BioUpper promotes a Call For Startup targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs, researchers and digital startups, ready to develop innovative digital health projects in the Life Sciences sector.
The best ten projects, selected by BioUpper Jury, will take a part of a tailor-made entrepreneurial program oriented to the go-to-market phase. At the end of the BioUpper program, the best startups will meet the investors of the Life Sciences filed, while the best project will win a growth program in Silicon Valley.

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Collection of the applications

To take part to the initiative, candidates must submit their application no later than 23.59 on 30 December 2019

Until December 30th, 2019

Selection Days

The Jury will select up to 10 projects for the entrepreneurial acceleration program.

May 4th, 2020

Entrepreneurial support program

The selected projects will start a customized and modular program oriented to the 'go-to-market' phase

Until May 29th, 2020


The Jury will identify the startup that will access the entrepreneurial support program.

October 6th, 2020


The best startups will meet the investors of Life Sciences field, in one-to-one meeting.

January 28th, 2021


  • Technology used as patient journey enabler, from diagnosis to follow-up in the various therapeutic areas of interest to Novartis.
  • Innovative solutions ensuring costs impact and sustainability of the national Health System.

Medere wins the fourth edition of BioUpper, the first Italian program of empowerment, acceleration and accompaniment to the market in the field of Life Sciences, promoted by Novartis and the Cariplo Foundation with the participation of IBM and the collaboration of Cariplo Factory.

Discover the finalist startups selected by the BioUpper 4 Jury who will participate in the Award Ceremony on 6 October 2020.