• Insurtech

DKV and Plug and Play join forces to boost innovation in the health and insurance sectors

August 9, 2021 — DKV and Plug and Play, the largest innovation platform in the world, have partnered to promote entrepreneurship and innovation within DKV, through connections with startups meant to develop new technologies and solutions applied to the health and insurance world.

DKV will work hand in hand with Plug and Play Spain to discover new technologies and trends that allow them to boost the development of new business models and products, as well as the digital transformation of its different business lines. Through this collaboration, DKV will take a step towards an open innovation strategy, based on the exchange of ideas at the global level.

Plug and Play is specialized in 20 different industries, including Insurtech and Health. Currently, the company from Silicon Valley works with more than 100 insurance companies, which gives them a global vision of the latest trends shaping the industry. By working with Plug and Play, DKV Seguros accesses a unique innovative ecosystem.

Josep Santacreu, CEO of the insurance company, said: “At DKV, we are characterized by the innovation found in our products and the development of customer-oriented business policies that guarantee solidity, security and the excellent quality of our services. This collaboration agreement is a clear example of our commitment to promote innovation through the collaboration with external talent”.

“We are proud to initiate this collaboration with DKV Seguros. Together, we will be able to boost innovation and the digitalization of the health and insurance sector, in a moment in which these are more indispensable than ever," said Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play.

About DKV

DKV is one of the first medical insurance companies in Spain, an affiliate of the ERGO group inside Munich Re, the biggest insurance company of the world. Born in 1998, and with its headquarters in Zaragoza, the company has 72 offices and 12 consulting rooms where almost 2.000 employees work. In addition, they have 44,000 facultatives and more than 1.000 hospitals and concerted centers.

All of this allows them to service about 1.9 million clients, and more than 2,500 entities trust their integral management for the health of their employees.

About Plug and Play

Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform, connecting startups, corporations, venture capital firms, universities, and government agencies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we're present in 35+ locations across five continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and help our corporate partners in every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built an in-house VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we've invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal, and Rappi.

For more information, visit https://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com/