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First annual Bits & Pretzels HealthTech announced

13th April 2022

EIT Health is proud to announce that, together with our partner Roche, we have become founding partners in Bits & Pretzels HealthTech Conference, a new annual event that puts healthtech start-ups at its core.

The event will bring together over 1,000 founders, investors, healthcare providers, and corporate executives to advance the healthcare ecosystem through new alliances, technology, and entrepreneurship. The first annual event will take place on 29–30 June 2022, at ICM Munich.

Together with founding partners EIT Health and Roche, Bits & Pretzels is starting a conversation on how innovation and digital transformation can shape a healthier future and better patient care. Following the Bits & Pretzels spirit, healthtech start-ups will be in the centre of the event, enabling them to meet on eye-level with investors, insurers, executives, and policymakers.

It is not a coincidence that Bits & Pretzels HealthTech is happening now. The pandemic allowed all of us to rethink current rules and regulations and gave a great opportunity to leverage the innovation power of a maturing healthtech ecosystem. We have seen rapid growth in the last few years, and there are no signs that this is slowing down. That’s why our focus must lie on cooperation, shared learnings, and new alliances along the whole ecosystem to keep the positive evolution going and to use the potential of healthtech to improve the lives of billions.

Jean-Marc Bourez, CEO ad interim, EIT Health says: “As Europe’s largest network of best-in-class health innovators, we’re delighted to be a founding partner of an event which puts healthtech start-ups at its core, together with our partner Roche. We are excited to bring key players from Europe’s healthcare ecosystem together and lead the discussion on how healthcare innovation can enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives.”

The Bits & Pretzels HealthTech Conference will address various issues and themes that are becoming more and more important in the healthtech world. From the patient journeys to transformational technologies – we will put different opinions into the spotlight and ask the right questions, optimistic yet critical.

Learn more about the event.

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