Sothema Africa MedTech Challenge 2023 for innovative startups and entrepreneurs.


Application Deadline:  April 30, 2023

Sothema and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University are calling for innovative companies and entrepreneurs to leverage technology to develop the most innovative treatments and bring healthcare to the next level. No matter if you’re working with big data, AI, API or robotics, we want to hear about your solutions to become the next revolution for researchers, doctors and patients. 

This is an incredible opportunity to showcase your talent and make a real impact in healthcare.

Participate now, for a chance to collaborate with Sothema and Mohammed VI Polytechic University. You will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win a license to the Accelerator squared program!


Do not hesitate to go beyond suggested themes and submit your solution that will revolutionize the future of healthcare.
Medical Devices and Diagnostic Tools

Looking for cutting-edge solutions for tailor made medical device and diagnostic tools.

Patient health journey

Looking for an opportunity to submit your ideas and contribute to the improvement of patient health journeys?

AI in Clinical Development

Looking for innovative ideas to transform healthcare through AI by improving decision making, drug discovery, patient outcomes and operational efficiency.

API and HealthCeutique

Looking for ways to optimize API integration between HealthCeutique’s electronic health record system and their pharmacy management software.

AI and Industrial Digitalization

Looking for innovative applications of AI technology that can help optimize manufacturing processes and drive productivity gains.

Convince Sothema and start experimenting together!

Finalist prizes include:

  • Customized support by Sothema’s experts according to your project’s needs 
  • Access to technical resources provided by Sothema
  • Spotlight in Sothema’s and ENRICH in Africa’s communication channels 
  • Invitations to the final event in Cape Town
  • A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform

During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of Sothema’s and Mohammed VI Polytechic University’s innovation experts and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystem. 


  • Application: March 2023 – May  7, 2023
  • Shortlisting: May 8, 2023 – May 14, 2023
  • Final Event: June, 15 2023

Final event

The grand final will take place at the annual AU-EU Innovation Event in Cape Town (South Africa), bringing together key actors from the European and African innovation ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity to earn global exposure and seize amazing networking opportunities. 

During the event, the 3 finalists will pitch their solution in front of a jury of innovation experts from Sothema and Mohammed VI Polytechic University. 

Date: 15th of June 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sothema Africa MedTech Challenge 2023


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