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Help Solve Major Healthcare Problems

We’re looking for startups working on inventions in biotechnology that can help solve key issues in healthcare and medicine.

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Grow your innovative idea and take it to market with MIT EF CEE’s Biotech Accelerator Program

Get the support you need to engineer your biotech solution and solve key problems in healthcare or other critical industries.


Connect with established companies that can share the know-how, experience, and data you need to polish, test, and scale your innovation.


During our Biotech Accelerator Program, you’ll get connected with one of our corporate partners that are looking for a solution just like yours. 


Work alongside them on your Proof of Concept. Get the guidance, mentoring, and feedback you need to turn your idea into a successful business.

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Why join our Biotech Accelerator Program?

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Get a Chance to Test Your Idea

Test your innovation in a real-life environment. Verify your assumptions and implement the changes you need for your startup to grow.

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Access Critical Data

Get access to critical research data from your corporate partner. Leverage it to improve your innovation and turn it into a market-ready product.

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Access Regulatory Expertise

Get access to regulatory, medical, or legal expertise that you need to ensure your solution is compliant with local law.

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Work with Experts from Your Industry

Grow your innovation in cooperation with people who understand your industry and the specific challenges that you’re facing.

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Go to Our Startup Expansion Week

Become a top-performing startup during our acceleration program’s demo day and win free tickets to our London or Berlin expansion week.

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Keep Your Equity

At MIT EF CEE, you can find a corporate partner ready to help you grow without having to part with your startup’s equity.

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Win Up to $100K in Rewards

Highest-performing startups get a chance to win up to $100K in Amazon Cloud credits.

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Become a Member of Our Alumni Club

Join a unique startup ecosystem. Meet potential investors, business partners, and get direct access to other founders.

Our corporate partners

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Novartis is a multinational healthcare and pharmaceutical company employing around 110.000 people around the world with three manufacturing facilities in Poland alone. Every year, its products reach around 800 million people globally. Novartis is constantly looking for better, more efficient drugs and therapies, performing clinical tests that involve hundreds of patients. As our partner in the Biotech Accelerator Program, they’re looking for startups that can help solve the following challenge:

Co-develop new therapy offerings. Novartis is looking for startups that can help develop new solutions to support patients and their journey in the areas of oncology, cardiology, rheumatology, dermatology, hematology, and neurology.

Who should apply?

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You’re Working on an Innovative Biotech Product or Service

You have an innovative idea that can be turned into a viable, marketable product.

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Your Innovation Can Solve One of Our Partner’s Challenges

Your idea has the potential to solve one of our partner’s key challenges.

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You Have More Than Just an Idea

You can’t rely on an idea alone. Ideally, you should have a working prototype or initial market traction for your innovation.

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You’re Willing to Commercialize Your Innovation

You’ll commit to working with one of our corporate partners and are ready to sign a commercialization agreement.

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    Build partnerships and turn your innovation into a marketable product.

    Every startup that joins our Pilot Ready program in their select industry will work on solving one of our partner’s challenges.


    Please keep in mind that our needs change depending on the challenges faced by our corporate partners. 


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    Application Guide

    Discover everything you need to know to successfully apply for our Biotech Startup Accelerator Program. 


    Check out the requirements, required documents, and key dates. Start your application process today and get ready to scale your innovation! 

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    Rules & Regulations

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