Sao Paulo, June 21, 2018 – IFC,
a member of the World Bank Group, is bringing together cutting-edge health-tech
innovators from around the world with the Brazilian healthcare system through
a program to spur new partnerships that can improve healthcare delivery
and patient outcomes. The TechEmerge Health Innovation Summit, which will
take place June 28 and 29 in Sao Paulo, is powered by Bionexo, a Brazilian
company that develops digital solutions for health procurement, sales,
and management processes.
Preselected global tech companies will have
an opportunity to present their solutions to major healthcare institutions
at the event, including the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Fleury
Group, Rede D’Or, Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Alliar, Dasa Group, Dr. Consulta,
and many others. As part of the TechEmerge program, a pool of US$ 1 million
will be available to support pilot projects locally.
TechEmerge was first launched successfully
in India in 2016, and IFC is now embarking on the Brazilian edition of
the program in partnership with Bionexo. In Brazil, the program received
over 295 applications from companies in over 34 countries. Through a competitive
selection process, 42 tech companies, from 9 countries, have been invited
to attend the Health Innovation Summit in Sao Paulo - the full list of
the selected tech companies can be found here http://techemergebrazil.org/techemerge-brazil/tech-companies-selected-tech-emerge-health-innovation-summit).
Approximately 200 guests are expected to
attend the exclusive event, including senior executives from 25 of Brazil’s
largest healthcare institutions serving over 19 million patients annually,
C-level executives from the 42 selected tech companies based in Brazil
and internationally, as well as investors and strategic partners for the
domestic and Latin American healthcare market.
“We are very excited about the TechEmerge
Brazil program, as we view this as a unique opportunity to support innovation
in the healthcare ecosystem across the country, allowing for better and
more efficient access. The significant number of global innovators that
applied to the program, and the number of Brazilian healthcare institutions
that have expressed interest in adapting these solutions, is testimonial
to the demand for innovative healthcare services in Brazil”, said Nikunj
Jinsi, Global Head of IFC’s Venture Capital Group.
“We are proud to be involved in organizing
TechEmerge Health Brazil and believe we have a lot to contribute to the
success of the event, selecting companies that will meet industry requirements
and innovate in Brazilian healthcare”, said Rafael Barbosa, Marketing
and Product director for Bionexo who is leading program coordination in
On June 28, the first day of the Innovation
Summit, there will be a plenary session with keynotes from healthcare leaders
and demos from selected tech companies. The companies will also have booths
where they can present their innovative technologies to all guests. In
the afternoon, they will have scheduled meetings with healthcare providers
participating in the program and interested in discussing potential pilot
projects. Meeting sessions will continue on the 29th.
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank
and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution
focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work with more than
2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence
to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world.
In FY17, we delivered a record $19.3 billion in long-term financing for
developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to help
end poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.
Bionexo is a Brazilian technology company
offering digital solutions to the healthcare industry focusing on procurement
and process management. It currently serves over 1,400 healthcare institutions
and more than 10,000 suppliers, generating over US$ 25 billion in transactions.
Founded in 2000, the company is a benchmark for digital health in Latin
America and currently operates in five countries. Bionexo is well-known
as a leading innovator in the healthcare technology sector and for its
recent initiative - whizHealth - supporting the healthcare digital innovation
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