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AI, DNA sequencing, blockchain, data tsunami in healthcare, and more

…these are all topics of this years’ accompanying program of the MEDICA APP COMPETITION, taking place on November 14th 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the CONNECTED HEALTH FORUM in Hall 15 of the MEDICA WORLD FORUM FOR MEDICINE in Düsseldorf.

We will start with a general overview of how mobile, IoT, data, AI & robotics are transforming healthcare, thoughts on innovation in healthcare, AI, and blockchain, we will touch upon the future of medication management and more, before hearing pitches of pre-selected healthcare startups.

Do you have a mobile healthcare solution you would like to present? See the rules and application details for the MEDICA APP COMPETITION 2018 HERE.  (Or go to the original MEDICA APP COMPETITION WEBSITE with last years winners and jury members HERE. )

Full program:

moderated by Mark Wächter, Mobile Strategy Consultant

When: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 13:00 h to 18:00 h

Where: MEDICA Exhibition Centre, hall 15 / stand 15C24

13:00 h – 13:05 h Future for Health: How mobile, IoT, data, AI & robotics transform healthcare (Mark Wächter, FTR4H Chief Evangelist)

13:05 h – 13:20 h Making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation (Peter Vorländer, Innovation Lead Germany, Philips HealthWorks)

13:20 h – 13:35 h Sequencing – The new power in fighting serious diseases with big data (Dr. Fang Chen, Director of R&D Center, MGI)

12:35 h – 13:45 h The AI revolution in medicine (Agnieszka Walorska, CEO, Creative Construction Heroes / BVDW Lab AI & Health)

13:45 h – 14:00 h How blockchain is impacting healthcare (Tjaša Zajc, Business Developer, and Healthcare Communications Manager, Iryo)

14:00 h – 14:15 h Manage the digital health data tsunami (Elena Poughia, MD at Dataconomy Media and Data Natives Founder)

14:15 h –14:30 h Medication management into the future (Lea Dias, Healthcare & Robotics Expert)

14:30 h – 14:40 h Beyond the pond: The promise of mHealth in Africa (Dr. Moka Lantum, MD, MS, CEO MicroClinic Technologies)

14:40 h – 14:50 h Beyond the pond: The health InsurTech revolution in China (Sebastien Gaudin, CEO & Co-Founder, The Care Voice)

14:50 h – 15:00 h FTR4H @ SXSW 2019 festival – an inspiring fusion (Tom Mitchell, President & CEO, Messe Düsseldorf North-America Mirko Whitfield, International Development SXSW EMEA & Asia)

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7th MEDICA App COMPETITION (#7MAC)

15:00 h – 15:05 h Welcome & introduction 7th MEDICA App COMPETITION (Christian Grosser, Deputy Director MEDICA, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)

15:05 h – 15:25 h Panel discussion: Global status in medical mobile solutions

Lars Buch, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Digital Health
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, Managing Partner, Peppermint Venture Partners
Moderator: Muthu Singaram, CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator & Founder, VibaZone

15:25 h – 15:35 h Bayer #G4A: Hacking corporate culture through start-up collaboration (Oliver Gassner, Head of Digital Health Intelligence EMEA, Bayer)

15:35 h – 15:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Rules, prices & 7MAC starting grid (Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)

15:40 h – 16:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Live-pitch of 10 medical applications

3 minutes pitch & 2 minutes Q&A each

16:40 h – 16:55 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Deliberation of jury & announcement of TOP 3 apps (Muthu Singaram, Jury Captain MEDICA App COMPETITION)

16:55 h – 17:00 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Award ceremony (Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)

17:00 h – 18:00 h Drinks reception & celebration of the MAC winners

Apply to the 7th MEDICA App COMPETITION!

A solution to a problem is worth little without execution and adoption. But even before that the idea you might have needs validation and support. If you’re working in the digital health space, MEDICA App Competition is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.

“Winning the competition brought us tremendous benefits regarding recognition, branding and finding new partners,” says Moka Lantum, serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Sagitarix Ltd, private health technology, and concierge medicines distribution company, which design iSikcure app – last year’s winner of the MEDICA App Competition.

MEDICA App competition for digital health startups is running 7th year in a row this year. Applications can be submitted until September 30th, 2018.

APPLY HERE and don’t forget to read the evaluation criteria before finalizing the application.

In essence, you are eligible to apply if you have a medical app for smartphones / tablets / smartwatches / AR or VR gears / drones. Solution that are NOT eligible are pure B2C solutions with focus on diet tips, fitness or wellness.

Read the full rules here.

AWARDS

  1. RECOGNITION: The most essential reward indeed is the global awareness created at MEDICA as well as through MEDICA means.
  2. MONEY: 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.
  3. GRANTS AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS:
    Our partner SXSW grants two (2) ‘SXSW 2019 Interactive badge registrations’ worth USD 1,325 per pass to the winning team for accessing the cult event in March 2019 in Austin, TX (USA).
    Our partner Startupboothcamp (SBC) Digital Health sponsors following vouchers for the top 3 places:
    – 1st prize winner gets one (1) exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during the next SBC Health Program 2019.
    – 2nd prize winner gets dinner with a SBC Mentor in Berlin
    – 3rd prize winner gets one (1) hour of SBC Online Mentor Office Hours

Find all the information on the original website of the competition, where you can also find jury members, rules, last year’s winners and participants. Also, check the full accompanying program at the Connected health stage here.

The winners of the MEDICA App COMPETITION 2017 (#6MAC17): 1. iSikCure, 2. Air Smart Spirometer, 3. Kaia.