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Arkathon Program

This health innovation program launches an international open call to transform tomorrow's health !

The Arkathon Program, co-organized by Swiss Digital Health and The Ark Foundation, aims to promote concrete innovations in the field of health. On September 30, it launched its international call for solutions on the theme of pain, with a prize of up to CHF 25,000. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2020.

For five years now, the Arkathon has brought together participants from all walks of life for a weekend each year to develop innovative solutions to concrete health challenges. Today, the concept has evolved, but its mission remains the same: to support the co-development of innovative solutions to address issues in the field.

A three-phase program

The Arkathon Program now takes place in three phases: firstly, an Open Call for Solutions which has just been launched, followed by a Bootcamp where the selected candidates will be invited to participate in two intense days of workshops, then an Immersion Program which will welcome the most promising projects for the period of co-development of their solutions.

The richness of the Arkathon Program? Leading Swiss and foreign companies, healthcare institutions and technological institutes are involved in the Program and work closely with the candidates throughout the entire process to co-develop concrete healthcare solutions, with the economic support of regional public funds.

Innovative solutions for pain relief

Understanding, treating and managing pain is one of the greatest challenges facing healthcare today. With its international call for solutions, the Arkathon Program offers the opportunity for entrepreneurs to co-develop their prototypes or demonstrators by benefiting directly from feedback from the field.

Candidate solutions for the Arkathon Program must address a specific issue in the field of acute or chronic pain, at all levels of patient care (primary prevention, early diagnosis, treatment, quality of life maintenance, pain management or palliative medicine).

Whether telemedicine, machine learning or virtual reality, the possibilities for innovation in this field are immense.

Take your chance to participate in the Arkathon Program! Deadline for applications is November 30th, 2020. More information and application on the website:


Target audience Healthcare innovators from Switzerland or abroad – i.e., entrepreneurs, startups, intrapreneurs
Organizer Swiss Digital Health and Fondation the Ark
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Cost of participating 0.-
Registration deadline

Applications are awaited until Nov. 30th, 2020 on

For additional information or question, contact us at or via our Twitter account @arkathonvs.




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