Are you a startup aiming to transform life science / healthcare R&D?

@pistoiaalliance / #pistoia2017

We want to reward the innovators, offering:

  • A chance to pitch to R&D Leaders at our Boston Conference
  • A $55000 prize fund:
  • (Two winners of $20000 and $5000 for each runner up)
  • 6 months mentorship and support from leading industry experts
  • One year's access to Elsevier's R&D Solutions portfolio

Our areas of interest

We are interested in innovative startups in these fields:

Real World Data

Show us how advances in computing technology enable the use of real world data.

Blockchain for Healthcare

Show how blockchain technology could transform & disrupt Life Science and health business models.

Lab of the Future

Technologies and solutions that support or advance laboratory research

Accelerate Early Stage Clinical Trials

Solutions that can have a transformative and game changing impact for the cost,  execution or accuracy of trials

AI / Deep Learning

Help our industry make sense out of data to help advance Research and Development.

Transformative Informatics

Alongside these fields we are always interested in entries in the area of life science R&D informatics, 


Closing Date for entries: Thursday August 31st 2017, midnight EST
Finalists notified: Thursday 7th September 2017
Live pitching and grand prize award: Tuesday 10 October 2017 in Boston, MA, USA


For scoring criteria, eligibility to enter and more: Check our FAQ’s
Check the full T&C’s here
For anything else, contact David Proudlock

Why Enter?

Access to Professionals

The winner gains access to mentorship from industry professionals who understand industry needs.

One years access to Elsevier's R&D Solutions portfolio

Exposure to Global Industry

All finalists gain one year's membership to the Pistoia Alliance's global network, a unique mixture of pharma and tech companies.

Validation of Ideas

All finalists will receive constructive feedback from our panel of experienced judges

Keep in touch: #pistoia2017


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