The 3rd batch of Healthcare Lab is underway!

Register HERE for Demo Day.

Watch the 2nd batch Demo Day recording HERE

About us

HealthCare Lab is an international acceleration program for early-stage digital healthcare ventures in CEE and Southern Europe. Our mission is to connect, grow and nurture an international community of innovators, researchers, healthcare providers, and regulators to bring

ground-breaking innovations in healthcare to the market faster. HealthCare Lab is powered by industry leaders from Roche, European platform for healthcare innovators EIT Health and run by innovation experts from Civitta.

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Healthcare Lab Challenges

We are looking for partners to accelerate solutions that put patients at the centre of Healthcare!

Advancing Breast Cancer Screening and Early Diagnostics

How can we ensure widespread, more precise and timely diagnosis of breast cancer?   Breast cancer remains a significant public health concern, and ...

Remote patient monitoring of MS patients

How can we monitor the “silent” progression of MS in patients without patient visits to a physician?    Multiple sclerosis (MS) poses u...

Integrated Healthcare Referral Challenge: Bridging Gaps in Patient Transitions

How can we ensure continuum of care for patients transitioning between different specialists or healthcare providers? Enhancing ophthalmology refer...

More about challenges

Is the program for you?


Early-stage startups from CEE and Southern Europe with technology-driven digital solutions. See list of 16 countires in "About" section.


Functional prototype addressing any of the 3 challenges with either proven traction, paying customers or investment. See "Challenges" section


Experienced and committed team of at least 2 people with background in business or technology development.


Willingness to co-develop your business with industry experts and to join industry leaders in further development.

Overview of acceleration sprints & startups

Grow with Healthcare Lab

Our team of experts is ready to take your business to the next level

Equity-free approach

3 months of dedicated support services with no equity taken

Lead generation

Opportunities for lead generation and piloting with program partners

Feedback from industry leaders

Validation from international industry experts and business leaders

Scale-up your business

Support in internationalization and scaling up through our network

Personalized growth plan

Tailored one-on-one mentoring and business coaching approach

Investor matchmaking

Meet with major investors from the region to secure an investment

Global expert network

Access to the expertise and network of the industry leaders from Roche & EIT Health and beyond

Final prize

A cash prize and service package awarded to the Demo day winners


15 Dec

Applications open

18 Dec

Information webinar

26 Jan

Submission deadline for applications

29 Jan - 2 Feb

Selection process

2 Feb

Announcement of 9 selected startups

Feb - Mar

Accelerator Program

10 Apr

Grand Final pitching contest


Follow-up sessions with program participants

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Experts from Roche



Peter Kolesar
Martin Vesely
Senior Consultant
Tamás Békási
Regional Innovation Scheme Business Creation Manager
EIT Health InnoStars
Andrej Sňahničan
Kai Pham
Senior Consultant
Veronika Piknova
Head of Innovation Ad Interim
Roche Slovakia
Janez Bernik
OneRoche Strategic Partner
Roche Slovenia
Alexandra Bolozan
Product Manager
Roche Romania
Adam Hołubek
Product Manager
Roche Poland
Özgür Eryiğit
Ecosystem Enabler
Roche Turkey
Ece Kozlu
Manager External Affairs
Roche Turkey
Aleksandra Garbeva
Comm. & Multichannel Excellence Lead
Roche Bulgaria
Nina Šegota
Digital and Intern. Comm. Lead
Roche Croatia
Szandra Német
Digital Specialist
Roche Hungary
Veronika Bacova
Digital Comm. Expert
Roche Czech Rep.
Jasna Jovanovic
Digital Lead
Roche Serbia
Aleksandra Vidaković Lazić
Medical Country Director
Roche Serbia

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