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Participation requirements

Students category 

 Projects developed by Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Master students from national and international Universities and Institutes

Students interested in participating in the H-INNOVA - Health INNOVAtion Award® must apply individually or join a group of up to five members.

Candidates who have completed their bachelor, postgraduate or master’s degree in the academic year 2019/2020 may be accepted if the application includes a university/institute professor as supervisor;

Doctorates and researcher’s category

Projects developed by doctorates, doctorate students or researchers

Individual participation.

The requirements to participate in Doctorates and Researchers category are:

  • Have a PhD/Doctorate degree; or

  • Attend in the present academic year (2020/2021) a PhD/Doctorate program; or

  • Be a researcher in a University, Institute or Research Center;


Access to an integrated

Ecosystem of Innovation

Students category 

The winning team of the

will be awarded

5,000 EUR

(gross amount)

If he winning team develops their project under the supervision of one or more professor/

researcher they will be


2,500 EUR

(gross amount)

Doctorates and researcher’s category

The winning project will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

7,500 EUR

Comprised of: 


a monetary amount of

3,500  EUR


4,000 euros

 in dedicated mentoring hours from experienced professionals with expertise in business modelling, finance, business development and other relevant areas.

Themes of the projects


The projects to be developed should focus on strategic areas for health and healthcare, namely:

Prevision/scenario forecasting of macro models for public health – NEW TOPIC

  1.  Creation of a predictive, visual, metric and ecosystemic model that allows integrating and interpreting complex systems of resources and variables of an economic, geodemographic, energetic, mobility and communication nature, among others, in order to produce information and knowledge to support the management decisions and the efficient resolution of public health problems.

  2. Prevision models concerning resources requests in pandemic and disaster/crises events – NEW TOPIC

  3. Creation of a predictive, visual, metric and ecosystemic model that allows integrating and interpreting complex systems of resources and variables in the areas of health, civil and social protection, in order to create permanent and dynamic information, to support the management decision, in events of pandemic, disaster or crisis.

  4. Predictive Clinical Analytics;

  5. Predictive models in Healthcare – NEW TOPIC

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Business intelligence and medical devices innovation

  1. The Hospital of the Future;

  2. Energy and waste management optimization for hospitals in a sustainable perspective

  3. Hospital acquired infection prevention;

  4. Biotech;

  5. Artificial Intelligence for the Smart Hospital of the Future;

  6. Medtech and Pharmatech;

  7. Digital Health concerning Web-platforms, mHealth, Apps;

  8. Business Intelligence for Hospitals: data infrastructure, analytics and big data;

  9. Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to enhance the relationship between hospitals and patients;

  10. Telecare and remote patient monitoring systems.

  11. Privacy management and cybersecurity of clinical data

  12. Medical devices innovation concerning electronic devices, biomaterials, artificial organs, diagnostic, drug delivery devices, monitoring, rehabilitation;

  13. Artificial Intelligence (AI): applications for non-clinical support (Facility Services / Facility Management);


Outbreaks innovation

  1. Applications with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus or other virus outbreak;

  2. Development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle current and future coronavirus outbreaks; 


Focus in the patient

  1. Preventive Healthcare;

  2. Improve patient adherence with therapeutics;

  3. Home care – NEW TOPIC

  4. Improving communication between Healthcare Providers and patients – NEW TOPIC

  5. Healing architecture for better value in healthcare – NEW TOPIC


  1. Development of an app for H-INNOVA - Health INNOVAtion HUB

  2. Business plan for the internationalization of H-INNOVA – Health INNOVAtion HUB

  3. Development of a marketplace platform for health in scope of H-INNOVA – Health INNOVAtion HUB– Design process and how to configure the platform

  4. Empowerment of the Open Innovation platform in scope of H-INNOVA - Health INNOVAtion HUB.


Registration deadline: March 31st, 2021

Submission deadline of follow-up questionnaire: April 12th, 2021

Project Delivery deadline: June 15th, 2021

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