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New subsidy round ZorgTech launched

A new subsidy round from the innovation program ZorgTech has opened. Kansen voor West is making a total of €1.2 million available for innovation projects. This scheme offers SME entrepreneurs in South Holland with a technological innovation in healthcare the opportunity to receive up to €50,000 in subsidy for the development and testing of their solutions.

The voucher scheme of Kansen voor West is intended for SME entrepreneurs with a technological innovation in healthcare. Binding with the province of South Holland is required.

Conditions and selection criteria

To be eligible for the voucher scheme, the following conditions and selection criteria apply:

  • Alignment with the ZorgTech innovation program: keeping healthcare accessible and manageable; replacing, preventing, and/or relocating care, and ensuring the technological and economic feasibility of the solution.
  • Added value for South Holland: relevance to the ecosystem and expected growth of the company.
  • Project quality: quality of the application, feasibility of the project, composition of the project team, and realistic budget.

For more information about the conditions and selection criteria, visit the Kansen voor West website with the official opening of the voucher scheme.

Fieldlab testing or real-life testing

In this scheme, vouchers can be requested for the development and testing of an innovation in a field lab or living lab environment (field lab testing) or in a practical environment (real-life testing). A project consortium can be formed together with a field lab, living lab, and/or healthcare organization, and a project plan can be submitted.

Applying for vouchers

On the ZorgTech program page, interested parties can apply for a voucher via the intake form. In this form, you describe your innovation in a maximum of 300 words. Subsequently, members of the innovation program will contact you for an intake. During this intake, you will meet one of the members of the program team, introduce your company and project idea, the program team will provide input on potential project partners, and explore whether this fits within the voucher scheme or if other steps are more appropriate. If your project is deemed suitable, you can proceed with submitting your application. Throughout this process, the program team is available to provide support.

ZorgTech Innovation Program

We face major challenges: keeping healthcare affordable, accessible, and organized. Technology can play a crucial role in this. With the ZorgTech innovation program, we promote innovation in healthcare and support entrepreneurs in applying their technological solutions in practice and accelerating them to the market. These solutions not only improve the quality of life but also bring care closer to home, empower patients to take control of their health, and alleviate the workload of healthcare professionals and informal caregivers. From smart hardware to advanced software, our focus is on the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, and treatment of diseases.

In addition to financial support in the form of these vouchers, the ZorgTech innovation program also provides guidance on business growth. Participation in the program also grants access to an extensive network of other entrepreneurs and experts, such as field and living labs and healthcare institutions.

Experiences of previous participants

“The ZorgTech voucher provided a flying start to our project, and thanks to the voucher, we were able to further develop SmartCOPD, making the application more usable for our target group in geriatric rehabilitation.” – Leonoor van Dam van Isselt, LUMC

“The voucher scheme was a great way for us to create the necessary involvement with the healthcare organization and gave that decisive push to really get in there. Without the ZorgTech subsidy, we would not have been able to experiment with the prototype in the operational environment.” – Tim van den Ing, Rollz

Interested in a voucher and participating in the ZorgTech innovation program? Visit the ZorgTech program page and sign up via the form.

This program is an initiative of the Province of South Holland, Metropolitan Region Rotterdam The Hague, Medical Delta, TNO, and InnovationQuarter. The subsidy scheme Innovation Program ZorgTech is made possible by Kansen voor West 3.

Source: Medical Delta
April 25, 2024