Wednesday, 15 November 2017 in Hall 15, Stand 15C24
(on stage of MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM)
For the 6th time, MEDICA 2017 will see the world's largest live competition for the best App-based Medical Mobile Solution for use in the daily routine of a patient, a doctor or in the hospital - the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2017 - hosted in the 7th session of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM on Wednesday, 15 November 2017.
From 15 May to 30 September 2017, developers from all over the world can submit their App-based Medical Mobile Solutions. These submissions will be pre-selected by a MEDICA Expert Team - a top-class jury (Pre-Screening Phase in week 40/2017; Online). Those 15 developers whose App-based Medical Mobile Solutions match best the submission criteria based on the jury's point of view, will qualify for the participation at the live pitch at MEDICA.
All App-based Medical Mobile Solutions which are nominated for the live event will be notified beginning of October 2017 accordingly. The pitch itself happens live on stage of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM in hall 15, on Wednesday, 15 Novemberfrom 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm during MEDICA runtime including a Get-Together.
Each team has 3 minutes to pitch their App-based Medical Mobile Solution. Another 2 minutes are reserved for the jury to place questions. After all 15 presentations the jury deliberates in the background. Finally the top 3 placements and the winner of the competition will be celebrated befittingly on site.
The most important reward certainly is the global awareness created at MEDICA as well as through MEDICA means.
In addition the solution ranked number 1 will be rewarded with EUR 2,000, the number 2 with EUR 1,000 and the number 3 with EUR 500.
In addition our partner SXSW grants two (2) 'SXSW 2018 Interactive badge registrations' worth USD 1,325 per pass to the winning team for accessing the cult event SXSW 2018 in March 2018 in Austin, TX (USA).
Our partner Startupboothcamp (SBC) Digital Health sponsors following vouchers for the top 3 places:
1st price winner gets one (1) exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during the next SBC Health program
2nd price winner gets a dinner with a SBC mentor in Berlin
3rd price winner gets one (1) hour of SBC Online Mentor Office Hours
Agenda of the 6th MEDICA App COMPETITION
(hosted in the 7th session of the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM)
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Moderation: Mark Wächter, Mobile Strategy Consultant MWC.mobi
03:00 - 03:05 p.m. Opening of the 6th MEDICA App COMPETITION Christian Grosser, Deputy Director MEDICA
03:05 - 03:15 p.m. The Promise of m-Health in Africa - Hope, Hype, or Hustle? Dr. Moka Lantum, MD, MS, CEO, MicroClinic Technologies
03:15 - 03:25 p.m. SXSW festival & MedTech - an inspiring fusion Mirko Whitfield, International Development SXSW EMEA & Asia
03:25 - 04:35 p.m. Live-Pitch of 15 App-based Medical Mobile Solutions 3 minutes pitch & 2 minutes Q&A each
04:35 - 04:50 p.m. Live Deliberation of Jury & Presentation of Decision Maren Lesche, Jury Captain MEDICA App COMPETITION
04:50 - 05:00 p.m. Award Ceremony Dr. med. Urs-Vito Albrecht, Group Leader PLRI MedAppLab, Hannover Medical School (MHH)
From 05:00 p.m. Reception & Drinks at US Pavilion in Hall 16 Welcome note by Joachim Schäfer, MD of Messe Düsseldorf
Criteria for the submission, the pre-selection and the final judgement of the jury are...
>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online
App-based Medical Mobile Solution for smartphones / tablets / smartwatches / AR or VR gears / drones
B2B / B2B2C solution targeting patients, doctors, hospital & medical team
App-based Medical Mobile Solution live in minimum one market until end of Q1 2018; not launched earlier than Q1 2015
submitted App-based Medical Mobile Solution must be operated with a Mobile-Software-Solution
per company only one (1) submission is possible
founders of the applying startup must retain some portion of ownership in the company to be eligible to participate
the company must not have raised over seven million EUR in funds from combined funding sources
>> during pre-screening phase for the submissions placed online and during live presentation on site
Functionality / intuitive UX/UI
Level of innovation / originality of solution
Level of problem solving / improving
Scalability / attractiveness of business model
Quality of documentation & team
Important: Excluded from the competition are pure B2C solutions with focus on diet tips, fitness or wellness. The MEDICA Expert Team reserves the right to suspend a presenter from the competition. The respective developer team will be informed accordingly. Compliance with 'Medical Device Directive' or 'FDA Approval' is not necessary. All presenting parties need to create an account on the submission and evaluation portal F6S.
Muthu Singaram CEO, Incubator Healthcare Technology Innovation Centre (HTIC) Indien Institute of Technology (ITT) Madras / Chennai, India
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann Co-Founder and Managing Partner Peppermint VenturePartners GmbH Berlin, Germany
Mirko Whitfield Head of Business Development EMEA & Asia SXSW Austin / Texas, USA
Tjaša Zajc Journalist Medicina danes Ljubljana, Slovenia
Maren Lesche (Jury-Captain)
Muthu Singaram ITTM, VibaZone
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann Peppermint Venture Partners
Mirko Whitfield SXSW EMEA & Asia
Tjaša Zajc Digital Health Journalist
Global Presenting Sponsor 2017
Grants4Apps (G4A) is a digital health crowdsourcing initiative. It provides financial support to start-ups for their software, hardware and technology projects which contribute to improve health outcomes or pharmaceutical processes. G4A consists of several different programs such as the G4A Accelerator, the G4A Dealmaker and globally spread co-working spaces. The G4A Accelerator offers dedicated office space for up to 5 digital health start-ups with concepts for innovative technology solutions to healthcare problems at the headquarters of the company’s pharmaceutical division in Berlin, and supports them in further advancing their products and business models. The Dealmaker is about facilitating partnerships and collaborations between Bayer AG and smaller innovative entities. With it, we want to give the opportunity to start-ups to boost their businesses by acquiring Bayer AG as a customer in the fields they need. In 2017, Bayer received more than 1,000 startup applications in total.