Program Structure

Stage 1: Prototype

Funded project teams validate the targeted medical and economic need need, and iteratively develop Digital Health prototypes (wireframe, proof-of-technology, proof-of-concept, etc.) from their ideas and concepts. Accompanying analyses and development include technology/data, competition, IP, regulatory and reimbursement, business models, market potential (monetary and non-monetary/societal benefits), and legal aspects.

Demo Day

At the conclusion of the program stage 1, the teams present their innovations to an interdisciplinary audience of researchers, clinicians, other healthcare system stakeholders and policy makers, industry representatives and investors at a Demo Day.

Stage 2: Product

Project teams selected for DHA Stage 2 (Product) develop digital health technologies and solutions and prepare their launch. The goal of this phase is the transfer to healthcare system or medical application, e.g., by licensing, industry collaboration or spin-off company formation. In the case of an intended start-up formation, the development of strategy, business model and the spin-off company, as well as launch preparation, including preparation for the acquisition of follow-up funding, take place in parallel. Depending on the progress of a funded development project along a milestone-based project plan, the program concludes successfully in case of transfer to healthcare system or into medical application.