New report to reveal Poland’s leading healthcare disruptors

Work has begun on the preparation of a new report that sets out to identify the leading disruptors in Polish healthcare.

The authors of a new report aim to identify the most important Polish medical start-ups in 2021, offering unique insight into the country’s vibrant start-up community.

The report, Top Disruptors in Healthcare, is a joint effort by the Polish Hospital Federation, the largest organisation of hospitals in Poland, and the Young Healthcare Managers Association.

The aim of the report is to disseminate knowledge about innovative businesses and solutions in medicine, in order to help start-ups reach future investors, customers, employees and vice-versa.

The report will serve as the catalyst for innovation and high value-added products and services’ development. Innovative solutions can help strained healthcare systems in battling Covid-19 pandemic, and facing other challenges.

The 2021 edition of the report, the second, is supported by Google for Startups, AstraZeneca, EIT Health, PZU Zdrowie and Honeywell. The report has obtained the patronage of several key public entities, including the Ministry of Health, Medical Research Agency and the National Centre for Research and Development.

Emerging Europe is a media partner of the report and the Tech Emerging Europe Advocates community is an institutional partner.

The report will be released during the AI in Health international conference in June 2021.

Radosław Sierpiński, acting president of Polish Medical Research Agency says: “I am convinced that the second edition of the report will help to improve healthcare, and access to knowledge about Polish medical start-ups. It will increase the quality and access to healthcare services offered to patients, by presenting new technologies and medical procedures.”

Ligia Kornowska, author of the report and managing director at the Polish Hospitals Federation adds: “We are content about the fact that 40 per cent of start-ups that participated in the first edition established beneficial business relationships thanks to the report. It is a clear sign that this platform for collaboration in life sciences is efficient. The report is the most comprehensive, publicly available analysis of Polish medical start-ups. This year, an English version will be released for the first time to help Polish companies in fostering international partnerships.”

The first edition of the report was met with an overwhelmingly positive response and was an astounding success – it contained a detailed description of 74 medical start-ups, it obtained support and endorsement of key public entities and was widely promoted in the media. Statistical data presented in the report was quoted in multiple industry portals and media.

The evaluation survey conducted among start-ups indicated that 100 per cent of the respondents assessed their cooperation with the authors of the report as very good and recommended taking part in the second edition.

Organisations interested in cooperation and/or in obtaining an extended version of the first report, as well as start-ups interested in participation in the second edition of the report and participation in events related to it can contact: Ligia Kornowska at (+48) 690 875 075, or by email at: [email protected].