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

@pistoiaalliance / #pistoia2017

We aim to to reward the innovators, offering:

Entries are now closed, watch this space for future announcements.

  • 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


Entries of all kinds are invited in the field of life science R&D informatics, but those in the following categories would be particularly welcome and in case of a draw would be prioritised:

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.


Entries now closed
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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