Healthtech Summit 2016


For its 7th edition, the Healthtech Summit returned to Lausanne on June 21 - 22, 2016 and once again focused on showcasing the top 20 medtech and top 20 digital health companies in Europe at the IMD (Institute for Management Development) campus. The 40 presenting companies, represented by their CEOs and carefully selected by our two top tier Selection Committees, had the opportunity to network with key international investors who can assist them with their global expansion plans. Furthermore, the program saw a balanced and varied succession of corporate presentations, interactive panel discussions on opportunities related to accelerating investment in this sector as well as dedicated networking sessions and a Networking Dinner. The 2016 edition of the Healthtech Summit focused on Medtech & Diagnostics and Digital Health.



Roberto Ascione, Healthware International & President 2016 Healthtech Summit says:


Digital & technology innovations are starting to radically transform healthcare with Europe becoming a very vibrant playground. To deliver on their promises Medtech and Digital Health need breakthrough ideas, talented teams, capital and committed industry leaders. The Healthtech Summit will offer all of this in two days of keynotes, panels, pitches and networking with a focus on high growth potential start-ups.



The Tech Tour 2016 Healthtech Summit focused on the following sectors and subsectors:


Digital Health



  • Sensors & connected devices (tracking & Dx)
    • Wearables, Sensors, and Connected Devices
    • Mobile Health Solutions & Apps
    • Qualified Self Platforms (Wellness Focus)


  • Digital therapy and patient engagement (treatment focus)
    • Digital Medicine/ Therapy
    • Engagement, Gamification, Incentives
    • Social Health Platforms (Patient/ Disease Focus)


  • Health Data & Analytics (Health Decision Support)
    • Cross Platform & Device Data Aggregation
    • Health Data Analytics Platform
    • Genomic Data & Analytics


  • Digitally Enabled Healthcare Delivery, Remote & Telehealth (Connecting Patients & healthcare)
    • Telemedicine / Remote- or Teleconsulatations
    • Consumer - Healthcare Provider Interactivity & Data Exchange
    • Consumer facing Life Sciences IT (Clinical Trials) 


Medtech / Diagnostics


  • Medical Devices
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental
  • Artificial Organ & Assist Devices
  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Robotics

The Tech Tour 2016 Healthtech Entrepreneur Awards celebrated excellence in entrepreneurship and successful commercialization of innovative health technology in Europe making a significant global impact in healthcare. Sapiens was the winner of the 2015 edition. For more information, visit our 2015 website or download this PDF ‘About the Healthtech Summit’.