Varian

Finding Solutions for Radiation Therapy

  • Market intelligence
  • Scouting

Varian experts have kicked-off partnership negotiations with 6 companies in AI/ML and innovation for cancer treatment. After a round of internal interest check Varian will reach out to some of these teams offering them to become a part of Varian Innovation Center.

Brief

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.

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.

Outcome

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.

100
longlisted startups relevant to cancer treatment solutions were reached by Vertical
16
startup proposals from 11 countries have come into a partnership pipeline
6
partnership kick-off meetings took place in between Varian and the startups

More details?

Please get in touch with Sasha Kazantsev if you should have any questions or if you need more details.

Sasha Kazantsev

Strategy | Collaboration

sasha@vertical.vc
+358 45 878 7079