• About eHealth Embark

    eHealth Embark is an equity free programme for early stage digital healthcare start-ups providing them with the tools and support needed to validate their business proposition, as well providing access to technical, clinical, regulatory and business expertise to support the development of innovative product roadmaps and pathways to market.

    Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) supported by Amazon Web Services (AWS) are delivering the programme through the dConnect Digital Health Innovation Hub (dConnect) and the Connected Health and Wellbeing Cluster (CHW Cluster), who are both funded by Enterprise Ireland.

What is it?

The programme will take place over a six-week period culminating in a final event where a selected winner will receive $100,000 in AWS credits. 

The programme is a combination of workshops  and mentoring.  The workshops range from customer discovery and validation, to assessing the market opportunity, and mapping the next funding and growth steps.  Participants will also have access to technical, clinical, regulatory, public procurement and business expertise. 

The format will be a blended approach of in-person and online workshops and mentor sessions. At least one in-person workshop will be at DkIT and at AWS Headquarters in Dublin.                                                                                       
The programme is equity-free and there is no fee to participate.
Customer Need
Identify and validate the customer problem you are solving.
Customer Solution
Develop and understand how to validate your customer value proposition.
Business Roadmap
Plan the next steps for your business  and product roadmap thru access to business, clinical, technical, regulatory and funding expertise.
Market Opportunity
Understand how to determine if there is a gap in the market and if there is a market in the gap.

Who is it for?

We are looking for early stage start-ups from across the island of Ireland who are developing new digital products or services for the healthcare sector.

For example, your business proposition may address healthcare needs by creating better patient and/or clinician experiences, lowering costs and/or delivering better patient outcomes.

In terms of your stage of development, you are likely to already have a prototype/early MVP or be ready to develop one.

Congratulations to all eHealth Embark graduates 

The first cohort was concluded on June 9th with final presentation pitches held at AWS. Congratulations to the eHealth embark cohort who presented to the judges:

Kathryn Leslie - Teaching Talking

Joanna Perkowska - NeuroAssist Solutions

Stephen Geoghegan - Cymantic

Gordon Mullins  - Mindfulivf

Ade Stack - Digicare

Dearbhail Ormond -  Frendo App

Alan Higgins - Ingenium

Lauren ByrneDeclan Murphy - Isaac Care

David Branagh - Raidmed

Please register your interest in participating in the next cohort.  Feel free to contact us with any questions or to discuss the program. 

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The Prize Winner will receive

$100k of AWS credits
Ongoing guidance with product development

​​6 months hotdesking at DkIT including associated supports from dConnect and the CHW Cluster.

Additional Benefits

In addtion to programme participation, all participants will receive the following:

$2,000 of AWS credits

2 months hotdesking at DKIT

Access to Certified AWS training

Access to specialist advice – business, clinical, regulatory, public procurement, technical and funding

Technical guidance from AWS

Access to dConnect and the Connected Health & Wellbeing Cluster networks 

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