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innovation is about people

What is Protechting?

Protechting supports innovative startup projects in the areas of Insurtech, Fintech, and Healthtech.

We believe and invest in the higher value of people. Sharing an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovate DNA, we aim to constantly improve and protect life and to support our customers throughout their lives.

startup competition

As we believe that entrepreneurship and technology contribute to finding new ideas and solutions, we created Protechting, a competition attracting startups. Winners will be awarded prizes.

accelerator

Protechting is a startup accelerator, powered by Beta-I, one of Europe main innovation & entrepreneurship organizations.

open innovation

Protechting promotes a collaborative culture of innovation and challenges you to innovate. We are looking for groundbreaking solutions.

challenges/solutions

Come and help us improve people’s lives.
We are searching for projects with innovative approaches and solutions in 3 different areas:

insurtech

  • CONNECTED CAR
  • CONNECTED HOME
  • CONNECTED ME (eHEALTH)
  • BLOCKCHAIN
  • PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) INSURANCE
  • BIG DATA & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

fintech

  • MOBILE
  • REGTECH
  • BLOCKCHAIN
  • BIOMETRICS
  • BIG DATA
  • ARTIFICIAl INTELLIGENCE

healthtech

  • MOBILE HEALTH (mHEALTH)
  • INTERNET OF MEDICAL THINGS (IOMT) & WEARABLES
  • 3D IMAGING, AUGMENTED REALITY, VIRTUAL REALITY
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 3D PRINTING & ROBOTIC
  • BIG DATA & PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

program stages

Applications

until April 29

Selection

May 1 – 31

Bootcamp

June 18 – 22

Pilots

July – October

Pitch Day

TBA

Integration

prizes & perks

INCUBATION AT BETA-I

All final projects with benefit from incubation at Beta-i with access to further mentoring with some of the most compelling personalities within the management and marketing entrepreneurship industry. They will also benefit from a complete insurance service package from Fidelidade.

ROADSHOW TO CHINA

The three best solutions will get the chance to participate in a roadshow in China with access to some of the largest global investors. They may also receive investment.

10.000€

Beyond a 10.000€ cash prize, the winner may benefit from investment.

LEARNING

More than just any prize or perk, Protechting promotes a collaborative culture of innovation, providing all of the participants with a unique knowledge exchange experience.

MENTORING

Access to Fidelidade, Fosun and Beta-i network of top mentors, that will share their insights and expertise.

NETWORKING

Imagine that you can role out a pilot in one of the biggest international financial group. Networking makes it happen!

partners

Fidelidade is the largest insurance group in Portugal, with over 200 years of existence and a wide presence in various countries around the globe.

Fidelidade consists of a group of companies in the insurance sector, health and a combination of services, that as a whole, protect the future of families, companies and country.

The highest mission of Fidelidade is to ensure that people’s lives never stop, being present when it is absolutely necessary, with innovative solutions for protection with a human side in the service it provides, thus contributing to a sustainable society and for the larger good of the people.

Fosun Group was originally founded by four graduates of Fudan University, China in 1992 and over the last 24 years has transformed itself into the biggest privately held conglomerate in China. Fosun has evolved from an entrepreneurial start-up into a leading investment group taking roots in China with a global foothold.

Fosun has been actively implementing its investment model of “Combining China’s Growth Momentum with Global Resources” and adhering to its “value-investing” discipline, aspiring to becoming a world-class investment group underpinned by the twin drivers of “insurance-oriented integrated financial capability” and “global industrial integration capability taking roots in China”.

While pursuing economic development, Fosun also shares the fruitful results of development with its staff, partners and the community, taking the initiative to contribute to the society in return.

We believe that the personal touch is key to building lasting relationships based on a spirit of trust with our clients. We attach great importance to establishing long-term partnerships with our clients and always focus our actions on the achievement of their personal goals.

Tradition has shaped Hauck & Aufhäuser. It has a very strong brand and offers a first-class range of services. Our values and principles define our actions. Our philosophy is to create sustainable networks that foster innovation and that combine efficiency, flexibility, and versatility.

Hospital da Luz Learning Health is dedicated to the advanced training of professionals, translational research and innovation, in the areas of healthcare provision and management.

Learning Health aims to promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge, technologies and more advanced practices in healthcare, both inside and outside Luz Saúde Group, contributing to improvements in patient safety and quality of care.

With the establishment of Learning Health, Luz Saúde Group strengthens its commitment to medical excellence, innovation and development of exceptional people.

Beta-i is an organization created to boost entrepreneurship, and its mission is to foster a true innovation culture. We help new and established businesses grow, by offering 360º innovation services with 6 main areas: Acceleration, Events, Consulting, Open Innovation, Education and Investment.

Internationally recognized as one of the leading companies in this field, and for running Lisbon Challenge, one of Europe’s most active startup accelerators, since 2010 we have received +5000 applications to our several programs and accelerated over 850 startups, that have raised +65M.