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The EU SME eHealth Competition is an initiative that rewards the best eHealth/mHealth solutions produced by SMEs across Europe. It has the support of the European Commission, and also the private sponsorship from Emminens (Roche), XLHealth, M3 EU Ltd and Younoodle.
In this competition, there are two Categories depending on the turnover of the companies: Champions (SMEs with turnover more than 0.5 M€), and Promises (with less turnover).
The 2016 edition, first prizes have been awarded to Champion category:
The other prizes went to:
The objective of the SME eHealth Competition is to support the business success of European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital. Winners receive also cash prizes, mentoring and free tickets to events. In the 2016 edition, 112 SMEs registered and submitted a two page summary explaining the innovation and potential impact of their solutions. Based on this information provided, 15 companies were selected for the Final.
During the Final, the SMEs had 5 minutes each to explain their solution in front of a Jury of international eHealth stakeholders and sponsors. The jury panel was integrated by Jaakko Arnio (EC), Lars Kalfhaus (Emminens), MinSung Kim (XLHealth), Tim Ringrose (M3 EU Ltd.), Marko Kilk (North Estonia Medical Centre), Ilir Qose (COOSS Marche Onlus Scpa), Javier Quiles (Galician Health Service) and Patricia Martinez (BravoSolution).
The Competition 2016 has been sponsored by
And it has the special support of HIMSS , the global notforprofit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). http://himss.eu/
During 2 years 400+ eHealth SMEs have received support on private funding, internationalization, business modelling and identification of new opportunities
The European GET project, funded by the European Commission has supported over 400 SMEs and startups by delivering four high value services. Throughout the 24 months the project has trained,
guided and coached Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop a successful business model, access private funding and/or set up an international business. Also, in cooperation with end-users
and health providers, the project has supported the identification of unmet needs that can become business opportunities.
“eHealth SMEs need ongoing and in-depth support to succeed”
According to project leader Jorge Gonzalez, “eHealth is a relatively young field with numerous business challenges for entrepreneurs and start-ups, including business modelling, internationalization and access to private funding. The GET project has delivered coaching, resources and other types of support to help eHealth SMEs succeed in the European markets and abroad."
Sarah Lopez, founder of the C2C Oncology project and one of the start-up participants declared “Without the support of the GET project I will have never believed in my idea or found the strength to present it at a contest being alone. The advice I was given was very helpful.”
The CEO of OvulaRing/VivensoMedical, another start-up participant, added: “The pitch rehearsal from Get Funded was quite impressive and useful straight to the point. The critical reflections and the recommendations given by Pascal Lardier improved the presentation quite well and gave us the possibility to focus the content for the presentation in adoption towards the audience.”
Valuable guides and reports for digital health startups
Over the last 24 months, the project has generated a rich repository of online resources including many useful guides, interviews and reports. Among the most interesting results are the list of 250+ global digital health investors, guides to successful business modelling and the many ‘’lessons learnt” for SMEs looking for funding or to access new international markets. The repository is free to access and can be found on the GET project website. It will remain available even after the project at www.get-ehealth.eu.
Now that the GET project has delivered its services to SMEs and startups the last 20 months, we are asking some of the beneficiaries how the project has helped them.
We asked Sarah Lopez, founder of the C2C Oncology project and developing an app.
GET: Thank you Sarah for taking the time. Please tell us more about your project.
Sarah Lopez: "My project is to build a mobile application for oncology. It will allow to monitor side effects of oral chemo therapy and oral targeted therapies of cancer patients treated at home. The point is to better adopt the dosage they receive and have a better knowledge of their wellbeing everyday. The second objective is to inform them through the app and help patient prepare their next appointment with the oncologist. This application could be used in mainstream oncology but also clinical trials if slightly modified. The point is to monitor side effects of oral treatments but it could be used for intra-venous therapies as well (scientific modification needed to adopt the app though)."
GET: Before meeting the GET team, what challenges did you face?
Sarah: "Our biggest challenge is to decide on one business model but mostly to get scientific validation. As we are building a medical mobile application for oncology we want to
have the content fully approved by a board of oncologists, if possible key opinion leaders, and they are hard to get to. That is why the help of GET organization, cancer organization and
pharmaceutical lab can come handy in order to give some credibility to the project and open the doors of oncologists' offices."
GET: How did you get into contact with the GET project?
Sarah: "I got into contact with GET by sending an email to Jorge. I first new the get project through an Horizon 2020
GET: What kind/level of support did the GET project offer you?
Sarah: "Jorge offered me advise, corrected my presentation, my speech. He also gave me documentation such as
identifying needs in healthcare and how to build a business mode. Those documents the GET provide are very useful and simple enough. The list of identified needs is something key and very
valuable that I have presented to all pharmaceutical lab innovation manager I could meet."
GET: What value did it bring you?
Sarah: "The GET organization offered me support and credibility but also documentation."
GET: Was the support of the GET project helpful and in what way ?
Sarah: "Without the support of the GET project I will have never believed in my idea or found the strenght to present it at a contest being alone. The advices I was given were very helpful."
GET: Where are you know? Have you overcome some issues?
Sarah: "Today the project is moving forward slowly but we will go faster in September. I am just out of a meeting with the pharmaceutical lab Pierre Fabre, they will help me with the project as outsiders. They won't be financing the project as I want to keep it unbiais but they will be helping me to get in touch with oncologists, patients and pharmacists to contact user study and scientific validation. They are interested in the project as one of their main product is an oral chemotherapy.
Today I have 2.000 euros for this project. The point is not to create a company per say per but a non profit organization in order to get financing from the cancer research organization next november. I was alone working on this project but in September we will be six, all pharmacists, working on the scientific side of the project but also it's marketing and scientific communication. Hopefully I have found student developers willing to work on an Android versionof the app for free or little money. I will need to pay for iOS developers most likely. But for the time being the scientific development of the project is the hardest work.
The C2C oncology app product will be free. We will develop it through public financing as an organization most likely. The app will need to evolve and management + teaching will need to be done at partner hospitals but that will be a sold as service to the hospitals. There is also the possibility to incorporate the app in clinical trials softwares especially for pharmaceutical labs and that could be a money stream as well.
Thank you so much for your help Jorge and GET!"
The GET project is pleased to announce that we have secured Dave Whitlinger, Executive Director New York eHealth Collaborative to be the guest speaker on an international Webinar to look at:
‘eHealth business opportunities and things to consider when entering the USA market’
Dave’s current position has overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization promoting health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State.
This webinar is targeted to ambitious eHealth entrepreneurs who are interested in moving into the USA market and was held on July 7, at 2 PM CET.
Please find the recording of the webinar here: webinar (apologies for the bad recordings)
See the slides Dave used here: slidedeck
Dave Whitlinger, Execute Director, New York eHealth Collaborative
As Executive Director, Dave has overall responsibility for the New York eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization promoting health information technology that ensures fast, secure, accurate access to patient data across New York State. Previously, Dave served as the Director of Healthcare Device Standards and Interoperability for the Intel Corporation in its Digital Health Group, responsible for healthcare device interoperability strategies and standards development. He led a cross-industry consortium, the Continua Health Alliance, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem of interoperable, personal telehealth systems. He also served on the Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors for several years. Dave is the author of five research journal articles, four of which focused on breast cancer DNA analysis.
Private insurance companies have started reimbursing digital solutions. Is the last piece of the puzzle that will accelerate eHealth investments in Europe? An insurer and an investor discuss.
The GET Project is delighted to partner with the Innovations + Investments in Healthcare Summit on September 18th to present the 3rd edition of EC to VC. Part our GET Funded service, the event will allow 7 lucky SMEs looking for funding to present their solutions and investment plans in front of a room full of very active digital health investors. If you are an SME looking for investment, this event is for you so step up and contact [email protected] to apply for a pitch!
If you are a VC/investor and would like to attend this session as well as the rest of IIHC, please register here.
More about Innovations + Investment in Healthcare Summit
With its 6th edition taking place in Munich on September 17-20, IIHC is a leading European conference linking healthcare innovations to investments. The event attracts attendees ranging from C-Level executives of major corporations and VC firms to founders of the most exciting health care startups and promote an innovation ecosystem connecting established champions to new contenders. Check out the preliminary programme. And don't wait till it’s too lateThe IIHC has a tendency to sell out. Register now!
The GET Project has identified 250+ VCs and investors around the world that have already made investments in digital health or are seriously investigating the space. Check out or simply download the list here.
If you are an investor interested in digital health and would like to be included in this list, please contact Pascal Lardier at [email protected].
Download the whitepaper here.
Despite the huge and obvious potential of health apps to support patient self-care and reduce the drain on healthcare systems – their use has yet to move into mainstream medicine and public health programmes aimed at disease prevention. The lack of user involvement is one of the major reasons why health apps have failed to deliver thus far: what do patients and carers need in health apps - but are not getting? And how can developers respond and deliver better apps accordingly? These are the two key questions tackled in the latest analysis of the findings of a global survey and multi-stakeholder workshop, published today by PatientView, in conjunction with Health 2.0 and TICBioMed, co-ordinator of the EU-funded GET project.
The results, presented in a new white paper, What do patients and carers need in health apps - but are not getting?, analyse the views of 1,130 patient and carer groups worldwide. The needs and challenges raised were then discussed in a multi-stakeholder meeting held to help define concepts for new apps that address patient and carer unmet real needs.
Download the white paper here.
“As investors we all know that the business plan you see one day is going to be out-of-date very soon, most likely within three to six months anyway. So it's about having the confidence that the management team is going to be able to react accordingly and continue to build the company in a rapidly changing landscape.”
Beth Susanne has coached close to a thousands of startups on how to present to investors: “You have about 10 seconds for an investor to decide whether you're worthwhile to continue to listen to or not. You have to be clear about what you believe in but you also have to be coachable.”
There are many methods and approaches to supporting startup businesses, each with a powerful message and aim to support SMEs.
This guide is aimed at eHealth startups eager to enter the health and social care market with their product of service. It provides the startups with a 'foundation' for the future and skills to
kick-start your startup.
Find out more about the latest calls and programs to boost your (international) eHealth business. A listing of open calls and applications. Act now as some of them are closing soon!
Stop & Go
Stop & Go: 'Sustainable Technologies for Older People - Get Organised' is an EU funded Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions Pilot project.
Partners are delighted to invite you to participate in an Open Market consultation on Stop & Go's European Specification Template, to be used in procuring services work over €17 million and benefiting over 5000 people
Applications now open for New York Digital Accelerator
The program will support up to 10 early and growth-stage companies developing cutting-edge technology in care coordination, patient engagement, and workflow management for healthcare providers.
Selected companies will receive up to $100,000 investment plus
access to mentors from senior-level executives.
Application deadline: 18th May
eHealth Innovators: Opportunity to deploy and test your innovations
In partnership with the UK Government and Academic Health Science Networks, NHS England is inviting innovators globally to express interest in participating in their flagship testbeds initiative.
These sites will evaluate the real world impact of new technologies offering both better care and better value for taxpayers.
NHS Organisation Seeks Innovative Technologies
Closing Date: 8th May 2015
Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group is searching for companies (SMEs) with innovative technologies to improve patient care/ health or deliver outstanding services at a lower cost. This offers companies working in the medtech/ healthcare sectors the opportunity to secure funded evaluation of their innovations within an appropriate NHS setting.
mHealth solution sought for management of heart failure
EU projects Unwired Health has launched a market consultation in order to publish a tender aimed at generating a new mHealth solution for HF management.
The system must be secure, interoperable and consider the needs of patients and clinicians.
Join the ECHAlliance Health Mission to China, registration is now open.
The Health Mission includes attendance at the Digital Health Summit 2015 @ Mobile World
Congress Shanghai (an invitation only event).
The agenda so far....
Learn more about the cost and what is included in the Health Mission here.
Download the ECHAlliance Health Mission to China brochure here.
More information about the DHS2015 here.
Get support for business model development from digital health experts
Business model clinic to boost your eHealth business
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Auditori AXA Convention Centre, Sala Uno
Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Are you aiming to be among the top eHealth entrepreneurs and startups in Europe? The ‘Get on track’ business model clinic is targeted to ambitious eHealth entrepreneurs and early phase startups
who need a little help with an important question: how am I going to make money? Join the workshop and get valuable feedback from top experts in digital health.
At the event startups present their business idea to experienced digital health professionals. The panel of experts give feedback to each startup focusing on the business model and commercialization.
The panel of experts
More panelists to be confirmed
The business model clinic is organized in conjunction with Health 2.0 Europe 2015 conference in Barcelona. Business model clinic participants get the 50 % reduced rate off the already reduced rate for startups. Read more about the conference.
Business model clinic is free of charge and participation is possible without attending to the Health 2.0 conference. The number of participants is limited. Selection is based on the following info asked in the registration form: elevator pitch, description of the solution, team, business model.
Registration is open until May 8, 2015. Registration here.
The Business model clinic is part of the EU-funded GET-project delivering growth to eHealth business. www.get-ehealth.eu
Auditori AXA Convention Centre, Sala Uno
Av. Diagonal, 547, Barcelona, 08029, Spain
email: [email protected]
tel. +358 40 7350569
Join healthcare providers to solve their concrete problems with your digital health expertise and propose digital solutions to solve real-world Health challenges.
GET, FISTAR and Health 2.0 invite you to a Workshop on co-creating digital solutions for real-world Health problems at the Health 2.0 conference in Barcelona on May 18th.
Join healthcare providers to solve their concrete problems with your digital health expertise.
On this free of charge event you will spend a full day with healthcare providers, who will carefully explain their specific challenges and will work side-by-side with you to find potential solutions.
Among others, by participating you will:
Some of the challenges are:
For further information and registration, follow this link www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/get-inspired-tickets-16375768364
There is only space for a limited number of teams per challenge, so you have to register fast to ensure your slot.
Calling all digital health investors! On Monday 18th May, Health 2.0 and the GET Project want to host you as part of our mission to encourage networking and partnership between investment-ready SMEs and European/international financiers. Registration is complimentary but by invitation only. The event will include an Investors’ Forum Discussion on “Financing Digital Health in Europe – Criteria, Trends, Acceleration, and New Sources of Funding”, SME Success Stories, 10 rapid-fire SME presentations followed by a discussion with investors and lots of networking. If you are looking for investment, the GET Funded service at Health 2.0 Barcelona is for you. Check out our investors’ criteria here and if you qualify, contact [email protected].
If you are an investor and would like to receive your invitation to EC to VC, please simply fill out this very brief online form.
SMEs register here, but places are limited and a seat is not guaranteed until confirmed.
Venue: Luxexpo, 10, Circuit de la Foire Internationale, Luxembourg
Date: April 21, 2015
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: International Exhibition Centre Kipsala, Riga, Latvia
Date: May 11, 2015
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
These bootcamps are targeted to ambitious eHealth entrepreneurs and early phase start-ups.
At the end of this boot-camp the participants have:
For further information and registration, contact: Paul Pelsmaeker email: [email protected]
Would you like to connect with Digital Health talent to help you with your Health challenges?
The European project GET aims to connect unmet needs in Health with digital entrepreneurs and SMEs. The idea is to identify Health opportunities, difficulties or challenges within Healthcare organizations, and interact with digital talent to solve them.
On the 18th of May we are organizing an event to connect proposers of Health challenges with digital developers to jointly identify the best solutions. It will take place in Barcelona, as part of the Health 2.0 conference, one of the most relevant in the Digital Health sector.
Participate as a proposer
We are looking for Healthcare organizations (hospitals, Pharmaceutical, insurance companies) to propose their own Health challenge and participate at the event. This Get inspired initiative is completely free of charge, funded by the European Commission, and there is no obligation to establish a relationship with the organizers nor with the solvers after the event.
Do you have a Health challenge that can be solved with the use of digital technology?
TrialReach recently raised $13,5M in series B funding. Pablo says: “Think big: scalability is key. Forget about dry slides, tell a story. And be prepared: this is a
TrialReach is a marketplace that helps connect all the stakeholders in the clinical trial space in order to make it more efficient, accelerate it, and reduce the costs involved in running
those trials. This marketplace essentially is designed to connect the pharmaceutical companies and their researchers carrying out the clinical studies, with the patients that could potentially
benefit from the development of new treatments.
For the GET project Pascal Lardier interviewed Pablo Graivier, CEO of TrialReach.
The European Connected Health Alliance, in partnership with the China Connected Health Alliance, will be leading a Health Mission to Shanghai, China in July 2015.
The ECHAlliance Health Mission will take place alongside the Mobile World Congress Shanghai which runs from 15-17 July 2015 and at which CCHAlliance is the exclusive Digital Health Partner.
The ECHAlliance Mission will build on the 2014 agreement between the ECHAlliance and CCHAlliance designed to provide opportunities to enter the China market.
With the CCHAlliance team 'on the ground' in China having identified specific projects and opportunities, the mission will enable delegates to save time and money by having CCHAlliance guide and assist them in entering this massive market.
A special ECHAlliance/CCHAlliance event will be held on 14 July 2015 in Shanghai to focus on the Health Mission.
The Health Mission is open to all. We hope that you will consider joining us and register your interest.
More details will be available in the near future.
Workshop for Start Up SMEs seeking to do business in Health
Wednesday 25th March, 13:30 - 17:00 (no fee) Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge – Belfast N. Ireland
Applications are now open for SMEs wishing to participate in a workshop for Start Up SMEs seeking to do business in Health. The workshop is organised by the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem and EU GET project.
SME presenters will have an opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation on their ehealth solution, business plan and commercialization strategy to an audience of HSC organisations, Invest NI, VCs and Funders, large industry and local councils. SMEs will receive feedback and have an opportunity to network with an expert panel.
Support for SMEs with preparing their presentations will be available and details will be shared with SMEs soon.
We are delighted to announce the following expert panel members (more to be confirmed shortly):
• Sean Donaghy, Director of eHealth & External Collaboration, HSC Board
• Eddie Ritson, Director, Centre for Connected Health at HSCNI
• Prof William Scanlon, Director of Research, Queen’s University Belfast
• Steve Orr, Director, NISP Connect
• Hal Wilson, Techstart NI
• Jamie Andrews, Techstart NI
• Paul Carlin, R & D Manager, South Eastern HSC Trust
• Julien Venne, Strategic Advisor, ECHAlliance
• Jorge Gonzalez, Managing Director, TicBioMed (Spain)
• Ben Ramsey, Business Development Director, GGO Europe, GE Healthcare
• Malachy Gribben, Business Engagement Programme Manager, Craigavon Borough Council
• Peter Wilson, Assistant Director, HSC BSO Procurement and Logistics Service
• Belfast City Council – panelist TBC
• Belfast HSC Trust - panelist TBC
• Cisco - panelist TBC
We are pleased to announce an outline programme for the Workshop as follows:
13:40 The Size of the Prize: doing business in Health (upcoming opportunities in 2015/16)
13:55 Success story / Opportunity : Sharing experiences of doing business in Health
14:05 SME Presentations (5mins each SME)
15:00 Facilitated Panel feedback – Session 1 (SME gets panel feedback or visits Exhibitor stands)
15:30 Networking Break / Coffee
15:50 Facilitated Panel feedback – Session 2 (SME gets panel feedback or visits Exhibitor stands)
16:15 Open space - panellist matchmaking with SMES (SMEs visit panellists for more direct feedback)
16:45 Panellist Round up
Note that SME places will be limited. We will consider applications from Start Up SMEs and SMEs who are new to doing business in the Health sector. Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered. The closing date for applications is Friday 6th March. Successful SMEs will be contacted by Wednesday 11th March.
You are also welcome to join us at the NICH-ECO event on the morning of 25th March and enjoy the networking lunch beforehand.
MediSafe™ is an award-winning, data-driven Medication Management Platform - Designed to understand the personal causes of non-adherence and use this information in real time to create better
patient engagement and raise medication adherence. MediSafe™ helps reduce costs, and increases both the health and financial outcomes for everyone; patients and their families, pharmaceutical
companies, PBMs, health care providers and insurers.
MediSafe recently raised $6M in series A funding. Omri says: “Investors care about two things: the product market fit and the business model fit”
For the GET project Pascal Lardier interviewed Omri Shor, CEO of MediSafe.
Wednesday 25th March, 13:30 - 17:00 (no fee)
Ramada Hotel, Shaw’s Bridge – Belfast N. Ireland
Organised by the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem and EU GET project, this workshop is for you if you are a start-up SME interested in:
Note that there is no fee to attend but SME places will be limited. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered. The closing date for applications is Friday 6th March. Successful SMEs will be contacted by Wednesday 11th March. Complete a short Application Form here.
The EC to VC event is part of the GET Funded Service, designed to provide EU health SMEs looking for Series B or follow-up funding (typically between 0.5-2M€) with training, resources, and networking opportunities with investors at the European level.
The 1st edition on November 12th in London was a great success: 100 participants, over 30 key digital health investors, and 12 investment-ready SMEs presenting their solutions.
Join us in Barcelona for the 2nd edition of EC to VC: May 18, 2015! And if you qualify to be part of the GET Funded Service, why not apply to be one of the presenting companies?
For more information about the event, please contact [email protected]
HealthDataChallenges.com is home to the most comprehensive public database of health challenges from across the web. By promoting challenges, competitions, and hackathons online, they seek to foster the use of data to drive innovation that will ultimately transform health and healthcare.
Check the current challenges and updates in their website
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The GET project is delighted to be co-organizing a Medicines Optimisation Workshop to be held in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 25th March 2015. The workshop will be at a meeting of the ECHAlliance Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem, and will include keynote speakers, panels, speakers’ corner, roundtables and an exhibition area.
Medicines are the most common intervention in healthcare. The increasing population of older citizens, who often have several co-morbidities, necessitates the use of numerous medications. This in turn presents a range of challenges with regards to medicines optimisation. This event aims to explore what health professionals, pharmacists, patients and industry can do to combat this growing challenge.
The goals for this event are to:
This workshop is a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Connected Health Ecosystem and both Fill the Gap and GET Global, with SMEs having an opportunity to present their medicines optimisation (adherence, management) solutions and meet with procurers and buyers in this area. We are also keen to hear from you if you have a medicines optimisation challenge that you would like to present. Please indicate your interest in a presenting slot when you register to attend and we will be in touch.
Please only register if you are sure you will attend, places are limited.
The GET project is supporting the 2nd Health & Wellness @ Mobile World Congress, to be held in Barcelona, 3-4 March 2015. The agenda consists of keynote presentations by healthcare global leaders, interactive workshops and the showcase of innovative mobile and connected health technologies.
International speakers at the Health & Wellness @ MWC event are expected to include Orange, Globo Group, Tunstall, Healthways, Pfizer, Roche, China Mobile, Philips, Microsoft, IBM,
Telefonica, Samsung, Qualcomm Life, Adidas, Jawbone, Agamatrix, Validic, Catalan Government, Barcelona City Council and the European Commission.
The event will host over 30 SMEs from around the world displaying some of the most innovative mobile health & wellness solutions currently on the market. The SME Showcasing Innovation sessions will highlight the latest innovations such as health apps, web platforms, doctor-patient communication tools, vital sign sensors and wearable technologies that are transforming the health and wellness of citizens. SMEs will be presenting at the premier meeting place as part of Mobile World Congress 2015 where over 85,000 attendees are expected. The presentation slots at the Innovation Showcase have now been filled – check out the
participating SMEs here.
‘GET Global’ is delighted to be supporting this unrivalled opportunity for SMEs to gain exposure to an
international audience of potential buyers and partners, raise the profile of their health and wellness solutions, and secure key contacts in target markets across the globe. We hope you can join us at the event, where we will actively support you to make new connections as well as provide the opportunity
for you to:
SMEs engaged with the GET Project are eligble for the Event Partner discounted fee. Contact [email protected] if you would like the discount code.
Learn more or register at https://www.b2match.eu/echAlliance-HW2015-MWC
ECHAlliance provides first details for the 2nd Health and Wellness @ Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next 3-4 March
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) announced the first details of the 2nd Health and Wellness @ Mobile World Congress that will be held in Barcelona March 3-4, 2015. The conference programme will consist of keynote presentations by healthcare global leaders, interactive workshops and the showcase of innovative mobile and connected health technologies.
ECHAlliance will once again lead the Mobile Health vertical programme at Mobile World Congress taking place at Fira Gran Via, the premier meeting place for mobile professionals where over 85,000 attendees are expected.
“After the success of last year’s event, we will bring together policy makers, healthcare and mobile stakeholders and patients in order to raise awareness of the transformational potential of mobile technology for Health & Wellness”, said Brian O’Connor, Chair, ECHAlliance. “Our aim is to learn from international success examples and define a practical roadmap to overcome the challenges for real scale mobile health development”.
Latest innovations in the healthcare sector
The two day conference will host over 30+ SMEs from around the world displaying some of the most innovative mobile health & wellness solutions currently on the market. The Showcasing Innovation sessions will highlight the latest innovations such as health apps, web platforms, doctor-patient communication tools, vital sign sensors and wearable technologies that are transforming the health and wellness of citizens. For more information about the agenda visit: https://www.b2match.eu/echAlliance-HW2015-MWC/pages/showcase-innovation-agenda
Mobile health experts from around the World
Health authorities, health providers, executives of leading companies and academia from across the globe will share real experiences of innovative Health & Wellness solutions. The first speakers confirmed to deliver presentations at Health & Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015 include:
For more information, visit: https://www.b2match.eu/ECHAlliance-HW2015-MWC/pages/speaker
One global event, two venues
Health and Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015, with the support of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Golden Sponsor) and AAL Programme (Silver Sponsor) will have two venues this year.
First day sessions will be held at Mobile World Centre, in the centre of Barcelona. This agenda will be dedicated to interactive sessions and workshops and is supported by Mobile World Capital Barcelona, collaboration partner of the event.
The second day programme will be held in the heart of the Mobile World Congress at Fira Gran Via, Hall 8.0 Theatre District. The high level agenda will mainly focus on keynote talks by international leaders in the health and wellness sector.
Registration Now Open
Registration for Health and Wellness @ Mobile World Congress 2015 is now open. For more information on the event including details on registration, how to exhibit or sponsor, visit https://www.b2match.eu/ECHAlliance-HW2015-MWC
The next 27th January, the city of Murcia will welcome 30 innovative enterprises related to the eHealth field who will receive mentoring of the GET on Track service from the GET project during the bootcamp organised in the scope of FICHe Accelerator.
During the afternoon of the first day, 22 experts from eHealth companies and Health organisations, both public and private, with experience in the business model
definition and a deep knowledge of the Health sector -as well as information on how to involve and take advantage of the user experience-, will help the
SMEs to focus their business model according to the market expectations and perspective to facilitate the commercialization of the solutions.
Each company will have one to one coaching sessions of 40 minutes where the experts will offer feedback on their business model and will solve the participants' tricky
questions about their idea and how to transform it into a sustainable solution aligned with market demand.
All the coachers have a high level profile and they are experts in the field which will ensure the sessions will be very valuable to both parts. Experts on the eHealth business come from SMEs as well as CIOs from main private hospitals in the Region of Murcia. Experts on heathcare organisations come from the different areas of Murcia Regional Healthcare System including physicians, pharma reponsibles as well as the head of the ICT area.
The FICHe project challenges European SMEs and start-ups to develop innovative applications and businesses in the eHealth market using the FIWARE technology. 80 SMEs have started the challenge and in the next two months will have to submit their business model in order to enter the phase two of the accelerator program.
The Hacking Health Camp will promote the challenges from Fill the Gap to find solutions oriented to real demand
The second annual hackathon will take place in March, from Friday 20th evening to Sunday 22nd evening. Health professionals, developers and designers will create prototypes based on challenges submitted before the event and participants could choose any of the unmet needs identified by the GET project.
A challenge is a healthcare problem that could be resolved by a hardware or software digital solution or both. The topics for this hackathon could be: medical record, open data, care delivery, hospital-city link, mobile health, quantified-self, aging, patient empowerment, patient engagement.
This year, the identifd unmet needs in the Health space that can be solved with the use of technology from the GET service Fill the Gap, will be the starting point to those who decide to develope any of these challenges during the hackathon. That is, “market gaps” where seems there are not enough IT solutions and, therefore, can become business opportunities for eHealth entrepreneurs and companies
Visit their website to know more.
SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products that address unmet health needs, today launched the latest SBRI Healthcare competition which aims to accelerate development and NHS adoption of new technologies. In the second tranche of funding this year, a further £2.5 million is on offer to companies working in the priority healthcare areas; Brain Injury; Child and Adolescent Mental Health; Diabetic Foot Ulcers; Imaging; and Outpatient Services.
The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare works with leading healthcare players to identify priority areas where technology can be applied to address major healthcare challenges. The programme focuses on clearly identified NHS needs, bringing clinicians and business together at an early stage to harness the expertise of SMEs to develop effective solutions. Successful projects are fully funded through three phases of development – proof of concept, product development and delivery in the marketplace.
“The SBRI Healthcare is creating new jobs, helping to develop strong businesses and bringing new solutions to solve identified NHS challenges that aren’t currently being met,” commented Karen Livingstone, Director of SBRI Healthcare. “It is fantastic to see such promise at a relatively early stage in the development cycle of many of the new technologies. Early evaluation of this approach shows the products developed save lives and NHS resources and we look forward to seeing the fuller impact of the programme as more products reach the patient.”
The competition theme areas have been chosen in partnership with Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and supporting bodies, across England. For this programme these are; Brain Injury – North East & North Cumbria AHSN with Eastern AHSN and the Brain Injury Health Technology Cooperative; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – West of England and Imperial AHSNs; Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Knowledge Transfer Network with East Midlands AHSN; Imaging – UCL Partners AHSN with Cambridge University Health Partners; Outpatients Services – Yorkshire & Humber AHSN.
For information on the categories please visit the SBRI Healthcare homepage.
The competition closes on 09 December 2014, with winners announced in March 2015.
The EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing that took place on 22 September in Brussels was a huge success.
We had more than 180 attendees from 27 countries, 16 topics through the "Meet & Debate" tables, 25 short presentations in the Speakers' Corner and more than 200 matchmaking meetings.
We invite you to read a short summary of the event and feedback received and to share this with your colleagues as appropriate. As you can see, the dynamic format was welcomed by all and the number of profile views on the website has now exceeded 4,000+ so the impact of the event continues to grow. Read event summary in the document below.
Transforming Care & Accelerating Economies
Join global connected health innovators, public officials, patient groups, academics and entrepreneurs this fall at the 5th EU-US eHealth Marketplace and Conference, October 21-22 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
This exciting conference is inspired by the HHS(US) - EC(EU) Memorandum of Understanding on
Cooperation Surrounding Health Related Information and Communication Technologies, which encourages the development of
effective collaborations to deliver real and tangible benefits to citizens in Europe and the USA.
If you are a European SME interested in attending, please contact Damian O’Connor for more information [email protected]
We designed a new experience to collect unmet needs during the EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing that took place the 22nd september in Brussels as part of the European Commission event “Growing the Silver Economy in Europe”.
The focus of the EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on AHA was bringing together large industry, SMEs, policy makers, researchers, care professionals, service providers, buyers and consumers through formal and informal meetings.
The objective was to provide a platform for all stakeholders in connected health and AHA actors’ to meet, share best practices and develop effective collaborations leading to new projects and business opportunities. The event also provided a platform for the exchange of information between procurers and potential suppliers. Through the European project GET - Global e-Health Transforming Services, the event proposed sessions to:
A new way to collect needs was designed for the event, trying to involve attendees in the process and giving visibility to the project service: the unmet needs corner.
The corner was located in a central area, where the fluency of visitors was higher. When people got closed to the corner, they can touch the cards, pulling them out to read the content of each one. One person was always near the corner to explain the service and what we were collecting.
Most of people felt it was a really good idea and wanted to share their ideas with us.
Moderated by Charles Stacey, health tech lead at Inventages, the EC to VC session @ Health 2.0 Europe 2014 will start with an Investors' debate on "How do we make Europe the next best place for digital health investments?" and include short presentations from investment-ready SMEs participating in the GET Funded service of the GET Project.
This session is FREE, but by invitation only. If you are an investor interested in digital health and would like to receive an invitation, please contact [email protected].
If you are an EU SME looking for funding, please visit the GET Funded page to check if you qualify to join the EU-sponsored programme.
Mark your calendars!
Wednesday 12 November - 9:00 - 12:30
London @ the Mermaid Conference Center
Join us at this open, innovative event aimed at bringing together stakeholders from EIP action groups, reference sites, connected health ecosystems, SMEs, innovators, public officials, patient groups, academics, entrepreneurs and buyers.
The focus of the EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on AHA is bringing together large industry, SMEs, policy makers, researchers, care professionals, service providers, buyers and consumers through formal and informal meetings.
The objective is to provide a platform for all stakeholders in connected health and EIP AHA actors to meet, share best practices and develop effective collaborations leading to new projects and business opportunities. The event will provide a platform for the exchange of information between procurers and potential suppliers, and will support the internationalisation of SMEs and the identification of market opportunities.
Through the European project GET - Global e-Health Transforming Services, the event will propose sessions to support the internationalisation of European companies (GET Global service), and to identify eHealth market opportunities across Europe (Fill the Gap service)
The 'GET Global' service aims to support mature SMEs and entrepreneurs to access international markets by providing opportunities to meet potential foreign buyers and partners, as well as increasing their understanding of different markets
The EU Marketplace for eHealth & EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing will run on Monday 22 September, as a part of the "Growing the Silver Economy in Europe" event on Tuesday 23 September in Brussels.
Other relevant information
Julien Venne is available to answer your questions: [email protected] / mobile +34 625 233 416
A new national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare competition is being launched by NHS England in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to find innovative new products and services. The projects will be selected primarily on their potential value to the health service and on the improved outcomes delivered for patients.
The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors who will ultimately be capable of supplying the NHS with the resulting product or service on a commercial basis.
The competition will run in two phases:
Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers for each project will be selected by an open competition process and retain the intellectual property rights (IPR) generated from the project, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS.
This competition theme focuses on the challenge of improving Medicines Adherence and is jointly led by West of England AHSN and Wessex AHSN.
The competition opens on 19 May 2014. The deadline for applications is 12.00 hrs on 10 July 2014.
For more information on this competition, visit: www.sbrihealthcare.co.uk
For any enquiries e-mail: [email protected]
For more information about the SBRI programme, visit: www.innovateuk.org/SBRI
Bidders are invited to tender under the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) procedure for the provision of research and development services to seek solutions for a "Distributed European Community Individual Patient Healthcare Electronic Record" (DECIPHER).
DECIPHER PCP Project, funded under the European Commision 7th Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7), challenges the industry to develop mobile solutions that enables secure cross-border access to existing patient healthcare portals and efficient and safe medical care of mobile patients in EU member states. These solutions shall be of special interest in the management of patients with chronic diseases or unplanned care episodes.
The DECIPHER PCP Procedure shall be divided into different Phases, in such a way that the number of bidders shall decrease from one Phase to the next one to ensure selecting those that best address the technical challenge on which this PCP is based.
All procurement activities will be conducted by the Procuring Entity as single procuring entity. The Procuring Entity is the Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya (AQuAS), a public agency attached to the Health Department of the Regional Government of Catalonia (SPAIN).
The Procuring Entity is purchasing on behalf of three procuring authorities:
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Tea/ Coffee on arrival
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION TO GET
SUCCESS STORIES from SMEs who have successfully secured funding for their business or internationalised their products and services
INTRODUCTIONS TO EXPERT PANEL OF INVESTORS, INDUSTRY LEADERS & PURCHASERS
SME PRESENTATIONS – TO AUDIENCE & EXPERT PANEL
QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK TO SMEs
The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (MAICC), Hall MC 3.3.
How to register
There is NO CHARGE to attend the ‘GET Funded & International’ session on Monday 12th May. Registration is closed.
The agenda and speakers for the ‘GET Funded & International’ session will be updated regularly here.
Future calls for SMEs to apply for GET services are expected in 2014 and 2015. For more information on the GET project and future services, go to /
For the wider events of eHealth Forum, you can register at http://ehealth2014.org/registrations/
You can also find more details on the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly here
Applications are invited from SMEs across Europe to take part in ‘GET Funded & International’ at eHealth Forum in Athens, 12 – 14 May 2014.
Organised by the Greek Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 brings together a High-Level eHealth Experts’ Conference on European Priorities, the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA) – incorporating events and an exhibition, a meeting of the eHealth Network, the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly, and much more. The event will provide a unique forum for the exchange of experience, good practices innovation and mutual support.
The GET Funded & International session will be delivered as part of the EU’s GET project, Global eHealth Transforming services. The project aims to deliver high-impact services to eHealth SMEs and entrepreneurs in order to boost their growth and move them to the next level of competitiveness. The session at Athens will focus on two of the GET services: GET Funded and GET Global.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
· Present to an expert panel of investors, industry leaders and purchasers and receive feedback;
· Gain valuable insights into what international purchasers and investors are looking for;
· Hear success stories from SMEs who have successfully internationalised their products and services and secured investment;
· Attend an informal networking lunch with presenters, panellists, purchasers and investors; and
· Benefit from follow-up support activities after the ‘Get Funded & International’ session at Athens (e.g. for GET Global SMEs, two panel/SME teleconferences for feedback/guidance on plans for internationalisation and opportunities to attend other events).
Please see the preliminary programme for ‘Get Funded & International’ here. We will update this with speaker names as they are confirmed. All timings to be confirmed.
You can also attend the wider events of eHealth Forum 2014. The exciting programme includes plenary sessions, networking events, industry programme sessions and an extensive exhibition. Take the opportunity to spotlight you and your organisation by participating in the EU-US eHealth Business Marketplace, and benefit from pre-arranged matchmaking with potential partners, buyers, customers and investors (a small fee applies to attend wider events of eHealth Forum 2014, more details here).
Check out preliminary programme for eHealth Forum 2014 here: http://ehealth2014.org/
‘GET Funded & International’ Session
When? Half day session on Monday 12th May 2014, Athens, Greece
Who? Applications are invited from two specific groups of SMEs:
(1) SMEs who are looking for Series B (second round) funding, typically between € 0.5 and 2M, from international investors (GET Funded);
(2) Mature SMEs who have had success in their initial markets, with a proven business model, a solution ready to be exported, and the necessary resources (human and financial) and want to access international markets (GET Global).
Applications will be assessed against specific criteria. More information on the services and criteria is available here:
Please note that travel costs are not covered.
Note that there is no charge to attend the ‘GET Funded & International’session, although a small fee may apply to attend wider events of eHealth Forum 2014. More information on Registration fees here:
Please note that travel costs are not covered.
Please register your interest in participating in the ‘GET Funded & International’ session at eHealth Forum
in Athens here
We will then send you a short application form requesting more details on your business. The closing date for receipt of this information is Friday 4th April 2014. If shortlisted, you will be invited to take part in a short telephone interview (15 mins) in week commencing 7th or 14th April. Successful SMEs will be informed by Friday 18th April.
Over the course of four days, 24-27 February 2014, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host the world’s greatest mobile event.
As the mobile industry continues to diversify, how will the roles of the traditional and emerging members evolve and with what impact? In 2014, the Mobile World Congress Conference programme will examine the present and debate the future of the industry with in-depth analysis of the trends that are shaping it.
Running across the full length of the Mobile World Congress, the 2014 Conference programme will continue to be a central focus for the event, challenging and educating attendees whilst covering the latest technological developments, next-generation services and growth strategies.
From the keynote programme to topic-focused conference sessions, thought leaders from the most dynamic companies in the mobile industry will be represented during the event. Want to know what’s next for the mobile industry? Find out at Mobile World Congress 2014.
With the endorsement of the Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CONNECT of the European Commission, TICBioMed organizes the EU SME eHealth Competition. This initiative rewards the best eHealth solutions produced by European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Its objective is to support business success of SMEs by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital.
The eHealth Competition Final this year will take place on the 2nd of April 2014 in Nice (France), as a satellite event of the World of Health IT conference.
Are you interested?
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
The past 28th november the Emprendex, undertake with experts, was celebrated in Madrid as part of the eVIA 2013 Assembly.
Participants projects in each category (entrepreneurs and SMEs) had the opportunity to publicly present their project to subsequently receive expert feedback to enhance and improve their business. Three of them were awarded, two by the Bolt accelerator (MedWhat and Lazarus Project) and one with a mentoring program with Everis (@ clubdelpaseo). Congratulations to the three winners!
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Past november 27th, we celebrated Somos Pacientes 2013, a meeting with patient organizations in which they were able to address the challenges and opportunities in the present and may arise in the short and medium term for group of patients in Spain.
The Conference, organized by Farma Industria and Somos Pacientes , in collaboration with TICBioMed , took place at the BBVA Innovation Center in Madrid.
The program was divided into three parts:
In the video below you can see the streaming of the day , except for the workshops . From 5:03:20 you can see what the conclusions of the working groups were (in spanish).
Emprendex is an initiative organized by TICBioMed and eVIA that aims to give feedback to 8 Health ICT entrepreneurs on their business model. This event is part of the GET on track of the GET Project.
The event will take place the 28th november in Madrid. Each entrepreneur will make a public pitch for five minutes and after presentations, the audience will be divided into parallel sessions about 80 minutes. In these sessions, they will review the business model of each company, and the experts will question, contribute and give contacts to presenters.
Each session will be energized by two moderators (clinical and business), and will have a total of 8 experts of different profiles to provide multiple points of view.
After the feedback session, the moderators will wrap-up the conclusions and the next steps.
For more information, visit this link (in spanish): http://bit.ly/16SWLRQ