Connect’Innov Champions Healthtech Innovation in Tunisia

Connect’Innov supports businesses in Tunisia by promoting entrepreneurship and technological innovation in the healthcare sector.

It offers a range of services from pre-incubation to business acceleration. Connect’Innov is a Tunisian support institution dedicated to identifying, supporting and promoting innovation in the field of health technologies, in particular e-health, medtechs and biotechnologies.

It was founded in 2020 by biochemist Wafa Bchir and accountant Hichem Radoine. It offers pre-incubation and outreach services with ongoing training for entrepreneurs and researchers. It also creates start-ups and supports innovative projects, offering incubation and acceleration programmes and organising events and meeting sessions to create more partnership opportunities.

Connect’Innov currently hosts a series of high-impact programmes. These include Connect’Innov Prep, a grassroots programme that introduces participants to entrepreneurship and innovation while providing pre-incubation support. In addition, Connect’Innov Camp offers a series of concise but comprehensive training modules focused on developing entrepreneurial skills and innovative thinking.

Its start-up creation initiative, Connect’Innov Studio, cultivates in-house ideas led by its dedicated team. In addition, with its incubator, Connect’Innov Lab, Connect’Innov supports start-ups in the innovation phase. The main aim of this programme is to help young entrepreneurs refine their concepts and prepare them thoroughly for the subsequent phases of development.

For startups that have gone beyond the ideation phase and validated their prototypes, Connect’Innov offers the acceleration programme known as Connect’Innov Fab. This initiative helps companies in the healthcare technology sector to obtain funding and expand their market presence, both nationally and internationally.

To date, Connect’Innov has organised more than 30 programmes and events and logged more than 550 hours of support. More than 55 start-ups have been or are currently being supported, and more than 25 have been accredited. The institution is supported by bodies such as the World Bank, Start-up Tunisia, the French Institute, Deloitte and Eurobiomed.

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