HIMSS Europe Start-up-Slam

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 | 17.45 - 18.45
@ Swiss eHealth Summit, Kursaal Bern, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3000 Bern 25

One clever idea – five minutes to wow the jury and the crowd.

The healthcare industry is skeptical towards bringing out the red carpet for innovations. There is no denying that the field is difficult for start-up companies or SMEs to get involved, especially given the complex budget capping and its dual financing system. That’s why we want to provide start-ups with a stage to present their innovative ideas and with a platform which will give you a chance to be seen.

Prize – what's in it for you?

Convince the jury with your health and care solution and present in front of an exclusive audience of potential investors. Benefit from unique networking and knowledge.

Prizes will be announced shortly.


Don’t worry about your ideas getting stolen: We do not demand a detailed business plan but a creative description of how your innovative solution can solve one of the unresolved problems of the healthcare business.

Please apply if your solution fulfills three of the following five criteria:

  • What is the unmet need that you address with your solution or service?
  • How does your business and your go-to-market model look like? Who will pay for and use it?
  • Is your solution scalable and sustainable and which business and market eco-system partners do you need for this?
  • Do you create new types of data or complement existing available data (e.g. patient, behavior, health-economic, clinical data)?
  • Is your solution / service already implemented or ready for implementation? Do you need certification?

How to apply?

For your application please send us a deck of PowerPoint 6 slides – the aim should be to target three of the mentioned criteria and show which healthcare IT challenge you can smash with your solution.


Please send your deck in PDF-format to redaktion42@himss.org.
Deadline is 14 September 2016. You will receive a notice of arrival.



  • Meinhard Schmidt, CEO of mt:onyx AG
  • Tobias Meixner, Leiter smartHELIOS und helios.hub
  • Prof. Dr. Dimitri Konstantas, Director of the Information Science Institute of the Geneva School of Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Holm, Direktor Institute for Medical Informatics an der Berner Fachhochschule
  • Dr. Marc Oertle, SSMI
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Endl - Institut für Informations- und Prozessmanagement IPM-FHS (tbc)



If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact:
Anke Ludwig

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