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Switzerland

dhc and Tenity launch pioneering incubator for digital health startups

January 9, 2024

The digital health center bülach (dhc) and Tenity are launching a pioneering incubator in collaboration with Zürcher Kantonalbank.

Starting in the summer of 2024, the digital health center bülach (dhc), in close cooperation with Tenity, will initiate an incubation program for start-ups in the digital health sector. Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) supports the implementation as a founding partner, both financially and with targeted knowledge over a period of five years. With ZKB's contribution, ten cohorts are assured until the end of 2028. The incubation program is designed to support start-ups in the early stages of development, with the goal of optimally preparing them for and successfully concluding their first round of financing.

The four-month program follows a proven process that has already been successfully implemented countless times. It offers a wide range of support options to selected start-ups from both Switzerland and abroad. Innovative young companies will be specifically supported and accompanied by experts from the healthcare sector. There will be close collaboration with representatives of service providers, industry, research, and an international network of active investors. The start-ups will also benefit from dedicated "Masterclasses," access to an extensive network, and the Swiss health care market, attractive program incentives, and workspaces in the offices of the dhc. Detailed planning of the program will begin in January 2024. Further information will follow.

The cooperation between the dhc, Tenity, and ZKB marks a significant milestone in the Swiss healthcare system. With the support of around 30 start-ups annually, a consortium with impacts beyond the national borders is emerging in the canton of Zurich and Switzerland.

More information at: www.digital-health-center.ch/incubation-program

About Digital Health Center bülach (dhc):

Opened and active since May 2022, the dhc serves as a hub for players in the healthcare sector focused on digitalization and innovation.It offers a unique platform for the development of digital solutions that brings together start-ups, established healthcare companies, solution providers, and ICT firms. The goal is to drive innovative solutions along the value chain and create additional value for customers and patients.

About Tenity:

The Tenity Group AG represents a global innovation ecosystem and acts as an early-stage investor that promotes innovation and shapes the future of the innovation industry. Since its establishment in 2015 (as"F10") in the heart of Zurich's economic center, Tenity has continuously evolved and now boasts seven physical hubs (Zurich, Singapore,London, Madrid, Tallinn, Istanbul, Tel Aviv). It has supported over 300start-ups worldwide since its founding, which have recorded over CHF 370million in investments.

About Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB):

Zürcher Kantonalbank is a leading universal bank in the Zurich economic area with national roots and international reach. It is an independent public-law institution of the Canton of Zurich and is rated with the highest grade (AAA or Aaa) by rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch. With over 6,000 employees group-wide, Zürcher Kantonalbank offers its customers a comprehensive range of products and services. The bank's core business includes financing, wealth management, trading, and capital markets, as well as the savings, payment transactions, and card business. Zürcher Kantonalbank provides its customers and distribution partners with comprehensive products and services in the investment and pension sectors.