Summit Overview

For its 6th edition, the Healthtech Summit will return to Lausanne on June 30 - July 1, 2015 and will once again focus on showcasing the top 20 medtech and top 20 digital health companies in Europe. The 40 presenting companies, represented by their CEOs and carefully selected by our two top tier Selection Committees, will have the opportunity to network with key international investors who can assist them with their global expansion plans. Furthermore, the programme will see a balanced and varied succession of corporate presentations, interactive panel discussions on opportunities related to accelerating investment in this sector as well as dedicated networking sessions and a Networking Dinner. The 2015 edition of the Healthtech Summit will focus on Medtech & Diagnostics and Digital Health.

The 2015 Salus Excellence in Healthtech Award will celebrate excellence in entrepreneurship and successful commercialization of innovative health technology in Europe making significant global impact in healthcare. Endosense was the winner of the 2014 edition, visit our 2014 website.

The Tech Tour community brings together many of the leading healthtech investors through this event and is a key driver of investment, innovation and partnerships. "Building on a strong history of successful Healthtech Summits, this year’s edition will extend beyond MedTech, and will aim to be the leading pan-European event for investment in Digital Health. As US venture investments in Digital Health have surpassed those in MedTech and Biotech in 2014, the Healthtech Summit is uniquely positioned to play a key role in accelerating investment in European digital health companies. The dedication to breakthrough innovation, the collaborative spirit of the Tech Tour network and IVC, combined with the strong interest of both EU and US investors will be a key enabler and driver for growth." Marc Sluijs, Healthtech Summit President, 2015

Digital Health Segments

1. Sensors & connected devices (tracking & Dx)

  • Wearables, sensors, connected devices
  • Mobile health solutions & apps
  • Quantified self platforms (wellness focus)

2. Digital therapy and patient engagement (treatment focus

  • Digital medicine / therapy
  • Engagement, gamification, incentives
  • Social health platforms (patient / disease focus)

3.Health data & analytics (health decision support)

  • Cross platform & device data aggregation
  • Health data analytics platforms
  • Genomic data & analytics

4. Digitally enabled healthcare delivery, remote & telehealth (connecting patients & healthcare)

  • Telemedicine / tele/remote consultations
  • Consumer - healthcare provider interactivity & data exchange
  • Consumer facing Life Sciences IT (clinical trials)

Medtech Sectors

  • Medical Devices
  • Cardiology
  • Orthopedic
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dental
  • Artificial Organ & Assist Devices
  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Robotics

Successful companies from previous Summits include:

Companies that have presented in previous Summits have raised more than $1.5 Billion in funding. Notable examples include:
Abionic $3,9m in funding
Atlas Genetics raised $20m in funding
BioControl Medical (2008), raised more than €70m in funding
BMEYE raised acquired by Edwards Lifesciences for $42m
CeQur raised $40m funding
Corevalve acquired by Medtronic for $700m
Endomagnetics raised $3.1m in funding
Endosense raised $80m in funding
EOS Imaging aka Biospace Med raised €40m in IPO
Gynesonics $21m in funding
Miracor Medical Systems raised €13.5m in funding
Nexstim raised $3.7m in funding
Novashunt raised $25m
Optinose raised $48.5m
Quanta Fluid Solutions raised over $40m in funding
Sapiens raised more than €32m in funding
Symetis raised $25m in funding

Check out the full list of entpreneur success stories


Have a look at the pictures of the 2014 Healthtech Summit

The Healthtech Summit 2015 is an initiative of Tech Tour and the International Venture Club.


Global Partners

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Hosting Partner


Silver Partner

Boston Consulting Group

Bronze Sponsors


Local Support Sponsors

Salus Partner

Media Partners

Cukierman & Co. Life Sciences
Global Corporate Venturing
Razorfish Healthware
Health 2.0
Venture Capital Magazin
Razorfish Healthware

Industry Partners

Medtech Europe
Startup Health