Lyon is one of the most innovative cities in Europe. It is the second French startup ecosystem next to Paris. The key reasons for the thriving startup ecosystem in the city include the presence of numerous students, digital community, and government support. Also, there is an abundance of investments that are happening in the city.
When it comes to Lyon-based tech startups, these companies exist across industries such as recruitment, Artificial Intelligence, customer support, autonomous driving, etc. Of these, the healthtech startup ecosystem in Lyon is flourishing rapidly. Nd, here we have listed some of the promising startups in Lyon that aim to transform the healthtech industry as sourced from Dealroom.
Founders: Aymeric Garnier, Vincent Thery
Founded year: 2016
Why its hot: Lili Smart was been developed to meet three needs such as anticipate risky situations and protect, stimulate and help autonomy, and organise and communicate between caregivers. It is the first app dedicated to families that accompany a dependent parent. The app is dedicated to family caregivers to stimulate, stay alert in case of behaviour changes, share data, organise, and communicate. Also, there are smart sensors at home to observe the habits of dependent loved ones.
Founders: Romain Bruckert, Clotilde Petit, Grégoire Pigné
Funding: €1.1 million
Founded year: 2013
Why its hot: 360medics supports caregivers committed to excellent care. It is used by 190,000 health professionals of which 40% are touted to be doctors. It provides medical tools that are adapted to each specialty such as scores, calculators, nomograms, etc. 360medics provides quick access to nearly 14,000 monographs that are consistent with the details provided by HAS/ANSM/EMA.
Founders: Morane REY-HUET
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Meersens is a pioneer in providing an app + IoT solution for everyone with Artificial Intelligence. The startup monitors their environment and checks for any possible hazard that can impact their health such as water quality, air quality, waves, UVs, noise, pesticides, etc. In addition to giving you the tools to identify pollutants in your environment, it also provides tools to fix the same.
Founders: Elodie Loisel
Founded year: 2017
Why its hot: Ludocare aims to help children suffering from chronic illnesses. It designs assistant robots that help young patients in taking their medicine on a daily basis. Ludocare develops play or game-based solutions to meed the needs of patients suffering from chronic diseases. Its solution called Leo helps children with cystic fibrosis and a connected robot helps children with asthma.
Founders: William HOUX-PLANTIER
Founded year: 2015
Why its hot: Matvisio uses computer vision in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders at the workplace. The startup observes, recognises, and visualises professional postures at risk and alerts the employees in case of hazardous postures and gestures. The data collected by the company could empower managers put better security measures and practices in place.
Founders: Bertrand Lepine
Funding: €5 million
Founded year: 2009
Why its hot: Fab’entech platform is used to develop and manufacture immunotherapies composed of highly purified F(ab)’2 fragments of specific polyclonal immunoglobulins. Fab’entech’s manufacturing activities are currently performed in the R&D laboratory located in Lyon.
President: Larbi Hamidi
Founded year: 2016
Why its hot: Élivie is one of the leading healthcare providers in France. Being a merger between IP Santé domicile and AMS Médical, the company installs medical equipment necessary for care at home and delivers complementary services as well. It supports over 90,000 patients and employs nearly 1,100 professionals. Élivie has a network of over 50 local agencies and operates in respiratory assistance, perfusion, nutrition and insulin therapy.
Les Opticiens Mobiles
Funding: €5.4 million
Founded year: 2014
Why its hot: Les Opticiens Mobiles meets the visual health needs of your patients or beneficiaries. It meets everyone’s visual health needs irrespective of their age, lifestyle andplace of life, their desire and their ability to move around. Visual health professionals travel by appointment with all the equipment necessary to perform the service.
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