AMPION, Merck Launch Africa’s First e-Health Accelerator
Monday, July 27, 2015
AMPION and Merck first joined forces last year for the former’s Venture Bus initiative – which will take place again this year – but have solidified their partnership with the healthcare specific accelerator.
The accelerator will operate out of Nairobi, Kenya, and will accept applications from e-health startups from September 1. It will provide selected startups with customised support from Merck Headquarters’ Innovation Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, as well as mentorship and the potential to secure pilots and synergies with key global players.
AMPION said the e-health accelerator will combine technology, industry expertise and best practices to help similar positioned startups accelerate growth.
“The launch of the first healthcare accelerator in Africa is designed to be a major boost to healthcare innovation on the continent. Africa has many of the fastest growing technology markets worldwide,” said Alexander Hoffmann, Merck project manager.