most promising ideas in the Health & Care Tech space. We are looking for startups with technological solutions that improve patients’ quality of life, reduce caregivers’ workload, and increase Healthcare providers’ efficiency.

We are looking for solutions in the following focus areas: 

  • Caregiver resilience; improving the safety, comfort and health of nurses 
  • An efficient hospital; logistics to ensure better productivity and recycling processes 
  • Sustainable care; reducing the hospitals’ climate impact
  • Hospital at Home / Remote Care


Entrepreneurship and Impact 101

We believe that innovation is key to solving some of the most pressing challenges in Healthcare, and we are excited to see what startups can bring to the table. Whether you are in the validation phase or already have a product in development, we encourage you to apply and join us in the Health & Care Tech Startup Program.

To apply for this program, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least 2 committed founders
  • Your technology needs to be at TRL 3-5
  • Your innovation needs to be applicable in a hospital environment
  • Familiar with CE-marking processes & hospital deployment

What is in it for you?

The participants will join a variety of masterclasses and coaching sessions during an exciting and custom made program. They will navigate the Erasmus MC by working with nurses, decision makers and experts throughout the program and will get connected to investors. Working with this leading academic hospital unlocks opportunities to further develop the company and product. At the end of the program up to 3 companies may be selected for a collaboration or pilot to further scale their business.

Let’s work together and transform the future of Healthcare!

About Erasmus MC

Erasmus University Medical Center based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, affiliated with Erasmus University and home to its faculty of medicine, is the largest and one of the most authoritative scientific University Medical Centers in Europe.


What does it take to get selected for the Health & Care Tech Program?

Your startup needs to meet the criteria mentioned in the program guide, namely a startup with a minimum of two committed co-founders, an innovative technology solution, and to be familiar with the CE marking process and deployment in a hospital environment.

Do I have to relocate to the Netherlands?

We are a regional tech incubator with locations in Delft, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Hereby, we can add value with our ecosystem to local startups. Even though our methodology could apply to your stage and could help your startup, our mission is to support the startups with the infrastructure we have here in The Netherlands.

How is the program structured?

This is a 6-week program. The first 2 weeks are designed to get you introduced to Erasmus MC and enable you to navigate your way through the organisation. In the following weeks, we host sessions with experts and organise deep dives on topics such as Medical Device Regulation, Finance & Funding and Pitching. Startups that managed to collaborate and create testing pilot programs or business collaborations with Erasmus MC will share their experiences and the barriers they had to overcome. Throughout the program the focus is on designing your pilot project with the Erasmus MC, in which you will be guided and supported by our startup coaches, experts, and your peers. On the Final Day you are ready to pitch your pilot to a large audience of nurses, managers, innovation supporters and investors.

What is the role of nurses and decision makers?

A group of enthusiastic Nurses and Decision Makers from Erasmus MC will attend a masterclass on how to work with startups before the start of this program. On the first program day, you will be matched with one of these nurses, who will be your ambassador in the hospital throughout the 6-weeks. The Decision Makers will be available to you during the expert sessions.

What is included if I get selected for the pilot with Erasmus MC?

First of all, participation in this program will increase your chances of collaborating with Erasmus MC as well as other hospitals and care providers in the region. Additionally, a maximum of 3 startups will be selected for a pilot. This is a tailored pilot that may consist of a project to further develop the proof of concept, an R&D collaboration, depending on the technology, development stage, business model, and needs. Because the hospital is publicly funded, these pilots will have to be financed by either seed-funding, grant or subsidy. If you don’t have this in place by the end of the program, the hospital will support you in the following months in an attempt to secure the necessary funding.

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