Open call for companies 2019 – Paris Region

Feb 06, 2019

inDemand is looking for European companies to solve 5 challenges identified by healthcare professionals from GHU Paris, GCSMS 91 or FOCH Hospital in Paris (France).

Deadline: 6th May 2019

If awarded, you will:

  • Co-develop and validate the solution within the GHU Paris, GCSMS 91 or FOCH Hospital and GIP RESAH.
  • Receive funding up to 60.000€ [40.000€ for Challenges 1 to 4 and 60.000€ for Challenge 5, completed with a maximum funding of 60,000€ from FOCH hospital].
  • Business support to improve commercial and financial traction delivered by Medicen.
  • Intellectual Property is yours, except in challenge 5.
  • A first commercial reference to sell the solution elsewhere after the pilot.

Competitive call at a glance:

  • The funding organisation, Paris Region Entreprises, has launched a competitive call to select one IT company for each challenge.
  • Economic support: The maximum grant for this first call is 60% of the eligible costs, with a maximum of 60.000 € per beneficiary [40.000€ for Challenges 1 to 4 and 60.000€ for Challenge 5, completed with a maximum funding of 60,000€ from FOCH hospital].
  • Eligible costs are:
    • Personnel costs, including seconded personal and external intellectual services
    • Overheads (25% of the personnel costs).
  • Application deadline: 6th May  2019
  • Who can apply? Any Small and Medium Enterprise (consortiums not allowed) headquartered in the European Union. Besides, the following countries can also apply: Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia.
  • Language: Application forms can only be filled in English. Working language during the co-creation will be in French.
  • Evaluation criteria: Excellence, fit with the inDemand challenge, potential impact, work-plan viability, team experience and business sustainability.



What are the challenges to tackle in Paris Region?

Challenge 1: Anonymization of patient data for research purpose (ANONYMOUS – GHU PARIS)

In the era of big data and advances in data analysis, the collection and storage of this data for exploitation and possible publication seems essential in order to produce and develop scientific knowledge in research. However, there is always a risk of re-identification. The qualification of anonymous data represents a real challenge, insofar as it constitutes either a legal obligation (open data), that is to say a tool for compliance with the protection of personal data.

This situation leads us to a process of protecting the use of personal data in a context of growing computerization of the processing of patient records. Our goal is to set up a reference methodology with an industrializable solution to guarantee anonymisation while respecting the laws of privacy of patients.

→READ MORE (pdf)←


Challenge 2: Non-opposition collection electronic system (ARNO – GHU PARIS)

As part of creating a health data warehouse, we want to set up a circuit to collect the non-objection of patients. Today, it is difficult to collect non-objection (paper form) on a massive scale and to ensure that the choice of anonymity of patients to not be included in the database is respected. In addition, patients wishing to consult anonymously, as well as those who are under legal guardianship and tutorship must automatically be excluded from the warehouse.

→READ MORE (pdf)←


Challenge 3: Elderly people – Monitoring of multiple data during night (MATCO – GCSMS 91)

Retirement care homes for the dependent elderly are in most cases the last places where people live. It is therefore legitimate to consider palliative care in these facilities. Palliative care in retirement care homes is not only a legal obligation but is also a quality approach. It is in the spirit of wanting to improve the care of the elderly at the end of life and to provide them with quality care that this Challenge should be perceived.

This challenge is for having a solution allowing the monitoring of the vital parameters, sleep and the movements of the resident, but with a reading in the resident’s room. This is a connected solution for sleep-wake cycles, movement, as well as the heart rate and temperature. An alarm is triggered if there is no prolonged movement. These data would make it possible to know and anticipate possible complications of the decubitus (supine position), such as a possible infection or the appearance of bedsores. It would also make it possible to better define the use of sleeping pills with an understanding of the sleep-wake cycles.

→READ MORE (pdf)←


Challenge 4: Elderly people – non-invasive and easy to do undernourishment monitoring test (A3D – GCSMS 91)

Malnutrition in retirement care homes for the dependent elderly are major public health issues. It leads to longer periods of hospitalisation, increased risks of nosocomial infection, falls, fractures or dependency, immune deficiencies, depression and worsening of chronic diseases, etc.

This challenge is to simplify screening for malnutrition. Currently, it consists of taking blood samples from the elderly. These are invasive acts involving frail people with behavioural problems. The nurses sometimes have difficulties collecting samples because of the poor quality of the venous network and the person’s agitation. We are sometimes obliged to have two people hold down the residents. It is a hardship for both the staff and the elderly residents. We sometimes get involved in involuntary abuse. The solution must make it possible to eliminate all the difficulties related to screening, and to simplify it as much as possible. It must make it possible to screen and monitor any resident profile.

→READ MORE (pdf)←


Challenge 5: Improve the long-term monitoring of cancer patients (ONCO – FOCH Hospital)

This Challenge aims to improve the management of cancer patients as early as the announcement phase, in particular by better coordination between the city and the hospital and more regular monitoring of patients, thus avoiding critical complications managed in emergencies. It has been shown that there is a real lack of information from the patient on the part of the health professionals of the city and the evaluation of care practices/paths. The challenge of the project is to improve oncology patient support outside the hospital and discharged from hospitalization by:

– the creation, reinforcement or optimization of the city-hospital link,

– home care assistance for patients, patient and family support,

– optimising the re-hospitalisation of monitored patients without going through the emergency department,

– strengthening multi-disciplinary and multi-professional work in the context of home and hospital support and care.

→READ MORE (pdf)←


*Some new specifications have been updated in this challenge by 9th February. Please, check the information. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

NB: For this Challenge 5, unlike other challenges, the SME funded within inDemand project will not be the unique owner of the technologies created within this ONCO project. FOCH Hospital complete the European funding (maximum 60,000€) with specific funding of maximum 60,000€. Furthermore, FOCH Hospital medical and nurse teams have developed an algorithm to help make the decision about the patient care. Thus, FOCH Hospital must have a long-term return on invest: it can be through owning IPR or through any other proposition to be made by the Solver, that will be considered adequate by FOCH Hospital.

I’m interested! Tell me more about the process

This call is launched in the framework of the EU project inDemand. There are a number of official documents to be considered and it’s important for you to read all of them carefully before applying.

Find below a brief description of what you will find in each document. Note there are 5 links to documents to be downloaded.


Guide for applicants contains the basic information needed to guide you in preparing a proposal for the first inDemand Open Call and becoming a Sub-Grantee of the inDemand Project. It gives instruction on how to structure your proposal, how to submit it, and the criteria on which it will be evaluated as well as the way the selected projects will be managed.


The Application Form describes the information requested to SMEs from the beneficiaries of the inDemand Open Call, against which, they will be evaluated and selected.  


The Declaration of Honour is the declaration made by the company as a statement on oath  


The Sub Grant Agreement model contains the basic information for the contract signature to provision of financial resources from inDemand to a third party (the SME). It must be signed by the SME to receive the grant. The funds received by the Sub-Grantee are owned by the European Commission. The Contractor is merely the holder and manager of the funds.


The Co-creation and Business Support Services handbook contains the basic information on the co-creation and business support services that will be provided by inDemand


If you have any questions, CHECK OUR FAQs.

If you can’t find the answer, please FILL THIS FORM.

* Please, note you need to register F6S to submit your proposal


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