More than 650 million people worldwide are living with obesity today. To achieve a future in which fewer people are living with this serious chronic disease, we need to act now – and prevention is part of the solution.

We are inviting start-ups developing digital solutions from around the globe to submit ideas for how we can enable individuals and/or societies to predict and/or prevent obesity. Our Prevention Accelerator will support each of the two best ideas with up to 100,000 USD to pilot their solutions with Novo Nordisk. The deadline for applications is 31 August 2021.

We are committed to driving change in obesity by tackling this urgent and multifaceted global health challenge through innovative medicines and approaches, including new digital solutions aimed at prevention.

We are inviting start-ups developing digital solutions that enable individuals and/or societies to predict and/or prevent the rise of obesity to join The Prevention Accelerator. We will fund two of the best ideas with up to 100.000 USD to pilot their solutions. Deadline for the application round is 31 August 2021.

Can your team provide solutions that could predict and/or prevent obesity? We are looking for new ways to, for example, help with early risk identification, mapping of communities, and ideas for predictive tools to support prevention. If your team can design a scalable and digital solution, we want to hear from you.

Since we want to make a global impact, we are looking for scalable solutions that can be adapted to local realities considering both the technology penetration and the income setting.

Interested? 
Fill out our application for the Prevention Accelerator at the bottom of this page.

The accelerator journey

01: Prevention Accelerator launch

The challenge is open for start-ups and scale-ups to submit their pitches. The application deadline is 31 August 2021.

01: Prevention Accelerator launch

The challenge is open for start-ups and scale-ups to submit their pitches. The application deadline is 31 August 2021.

02: Short list selection

A panel of experts will review the applications and select the eight most promising solutions to be presented on pitch day.

02: Short list selection

A panel of experts will review the applications and select the eight most promising solutions to be presented on pitch day.

03: Pitch day

The pitch day will take place in mid-September 2021. Two of the presented solutions will be selected to participate in the Prevention Accelerator.

03: Pitch day

The pitch day will take place in mid-September 2021. Two of the presented solutions will be selected to participate in the Prevention Accelerator.

04: Pilot and implementation

The two selected start-ups will be supported by Novo Nordisk experts, and each will receive 100,000 USD (~81,000 EUR / ~600,000 DKK) to pilot their solutions between October 2021 and February 2022.

04: Pilot and implementation

The two selected start-ups will be supported by Novo Nordisk experts, and each will receive 100,000 USD (~81,000 EUR / ~600,000 DKK) to pilot their solutions between October 2021 and February 2022.

05: Demo day

After months of hard work, the teams will participate in a demo day in February 2022 to showcase their solutions to wider Novo Nordisk organisation.

05: Demo day

After months of hard work, the teams will participate in a demo day in February 2022 to showcase their solutions to wider Novo Nordisk organisation.

Application for the Prevention Accelerator

Application for the Prevention Accelerator

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