Your medtech accelerator
DayOne Tech is an innovative 12-months program for medtech ventures that brings together universities, corporations, manufacturers, startup founders, research institutes, and hospitals to create a dynamic environment to foster innovation. Ventures in the DayOne Tech profit from the manufacturing industry in the Jura region, where this program takes place. Each startup has different needs depending on its stage of development, the class of the medical device, its target markets, and customer groups but also the strengths and weaknesses of its team. In order to match the specific needs of each venture and team, we have created the DayOne Tech Accelerator.
What you’ll find on this page
We prepare you for success
We offer you the network, space, funding, and support needed to bring your prototype to the next level. Further, we analyze your current development stage, set with you ambitious milestones for the next 12-months, and prepare you for business success.
Receive up to CHF 100’000 (in cash and in kind) of non-dilutive funding to bring your prototype to the next level. We will also coach you to benefit from additional and significant non-dilutive funding, which may be available to you – for example from the Canton of Jura.
Benefit from up to 150 hours of world-class coaching and mentoring to bring your prototype to the next level.
Be part of a strong ecosystem bringing academic partners, corporations, startup founders, and hospitals together.
Pitch your project at local, national, and international events (Demo Day, DayOne conference, etc.) to gain traction and help your start-up to raise funds and identify additional strategic partners.
Join us at the Switzerland Innovation Park in Jura and work alongside entrepreneurs, coaches, and field experts.
Join our specific training and education events to reinforce your knowledge.
We are looking for you
- You are an entrepreneur, a scientist, or a corporation willing to grow your company in the Canton of Jura
- Your idea or project is innovative in the medical field
- At least one of your founders can be located regularly in the Switzerland Innovation Park Jura and participates in the program and key events
Until the end of September & end of May
Application is open for for advanced researches and startups
October-November & June-July
Pitching session in front of our selection committee
January/February & August/September
Beginning of the 12-month acceleration program for advanced medical technologies by startups
2 runs per year
How to apply
Ready for the next step? Your success is only three steps away.
1. Apply to our selection call
Take 5 minutes to apply for the Tech acceleration program that starts in July 2022.
2. Pitching to selection commitee
If you meet our minimum requirements, we will invite you to a 45/60 min pitching session in front of our selection committee.
3. Offer and contracting
Congratulations! After you have been selected, we will contact you to make you an offer, sign the agreements and plan the first steps of your acceleration.
Interested in participating?
Ready for Acceleration? Your first step to applying to our DayOne Accelerator with its 3 verticals starts here! We are looking forward to receiving your application!
Do you want to collaborate with us and join our semi-exclusive program for service providers?
If you would like to sponsor an annual event and have access to innovative ventures in the MedTech field, reach out to Florian Saner and learn more about partnership opportunities.
Stay tuned for alumni from the DayOne Tech vertical, as this is our first run. Until then, check out which alumni startups have graduated from our accelerator so far!
”"The DayOne Acceleration program was a unique opportunity and covers a large panel of key topics to have in mind while building your medtech startup. The know-how and expertise brought by the coaches and experts is immense. It was an enriching experience and I highly recommend it to any medtech startup!"Gwenaël HannemaCo-Founder and CEO Innospina
”"We started with a course on building a company in Switzerland with Basel Area Business & Innovation and took full advantage of the many opportunities that have been offered to us since: During the Venture Mentoring we worked with an IP expert, which was key for us. We pitched at the DayOne Conference and were chosen to take part in the DayOne Accelerator.Maria HahnFounder, Nutrix
Being introduced to the expert network through Basel Area Business & Innovation was an important door opener for Nutrix. I am neither from Basel nor from Switzerland, yet we found an amazing ecosystem and all the support is in place."
”"PMP was selected as the winner of i4Challenge in a professional, multistage evaluation. This confirmed our business case and markedly increased our visibility. We are based in the canton of Jura, which offers outstanding conditions for startups. We also benefit from a great environment, support, and exchange of ideas in the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Jura.” PMP aims to make personalized medicines accessible. The company is developing highly automated and precise production equipment for this purpose."Fritz BircherFounder and CEO Personalized Medical Products SA
Do I need to live in Switzerland or in the canton of Jura to apply?
Although you do not need to currently live in Switzerland nor in the canton of Jura to apply, you need to be willing to settle your startup or at least a subsidiary in the canton of Jura before being accelerated. In addition, you will still be actively part of our ecosystem and will benefit from strong relationships with our corporate and manufacturing partners, startup founders, coaches, et., and receive pitching opportunities to promote our technology.
What is expected from me during the program?
We do expect your dedication to developing your project or start-up. You will have to attend coaching sessions with your experts and pitch sporadically to promote your project. Furthermore, we expect you to meet your milestones and show commitment to the program.
Can I get further support at the end of the program?
We will strive to have a selected number of projects ready to apply for further Innosuisse funds and cantonal support. In addition, you will still be actively part of our ecosystem and will benefit from strong relationships with our corporate and manufacturing partners, startup founders, field experts, and coaches, etc, and receive pitching opportunities to promote your technology.
Can I join the medtech accelerator if I am located in the canton of Jura but not in the Switzerland Innovation Park?
Yes, this is possible. However, as we want to have our startups as close as possible to the core of our ecosystem, we will make sure that we can strongly interact with your project, during and after the program, to accelerate it properly.
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