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DayOne Health 4.0 – your international digital health accelerator

Propelling digital health scale-ups in pharma

Welcome to DayOne Health 4.0. It’s a six-month hybrid accelerator program in the Basel Area, Europe’s healthcare hub. We support startups innovating across the healthcare spectrum, from diagnosis to prevention, patient and caregiver communication and support for healthcare professionals.

Join a diverse, global startup cohort to build transformational solutions. Our 2024 edition, running from September 2024 to March 2025, focuses on Artificial Intelligence, data and digitally enhanced clinical development.

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38
companies accelerated since 2018
10,000
Swiss francs in non-dilutive funding
30
hours of individualized coaching per startup

Here is what you get

Phase 1 (Mid-Sept to Nov 2024):

It’s all about ‘Pharma 101’. We help you understand the pharma environment, plan how you will work with the industry and come up with your own unique value offering.

Phase 2 (Dec 2024 to March 2025):

It’s ‘You 101’. We turn our focus on you, nurturing your strengths and aligning your business model for meaningful collaborations with pharma companies.

No equity, no fee

Our goal is your success with pure dedication to scaling your digital health venture.

2 phases, 1 goal

Discover pharma and shape yourself for successful collaboration.

Personalized coaching and mentoring

Find the best solutions for your venture with your personal coach and our advisors.

Direct access to our network

Gain access to our network of pharmaceutical and life sciences experts.

Innovation space

Work alongside entrepreneurs, coaches and industry experts at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area.

Enhanced visibility

Showcase your startup at DayOne events and increase your visibility towards investors, partners and users.

Startup voices

Ruth Lotan
Briya

Maya Zlatanova
FindMeCure and TrialHub

Neeraj Apte
Avegen

Pedro Pereira
epHealth

Robert Lugowski
CliniNote

2022 Winners
Demo Day

Who you are

  • You’re a startup with a digital health solution
  • You already have a product or an available (preferably patented) technology
  • You have secured some funding (preferably Series A / pre-Series B stage)
  • You have a product ready to launch or launched in at least one market
  • At least one of your founders can participate in the program and key events (e.g. interview with the selection committee, opening bootcamp, coaching and mentoring sessions, presentations to our partners)
Express interest

Key dates

15 June 2024

Deadline to submit your application

25 June 2024

Interview with the selection committee (online)

9-10 September 2024

Bootcamp to kick off phase 1 (Basel, in person)

Mid-March 2025

End of the accelerator program

April 2025 (TBC)

BOOM Summit (Basel, in person)

Your 2024 application themes

The main cohort theme is harnessing AI, data and digital tools to power clinical development with three key focus areas as below.

Harnessing AI, data and digital tools to power clinical development

Advancing clinical development

Harness data and clinical tools to improve endpoints

Reinventing clinical trials

Optimize patient identification, access and enrollment

Enhancing patient experience

Prioritize patient experience to boost outcomes

 The transversal theme: simplifying operations

How to apply 

Ready for the next step? Your success is only three steps away.
Submit online application

Our 2024 edition core theme is about diving into the fascinating world of “AI, data and digitally-enhanced clinical development”.

Await pre-selection

If your digital health solution fits our criteria, you could be pre-selected and invited to meet our committee.

Impress our committee

Now, you’ll have a chance to meet our experts and pitch your solution in a 20 to 30-minute presentation. We’re choosing 15 startups for our 2024 run — good luck!

Partners, advisors and ventures

Supporting partners


2024 edition: AI, data and digitally-enhanced clinical development

Further partners to be announced soon.

Previous Partners

Mazars

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

Think Next

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

LIVEsciences

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

ELCA

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

Galen Growth

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

Rentsch Partner

2023, AI, Data and Clin. Dev

Mundipharma

2022, Pain management

Roche

2021, Patient-led innovation

DCB

2021, Diabetes

Groupe Mutuel

2021, VBHC

IQVIA

2021, VBHC

Fondation Botnar

2018-2020, Children’s health

UKBB

2018-2020, Children’s health

Karin Sartorius

Position: Innovation Manager Life Sciences, Kanton Basel-Stadt

Karin Sartorius

Innovation Manager Life Sciences, Kanton Basel-Stadt

Janet Munro

Position: Head Program Innovation, Global Drug Development, Novartis

Janet Munro

Head Program Innovation, Global Drug Development, Novartis

Marlene Thomas

Position: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Strategy Lead, Roche

Marlene Thomas

Comprehensive Genomic Profiling Strategy Lead, Roche

Francesc Calvo Serra

Position: Digital Strategy Director, Novartis

Francesc Calvo Serra

Digital Strategy Director, Novartis

Shwen Gwee

Position: Digital Health and Corporate Innovation Executive

Shwen Gwee

Digital Health and Corporate Innovation Executive

Alexander Klein

Position: Group Leader Digital Health, Personalised Healthcare, Roche

Alexander Klein

Group Leader Digital Health, Personalised Healthcare, Roche

Caoimhe Vallely-Gilroy

Position: Director Strategy, DayOne

Caoimhe Vallely-Gilroy

Director Strategy, DayOne

Alexandra Charge

Position: Global Head Healthcare BU Windmill and CEO, Nilaya

Alexandra Charge

Global Head Healthcare BU Windmill and CEO, Nilaya

Natasha Rostovtseva

Position: Health tech and sustainability advisor, MD, ex-Google

Natasha Rostovtseva

Health tech and sustainability advisor, MD, ex-Google

Jasmin Saric

Position: Innovative healthcare solutions expert, ex-BI

Jasmin Saric

Innovative healthcare solutions expert, ex-BI

Enkelejda Miho

Position: Professor of Digital Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Enkelejda Miho

Professor of Digital Life Sciences, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland

Francesco Patalano

Position: Patient-focused drug development expert, ex-Novartis

Francesco Patalano

Patient-focused drug development expert, ex-Novartis

Thierry Lavé

Position: Head Roche R&D Academy, Roche

Thierry Lavé

Head Roche R&D Academy, Roche

Ventsi Dobrev

Position: Global Lead Digital Health, Ypsomed

Ventsi Dobrev

Global Lead Digital Health, Ypsomed

Rado Andrian

Position: Digital Health Strategy, Solutions, Innovation Programs & Partnerships expert, ex-Biogen

Rado Andrian

Digital Health Strategy, Solutions, Innovation Programs & Partnerships expert, ex-Biogen

Frank Desiere

Position: Digital Health expert, Board Director & Chairman at Ivoclar

Frank Desiere

Digital Health expert, Board Director & Chairman at Ivoclar

Marlene Gyldmark

Position: VP, Head Access Evidence, Idorsia

Marlene Gyldmark

VP, Head Access Evidence, Idorsia

Ursula Costa

Position: Healthcare Innovation Director, DayOne

Ursula Costa

Healthcare Innovation Director, DayOne

Alumni

AI in epilepsy & sleep

Switzerland

AlbusHealth

UK

Ancora.ai

Switzerland

Avegen

UK

Briya

Israël

CliniNote

Poland

Docuply

Germany

ePHealth

UK / Brazil

FindMeCure

UK / Bulgaria

InSilicoTrials Technologies

Italy

machineMD

Switzerland

MicroX Labs

USA

Presentient Technologies

UK

Risklick

Switzerland

Stitch Health

UK

HopeCare

Portugal

Remote monitoring platform for patients and healthcare professionals

Rescape

UK

Virtual reality therapy for pain and anxiety

TrainPain

Israël

Home-based brain neuroplasticity training

IBD Relief

United Kingdom

m-health App | Patient companion

IPDx

Germany/Estonia

Diagnostics | Decoding antibody signatures

OptiChroniX

Switzerland/US

m-health App | Patient & Caregiver companion

Myov

France

m-health App | Fertility

Magnes

Switzerland

Medical device | Gait analysis

SumMed

Switzerland

Open source platform | Patient literacy

InnoSpina

InnoSpina

Switzerland

Medical device | Spine surgery

Exigo

Romania

m-health App | Rehab

InLight

Colombia

Medical device | Remote care for wounds

Lab7

Romania

Health & Wellness | Smart pillow

microscopIA

Colombia

Diagnostics | Automated microscope

Haako

Switzerland

m-health App | Asthma patients

Nutrix

Switzerland/Poland/Chile

Medical device | Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

Rekonas

Switzerland

Medical device | Automated EEG analysis

Zoundream

Switzerland

Software | Consumer

The Virtual Doctors

Zambia/UK

Telehealth platform

Wello

Romania

Lorem ipsum delor

Aurteen

Canada/Switzerland

Diagnostics | Retinopathy

Advanciance

Switzerland

Software | Applied psychology

Noul

South Korea

Diagnostics | Decentralized Hematology Lab

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Start your journey today

Cécile Tardy

Manager DayOne Digital Health Accelerator | Healthcare Innovation

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