MIRAHI Call for Swiss Healthtech Startups

Innovation Closed Call 18 Oct 2022 Multiple Countries LH Africa
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Closed Call
18 Oct 2022
Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania
LH Africa

MIRAHI (Making Innovation a Reality – African Health Initiative) is a program that supports the validation and scale-up of novel, equitable and sustainable solutions to systemic health challenges in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

The program is run with partners from a number of 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

Partners have been selected based on their ability to facilitate insight on healthcare challenges and engage with startups.  To ensure that the right opportunity is made available for each selected venture matchmaking will be done with shortlisted startups. This will enable each startup to validate their solution and gain understanding of real healthcare challenges in the appropriate context.


Science-based start-ups and innovators from Switzerland looking to gain access to healthcare challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa countries to facilitate the validation of solutions that can have an impact in the region. 


Approx 2,000 CHF for funded travel opportunities and 5,000CHF for funding of pilot opportunities.

Application process:

Click here to apply.