StartUp Health, SAP Health team-up to support health tech innovations

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StartUp Health announced an agreement with SAP to “help power breakthroughs in healthcare and improve patient outcomes.” The cooperation aims to help support the development of new health-tech innovations through design, implementation and operation of a SAP-sponsored innovation program within the StartUp Health Moonshot Academy.

Together, the two parties plan to build a custom innovation portfolio, starting with up to 15 digital health startups focused on developing new applications and platforms to be used with the SAP Health platform built on SAP Cloud Platform. It is planned for entrepreneurs from both StartUp Health’s Moonshot Academy and StartUp Health’s Network of more than 130,000 entrepreneurs, industry leaders and innovators to apply starting in mid-May.

“Working with SAP is an extraordinary opportunity for the world’s Health Transformers to get access to SAP’s technology, platforms and expertise,” Steven Krein, co-founder and CEO of StartUp Health, said in a statement. “Together we can make a significant impact by supporting the entrepreneurs who are focusing on achieving health moonshots.”

Thomas Laur, global president of the SAP Health division, is also pleased with the deal. “Fundamentally, we believe this collaboration between SAP Health and Startup Health will help contribute to the acceleration of innovation in our industry,” he said.