16th Healthcare Innovation World Cup®

Healthcare Innovation World Cup® – Driving health tech innovations
Technology-driven innovations have brought great benefits to society and are reshaping healthcare in multiple ways. By 2030, healthcare will be centered on patients empowered to prevent diseases rather than seek treatment. All of this will be enabled by data and provided within a healthcare system that is organized and regulated in an entirely new way.
For 16 years the Innovation World Cup® Series has been the catalyst of health innovations worldwide. And for many innovators the Innovation World Cup® has been an important milestone to successfully scaling up their businesses and gain worldwide visibility.
The 16th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® is looking for the next generation of smart health devices, medical wearables, digital biomarkers, electroceuticals, intelligent patches, and more. HealthTech and MedTech innovators worldwide are invited to take part in free of charge.
By entering your submission you can additionally take part in the following special prize of the competition:
Benefit from the world’s leading open ecosystem in connected health of the Innovation World Cup® Series at MEDICA, including:
  • Pitch & award ceremony at the MEDICA 2024 (the submission deadline is September 14th)
  • Pitch & award ceremony at WT | Wearable Technologies Conferences, EU, Americas (September 3-4, 2024) & ASIA (September 11, 2024). The submission deadline is June 14th for WT in USA & Asia.*
  • Exclusive business connections with international leading tech corporates, potential investors and business partners
  • Free use of production labs, testing facilities and technical supports
  • Free development kits supported by partners STMicroelectronics, Würth Elektronik & HTC VIVE
  • Free marketing packages and extensive media publicity at a global level
  • Cash prize of 10,000 Euro (for the European best IoT solution of the EBV Innovation Hero Award)
  • Speaking opportunities at worldwide prominent tech events such as Wolves Summit, TechBBQ and many more
  • Placement on the Hall of Fame of the Innovation World Cup

Deadline is on the September 14, 2024.*
Participation is free of charge.
*please note that there are different submission deadlines for MEDICA and for WT

Evaluation criteria:

  • Level of innovation
  • Technological feasibility
  • Commercial potential
  • Marketing & go-to-market approach
  • Time to market
  • Sustainability
Check out the former Top Health Techpreneurs on our Hall of Fame.
To learn more about the Innovation World Cup®, have a look at the most frequently asked questions and answers.
Hopping on to the Innovation World Cup® race will give you access to multiple global events, speaking opportunities and hands-on workshops with important industry players. Check out here what’s coming next!