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Applications are Open!

VCLS Innovation Center – Neighborhood launches its new call for applications in the biotech, MedTech, and eHealth areas for start-ups wishing to gain a competitive advantage!

• Do you innovate in the HealthTech field?
• Do you have a proof of concept, in vivo, or in vitro?
• Have you closed the first fundraising (friends & family, VCs, etc.)?

If yes, we would like to hear from you!



  • Submission of applications until  October 30, 2020
  • Announcement of pre-selected start-ups in mid-November 2020
  • Selection committee takes place on November 26, 2020
  • Program starts on January 14, 2021

How to join?

Very simple — submit your application via this online form.

Every year a number of innovative HealthTech start-ups are selected to join Neighborhood based on a few criteria:

  • High potential as a sustainable business after the program
  • Demonstrated Proof of Concept (PoC) or performance
  • Secured fund to reach the next valuation milestone
  • Share the same values as Neighborhood

A Selection Committee, composed of 4-7 members (VCLS executives, Representatives of Biotech/Medtech, Venture Capital and Neighborhood Partners) helps to select the start-ups that match best the expertise of Neighborhood.

Why should I join?

Start-ups selected to join Neighborhood will benefit from access to:

  • VCLS consultants
  • VCLS infrastructures in Paris, Boston, and Lausanne
  • A rich network of KOLs and financiers
  • Tailor-made mentoring programs

These valuable resources will enable start-ups to accelerate their go-to-market, to de-risk their development and to expand their potential markets.


Success Story:

Hear it from our Neighbors. Let us take your life science application to its next significant valuation milestone within 12 months!



  • Online user-friendly application
  • Anytime you wish
  • 5-min audit


  • One selection committee yearly 
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • A match between your company, your product development, and our expertise and offers

Mentoring Meeting

  • We offer hours face to face meetings every 1.5 month with open access to all consultants during one year, structured with dedicated tools


We wish to build a relationship together of partnership and trust, so we are more than open to discuss! Do not hesitate to contact us.

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