Health Innovation Challenge

The Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) is an initiative of the Rotterdam Municipality to stimulate care innovation in the Rotterdam region. Startups, SMEs and healthcare institutions are challenged to collaboratively find solutions to health challenges. Maasstad hospital Rotterdam, with support of Get in the Ring, is looking for innovative solutions to empower and educate patients and their caregiver/ companions through creating new experiences during their stay in the hospital.

 

The Maasstad hospital is a top clinical teaching hospital that aims to improve the quality of life for its patients. The hospital is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a city with a culturally diverse population with over 170 nationalities, and offers several types of specialized care. With 600 beds and over 450k patients per year, the hospital is an important care provider in the region. Since June 2017 is Maasstad Hospital a member of the Santeon network of collaborating top clinical teaching hospitals.

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The challenge

Patient-centeredness is one of the core values of Maasstad hospital. Currently there are a lot of different situations where patients or their caregivers spend time in the hospital. They could be admitted or waiting before or in between consultations, treatments or additional investigations. For example during recovery from surgery or in the acute care department. Each of these moments represents an opportunity to empower patients with insights, to prepare them for the care they will receive, to educate them on Maasstad specific topics and services, to improve health, to provide an opportunity for feedback, or simply entertain them so they feel less stressed or bored. This Challenge is focused on the triple E: Experience, Empowerment and Education. This approach is in line with the hospital’s Value Based Healthcare strategy.

What's in it for you?

  • Pilot project to test your solution with the Maasstad Hospital

We are looking for solutions in the line of

(but not limited to)

  • ER/AR/VR

  • Social/community tech or apps

  • Education tech or gamification

  • New service business models

Additional Criteria

Your company should

  • have a working prototype or demonstrator;

  • be able to launch a finished product within the next 6 months;

  • be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands;

  • be able to implement the solution in a hospital setting with all its limitations and requirements;

The Health Innovation Challenge

The Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) is an initiative of the Rotterdam municipality to stimulate care innovation in the Rotterdam region. Startups, SMEs and healthcare institutions are challenged to collaboratively find solutions to health challenges. The most innovative and promoting startups will start a pilot with either Erasmus Medical Center, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Trauma Center SWN or Maasstad Hospital. HIC is a collaboration between the Municipality of Rotterdam, Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship (ECE), Stichting Maatschappij & Onderneming (SMO) and the Get in the Ring Foundation.

21th September

Deadline applications


The Maasstad Hospital will select the most innovative and promising companies they wish to work with.
12th October

Meetings


After the deadline, selected startups will be invited to Rotterdam to talk business. The best startup(s) will be awarded with a pilot project.
Deadline passed

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