The 2023 Sanofi Healthcare Access Challenge for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs
The 2023 Sanofi Healthcare Access Challenge for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs is a global initiative aimed at identifying and supporting innovative solutions that improve access to healthcare for people around the world. The challenge is sponsored by Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical company that is committed to improving healthcare outcomes and making healthcare more accessible to people in need. The 2023 Sanofi Healthcare Access Challenge for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs
The challenge is open to startups and entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to address healthcare access issues in low- and middle-income countries. The solutions can be related to any aspect of healthcare, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and healthcare delivery.
The challenge provides funding, mentorship, and support to selected startups and entrepreneurs. The funding amount varies depending on the stage of development of the proposed solution, with up to €100,000 available for startups with a working prototype and up to €30,000 available for startups with a proof of concept. The selected startups and entrepreneurs also receive mentorship and support from Sanofi and its partners to help develop and scale their solutions. The 2023 Sanofi Healthcare Access Challenge for Innovative Startups and Entrepreneurs
Participate now, for a chance to build & test your solution in partnership with Sanofi and its subsidiaries.
You will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win the opportunity to be mentored by a Sanofi team to make your solution a reality!
Patient care services
How to improve awareness, screening, and linkage to care for patients through sustainable community-based models and pharmacies?
Healthcare providers (HCPs) capability building
How to build a sustainable model for HCPs capability building?
Vaccines & Treatments delivery to the patient
How can we improve medicines and vaccine delivery from procurement up to the patient?
How can financing solutions reduce the financial burden and risks faced by the patients?
Convince Sanofi and start experimenting together!
Finalist prizes include:
- Access coaching and mentoring from Sanofi executives to accelerate your solution development
- Initiation of an assessment with Sanofi experts to explore the possibility to partner with Sanofi in Africa
- Invitation to the final event in Cape Town
- Visibility through ENRICH in Africa and Sanofi Africa’s main communication channels
- A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform
During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of Sanofi executives and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystems.
The grand final will take place at the annual AU-EU Innovation Event in Cape Town (South Africa), bringing together key actors from the European and African innovation ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity to earn global exposure and seize amazing networking opportunities.
During the event, the 3 finalists will pitch their solutions in front of a jury of innovation experts and Sanofi executives.
Date: 15th of June, 2023
- Application: March 20, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023, Answer a few questions & submit your 5–10 slides ppt deck to present your solution.
- Shortlisting: May 1, 2023 – May 14, 2023 Projects will be reviewed and selected by Sanofi and ENRICH in Africa partners.
- Final Event: June 15, 2023 – The 3 finalists will be invited to pitch at the AU-EU innovation festival in Cape Town.
Application Deadline: April 30, 2023