H-INNOVA - Call for Projects
3rd editon 
2021/2022

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 Submission of Follow-up Questionnaire April 22nd
 Project Submission  June 24th
 

Final Project Synthesis  

Participation requirements

Students category 

 Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Master students from national and international Universities and Institutes that can include one more more professors as advisors (optional)

Groups can be composed of 1 to a maximum of 5 students of Graduation, Post-graduation or Master at universities or Institutes.

Groups can optionally invite one or more coordinating professors.

Candidates who have completed their bachelor, postgraduate or master’s degree in the academic years 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 can participate in the 3rd edition of H-INNOVA - Health INNOVAtion HUB.

Doctorates and researcher’s category

Doctorates, doctorate students or researchers

To participate in Doctorates and Researchers category you need to:

  • Have a PhD/Doctorate degree; or

  • Attend in the present academic year (2021/2022) a PhD/Doctorate program; or

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

Startups category

Startups that are developing innovative products / solutions with high potential of growth / internationalization

Candidates must have a Startup already formed:

  • Startups at different levels of development / TRL can apply to H-INNOVA – Call for projects if they focus health or healthcare areas;

  • Early stages startups are accepted but they need to have a clear market orientation and the vision to have a commercial product/service in a maximum time frame of 2 or 3 years.

Award

Access to the Ecosystem of Innovation

H-INNOVA

Students category

1st Prize

The winning team project 

will be awarded a prize of

5,500 EUR

(gross amount)

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

2,500  EUR

Which of 500 EUR will be paid after the creation of a Startup in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

and 

3,000 EUR

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

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

researcher they will be

awarded

1,000 EUR

(gross amount)

2nd Prize

The 2nd place team project 

will be awarded a prize of

2,500 EUR

(gross amount)

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

1,000  EUR

Which of 250 EUR will be paid after the creation of a Startup in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

and 

1,500 EUR

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

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

researcher they will be

awarded

750 EUR

(gross amount)

3rd Prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3rd place team project 

will be awarded a prize of

1,000 EUR

(gross amount)

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

Doctorates and researcher's category

1st Prize

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

7,000 EUR

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

2,000  EUR

Which of 500 EUR will be paid after the creation of a Startup in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

and 

5,000 EUR

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

2nd Prize

The 2nd place project will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

3,500 EUR

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

1,000  EUR

Which of 250 EUR will be paid after the creation of a Startup in the Autonomous Region of Madeira

and 

2,500 EUR

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

3rd Prize

 

 

 

 

The 3rd place project will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

1,000 EUR

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

Additional Prize

Additionally, if the TOP 5 finalist projects of the Student Category and the TOP 3 projects of the PhD and Researchers category create a Startup company in the Autonomous Region of Madeira within 6 months after the date of the Pitch Ceremony, it will be awarded an additional prize of €1,000 (one thousand euros), comprised of a monetary amount of €500 (five hundred euros) and €500 (five hundred euros) in dedicated mentoring hours from experienced professionals with expertise in business modelling, finance, business development and other relevant areas.

Startups category

1st Prize

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

6,500 EUR

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

1,500  EUR

and 

5,000 EUR

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

2nd Prize
 

The 2nd place startup will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

3,000 EUR

Comprised of: 

 

a monetary amount of

500  EUR

and 

2,500 EUR

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

3rd Prize

The 3rd place startup will be awarded a prize of an amount equivalent to

1,000 EUR

 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:

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

  1. The Hospital of the Future

  2. Sustainable Health Care Provision

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

  4. Hospital acquired infection prevention

  5. Biotech

  6. Artificial Intelligence for the Smart Hospital of the Future

  7. Medtech and Pharmatech

  8. Digital Health concerning Web-platforms, mHealth, Apps

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

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

  11. Telecare and remote patient monitoring systems

  12. Privacy management and cybersecurity of clinical data

  13. Cybersecurity solutions for hospitals

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

  15. Solutions to provide digital information to the user/patient and to their families during the medical appointment / medical treatment

  16. Solution to control the entry and exit of visitors, patients and health professionals in hospitals/clinics, including providing information about who is inside the facilities at any given time

  17. Add-ons to Integrated Health Systems Management digital platforms

  18. Innovative products, services, or solutions in the field of Health tourism

 

B. Outbreaks innovation

 19. Applications with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus or another virus outbreak

 

C. Focus in the patient

 20. Preventive Healthcare: Services or solutions

 21. Improve patient adherence with therapeutics

 22. Home care

 23. Improving communication between healthcare providers and patients

 24. Healing architecture for better value in healthcare

 

D. Provision and Predictive Models 

 25. Prevision/scenario forecasting of macro models for public health

 26. Prevision models concerning resources requests in pandemic and disaster/crises events

 27. Predictive Clinical Analytics

E. Cybersecurity & Data Protection in Healthcare

 

 28. Tools to ensure patient data protection

 29. Cyber security of medical devices

 30. Strategies to promote cyber awareness and cyber hygiene among hospital professionals

 31. Methods to improve security of data sharing between medical devices, IT systems and other healthcare applications/programs

 

F. H-INNOVA - Health INNOVAtion HUB

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

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

 

G. Business Plans and Digital Marketing Plans

 34. Marketing plan to promote health literacy in the general population or in a specific population group (senior population, less educated population…)

 35. Healthcare Digital Marketing Plan to engage patients in their own care journey in a proactive way

 36. Business plan to promote and development of health tourism

 

H. Mental health & wellbeing

 37. Innovative solution(s) or approach(s) for the treatment or relief of symptoms of mental health disorders

 38. Innovative solution(s) or approach(s) that allow families to provide better support to mental health patients

 39.Project related with promotion of good mental health & wellbeing in companies, hospitals, etc.

 40. Development of a solution to periodically evaluate the mental health status of healthcare professionals (questionnaire versus interpretation of signs/images), that would allow the Occupational Health Service to act in cases of alert

 41. Innovative approach or methodology to document the stress of healthcare professionals in their daily lives considering different aspects in a standardized way in order to promote a better quality of life of these professionals, increasing the service provided to the patient

Deadlines 

2nd Semester

Registration deadline: April 15th 2022

Submission deadline of follow-up questionnaire: April 22nd, 2022

Project Delivery deadline: June 24th, 2022

Main phases

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