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Connected Patient Challenge VII

Improving patient care and connectivity. Evolving care giver tools. Promoting health system advancements.

The annual Connected Patient Challenge is one way Boston Scientific engages with the startup community to drive meaningful innovation. The Challenge is a global contest designed to address unmet healthcare needs by encouraging companies and individuals to leverage digital health tools to optimize patient care and healthcare efficiency. There are two distinct areas of interest for this year’s Challenge: the Digital Health Challenge and the Peripheral Vascular and Oncology Challenge.

Key 2023 Challenge Dates

April 12 — Applications Open
May 2 — Webinar Recording: "All About the Challenge"
May 21 — Application Deadline Closes
May 27 — Semi-Finalists Announced  
June 1 — Finalists Announced
June 2 -14 — Coaching Sessions for Finalists
June 15 — Connected Patient Challenge VII Pitch-Off in Boston

Introducing Two Separate Challenge Areas of Interest:

Digital Health and Peripheral Vascular Innovation

New this year to the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge VII, we are seeking solutions that fall under two different challenge areas of interest. Entrepreneurs and researchers working on specific solutions can apply:

  1. Digital Health Challenge: Solutions that can generate meaningful insights and aid clinical decision making.
  2. Peripheral Vascular and Oncology Challenge: Solutions that enhance the management of the peripheral vascular disease, clot management and interventional oncology.

You can apply to either of the Connected Patient Challenge areas of interest through the application portal. Submit your idea for a chance to pitch your innovation live to a panel of celebrity judges in Boston, MA. Winners of each challenge will receive $15,000 of in-kind services from Boston Scientific and a coveted place the M2D2 IMPACT accelerator. Additionally, the winner of the MeHI spotlight award will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Learn more about each challenge area.

"All About the Connected Patient Challenge VII" Info Session

On May 2nd, we held a live virtual info session on this year's Connected Patient Challenge. We answered questions about the application process, the eligible applicants, and dove a little deeper into the two challenge areas of interest.

Watch the recording below to improve your chances of impressing the judges.  

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Connected Patient Challenge VII Pitch Event

The Connected Patient Challenge closes with a "Shark Tank" style pitch competition. 5 breakthrough startups are selected from the application pool to pitch their technology to a panel of experts.  

You can witness the Connected Patient Challenge VII firsthand by attending the pitch event on June 15th in Boston! You can reserve your tickets today for free.

Thank you to our Connected Patient Challenge VII Partner!

We're thrilled to work with our partner M2D2, a joint initiative between UMass Lowell and UMass Chan Medical School, during this year's Connected Patient Challenge. As an medical device incubator and development center, M2D2 has fantastic access and resources for growing life sciences startups, researchers, and entrepreneurs.



Our Challenge Collaborators

We're thrilled to work with health tech companies interested in supporting startups and entrepreneurs in the medtech space.

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Highlights from the Connected Patient Challenge in 2020

Who can enter?

Dream it

Any entrepreneur, change-maker, researcher, or innovator across the world with an idea that addresses a clearly articulated clinical need can submit their solution. Review the content rules for additional information

Build it.

The Connected Patient Challenge is designed to give semifinalists, finalists and winners meaningful feedback about their innovations, pitches and pathway to commercialization.

Grow it.

This year, we could have up to three winners for the Connected Patient Challenge. The prizes include two in-kind awards worth $15,000 from Boston Scientific, two spots in the M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator, and a cash award worth $10,000 from MeHI.

Easy to Submit

Use the link above to fill out the submission form. It is free and easy to submit your ideas.

If you have questions or require clarification, reach out to Mary Ann Picard ( for assistance


This is our 7th year running the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge. The Challenge and the brand is widely recognized and has supported many entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in moving to the next step.

Resources & Support

This year, we could have up to three winners for the Connected Patient Challenge. All finalists will compete for two in-kind awards worth $15,000 in in-kind support, two available spots in the M2D2 IMPACT Accelerator, and the MeHI Spotlight Award, a cash prize worth $10,000. 

CPC V Winners Dr Ian Meredith