The programme builds a bridge between purely educational programmes delivered to universities and more advanced accelerators and incubators.
Beyond pre-accelerator is an educational + practical programme aimed at helping participants go through the entire entrepreneurial process, from generating business ideas related to healthcare to creating an MVP (minimum viable product).
To give university students (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD) the opportunity to work on finding innovative solutions to healthcare challenges, while experiencing building their own company.
To create multidisciplinary entrepreneurial teams by bringing together students from Medicine, IT, Engineering, Business and other. The Beyond Pre-Accelerator specifically focuses on challenges that oncology faces and aims to improve the below through driving innovations in:
- Early Diagnosis
- Treatment / Rehabilitation
- Psychological support / Reintegration / Palliative care
- Cases reports / Data collection / Research methods
The programme will be implemented for the first time in Cyprus the academic year 2021-2022; organized by Junior Achievement Cyprus, sponsored by Novartis Oncology Cyprus and supported by 8 stakeholders: The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Karaiskakion Foundation, Cyprus Oncology Society, Cyprus Federation of Patients’ Associations, Cocoon Creations, IDEA, Cyprus Seeds and CYENS Centre of Excellence.