DMEA nova Award: Wanted - Visionary Solutions for Digital Healthcare

DMEA - Connecting Digital Health9 - 11 April 2024, Berlin, Germany.
The DMEA nova Award is being presented at DMEA 2024 for the first time. The award honours a digital health startup for an outstanding idea or solution aimed at advancing digital healthcare.

Startups have become an indispensable part of the digital health industry. Not only are they aspiring enterprises, they are also exceptionally creative, combining traditional medical care with state-of-the-art technology. Their focus is on innovative digital solutions that improve access to healthcare and increase efficiency in order to ultimately optimise patient care.

The DMEA nova Award targets digital health startups and gives them the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and solutions to a wider audience.

Call for ideas open now

Digital health startups can apply now to enter the DMEA nova Award.

The DMEA nova Award covers the four key topics below:

  • Focus on patients, relatives and co-workers
  • Use of AI to improve care
  • Sustainable business structures
  • Process innovation: new forms of care

A panel of experts will pick a total of 20 nominees who will each have five minutes to present their ideas and solutions at DMEA. Afterwards, they will choose a winner in each topic category, who at a final session will deliver their pitches for the DMEA nova Award, to be presented at DMEA 2024.

The candidate with the most convincing idea or solution will receive 2,500 euros in prize money.

The deadline for submissions is 11 February 2024.

Digital health startups who are working on one of the four topics and who have been in business for no longer than five years can enter now for the DMEA nova Award by applying here.

A summary of information on the DMEA nova Award, the topics and on how to apply can also be found on the DMEA website.

About DMEA

DMEA is Europe's leading event for digital health, which gathers decision-makers from all areas of the healthcare sector, including IT specialists, physicians, hospital and nursing care executives as well as experts from politics, science and research.

In 2023 around 16,200 attendees gathered on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, including 735 exhibitors from Germany and abroad and over 300 speakers.

In 2022, following two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, DMEA was able to take place once again as an in-person event on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. Over 11,000 attendees, more than 500 exhibitors as well as 300 speakers from Germany and around the world took part in the event.

The DMEA is organized by the Bundesverband Gesundheits-IT - bvitg e.V. (Federal Association for Health IT) and is hosted by Messe Berlin GmbH. It is organized in cooperation with the industry associations GMDS (German Society for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology) e.V., BVMI (Professional Association of Medical Informatics) e.V. and with the content-related participation of KH-IT (Federal Association of Hospital IT Managers) e.V. and CIO-UK (Chief Information Officers - University Hospitals).

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