Nordic HealthTech Talents

Venture Cup and Novo Nordisk Foundation team up to bring you the best of Nordic HealthTech.

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Who can apply

The Nordic HealthTech Program is comprised of the best teams fulfilling the following requirements :

1. You have an innovative idea for HealthTech

Pharma, biotech,  robotics, laser tech,  genetics, monitoring, automation... you idea improve health through technologies 

2. You are a startup based in the Nordics 

The co-founders or tthe startup is based in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, or Sweden.

3. You have 2 members able to participate in the program

Each team selects 2 members to participate in the program. At least one has to be a founder.

Submission deadline was 12 June 2019

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Workshops in 2018-2019

Developing Team Leadership skills in Iceland – Nordic HealthTech Talents

Collaborate with the Public Health Sector Workshop in Finland – Nordic HealthTech Talents

How would investors pitch? NHTT Connect With Sweden Workshop

Learn, Work, Practice and Repeat – Go To Market Workshop with Medica – Nordic HealthTech Talents in Medica

Learn design thinking from Post-It masters – See how HealthTech startups enhance ideas!

What kind of leader are you? – a close look into the mindset of true HealthTech talents

The 2018 Nordic HealthTech Talents Teams


Developing a new and innovative male contraception method for couples around the world. It doesn’t hold hormones, it doesn’t require surgery.

Polaris Proteins

Developed a new expression system, based on a cold-adapted bacterium, that offers simplified production of difficult-to-express proteins, including increased solubility and more active enzymes.

VenomAid Diagnostics

A solution for rapid diagnosis of victims bitten by medically relevant snakes.

VulCur MedTech

VulCur MedTech is a medical device development company focusing on chronic wound healing.


Provement is a digital evaluation and communication tool that helps clinicians individualize childhood obesity treatment.

SureCapture Technologies

SureCapture Technologies’ smart materials reveal previously invisible molecules.


ArionidaPro AS is planning to extract the slug slime as a raw material for possible applications as medicinal patches, moisturizing and anti-aging creams, natural lubricants and adhesive.


Lugnoru solves the stress management issues of customers by visualizing the stress and making them more stress conscious.


TresActio makes biotechnology research faster and more efficient by digitizing early stages of the strain screening pipeline – adding automatic control and collecting data at an unprecedented scale.

Selective Humans

Provides a solution to scan the barcode of pre-packed food and food supplements to identify and select or avoid selected ingredients in a fast and simple manner.

Insight Academia

Insight Academia is a revolutionary search engine able to show what is hidden in the scientific panorama.


Brought to you by


BioInnovation Institute


Bio Venture Hub

Chalmers Ventures

Copenhagen Institute of Interactive Design


GoodLife Technology

Peili Vision

Reykjavik University

Ruff & Co

Tech Nordic Advocates

Terkko Health Hub


Lean Entries

IT University of Denmark

University of Copenhagen

Aarhus University

Aalborg University

Copenhagen Business School

Technical University of Denmark

University of Southern Denmark

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How to apply
2018 Startups