Health Innovation Challenge – English

Do you have what it takes to invent tomorrows’ health(care) innovations? Do you believe that technology can help people in their daily lives? Join the Health Innovation Challenge 2020 and get a chance at participating in the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal!

From problem to product in 24 hours! Between Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, you will have 24 hours to come up with a smart solution for a health(care) problem.  You will work in a team of four people. Each team will take on a set of predetermined challenges to help guide you through the process. Your team will have only 24 hours to develop a feasible technical solution or product! Support will be provided by coaches from the professional field and from THUAS. Also, a number of workshops will be offered. The approach and results of each team will be judged by a jury on, among other things, feasibility and innovation.

The Health Innovation Challenge will take place from Friday, March 6, 18:00, until Saturday, March 7, 18:00, and will be held in the Betafactory workshop in Delft. More information relating to this event will be announced in the coming weeks. The list of experts and jury members will be published on this page. Also, you can find additional information in theFAQ.

Who When Where

Who?

Are you an innovative thinker? Are you good at crafting smart solutions for complex problems? Are you up for a challenge? Take part in the Health Innovation Challenge 2020! We’ll work on developing an innovative solution for a health(care) problem. From idea to product in 24 hours! During these 24 hours, you’ll work together with your teammates on a series of smaller challenges. We will work in teams of 4 people. However, it is possible to register as an individual or with a smaller team. At the start of the evening the final team composition will be determined.

We appreciate it if you register as a multidisciplinary team consisting of students from different degree programmes, but this is not mandatory. Together with your team you’ll have a chance to be selected for the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal.

Registration is open for anyone aged 18 and over. (Take note however, only THUAS students are eligible to compete for a ticket to the European Innovation Academy) 

When?
March 6 & 7, 2020

Where?
Betafactory workshop
Rotterdamseweg 137
2628 AL Delft

Prizes

By participating, THUAS students have a chance to win a ticket for the European Innovation Academy with a value of €1899! The European Innovation Academy will take place in Cascais, Portugal and will be held from July 12, 2020 to July 31, 2020. More info about this event can be found on: http://inacademy.eu/portugal/

(Please note that travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the prize. The participants will have to pay these expenses themselves.)

Register

Do you want to join the challenge? You can either register as an individual or as a team. Please state your name, email, phone number, age and course programme. When registering as a team, also state the details of your team members! A team can consist of a maximum of four people. The only requirement is being aged 18 or above.

Do you want to join the challenge? Registration is open until Februari 21, 2020. Click here to register

Schedule

The program is still in development. For the present, the program looks as follows:

Friday, March 6

18:00 Doors open
18:30 Opening
19:00 Inspiration session by client
19:20 Brainstorming session
19:30 Creating teams
20:00 Start working on challenges

Saturday, March 7

07:00 Breakfast buffet
12:00 Ping time
15:00 Jury member arrive
15:30 Last 30 minutes
16:00 Stop working on challenges. Start pitches.
17:30 Jury deliberations
18:00 End

Jury

The jury will be announced soon.

FAQ

With these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) we try to give you answers to your most pressing questions.

  • Who can participate?
    Anyone enrolled in a degree programme at THUAS is eligible to compete for the prizes. The only requirement is that you are aged 18 or older
  • What size are the teams?
    We will work in teams of 4 people. However, it is possible to register as an individual or with a smaller team. At the start of the evening the final team composition will be determined.
  • What should I bring?
    All participants should bring a valid ID to be able to register and loan hardware.

    Of course, you can bring your own laptop and additional hardware that is not supplied by the organization.
  • What are the costs?
    Free! The event, food and activities are completely free.
  • Until when can I register?
    You have to register before Februari 21, 2020, using the registration form. When registering as a team, don’t forget to include the details of your team members. Click here to register.
  • Do you want more information?
    If you want more information, please contact Mirjam Zijderveld by e-mail: m.j.w.zijderveld@hhs.nl

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