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Carity joins the Future of Health Grant program

St. Gallen,

Apr 3, 2024

Carity is pleased to join the 4th cohort of the Future of Health Grant program, supported by CSS and the EPFL Innovation Park.

Carity is pleased to announce its admission into the 4th cohort of the Future of Health Grant program, which is supported by the Lucerne health insurance company CSS and the EPFL Innovation Park Lausanne. The Future of Health Grant (FoHG) program promotes innovation in the field of digital health. The EPFL Innovation Park brings together an entire ecosystem of partners and experts in digital health. CSS constantly works on innovations for greater efficiency in the healthcare sector.

Eight startups were selected for the FoHG Spring 2024 program from 133 applications. These startups will receive financial support, tailored coaching, and mentoring in business and digital health to drive forward the development of their solution in the best possible way.

Carity is about to launch its first certified Class I medical product for patients during and after cardiac rehabilitation. By joining the Future of Health Grant program, Carity will receive support to advance topics such as product certification, pricing model, reimbursement strategy, cost-benefit assessment, marketing and communication, and real-life outcome studies.

For more information about the Future of Health Grant 2024 program, please visit the website: Future of Health Grant – The first digital health startup grant for early stage or advanced startups (future-of-health.org).

For further information and media inquiries, please contact Nicole Furrer, Head of Business Development, nicole.furrer@carity.care.

About Carity. With several million cardiac events, such as heart attacks, occurring in Europe each year, cardiac rehabilitation is an essential need. However, affected patients are faced with a highly fragmented patient journey where there is no consistent follow-up care. To solve these challenges, Carity is developing a digital health application that will be used by patients during and after cardiac rehabilitation, guiding them until they reach their personal heart health goal. Carity is connected to validated wearable devices and enables psychocardiological monitoring and coaching of patients. Carity’s intervention aims to increase patient motivation and engagement and reduce the risk of subsequent events.

About CSS. The CSS Group, headquartered in Lucerne, was founded in 1899. This long-standing company insures 1.70+ million people and, with a premium volume of around CHF 6.55 billion, is the country’s leading health insurer. Committed to keeping pace with the times and the expectations of its clients, CSS has now become a digital health pioneer. CSS created the CSS Health Lab in 2015 in collaboration with ETH Zurich and the University of St. Gallen. In 2020, it launched Swiss Health Ventures, a fund that invests in start-ups with a mature product (Series A and B). This approach allows CSS to accompany its clients as a health partner which provides innovative solutions that benefit everyone.

About the EPFL Innovation Park. EPFL Innovation Park is the main hub for innovation and entrepreneurship in Western Switzerland. It supports ground-breaking innovation and technology transfer from EPFL and other regional academic partners. It is a vibrant workplace that hosts 200 high-tech start-ups, SMEs, and the R&D centers of large companies and their 2,500 employees. Over the years, EPFL Innovation Park has developed a series of unique start-up training, incubation, and acceleration programs in collaboration with a dynamic community of industry experts, investors, venture capitalists and government agencies. It also offers training and networking workshops for managers and founders of start-ups to develop new innovation initiatives.