inDemand is looking for 13 digital health companies to co-create with Healthcare professionals from Finland, Spain and France
Get up to 40,000 €, co-create and test your digital health solution with a Healthcare organisation and receive personalized business support
inDemand is a new model where Healthcare organizations and companies co-create Digital Health solutions, with the financial support of regional public funds. Why is this model innovative? inDemand applies at the same time demand-driven and co-creation approaches.
This EU project is currently being implemented in three pilot regions: Oulu (Finland), Murcia (Spain), and Paris (France). Each of these three regions has launched its second call for companies interested in solving concrete needs that have been previously identified by Healthcare providers.
Oulu Region es seeking for companies interested in solving 4 challenges for Oulu University Hospital. These challenges are related to smart application in patient screening for MRI-scans, Respiratory Rate Monitor, Smart Pain Manager, and orientation game for healthcare professionals and students. The deadline of this call is 16th April. [Oulu call]
Murcia Region is looking for companies to solve 4 challenges for Servicio Murciano de Salud, the regional health service provider. The unmet needs include the following: assistance in the search for diagnoses with suspicion of Professional Illness, a digital card for monitoring pregnancy and puerperium, support for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic wounds and a tool to help the management and monitoring of physical exercise prescribed for health. The deadline of this call is 23rd April. [Murcia call]
Paris Region open call is focused on 5 challenges detected by healthcare professionals from Foch Hospital, GHU PARIS and GCSMS 91. They are related to anonymization of patient data for research purpose, non-opposition collection electronic system, monitoring of multiple data during night for elderly people, non-invasive and easy to do undernourishment monitoring test, and a tool to improve the long-term monitoring of cancer patients. This last challenge has a financial support up to 60,000 €. The deadline for this call is 6th May. [Paris call]
Companies awarded will:
- Co-develop and validate the solution within Healthcare organizations.
- Receive funding up to 40,000 € in Oulu and Murcia and up to 60,000 € in Paris
- Benefit from business support to improve commercial and financial traction.
- A first commercial reference to sell the solution elsewhere after the pilot.
- Retain intellectual property.
*The co-creation must be done in the native language of the Healthcare provider.
inDemand model: digital solutions with a high success rate
“inDemand solves challenges identified by the customer -the Healthcare organizations-. That’s why we talk about a demand-driven model. This approach is going to increase the capacity of health entities to systematically identify and solve their needs while creating opportunities for private companies”, explains Jorge González.
About the added value of the co-creation process between Healthcare organizations and IT companies, González points out that “the expected results are digital solutions with high success rate -in terms of their application in practice/market uptake- because they have been developed side by side with the client. Thanks to co-creation, developers will have agile feedback and a better view of the needs.”
The inDemand project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No763735.