Health Science


Health Science

Health innovations driven by deep tech, responding to unmet needs through employing new ways of thinking and working thus adding value in the form of improved efficiency, effectiveness, quality, safety and/or affordability of health services.

HealthLab Batch #2

Autumn 2021

The second batch of the HealthLab managed by Pioneers will get started in Autumn 2021. We are looking top scaleups and startups with deep tech solutions in the digital health space that aim to scale across Europe. More information will follow soon, stay tuned!

HealthLab Batch #1

Spring 2021

The HealthLab, led by Pioneers, is looking for top scaleups with digital health solutions to join our lab so we can take you on your scaling journey across Europe.

The HealthLab program will support selected scaleups and startups in two essential ways:

1. Readiness Services

Provided to the top 20 selected startups and scaleups to support them on their scaling journey by providing tailored readiness services like a customized set of know-how, as well as industry and market insights in order to close the identified scaling gaps each participating startup or scaleup is currently facing.

What’s included?
- Readiness assessment and 1x1coaching
- Expert coaching and masterclasses
- Founder membership benefits from our partners at 'zero21'
- Networking opportunities

Find our more about the readiness services here.

2. Corporate Collaboration Program

Enables the top 10 selected startups and scaleups to co-create solutions for pre-defined challenges with corporate partners in order to not only get in touch with potential customers but directly kick off a collaboration.

Challenge #1: Living smarter with cardiovascular diseases
Pharma Company, Europe
Challenge #2: Forecasting medical supplies during a Pandemic
Kantonsspital Winterthur, Switzerland
Challenge #3: Simplyfing collective tendering for hospital supply
MercurHosp & AZ Glorieux, Belgium

What’s included?
- Matchmaking with corporate partners
- Guided 4-week remote co-creation
- Showcasing at a final 'scaleuplive' event to the jury and ecosystem players
- Potential pilot project with the respective corporate partner

Find our more about the corporate collaboration program here.

Are you ready to scale and shape the future of health?

Apply until February 12th, 2021!

Meet our Batch #1 Scale-ups

What are the selection criteria?

We will be selecting applying startups and scaleups based on 3 key criteria, outlined below. This ensures selected startups will receive the maximum benefit from the program

What does the timeline look like?

Batch #1 of the HealthLab is currently running.

  • Application Start December 16, 2020

  • Application Deadline February 12, 2021

  • Selection February, 2021

  • Batch 1 StartMarch, 2021

  • Remote Corporate Collaboration Programme & Readiness Services April, 2021

  • ScaleupLive Final Pitch in Vienna May, 2021

Supported by:

The HealthLab program is run by Pioneers in partnership with the challenge partners below:



Verena Judmayer

Building on our experience from more than 10 years in the startup ecosystem we provide your scaleup with support from ideation to execution and connect you to the right players on the market. Technology needs visionaries to make it fly. Be Bold. Be a Pioneer.

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At Pioneers, we inspire, empower and create. Our purpose is to foster growth and innovation with a focus on tech. Since 2009, our diverse team has built an ecosystem, creating collaboration opportunities for tech innovators. We use our startup-like mindset and methods to create innovative products and services for and with corporates, startups and public entities all over the world. We develop result-driven innovation journeys for corporations to create a prosperous future.

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