Are you a digital health start-up or scale-up that can bring together a seamless health and care experience for patients living with Obesity in Portugal?

  • 1 in 2 Portuguese have excess weight or obesity but only 2 in 10 people with obesity seek for health care professional guidance about their weight. 
  • At Novo Nordisk, we are committed to tackle and solve this current local health challenge by bringing healthcare solutions that can address the needs of people living with obesity.
  • We are inviting all start-ups and scale-ups developing digitally integrated health ecosystems, striving towards a seamless patient experience and journey, to submit their proposals to this challenge
  • The Fast Track Innovation Program is looking for digital solutions that can either integrate or cover the full patient journey ranging from awareness to diagnosis environment, treatment, and patient support solutions. 

How might we through digital channels increase awareness about obesity as a chronic multifactorial disease, and guide people to a digital diagnosis environment to ensure disease management and medical treatment? 

How digital can play a role in increasing the engagement and commitment of healthcare professionals in providing professional healthcare weight management options for people living with Obesity?

Novo Nordisk is willing to provide non-equity pilot funding to a start-up or scale-up depending upon the scope of work and required resources to deliver a seamless patient experience.

If selected, the start-up will be working closely with Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharma company leader in Obesity management. You will work closely with medical, marketing & digital teams, both locally & regionally, during the pilot implementation.

Opportunity to get more exposure to the Novo Nordisk network, including our newly launched Novo Nordisk Digital Innovation Hubs located across the globe in the top 6 best health tech ecosystems 

The Fast Track Innovation journey

Step 1: The Portuguese obesity - Fast Track Innovation Program Launch

The challenge is open for start-ups and scale-ups to submit their proposals for the obesity fast track innovation program in Portugal directly from this webpage. The application deadline is end of the day on the 11th of December 2022.

Step 1: The Portuguese obesity - Fast Track Innovation Program Launch

The challenge is open for start-ups and scale-ups to submit their proposals for the obesity fast track innovation program in Portugal directly from this webpage. The application deadline is end of the day on the 11th of December 2022.

Step 2: Selection of top start-ups and scale-ups

A panel of experts will review the proposals and select the most promising digital solutions providers to be brought forward for the pitch day.

Step 2: Selection of top start-ups and scale-ups

A panel of experts will review the proposals and select the most promising digital solutions providers to be brought forward for the pitch day.

Step 3: Pitch Day

All selected digital solution providers will be invited to pitch their solutions. The pitch day will take place in January 2023.

Step 3: Pitch Day

All selected digital solution providers will be invited to pitch their solutions. The pitch day will take place in January 2023.

Step 4: Pilot and implementation

If a pilot is selected, it will be supported by Novo Nordisk with funding to pilot their solution in first half of 2023.

Step 4: Pilot and implementation

If a pilot is selected, it will be supported by Novo Nordisk with funding to pilot their solution in first half of 2023.