The TEAM-X Incubator – from your idea to prototype!
You have a digital solution for a problem in the fields of medicine, care, diagnostics or similar? Submit your idea to be supported by us in its implementation.
Let's solve real problems together!
What is the TEAM-X Incubator?
The TEAM-X Incubator is a program that allows us to work together to solve your real-world, everyday healthcare problems.
Therefore we are looking for innovative approaches to solutions that can be applied in the following areas:
Medical care / treatment / diagnostics,
At the end of our program, we want to have a digital product that is still minimalistic but ready for use, with which the first steps can be taken towards application in practice. Such a product can, for example, be a prototype that can be tested in everyday clinical practice.
The Incubator is a perfect fit for you if ...
... you have an innovative idea to solve a problem in the areas mentioned above.
... your idea addresses problems that have been neglected or ignored and that pose a challenge to end users (patients and healthcare workers).
... you want to be actively involved in the solution and create awareness in society about the problem you have identified.
... youare motivated to invest time (at least 5 hours per week) and passion in the implementation of your solution and maybe even start the startup adventure.
The application phase for the Team-X Incubator ends on 07.02.2024
What do we offer you?
Support in the structured implementation of your idea
Cooperation with experts from different industries and the TEAM-X team
Advice on topics such as business model development, funding opportunities and market analysis
Support in the creation of design templates for user interfaces or prototypes
Your idea and your solution to an existing problem are the focus of our joint work. We create a safe framework for you in which we can implement, test and further develop your idea.
In collaboration with the teams of CodeCamp:N and Medical Valley EMN e.V., you will receive support from business model development to building a prototype (the first transformation of the idea into an applicable product). We have extensive expertise that we would like to share with you. This leads to a close cooperation in which you will actively participate in shaping and deciding.
What is the procedure?
1. Read through our website
You can find the most important information about the incubator here on our website. If you have any further questions, please contact us via email@example.com
2. Fill out the application form
Here you can download our application form. Fill it out with information about yourself, (your team) and your idea. When you are ready, send us the document in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting the application form is on the 16th of June 2023.
3. Our jury makes a selection
Once we have received all the application documents, they are first formally checked and then evaluated by an independent jury with experience in the healthcare sector. Among other things, the relevance of the problem, the solution approach as well as the feasibility and motivation of the submitters are taken into account. The application form guides you through all these issues, which are then evaluated by our jury at the end. After that, the most promising ideas are selected and included in the incubation program. And then we can already start!
4. Implementation - Phase 1: The Innovation Sprint
In the first phase, we develop your idea further and check whether it can be implemented in real life. To do this, we conduct interviews, create a first draft of a business plan, look at the market and possibly the competition, and test initial approaches with the target group. This phase will last two months. After that, the progress will be presented at a pitch day anda jury will decide whether your idea will move on to the second phase.
5. Implementation - Phase 2: Creation of a prototype
After your idea has been worked out to the point where it is determined that it will hold up in practice, we develop an initial prototype. This is a minimalistic, but usable first version of the product. We will also finalise your business plan, including a business case. This phase will take four months.
Who are we?
We believe that a successful team must be an interdisciplinary team. That's why we bring expertise in product development, healthcare, software development, and regulatory issues.
The TEAM-X Incubator is a project led by the Institute of Radiology at Erlangen University Hospital aspart of the TEAM-X Consortium. Contact persons for the TEAM-X incubator at the Institute of Radiology are Judith, Sarah, Tobit and Hannes – reachable via email:
"Having worked on various products in the field of digital health at CodeCamp:N over the past few years, I am very much looking forward to working on new solutions together with experts. I am excited to see what ideas the teams come up with and look forward to supporting them with my technical expertise."
"In my role as an innovation coach in the TEAM-X incubator program, I can perfectly combine my enthusiasm for technology and start-up experience. Together we will test and constantly improve your ideas."
Marius from dehaze – digital marketplace for medical AIs
Nico from Curie Science Center – CancerHealthMonitor
Max, Paul & Tobias from Medigital
Andrzej & Kathi from MedScan Hub // UKER
Hanna & Katha from Digitaler Patientenlotse // UKER