Seventy-eight projects with high innovative contents have applied to the Call for Projects of Open Accelerator (OA) Edition 2018 that closed on June the 30th

The OA Team has selected the most innovative participants ACCEPTED to the Open Accelerator program edition 2018!


1. Lung Passport / Healthy Networks (Minsk, Belarus)

2. Mobile GaitLab - clinical grade gait analysis / Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH (Nürnberg, Germany)

3. Amiko (London, United Kingdom)

4. Vilim ball (Kaunas, Lithuania)

5. TherA - Therapy Adjustment at Home / Motognosis GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

6. ParkinTest (Varese, Italy)

7. First blood test for multiple sclerosis by Prindex (Napoli, Italy)

8. RT 100, a Metered Dose Inhaler Pump (Brescia, Italy)

9. Adamant Health – NeuroTracking (Finland)

10. SPYRAS (London, United Kingdom)

11. Development of a nano-sensor multiprobe device in optical fiber (Napoli, Italy)

12. DIAGNOS (Cameroon)

Open Accelerator team and its network, including mentors and advisors, are looking forward to meet the selected projects in OpenZone scientific campus (via Meucci 3, Bresso, Milan) on the 14th of September at 3 pm for the Kick-off OA Program 2018.
We would like to thank all applicants, and we are really sorry for the ones who could not make it this year.
If you are interested in attending the event please write your name, surname and company details at
Have a great day
Best regards
Open Accelerator Team

The reason why / Zambon Vision

Zambon Vision "Innovate cure and care to make patients’ lives better" is fulfilled going “beyond the pill”, recognizing the ever-growing importance of innovative technologies and the digitalization of healthcare.

In order to provide comprehensive high quality solutions to patients, Zambon complements the offering of medicines with modern health solutions.

Zcube - Zambon Research Venture - is actively scouting for innovative projects in the field of drug delivery systems, medical devices, biomarkers, diagnostics, digital health and big data solutions.

Combining these modern health solutions with medicines, Zambon aims to translate its Vision in concrete actions.

What we look for

Open Accelerator aims at identifying international innovative projects in Life Sciences.

In line with Zambon Vision, the 2018 call will be focused on two therapeutics areas:
CNS and Respiratory (including Rare Diseases in both areas).

Specifically, we look for modern health solutions in the field of:


Drug delivery systems


Wearables and Digital Health

Big data

Minimum Requirements to apply

You are eligible to apply if your project meets the following requirements:

  • Patent granted or filed (or proprietary software), or at least a defined robust IP protection plan;
  • Proof of Concept, Prototype or at least Prototype Development Plan in place;
  • Business Plan, Business Model or at least an exhaustive Executive Summary.

Preferential Selection Criteria:

  • Multi-disciplinary team with at least 1 team member working full-time
  • The presence of founder’s investments and/or co-investors

Acceleration Program

The Program:

  • 12 weeks program with onsite and off-site sessions (12 onsite session and 16 off-site sessions)
  • From 14.09 to 18.11
  • Onsite sessions: one weekend (3 days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday full time h9,30 – 18) every three weeks
  • Offsite sessions: tailored individual sessions for each project on Tuesday and Thursday every week
  • Events: Sept 14 Kick-off and Mentors' day; Nov 16 Morning Mentors' day and Afternoon Investors' day; Nov 29 Jury and Awards
  • The program will be held in OpenZone: the scientific campus of Zambon which includes startups but also established high standards biotech and medtech companies

Call for projects and selection of participants

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Progress update and open contamination

Special Focus Events

The selected teams will take part in the acceleration program running from September, 14 to November, 18.

They will receive an intensive training, support from international experts, dedicated mentorship, business services from Deloitte, legal advice from the law firm Bird&Bird and technical support from Zambon.

The value of the entire program is over €50.000.

The Open Accelerator program will be delivered in English.

final awards

Upon completion of the acceleration program, the most promising projects, selected by a distinguished jury, will have the opportunity to:

  • Co-develop their projects with Zambon as strategic Partner;
  • Get milestones-based Seed Investment up to €100.000;
  • Have Labs and Office Spaces for free in OpenZone;
  • Connect with a high profile network of scientific experts and business leaders;
  • Receive Advisory services from Deloitte and legal support from the law firm Bird & Bird.

Family & Friends

Open Accelerator has developed an extremely talented and reputable scientific and entrepreneurial community that consists of:

  • Mentors: highly skilled and experienced professionals guiding and supporting throughout the challenging acceleration phase and afterwards.
  • Advisors: clinical, financial and technological experts who assist in the applications’ evaluation and in the selection of the best candidates for the Open Accelerator program.
  • Collaborators: professors, key opinion leaders, reputable tech-business entrepreneurs and science gurus who join Open Accelerator program to provide lectures and workshops for acceleration.
  • Partners: Open Accelerator strategic partners.