The Health Innovation Challenge (HIC) is an initiative of the Rotterdam Municipality to develop Rotterdam as the national hotspot for healthcare innovation. Startups, SMEs and healthcare institutions are challenged to collaboratively find solution to health challenges. As part of the HIC, Erasmus MC and DermaHaven are working with Get in the Ring and looking for innovative connection platforms and solutions in the field of machine learning and data analysis that provide insights in the referral process of family physician (huisarts/GP) to specialists, and supports the learning ecosystem in the field of dermatology.

 

As a continuation of the dermatologic department of the former Havenziekenhuis, DermaHaven is an independent dermatological clinic and a 100% subsidiary company of the Erasmus Medical Center. The hospital is located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a city with a culturally diverse population of over 170 nationalities, and offers several types of specialized care. DermaHaven contains specialisation in the field of general dermatology, skin cancer, inflammatory diseases including hidradinitis suppurativa, and tropical diseases.

 

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THE CHALLENGE

At DermaHaven innovation and learning go hand in hand. With the *TrackCura project, DermaHaven aims to develop a closed feedback loop and subsequent learning & development model for dermatology. Subsequently, various other disciplines can be supported in a similar way. Through feedback and training, the quality of the care chain increases, resulting in more trust in the first line which ultimately leads to increased quality of care in the total chain. This leads to a faster and better quality of care and life of the client and sensible and economical care. The TrackCura project fits well with the goal of valorization of Erasmus MC care innovations. In addition, TrackCura can also be used for other departments in the future.

*Because of confidentiality issues we are not able to publicly share all information relating to TrackCura. However, if you are interested in this challenge we will have a personal briefing with you to share all the relevant information.

Within this Challenge, DermaHaven and Erasmus MC are looking for startups with solutions to analyse data regarding dermatological treatment in the family practice, also called the first line medicine. Based on this data, the goal is to provide the GP insights in their clinical performance, and consequently educate them to improve.

 

Platform to connect GP and specialists

Platforms that focus on connection, engagement and e-learning.

Data analysis tools for the backend of the platform

Solutions in the field of Big Data, Artificial intelligence and Machine learning as well as imaging equipment tools, and diagnoses tooling to implement in the platform. All should be customized to fit the project.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

  • Pilot contract to test your solution within DermaHaven and Erasmus MC

  • Access to the regional network of the South West of the Netherlands, which represents the highest population density of The Netherlands, with a total of 3.5 million inhabitants.

  • Media exposure

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA

  • Have a working prototype or demonstrator

  • Be able to launch a finished product or service 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 develop Rotterdam as the national hotspot for healthcare innovation. 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 DermaHaven and Erasmus Medical Center, Sportbedrijf Rotterdam, Enver or Kinderplein Medical Center. HIC is a collaboration between the Municipality of Rotterdam, Get in the Ring and the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship.

TIMELINE

OCTOBER 24TH

APPLICATION DEADLINE


The deadline for applications is October 24th.
NOVEMBER 1ST

ANNOUNCEMENT SEELECTED STARTUPS


The announcement of the selected startups will be done in the first week of November.
NOVEMBER 15TH

HEALTH INNOVATION DAY


Selected startups wil be invited for one-on-one business meetings on the 15th of November in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
DECEMBER

PILOT PHASE


The most relevant startup(s) will enter into the pilot phase from December onwards.
Deadline passed

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