Open to all types of participants with projects no older than2 years, the eHealth Awards is a springboard forinnovation in the healthcare technology sector. This year, the eHealth Awards have been revisitedto offer project proposers increased and unparalleled visibility in front of the press and the main players, decision makers and investors of the sector.
This competition is open to all actors having a project in e-health: healthcare institutions and professionals, patients and caregiver associations, social protection workers, businesses in the technology and healthcare sector, and researchers, teachers and students … at international level.
The eHealth Awards support and reward the development of solutions and applications in the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for Health. The objective of these Awards is to encourage innovation, and favor the integration of ICT in the world of healthcare, as well as the autonomy of patients, among the largest number of professionals and businesses. They promote a growing sector: eHealth.
“Project” means any technological or service solution under study or that was placed on the market from January 2017.
Be careful, there is no category as in previous years.
Enhance your project’s credibility
Expose your solution to a jury of professionals, gain in credibility and share this recognition with your customers.
Be spotted by investors and partners
The Awards is a unique opportunity to capture the attention of the investors and decision makers of the public and private sectors who will be there.
It is a development accelerator for your project.
Attract media interest
The eHealth Awards play a role of lever and accelerator for the winning projects which benefit from a unique showcase. Take advantage of the benefits of multiple partnerships with the media and influencers in the sector and of the strong presence on the social networks of the @UnivEsante account which is in the e-influencers’ Top 20.
To be eligible, the 2019 eHealth Awards competitor must propose a project that imperatively fulfills the following criterion: use or development of ICT solutions, focused on healthcare and/or prevention of dependence. “Project” means any technological or service solution under study or that was placed on the market from January 2017.
At the time of preselection by the jury, a score will be attributed to each application on the basis of the following four evaluation criteria: a score of 0 to 5 will be allocated for each of these criteria (5 being the highest score):
Criterion 1 – Identification of the need and knowledge of the market
The submission must specify which target issue has been identified, its impact and its consequences with regard to public health, and the stakeholders and solutions that are already in place to deal with it.
Criterion 2 – Value proposition and description of the innovation
The submission must specify the benefits that your innovation brings in comparison with the competition as well as the value that is perceived by the users, whether they are patients, healthcare professionals, caregivers, researchers, . . . An exact description of the innovative solution must be provided in this section in order to clearly demonstrate your differentiation. You should also provide here any patents and/or certifications already obtained or pending.
Criterion 3 – Business model and market access strategy
The submission must specify the key steps (past, present and future) for the development of the innovative solution. It must demonstrate the economic viability of the project through a clear presentation of the business model. Plausible projections for the company in 3 years must also be provided with regard to market share, revenue and human resources. This section must also include a realistic plan for distribution of the innovation in the target market.
Criterion 4 – Entrepreneurial capacity
Your submission must describe the team working on the project, specifying your in-house skills, how they work together and the overall coherence to make the project a success. Similarly, any external partnerships and their impact on the solution and strategy must be described in this section.
After the deadline for the receipt of applications, midnight on April 18, 2019, the jury members will preselect the finalists.
The 12 selected finalists will be informed by telephone, email and postal mail no later than May 21, 2019 and will be invited to attend to present their entry in person on July 2, 2019 in a public plenary session.
At the end of this first oral, the jury members will select the 6 projects according to the selection criteria indicated in chapter 5 of the rules.
These 6 super-finalists will reach a final jury on July 3, 2019, at the end of which will be the podium of the winners.
PowerPoint presentations must be sent to the organizers by 5:00 pm on June 14, 2019 at the latest. They will not be transmitted or used except during the period of the presentation.
The organizers reserve the right to communicate, from May 21, 2019, on finalists, on the basis of the non-confidential summary of the project submitted in the application form.
The 12 selected finalists will be invited to come and present their application submission at the oral on Tuesday July 2nd 2019. The 6 super-finalists will be invited to make a second presentation in more detail on July 3rd 2019. These two sessions will take place in front of the jury in a public plenary session at the ISIS School of Engineering (Information Technology and Information Systems for Healthcare) – University Campus – rue Firmin Oulès – 81100 Castres – France.
The physical presence of the selected applicants is mandatory on July 2nd and 3rd 2019 for the public presentation of the projects.
For the presentation of July 2nd:
There will be 5 minutes of oral presentation and 5 minutes of questions and answers with the jury in a room equipped with a video projector and an Internet connection.
PowerPoint presentations (which must respect the format provided by the organizers) must be sent to the organizers at the very latest by 5 p.m. Friday June 14th 2019; they will not be published or used outside the time of the presentation.
For the presentation of July 3rd:
There will be 10 minutes of oral presentation and 10 minutes of questions and answers with the jury in a room equipped with a video projector and an Internet connection.
The format of the presentations will be less restrictive and will allow short videos to be added in addition to the PowerPoint content already used. In order to anticipate for these technical aspects, the additional items appearing in this second presentation must be sent to the organizers at the very latest by 5 p.m. Friday June 14th 2019.
The co-organizers reserve the right to communicate information about the finalists, based on the non-confidential overview of the project provided in the application submission, starting from May 21st 2019.
On the evening of Wednesday July 3rd 2019, as part of the 2019 edition of the eHealth Summer University, the 2019 eHealth Award winners will be showcased and presented with their Awards and associated money prizes.
• The best project will win the Grand Prize of 6,000 euros.
• The second winning project will receive 3,000 euros.
• The third winning project will receive 1,500 euros.
In addition, all 12 finalists selected by the jury will benefit from enhanced visibility on all of the communication media created for the 2019 eHealth Summer University, before, during and after the event:
– 2 passes for the 2 days of the 2019 eHealth Summer University
– Exposure on the finalists’ corner in the startup village for the 2 days
– Press releases
– Social networks of the event
– Publicity in the booklet and in the programme
– email campaign
– Website of the event
– eHealth WebTV
The eHealth Awards will be presented during the eHealth Summer University at the end of the day on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the ISIS School of Engineering – rue Firmin Oulès – 81100 Castres, France.
The physical presence of preselected finalists is mandatory on July 2 and 3, 2019 for the public presentation of preselected projects. Likewise their presence is mandatory on July 3th to receive the Awards. In the event of winners being absent at the awards ceremony, the jury reserves the right to give said award to the candidate arriving in 2nd position.
The application forms can be downloaded on the www.universite-esante.com website. The completed application form should be sent by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, before April 18, 2019 midnight.
For any further information, please contact: Yann Peter, Business Innovation Manager, +33(0)5 63 73 51 09
April 18, 2019 at midnight: Deadline to submit application form
Weeks 17 to 20: Review of the application form projects and preselection of finalists
May 21, 2019: Finalists announced
July 2, 2019: Oral presentation by the 12 finalists and jury deliberations and selection of the 6 super-finalists
July 3, 2019: Oral presentation by the 6 super finalists and jury deliberations and award ceremony
“In addition to the awards competition and the fact of being an award winner – A WONDERFUL RECOGNITION BY OUR PEERS, the eHealth Summer University was an opportunity for us to enjoy stimulating encounters with industrial stakeholders, healthcare experts, journalists, other startups, students and investors, in a rich and varied, friendly ecosystem. It allowed us to open new doors and accelerate the development of Meersens. We went there with reservations and came away with enthusiasm – a special mention for the discussions at table!!!”
“Participating in the eHealth Awards was a wonderful springboard for COVIRTUA Healthcare – we gained wide visibility thanks to our award and it opened the doors of a number of healthcare establishments. Congratulations to Castres-Mazamet Technopole for their choice of speakers, the quality of the organisation, and the media coverage of the eHealth Universities.”