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Disruptors in healthcare wanted for new edition of key report

In a world where health innovation is becoming a key element in improving healthcare, Poland is blazing a trail for a new era with a number of medical start-ups that are developing innovative solutions and influencing the future of eHealth.

The Polish Hospital Federation, the AI in Health Coalition and the expert team from wZdrowiu is now inviting participants to take part in the fifth anniversary edition of the Top Disruptors in Healthcare Report, presenting innovative medical start-ups in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

The report is an overview of the medtech market that sheds light on the most exceptional initiatives in the CEE region. The report is an annual publication, covering detailed information about start-ups—including their achievements, current needs, financial data, challenges they face and plans for overseas expansion. In addition, an appendix to the report will be released in September, containing cross-sectional and insightful statistical data from the past five years.

“From teams that aren’t afraid of challenges to projects that are changing the face of healthcare, the Report is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to stay on top of the latest trends in medtech,” points out Karolina Kornowska, author of the Top Disruptors in Healthcare Report.

“Over the past five years, we have not only observed, but also been part of this fascinating journey through innovative solutions, bold ideas and unique initiatives. Top Disruptors in Healthcare Report has become not only a reflection of this constant evolution, but also an active participant in it. This year’s edition aims to highlight how much start-ups and healthcare have achieved over the past five years.”

Last year’s report revealed fascinating trends, shedding light on the current state of the sector. The most intriguing statistics show that the number of start-ups operating in the field of artificial intelligence has increased significantly, more than tripling from the first edition of the report.

It is worth noting that medical facilities remain a consistent priority customer for these innovative companies. Another interesting trend is the rapid increase in the share of start-ups operating for six months to a year, suggesting growing activity among new players in the market. It is particularly noteworthy that three-quarters of start-ups operate within a team of up to 15 members, employed more than half-time.

Analysing the profiles of founders, it is clear that the largest group is made up of people between the ages of 31 and 40, which accounted for 42 per cent of the total respondents. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the alarmingly small number of start-ups is founded by women alone—only one per cent of respondents.

The Top Disruptors in Healthcare Report has been helping to establish valuable business contacts and reach out to healthcare entities, VC funds and potential customers for the past five years – almost half of the startups said they have obtained at least one business partner thanks to the Report. Other benefits cited by start-ups participating in the report include PR and marketing (35 per cent).

The 5th edition of the Report will be published during the international AI & Medtech CEE conference, which will be held on June 11, 2024 in-person in Warsaw, and online, with simultaneous translation.

Participation in the report is possible here. Expanded versions of the 2020-2023 reports are available here. Photo by Drew Hays on Unsplash.

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