The Rotterdam municipality aims to improve the health of its population by increasing daily exercises. We are looking for solutions that will make the inhabitants of Rotterdam incorporate exercise on a daily basis without actively noticing it. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, going to work by bike or foot instead of by car or public transport, getting of your tram a stop early to walk the remaining part or encouraging standing or walking instead of sitting at your desk or in a waiting area.
Do you have a solutions in the line of reward programs, creative stimuli and nudging, environmental solutions or wearable tech? This Challenge is for you!
What's in it for you?
Pilot project to test your solution with the Rotterdam manicipality
Documentary about your solution on ‘Open Rotterdam’, a local public broadcasting channel
Your company should
have a working prototype or demonstrator;
be able to launch a finished product within the next 6 months;
execute the pilot project in the Netherlands.
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.
The municipality will select the most innovative and promising companies they wish to work with.
Selected startups will be invited to Rotterdam to talk business