Data-driven Solutions for Radiation Therapy


Varian was looking for partners able to enhance radiology treatment with data-driven solutions.

Varian has been closely following the rapid evolution of AI and ML in application to oncology. The company has a firm foot in radiation treatment planning and delivery and with the help of external innovators wants to encompass a wider range of treatment-related services. Today, products and algorithms can become building blocks in the treatment platform of tomorrow.

Our Approach

We proposed to start open innovation outreach with a small scouting project. Vertical has conducted a brief pre-study of the interests that Varian may have in the project.

Based on the pre-study materials the public call was released and the outreach conducted in 5 streams: Alternative Imagery, Radiomics, Radiogenomics, Platform automation, and Quality assurance. These 5 innovation calls were processed through Vertical Scouting protocol.


Varian experts have kicked-off partnership negotiations with 6 companies in AI/ML and innovation for cancer treatment.

After a round of internal interest checks, Varian will reach out to some of these teams offering them to become a part of the Varian Innovation Center.

“This was a new experience for us. Each of the startups we have met could help our hospital clients in advancing their treatment techniques.”

Esa Kuusela
PM for Applied Research at Varian



relevant to cancer treatment solutions were reached by Vertical



from 11 countries have come into a partnership pipeline


kick-off meetings

took place in between Varian and the startups


Sasha Kazantsev was the Project Lead for this project.
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