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. Therefore, Get in the Ring and Trauma Center Southwest Netherlands (SWN) are looking for innovative solutions to create a better flow of acute medical care in the region. Trauma center SWN wants to optimize the logistical process to ensure that the correct care is given by the right provider at the right time.

 

The trauma center Southwest Netherlands is responsible for the biggest trauma care region of the Netherlands. The center focuses on the coordination of acute medical care all other medical emergencies in the region. The care area of the center consists of 2.5 million inhabitants and 14 hospital locations.

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The Challenge

The trauma center coordinates all acute care that is provided by ambulances, general practitioners and 11 emergency rooms in the Southwest region of the Netherlands. All emergency calls for acute medical care are processed and the workload is divided amongst the care providers in the region. This is a complex logistical system, that experiences high fluctuations in demand which causes a constant pressure on the acute care system and her personnel. Think of solutions in the line of data/logistics, apps, artificial intelligence and communication solutions. The trauma center wants to improve its services in the following areas:

 

Information solutions

What are the waiting times at different emergency rooms in the region (accessible for patients, GPs and acute care providers), which care provider/institution should I make use of etc.

Patient empowerment

When and where do I need to go? Empowering patients to determine the urgency of their symptoms and make better decisions whether to use acute care or not, preventing unnecessary use of the acute care system

Logistics

(Data) Systems to divide the pressure on the acute care system more evenly, and in all make the trauma center more efficient

What's in it for you?

  • Pilot project to test your solution in care institutions with the Trauma Center

  • Access to network of Trauma Center SWN, including 11 emergency rooms

Additional Criteria

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.

21th September

Deadline application


Trauma centrum SWN will select the most innovative and promising companies they wish to work with.
12th October

Meetings


The selected startups will be invited to Rotterdam to talks business.
Deadline passed

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