19 July 2016

ETC Innovation Competition

ETC Innovation Competition

The European Telemedicine Conference 2016 (ETC) will be part of the Norwegian Innovation Week (EHiN-IW) in Oslo and the ETC Innovation Competition will take place on this occasion. The Competition is a showground for new solutions and technology in the field of health care, an international contest focusing on new innovative ideas in the field of E-health and telemedicine.

The competition has two categories, Young Innovators and Start-ups and the solutions presented for the competition can be anything in the field of: homecare and telemedicine tools, patient empowerment and communication, health information support systems, administrative support systems, teaching solutions and solutions for treatment and care. All participants must be less than 30 years old at 1st November 2016 and they can send an application describing their innovative ideas (deadline 20 September 2016). The ETC Innovation Committee will evaluate the applications and select the best three in each category. The participants selected will be invited to Oslo on 15 November to pitch their idea in front of the professional jury and audience at a session on the European Telemedicine Conference. The winners in each category will win a travel to the WoHIT Conference Exhibition in Barcelona the 21 and 22 November 2016 to present their winning concept for an international crowd at a plenary session.

This competition gives the possibility to young people to propose and share innovative ideas on current and global challenges such as technology and health. The wieners of the last year’s ETC Innovation Competition, Rokoko Care, said: ““Young Innovators Competition boosted our confidence”. After last year’s victory, Rokoko Care has doubled their number of employees and established a subdivision of the business based on their award-winning product. Rokoko won with a motion capture suit that allows treating children with autism through animation. “Children with autism open up and communicate with animated characters in a way that they cannot do facing people. The motion capture suit makes possible to transfer human movements to animated characters in real-time”, says Jakob Balslev, Founder and CEO in Rokoko Care. The therapist puts on the suit and interacts with the child as an animated character through a video conference. Since this can be done online, the child can stay at home in a comforting environment while meeting with his animated therapist.

See criteria for participation and application in European Telemedicine Conference Innovation Competition 2016 Rules and regulations or click here for further information.