Enter the MedImmune Digital Health Challenge

Posted on: 26/03/2018

Digital health pitch competition run by MedImmune, with mentoring opportunities for 6 finalists and £20k for the winning team.

Are you an entrepreneurial SME in the digital health space with technology applicable to respiratory disease and management? If so Medimmune wants to hear from you, and is offering the opportunity to pitch for funding and support.

Note this will be an open forum event, so consider that in your pitch design and in your submission to the expression of interest to pitch.

There are six areas of interest – Medimmune needs to know why YOUR technology might be able to help. Find more information at the following link:


There is up to £20k for the winner of the pitching session (with around 6 pitching slots up for grabs) but much more to offer at the event itself (details from the downloadable pdf or the link above).

Listen to keynotes from ARM, Breath Biopsy, Mologic and Pneuma Care. Mix with business colleagues and stakeholder organisations.

Categories sought:

1 Mhealth solution for measuring of disease progression in chronic respiratory disease – open to highly novel endpoints e.g. socialisation

2 Data mining of eHealth records to aid focussed patient recruitment (projects aligned to respiratory and allergic disease will be prioritised)

3 Digital solutions to simplify and accelerate end to end clinical trial execution including overall trial management e.g. eConsent beyond electronic recording

4 Mhealth solution for early detection of asthma symptoms and disease monitoring

5 Re-purposing of home technology for clinical trial use e.g. smart TV, fridges (drug storage and utilisation)

6 Digital solution to improve site & patient trial experience, e.g. communication, just- in-time reminders, trial progress reporting, virtual visits


Winners will be selected on the basis of:
technical feasibility;
your leadership team;

Six finalists will have a chance to win the grand prize by presenting to a panel of prominent industry funding experts and executives:
Jane Osbourne, Vice President, R&D, MedImmune
Rene van der Merwe, Clinical Development, MedImmune
Andrew Williams, Vice President, Strategy and Operations, AstraZeneca
Debu Purkayastha, Managing Partner, 3rd Eye Capital
Andrew Chapman, Digital Health Sector Lead, DigiCatapult

The grand prize winner will receive £20,000, and all finalists will receive mentoring opportunities from MedImmune.

Submit for a pitching slot by 3rd April – submit ideas to louise.rushworth@cambridgenetwork.co.uk . Finalists will be announced on 9th April.

The finalists’ event is on 17th April in Cambridge at the Hauser Forum, 2pm-6.30pm.

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