Wednesday, 16 November 2016 in Hall 15 Stand C24


Foto: Large audience at the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2015; © Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann
For the 5th time MEDICA 2016 will see a live competition for the best Medical Mobile Solution for use in the daily routine of a doctor or in the hospital - the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2016. From 16 May to 30 September 2016, developers from all over the world can submit their Medical Mobile Solution.
These submissions will be pre-selected by a MEDICA expert team - a top-class jury (Pre-Screening Phase in week 40/2016; online). Those 15 developers whose Mobile Solutions match best the submission criteria based on the jury's point of view, will qualify for the participation at the live pitch at MEDICA. All Medical Mobile Solutions which are nominated for the live event will be notified beginning of October 2016 accordingly.

The pitch itself happens live on stage of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, stand 15C24, on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Each team has 3 minutes to pitch their Mobile Solution. Another 2 minutes are reserved for the jury to place questions. After all 15 presentations the jury deliberates in the background. Finally the top 3 placements and the winner of the competition will be celebrated befittingly on site.
Agenda of MEDICA App COMPETITION [version: 24 August 2016, subject to changes]
The solution ranked number 1 will be rewarded with EUR 2,000, the number 2 with EUR 1,000 and the number 3 with EUR 500.

Additionally our media partner Startupboothcamp (SBC) Digital Health sponsors following vouchers for the top 3 places:
  • 1st price winner gets one (1) exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during SBC Health program (Nov 16 -  Feb 17)
  • 2nd price winner gets a SBC mentoring dinner in Berlin
  • 3rd price winner gets 1hr of SBC online mentoring

Jury 2016

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

Foto: Ronny Köhler

Foto: Ronny Köhler

Foto: Maren Lesche

Foto: Maren Lesche

Foto: Tom Mitchell

Foto: Tom Mitchell

The Jury Members 2016

We are proud to present our jury with experts and winners of the previous events of the MEDICA App COMPETITION.

Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht
MPH, Deputy Director
Hannover Medical Highschool, Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
Hannover, Germany

Ralf-Gordon Jahns
Managing Director
Berlin, Germany

Ronny Köhler
Consultant, Key Account Manager, Head of Dresden Branch Office
wdv Gesellschaft für Medien & Kommunikation mbH & Co. OHG (short: wdv group),
Dresden, Germany

Maren Lesche
Startup Advisor, Communications Manager
VoiceItt, European Innovation Hub
Berlin, Germany

Tom Mitchell
Messe Düsseldorf North-America
Chicago, USA

Levi Shapiro
Founder, mHealth Israel
Professor, Media Innovation Lab at IDC Herzliya University
Partner at TMT Strategic Advisors
Herzliya, Israel

Dr. Klaus Stöckemann
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Peppermint VenturePartners GmbH
Berlin, Germany

Tjaša Zajc
Medicina danes
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Juliane Zielonka
Managing Director
Startupbootcamp Digital Health
Berlin, Germany
Foto: Levi Shapiro

Foto: Levi Shapiro

Foto: Dr. Klaus Stöckemann

Foto: Dr. Klaus Stöckemann

Foto: Tjaša Zajc

Foto: Tjaša Zajc

Foto: Juliane Zielonka

Foto: Juliane Zielonka

Participate in the 2016 competition

Submission and Evaluation Criteria

Criteria for the submission, the pre-selection and the final judgement of the jury are...

>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online

  • Medical Mobile Solution for Smartphones / Tablets / Smartwatches 
  • B2B / B2B2C solution targeting doctors, hospital & medical team
  • Medical Mobile Solution live in minimum one market in 2016 or earlier

>> in der Pre-Screening Phase für die Online-Einreichungen und während des Live-Pitches auf der MEDICA
  • Intuitive UX/UI
  • Level of innovation
  • Level of problem solving
  • Scalability of business model
  • Attractivenes of target market
  • Quality of documentation, team and presentation skillS

Important: Excluded from the competition are pure B2C solutions with focus on diet tips, fitness or wellness. The MEDICA Expert Team reserves the right to suspend a presenter from the competition. The respective developer team will be informed accordingly. Compliance with 'Medical Device Directive' or 'FDA Approval' is not necessary. All presenting parties need to create an account on the submission and evaluation portal F6S.

Sponsoring Packages

Global Presenting Sponsor Package

EUR 7,500

Endorsing Sponsor Package
EUR 3,750

Read more about MAC Sponsoring


Media Partner 2016



Foto: Smiling man with glasses and short brown hairs - Mark Wächter

Any questions? Please contact the organizer of the MEDICA App COMPETITION at any time.

Mark Wächter
Mobile Strategy Consultant,
Tel.: +49 (0)2324 9022468

Read latest competition updates on Twitter:

Grafik: Twitter-Logo

Follow @MEDICATradeFair on Twitter and look for #5MAC16.

To the Twitter channel of MEDICA

The MEDICA App COMPETITION Team wishes you good luck with your participation!

Review - Winners of MEDICA App COMPETITION 2015

Photo: The three winners of the MEDICA App COMPETITION show their deeds; (c) Messe Düsseldorf/ ctillmann
From left to right:
2. Place: Benjamin Choukroun, Founder & CEO, Smoke Watchers
Joachim Schäfer, CEO, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
1. Place: Maren Lesche, Advisor, Talkitt
3. Place: Donny Rose, Head of Product Group, MobileODT

These are the places 1-3 of the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2015

1. Place and winner: Talkitt

Graphic: Icon Talkitt

Talkitt aims to revolutionize the way people who have speech disabilities due to various motor, speech and language disabilities communicate, enabling them to use the most natural means there is, their own voice.

Maren Lesche, Advisor

More about Talkitt at:

2. Place: SmokeWatchers

Graphic: Icon SmokeWatchers

A complete tool to monitor smoking addiction and kick the habit through real-time support and connected devices.

App : Android is available in France and we will open the app in Germany for the event!

Presenter: Benjamin Choukroun, Founder & CEO

More about SmokeWatchers at:

3. Place: MobileODT

Graphic: Icon MobileODT

The CervDx powers MobileODT's Enhanced Visual Assessment (EVA) System, used by trained healthcare professionals to conduct smarter visual cervical cancer screenings by enabling providers to manage patient information, consult with peers for second opinions, and refer patients for the proper care.

Donny Rose, Head of Products

More about MobileODT at: