DayOne Tech – your medtech accelerator

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.

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4
projects accelerated per year
100,000
CHF per project in non-dilutive funding
12
customized acceleration for your startup
150
of coaching and mentorship

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.
Non-dilutive Funding

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.

DayOne Tech coaching
Personalized Coaching

Benefit from up to 150 hours of world-class coaching and mentoring to bring your prototype to the next level.

DayOne tech network
Networking

Be part of a strong ecosystem bringing academic partners, corporations, startup founders, and hospitals together.

Show your startup DayOne Tech
Visibility

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.

SIP
Space

Join us at the Switzerland Innovation Park in Jura and work alongside entrepreneurs, coaches, and field experts.

Tailored training DayOne Tech
Tailored Training

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
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Timeline

Until the end of September & end of May

Application is open for ideas projects, 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

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!

Partners

Corporate Partners

Institutional Partners

Experts

Christoph Joder

Position: Jury Member

Passionate about Business Development in Innovation

Passionate about Business Development in Innovation

Christoph Joder

Jury Member

Eric Wéry

Position: Jury Member

Head of the Public Health Service

Head of the Public Health Service

Eric Wéry

Jury Member

Juan Elices

Position: Jury Member

CEO – Medical Devices Expert – Business Strategist with 20 years of success and excellence in building and leading international companies.

CEO – Medical Devices Expert – Business Strategist with 20...

Juan Elices

Jury Member

Laurent Monnerat

Position: Jury Member

Senior Vice President Region Germany, Central & Eastern Europe chez Zoetis Inc.

Senior Vice President Region Germany, Central & Eastern Europe chez...

Laurent Monnerat

Jury Member

Nicolas E. Pétremand

Position: Jury Member

Indépendant, Conseils en management stratégique

Indépendant, Conseils en management stratégique

Nicolas E. Pétremand

Jury Member

Philippe Potty

Position: Jury Member

Professeur Ordinaire, Responsable groupe Dispositifs Médicaux at HE-Arc

Professeur Ordinaire, Responsable groupe Dispositifs Médicaux at HE-Arc

Philippe Potty

Jury Member

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.

Alumni

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!

Testimonials

Contact our expert Florian Saner

Talk to our expert

Florian Saner

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FAQs

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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