About us

The Healthcare City by Nova Medical School is the right place for any entrepreneur with an innovative idea and ambition to push forward and grow globally. We are not just looking for startups: you may well be an already established 20-employee company with a great idea but still struggling to grow in a global context, or a lone entrepreneur needing help to structure his business to expand it worldwide. Our true goal is to take your idea globally in the Healthcare sector and reduce the mortality startup business rate, with the powerful Ecosystem within The City.

One of the reasons startups fail is that they are unable to reach the market easily, and that is why we have already found the best way to approach the market. Thanks to our Founders Janssen for Johnson & Johnson, Medis from Ocidental Group and Lusíadas from AMIL and UnitedHealth, we can help you to test the market closely and sell through their own sales structure.

The Healthcare City by Nova Medical School is based in Lisbon, Portugal, but here is just where your journey will start to reach the world. With a large international network associated with our Founders and other partners, we are just a step from any other continent.

Our Ecosystem will allow you to develop any idea and take it to success, be it a simple app or even a large-scale project involving clinical research. We invite you to join us. Come achieve the pinnacle of success as you work in our vibrant and motivating environment, one where you can even benefit from our unique lifestyle-related activities which of course allow you some well-deserved relaxation along the way.

Our mission is to take successful ideas worldwide to improve people’s health and lifestyle, together with the healthcare industry and through a powerful ecosystem.

The Healthcare City by Nova Medical School has a Board of Founders and an Executive Team named as the City Team

We are proud to have the following on the Board of Founders:


Professor Doutor Jaime Branco

Jaime da Cunha Branco, MD, PhD
Dean at Nova Medical School

Board Members

Antonio Jacinto

António Jacinto, PhD
Vice-Dean at Nova Medical School

O presidente da HPP Saúde (Hospitais Privados de Portugal Saúde), posa para a foto durante a entrevista.

José Carlos Magalhães, MD
President at Lusíadas Saude

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Eduardo Consiglieri Pedroso
Board member at Médis

Filipa Mota e Costa
Managing Director at Janssen – Johnson&Johnson

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Nuno Carvalho
CEO at The Healthcare City

Call for Proposals end on May 20th