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Call for MIRAHI 3.0 now open

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

For the third time, Swiss start-ups and innovators have the chance to validate their ideas to the MIRAHI 3.0 initiative in order to scale-up novel, equitable and sustainable solutions to systemic health challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), with a particular focus on the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.

MIRAHI partners with Swiss and African universities, innovation centers, incubators, governments, international organizations, as well as the private sector, and civil society organizations. The program is run with partners from selected African countries together with the University of Basel Innovation Office, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) and the wider Swiss innovation ecosystem. Example partners are the Healthtech Hub Africa and Ifakara Health Insitute Innovation Hub.

Your benefits

  • Our network of local partners, healthcare challenge owners, startups and experts.

  • Funded travel opportunities to build connections and explore local market opportunities

  • Selective funded piloting opportunities to validate your solution locally

  • Significant exposure and visibility

Who should apply

  • healthtech, medtech and other science-based initiatives and start-ups from Switzerland interested in making a positive health impact in Africa

Call details and Link to Apply

  • Application Deadline: October 24, 2023

  • Initial Review: Our Evaluation Committee will carefully assess applications and invite selected candidates for a final interview

  • Final Interview: Scheduled for early November, in-person.

  • Program Start: January 2024

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