Open call for IT companies and healthcare professionals to co-create digital health solutions with inDemand Oulu
- Mar 12, 2018
‘inDemand’ is looking for European companies to co-create with healthcare professionals from Oulu Region in Finland
Get up to 30,000 €, co-create and test your digital health solution witha healthcare organisation and receive personalized business support. Apply before 28th May 2018!
inDemand is a new model where Healthcare organizations and companies co-create Digital Health solutions, with the economic support of public regional funds. This EU project is currently being developing in three pilot regions: Murcia (Spain), Paris (France) and Oulu (Finland). Why is this model innovative? inDemand applies at the same time demand-driven and co-creation approaches.
Oulu Region has launched its first call for companies interested in solving 4 challenges:
- resource planning for more efficient use of rooms,
- remote controlled mobile solution for hospital young clients,
- e-guidance and advice pass for breastfeeding, and
- e-services before and after an outpatient clinic appointment.
“The commitment to innovation of Oulu University Hospital shows that healthcare professionals are interested in co-creation. They have reported those challenges that could be solved with digital health solutions. Now it’s time for companies!”, explains Jorge González, coordinator of inDemand.
Companies awarded will:
- Co-develop and validate the solution within the SMS and its healthcare professionals.
- Receive funding up to 30,000 €.
- Business support to improve commercial and financial traction delivered by BusinessOulu.
- A first commercial reference to sell the solution elsewhere after the pilot.
- Intellectual Property
European companies interested in inDemand Oulu Region call should apply before 28th May 2018. The four challenges have been detected by Oulu University Hospital. The competitive call has been launched by the funding organisation, Council of Oulu Region.
Companies may also be interested in challenges from Murcia and Paris Region. Find all the information on the project website www.indemandhealth.eu.
inDemand model: digital solutions with a higher 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”, clarify 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 higher 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 an agile feedback and a better view of the needs”.
inDemand consortium is composed of 11 partners. The Healthcare organizations are SMS and FFIS in Murcia, RESAH in Paris Region and NOHD in Oulu. The public regional funders are INFO in Murcia, Paris Region Entreprises and Oulu Council. The business supporters are TICBioMed in Murcia, Medicen Paris Region and Business Oulu. The team is completed with Errin and Oulu University supporting the dissemination and the methodology implementation.
The inDemand project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No763735.
Find more information about inDemand on the webpage www.indemandhealth.eu.