Wednesday, 16 November 2016 in Hall 15, Stand 15C24


Foto: Large audience at the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2015; © Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

For the 5th time, MEDICA 2016 will see the world's largest 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 - hosted in the 6th session of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on on Wednesday, 16 November 2016.
Until 30 September 2016, developers from all over the world could submit their Medical Mobile Solution on the online portal F6S. These submissions will be pre-selected by a MAC Expert Team - an international top-class jury. 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.

The pitch itself happens live on stage of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, stand 15C24, on Wednesday, 16 November from 3:00pm to 5:00pm during MEDICA runtime. Each team has 3 minutes to pitch their Mobile Solution. Another 1 minute is reserved for the jury to place questions. After all 15 presentations the jury deliberates in the background.

Lecture and pitch program in 2016

Before MAC Live Pitch and the award ceremony, visitors can follow the expert talks on Medical Mobile Solutions already from 02:00 p.m..
Agenda of the 6th Session of MCHF
incl. agenda of MEDICA App COMPETITION
[version: 22 September 2016, subject to changes]

Video: MEDICA App COMPETITION - And the winner is....

Checking, if and when the train comes, browsing in social networks, ordering online - apps are very versatile. They have also already arrived in medicine. Latest applications were presented at MEDICA App COMPETITION. We have spoken to the three winners and Mark Wächter, the organizer of the competition.


Winners and further participants of MAC Pitch Event 2016

Foto: Winners and jury members of the MAC Pitch Event 2016
15 excellent participants have been elected to present their Medical Mobile Solution at the live-pitch:
  • alpha Medicus 
  • Biop Medical 
  • CareScriptions
  • Elfi-Tech 
  • HandsUp by Gait Up
  • Medivizor 
  • MyndYou 
  • Preventicus 
  • Preventis SmarTest Calprotectin 
  • Smart DI
  • Somatix
  • TheraPee
  • TytoCare
  • UpRight
  • 6over6

The lucky MAC winners can look forward to...

The top 3 placements will be celebrated befittingly on site. 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.

Our Global Presenting Sponsor PHILIPS donates the following prizes:
  • for the 1st place a co-working in "PHILIPS Health Innovation Port" (HIP) at the end of the first quarter 2017 (exact date after consultation); HIP provides an enormous opportunity to get in contact and cooperate with the Philips expert team
  • for the winners of the first three places: each one (1) PHILIPS Health Watch
In addition our partner SXSW grants two (2) 'SXSW 2017 Interactive badge registrations' worth USD 1,325 per pass to the winning team for accessing the cult event SXSW 2017 in March 2017 in Austin, Texas (USA).

Our partner Startupboothcamp Digital Health (SBC) 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 2016 -  Feb 2017)
  • 2nd price winner gets a SBC mentoring dinner in Berlin
  • 3rd price winner gets one (1) hour of SBC online mentoring
Finally all participants and guests are invited to celebrate another successful competition at the US pavilion reception.

Jury 2016

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Dr. Florian Frensch

Foto: Dr. Florian Frensch

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

Foto: Ronny Köhler

Foto: Ronny Köhler

Foto: Maren Lesche

Foto: Maren Lesche

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

Dr. Florian Frensch
Head of Strategy & New Business Development DACH
Hamburg, 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: Tom Mitchell

Foto: Tom Mitchell

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


Global Presenting Sponsor 2016

Global Presenting Sponsor

Logo: Philips

Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies, and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that improve people’s health and enable better outcomes. Partnering with its customers, Philips seeks to transform how healthcare is delivered and experienced. The company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.

Sponsoring Packages

Global Presenting Sponsor Package
sold out

Endorsing Sponsor Package
EUR 3,750

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

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