Do you want to accelerate your business?
ProHealth is supporting your business development and helps you to reach your growth targets. The focus is on pharma and healthtech related products and services within professional healthcare. Products with consumer business and general health & wellness are excluded from the programme.
We welcome existing and early phase companies with a solid Problem/Solution -approach, technical proof-of -concept, scalable business potential and committed, coachable teams with business experience or readiness to adopt it. Where applicable, companies to-be-founded are also welcome with the above criterias.
We offer you
- An opportunity to apply to the programme on a continuous basis followed by an acceptance procedure using Lean Canvas methods
- For each startup, an assigned business coach who will lead the startup team through the programme
- Attendance to interactive thematic workshops during the programme
- Access to a broad network of persons and companies with deep experience and wide Life Science competencies within e.g. technologies, applications, business, regulatory, legal and financials is supporting each teams journey
- Access to international connections for partnerships, investments and market access through our network
Structure of the workshops
Interactive thematic commercialisation specific workshops are organised on a 12 months basis for ProHealth and cooperator’s startups. For more information on the workshops, see the timeline below. If you are interested, sign up at www.prohealthaccelerator.com
Market potential calculation & preparation – 5. February 2020, Turku
The workshop deals with the background of market potential and asset value estimation and how to build a credible market potential calculation. Marit Merla, Forendo Pharma Ltd, hosts the workshop and involves all participants thru selected business cases.
Protection Strategy – 4. March 2020, Turku
A good IPR strategy helps the team to protect their idea and optimise resources needed for IPR protection. The workshop examines the basics of patenting and protection of intellectual property rights and business benefits and ends with 1-on-1 meetings. Moosedog Ltd’s IPR experts host the workshop.
MD Regulation & QMS – 1. April 2020, Helsinki
The workshop deals with Medical Device legislation and product development with Fimea, regulatory compliance in Life Sciences with Clinius Ltd, introduction of a classification tool by Lean Entries and ends with 1-on-1 meetings with the experts.
Drug Regulation & QMS – 22. April 2020, Turku
Regulatory requirements and quality issues are important already in the beginning of drug related research and during the R&D stage. The workshop deals with early-stage drug development aspects by Fimea, GLP and GCP principles by Heikki Niskanen from Biocad Oy and ends with 1-on-1 meetings with the experts.
QMS and Compliance in Practice – 13. May 2020, Turku
The Quality Management Systems and Compliance in Practice -workshop digs deeper into the issue. It includes Quality standards and regulations like MD, IVD, GLP, GMP added with real examples of what-is-it in practice. Pasi Koskivaara from Wellquide hosts the workshop.
Strategic Framework & Financials – Early June 2020
The Strategic Framework and Financial Planning workshop deals with business and revenue model, execution plans, financial planning, valuation principles of companies and ends with “What is crucial for an entrepreneur to succeed or not? The workshop is hosted by Business Development and Business Coach Anders Nordström.
Product Positioning – Late Aug 2020
Positioning is where your product or service fits into the market. The workshop addresses your ability to express the main benefits of your product and the problem it solves. These things are critical to business success. The speaker will be announced later.
Business Communication – Late Sep 2020
Effective communication is an important part of a startup’s and company’s professional success. This interactive workshop addresses the right business communication and negotiation techniques for a variety of business situations.
Funding Sources – 15. January 2020, Helsinki
Obtaining funding is a huge challenge. The workshop deals with alternative funding options for your startup, how to apply for funding and how to convince the other party of your business idea. The experts are Mikko Leino/M&M Growth Partners, Eeva Salminen/Business Finland and a couple of business examples.