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Digital health Germany - Canadian technology accelerator

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. After the successful launch of the prescribable health apps program (“DIGAs”), Germany recently introduced a similar regulatory pathway for “Prescribable Care Apps” (“Digitale Pflegeanwendungen, or DiPA). The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has set up a new procedure for verifying the reimbursability of digital care applications through this pathway.

Digital care applications (DiPA) are digital applications used by care recipients or in the interaction of care recipients with relatives, other voluntary caregivers or authorised outpatient nursing care facilities. DiPAs are designed to reduce impairments, strengthen the abilities of the care recipient or prevent an increasing need for care. DiPAs typically include standard software, Software as a Service (SaaS), and mobile as well as browser-based apps.

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Important dates

Application deadlineProgram datesTime commitment
ClosedJuly 15 – September 15, 2023 (8 weeks virtual)
and September 23 – 30, 2023 (1 week in person)
About 4 hours per week during the virtual program and 1 week travel to Germany

What are the benefits of joining?

Upon acceptance, your business will benefit from

Who should apply

The Digital Health Germany CTA is looking for innovative Canadian companies who:

Your product / digital care app must have the following characteristics:

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

What you need to apply

How the program works

The program will offer customized virtual masterclass sessions from July to September 2023 that will require a commitment of about four hours per week. The CTA Digital Health Germany will establish tailored priorities for each company 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:

This non-equity program is at no cost to Canadian companies beyond any individual travel costs they incur. Companies should plan to spend 5-7 days in Germany for in-person meetings, pitches and events.

What you will gain:

Contact us

Learn more about this program by contacting:

Silke Ditgen

Silke Ditgen
Délégué commercial – Allemagne
Accélérateurs technologiques canadiens

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