Wednesday, 15 November 2017 in Hall 15


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

For the 6th time, MEDICA 2017 will see the world's largest live competition for the best Health App Solution for use in the daily routine of a patient, a doctor or in the hospital - the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2017 - hosted in the 6th session of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.

From 15 May to 30 September 2017, developers from all over the world can submit their Health App Solution. These submissions will be pre-selected by a MEDICA Expert Team - a top-class jury (Pre-Screening Phase in week 40/2017; Online). Those 15 developers whose Health App 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 Health App Solutions which are nominated for the live event will be notified beginning of October 2017 accordingly. The pitch itself happens live on stage of the MEDICA CONNCTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, on Wednesday, 15 November from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm during MEDICA runtime including a Get-Together.

Each team has 3 minutes to pitch their Health App 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.

The most important reward certainly is the global awareness created at MEDICA as well as through MEDICA means. The best 3 teams will be offered photo and video interviews, which will be spread via all relevant media channels. In addition 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. Finally our sponsors and media partners will grant again some incentives like gadgets, tickets or mentoring programs.

Participate in the 2017 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 / AR or VR gears / drones
  • B2B / B2B2C solution targeting patients, doctors, hospital & medical team
  • Medical Mobile Solution live in minimum one market until end of Q1 2018; not launched earlier than Q1 2015
  • submitted Medical Device Solutions must be operated with a Mobile-Software-Solution (Device powered Medical Mobile Solution)
  • per company only one (1) submission is possible
  • founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate
  • the company must not have raised over seven million EUR in funds from combined funding sources

>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online and during live presentation on site
  • Functionality / intuitive UX/UI
  • Level of innovation / originality of solution
  • Level of problem solving / improving
  • Scalability / attractiveness of business model
  • Quality of documentation & team

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

More about MAC Sponsoring

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

Jury 2017

Foto: Ashish Atreja

Foto: Ashish Atreja

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

Foto: Dr. Jesus del Valle

Foto: Dr. Jesus del Valle

Foto: Harsha Jagasia

Foto: Harsha Jagasia

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

Foto: Ralf-Gordon Jahns

The Jury Members 2017

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

Ashish Atreja
Chief Technology Innovation and Engagement Officer
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, USA

Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht

MPH, Deputy Director
Hannover Medical Highschool, Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
Hannover, Germany

Dr. Jesus del Valle
Leiter / Head of Bayer Grants4Apps Accelerator
Bayer HealthCare
Leverkusen, Germany

Harsha Jagasia
Chief Operating Officer
Startupbootcamp Digital Health
Berlin, Germany

Ralf-Gordon Jahns
Managing Director
Berlin, Germany

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

Muthu Singaram
CEO, Incubator
Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC)
Indien Institute of Technology (ITT)
Madras / Chennai, India

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

Mirko Whitfield
Head of Business Development EMEA & Asia
Austin / Texas, USA

Tjaša Zajc
Medicina danes
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Foto: Maren Lesche

Foto: Maren Lesche (Jury Captain)

Foto: Muthu Singaram

Foto: Muthu Singaram

Foto: Dr. Klaus Stöckemann

Foto: Dr. Klaus Stöckemann

Foto: Mirko Whitfield

Foto: Mirko Whitfield

Foto: Tjaša Zajc

Foto: Tjaša Zajc


Media Partner 2017



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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