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Germany digital health -  Canadian Technology Accelerator

We are here to help you expand your operations in international markets and will continue doing so during these challenging times. Due to travel restrictions, we are currently offering our CTA programs virtually.

Are you ready to grow your digital health company to Europe's largest healthcare market? Germany spends more than 570 billion Canadian dollars each year on healthcare and recently introduced a regulatory fast track to get "prescribable applications" (Digitale Gesundheitsanwendungen, or DiGA) reimbursed by the statutory health insurance covering almost 90% of the German population. DiGA typically target specific conditions such as diabetes or depression, and include standard software, Software as a Service (SaaS), and mobile as well as browser-based apps.

This Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) program is for Canadian companies that want to:

This CTA program can help you gain important knowledge and connections to grow in this highly promising market.

Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
October 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm PTNovember 8, 2021 to April 1, 2022About 3 hours per week

Who should apply

We are seeking Canadian digital health companies addressing unmet needs in access, quality and/or cost in the outpatient management of highly prevalent conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and oncology.

Companies should have:

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) supports diversity, equity and inclusion in trade. We strongly encourage companies led by Canadians of all backgrounds and orientations to apply.

What we offer your business

You will have access to:

Program

The program will offer customized virtual support from November 2021 to April 2022 for about three hours per week. We will establish tailored priorities at the beginning of the program to develop your business strategy as well as advance your market entry, investment, and customer acquisition objectives. You will participate in:

Following the guidelines for COVID-19, we will continue to reassess any in-person attendance for the CTA digital health in Germany. However, if a visit to Germany is possible, companies should plan to spend a maximum of seven days in the country, including participation in the BMC-Kongress in Berlin in January of 2022.

What you will gain

Graduates of this CTA will gain:

Contact us

Learn more about the CTA in Germany by contacting:

Julian Ramirez

Julian Ramirez, MPH
Trade Commissioner
Canadian Technology Accelerator – Germany
Canada's Trade Commissioner Service
Julian.Ramirez@international.gc.ca

For general inquiries on the CTA program, please contact the CTA Coordination Team.

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