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AI & mHealth Challenge 2024: Innovation in health and technology

26/06/2024

GooApps, having participated multiple times in app development contests within the health sector, such as the Hackathon event organized by the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid, and even having served as judges in some editions, has now organized its own event. This event is designed to integrate technology and health in a collaborative and highly specialized environment.

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 is a pioneering call that will bring together healthcare professionals, the pharmaceutical industry, and technology experts to address and solve the challenges of the public health system in Spain. This event, which will take place throughout October 2024 with three online sessions and a final in-person event in Gijón, aims to improve the quality of care and the efficiency of the healthcare system through innovative technological solutions.

The importance of this event lies in its ability to bring together various actors from the health and technology sectors in a single event. Here, projects will be explored and developed with a strong focus on integrating artificial intelligence (AI), virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), and mHealth technologies. These tools have the potential to make diagnosis and treatment more efficient and personalized, as well as open new dimensions and possibilities in medical care.

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 presents a unique opportunity for participants to collaborate in creating a technological innovation ecosystem in health. The event, which will culminate in a final day at the Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón, will witness the brightest minds in the sector coming together to shape the future of public health in Spain.

What is the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024?

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The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 is a pioneering event organized by GooApps that aims to bring together professionals from the healthcare sector, the pharmaceutical industry, and technology experts to tackle and solve current and future public health challenges in Spain. The main objective of this event is to identify problems within the health system that can be resolved through innovative and simple technological solutions, promoting the creation of a collaborative and innovative ecosystem. Unlike other events, the themes of the challenges to be addressed are completely open, allowing healthcare professionals to propose any type of challenge they believe requires a technological solution.

The event will take place throughout October 2024, with three online sessions on the 3rd, 10th, and 17th, and will culminate in an in-person session on October 31st at the Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón. During this month, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate in various stages, from the selection of challenges to the formation of teams and prototype development.

Goals of the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024

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Identification of problems

One of the main objectives of the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 is to identify and address critical issues within the public health system. This event offers healthcare professionals the opportunity to present the challenges they encounter in their daily work, from optimizing clinical processes to improving resource management. Through collaboration with technology experts, AI specialists, and mHealth experts, technological solutions will be developed to effectively and practically address these challenges.

During the problem identification process, priority will be given to those challenges that have the greatest impact on the quality of healthcare. Data collection and the experience of healthcare professionals will be essential to define and frame these problems, ensuring that the proposed solutions are relevant and applicable in the real-world context.

  • Optimization of clinical processes: Improving efficiency in resource and process management within health centers.
  • Treatment adherence: Developing solutions that help patients correctly follow their medical treatments.
  • Patient monitoring: Implementing technologies for continuous and remote monitoring of patients, especially those with chronic illnesses.

Promotion of collaboration

A fundamental aspect of the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 is cross-sector collaboration. This event provides a unique platform for healthcare professionals, technology experts, and the pharmaceutical industry to work together in creating technological solutions that leverage the knowledge of these three sectors. The goal is to foster this collaboration to drive innovation and technological development in the health sector, ensuring that the developed solutions are practical, effective, and aligned with the real needs of the healthcare system.

  • Knowledge exchange: Professionals from different areas can share their experiences and knowledge, enriching the process of developing technological solutions.
  • Synergies between sectors: Collaboration between different sectors allows for the strengths and unique capabilities of each to be utilized, generating more robust and comprehensive solutions.
  • Positive impact on public health: By working together, participants can create solutions that address individual problems and have a positive impact on improving public health in general.

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 aims to develop new technological solutions and foster an environment of continuous collaboration and learning that benefits the entire health ecosystem. The combination of technological innovation and cross-sector collaboration ensures that the developed solutions are innovative, viable, and effective in clinical practice.

Boosting innovation

During the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024, special emphasis will be placed on exploring how artificial intelligence (AI), virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), and mHealth technologies can improve treatment, diagnosis, and management in the public health sector. These technologies, in addition to enabling the development of more efficient and personalized solutions, also open up new possibilities in medical care.

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI has the potential to transform the healthcare sector by analyzing large volumes of data to improve clinical decision-making, personalize treatments, and predict disease outbreaks.
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality (VR/AR): These technologies can be used to train healthcare professionals, simulate medical procedures, and enhance patient rehabilitation through immersive experiences.
  • mHealth: Mobile health applications enable patients to proactively manage their health, monitor chronic conditions, and communicate effectively with their healthcare providers.

Business opportunities

In addition to driving innovation, the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 focuses on creating investment and funding opportunities for innovative projects. The event provides a platform for startups, researchers, and tech companies to present their ideas to potential investors and business partners. This focus on business development helps turn promising ideas into tangible realities, facilitating access to financial and market resources necessary to scale up innovations.

The business opportunities that arise from this event benefit both the developers of the solutions and the healthcare industry as a whole. Funding and commercial support enable technological innovations to be implemented more rapidly, improving the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

  • Presentation of ideas: A platform for startups and tech companies to showcase their innovations to potential investors.
  • Access to funding: Opportunities to secure funding for the development and scaling of innovative projects.
  • Strategic collaborations: The possibility of establishing partnerships with major companies in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 aims not only to develop advanced technologies but also to foster an environment of continuous collaboration and learning that benefits the entire health ecosystem. The combination of technological innovation and cross-sector collaboration ensures that the developed solutions are innovative, viable, and effective in clinical practice.

Event process

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Registration and project selection

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 begins with a registration and project selection process. Healthcare professionals interested in participating can submit their challenges, highlighting specific issues encountered in their daily practice. This is an opportunity to present real situations that require innovative solutions, leveraging technology to improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

  • Deadline for challenge submissions: August 31, 2024.
  • Announcement of finalist projects: September 19, 2024.

Once all registrations have been collected, an expert jury will evaluate and select the projects that best align with the event’s objectives and have the greatest potential impact. The finalist projects will be announced on September 19, 2024, marking the start of the next phase of the process.

Team formation

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GooApps development team

After the selection of the finalist projects, multidisciplinary teams will be formed. These teams will consist of healthcare professionals, technology experts, and mentors assigned by the organization. The goal of creating these teams is to combine diverse perspectives and skills to address the challenges comprehensively. The mentors, including technology experts and healthcare professionals, will provide guidance and support throughout the development process.

  • Assignment of mentors: Mentors will be assigned to the finalist projects to offer their expertise and knowledge.
  • Multidisciplinary teams: The teams will be composed of technology experts, healthcare professionals, and industry specialists.
  • Team formation date: To be communicated before October.

Development and prototyping

The online work sessions will take place on October 3, 10, and 17, 2024. During these sessions, teams will collaborate virtually to develop and refine their solutions. This approach allows the participation of experts from various geographical locations, fostering a flexible work dynamic. Each session will be structured to maximize productivity and the exchange of ideas.

  • Dates of online sessions: October 3, 10, and 17, 2024.
  • Objective of the sessions: Conceptualize innovative technological solutions, paired with a business plan.

Final presentation

The in-person event will be held on October 31, 2024, at the Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón. During this day, teams will have the opportunity to present their projects to an expert jury. This final presentation serves as a platform to showcase the progress made, receive feedback from experts, and compete for the event’s prize. The evaluation will be based on the innovation, feasibility, and potential impact of the proposed solutions.

  • Date of in-person event: October 31, 2024.
  • Location: Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón.
  • Activity: Presentation of projects to an expert jury.

Recognitions and benefits

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Awards

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 focuses on creating innovative technological solutions while also recognizing and rewarding the effort and creativity of the participants. Therefore, the winning team will receive a prize of €3,000 and an in-kind award for the development of the minimum viable product (MVP) of their project. The MVP funding will allow the winners to advance in the implementation of their solution, facilitating its market entry and adoption in the healthcare system.

  • Main prize: €3.000 for the winning team.
  • MVP funding: In-kind award for developing the minimum viable product.

Visibility

Participating in the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 offers teams a unique opportunity to gain visibility in front of an audience of over 50 healthcare professionals and technology experts. This event is an ideal platform to showcase the innovation and talent of the participants, positioning them as leaders in the digital health field. The visibility gained during the event can open doors to new collaborations, business opportunities, and additional funding. Teams will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from healthcare institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and other key sector players, establishing networks that can be crucial for the future success of their projects.

  • Professional audience: Over 50 healthcare professionals and technology experts.
  • Networking opportunities: Interaction with representatives from institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

Some of the professionals who will act as speakers, judges, and mentors are as follows:

Speakers

  • Fabio Uribe – MPL XR Company
  • Isaac Cano – Healthcircuit
  • Lourdes González – Fundación Once
  • Lucho Domínguez – Interactius

Judges

  • Fabio Uribe – MPL XR Company
  • Isaac Cano – Healthcircuit
  • Lourdes González – Fundación Once
  • Lucho Domínguez – Interactius
  • Marta González González – Gijón Impulsa
  • Esteban Gómez Suárez – Codepa

Mentors

  • Jaume Sánchez – 3dthinks
  • Lourdes González – Fundación Once
  • Tomás Modroño – Interactarius
  • Fabio Uribe – MPL XR Company
  • Marta González González – Gijón Impulsa
  • Esteban Gómez Suárez – Codepa

Collaborators and sponsors

Partner entities

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 features the participation of various renowned partner entities in the health and technology sectors. Among them are prominent healthcare and educational institutions that contribute their expertise and knowledge to the event. These collaborations will provide a solid foundation of support and resources for the participants. The partner entities include hospitals, universities, and research organizations, each contributing their specialized experience and knowledge to enrich the event.

Some of the confirmed participating entities are:

These entities will support the event with their prestige and resources, while also actively participating in the mentoring and evaluation of the projects, ensuring that the developed solutions are practical and applicable to the healthcare system’s needs.

Sponsorship opportunities

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 offers various sponsorship opportunities for companies and organizations that wish to support innovation in the healthcare sector. Being a sponsor of this event not only provides prominent visibility to a specialized audience but also aligns companies with a tangible commitment to improving the healthcare system.

  • General event sponsorship: Maximum visibility with the logo on all promotional materials and the opportunity to speak at the opening ceremony.
  • Sponsorship of the first economic prize (€3.000): Recognition as a driver of innovation, with the prize presentation and mention in press releases.
  • Sponsorship of the MVP technological development: Opportunity to participate in the development process and be recognized as a key facilitator of the event.

Each level of sponsorship offers specific benefits, from presence in marketing materials to direct participation in the event’s activities. The support of sponsors is essential to facilitate the development of innovative solutions that can transform the healthcare sector, contributing to both the success of the event and technological advancements in healthcare.

How to participate

Challenge registration

Challenge registration is open until August 31, 2024. Professionals can submit their cases, describing the issues they encounter and how they believe technology can offer solutions. This is a crucial stage, as the registered challenges will serve as the basis for solution development during the event.

To register, participants must complete this form detailing their challenge and providing relevant information about its context and the difficulties it presents. This information will enable technology and health experts to better understand the problems and develop more effective solutions.

Team formation and development

Once the finalist projects are selected, multidisciplinary teams will be formed. These teams will consist of mentors, including technology experts and healthcare professionals, who will provide continuous guidance and support. This interdisciplinary collaboration will be key to effectively and comprehensively addressing the challenges.

The online work sessions will take place on October 3, 10, and 17, 2024. During these sessions, the teams will collaborate virtually to develop and refine their solutions. Each session will be structured to maximize productivity and the exchange of ideas, allowing teams to advance in the development of their prototypes.

  • Dates of online sessions: October 3, 10, and 17, 2024.
  • Objective of the sessions: Develop and prototype advanced technological solutions.

Final presentation

The in-person event will be held on October 31, 2024, at the Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón. During this day, teams will have the opportunity to present their projects to an expert jury. This final presentation serves as a platform to showcase the progress made, receive feedback, and compete for the event’s prize. The evaluation will be based on the innovation, feasibility, and potential impact of the proposed solutions.

  • Date of in-person event: October 31, 2024.
  • Location: Milla del Conocimiento Margarita Salas in Gijón.
  • Activity: Presentation of projects to an expert jury.

Conclusion

The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 stands as a platform for innovation and technological development in the health sector in Spain. This event aims to promote the creation of innovative and practical solutions by fostering close collaboration among healthcare professionals, technology experts, and the pharmaceutical industry. GooApps, as the event organizer, reaffirms its commitment to improving public health through technology.

The registration of challenges and the subsequent selection of projects ensure that the developed solutions address real health system problems that require solutions. The AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 aims to be a new milestone in GooApps’ journey and a valuable contribution to the health sector. The combination of technological innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and a focus on solving practical problems positions this event as a benchmark in creating an ecosystem of technology applied to health.

Next steps

GooApps invites all healthcare professionals, technology experts, and pharmaceutical industry representatives to join this exciting initiative. Register now and be part of the change that will transform the future of healthcare. For more information about the event, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit the official AI & mHealth Challenge 2024 website.

Additional details

Contact

For more information on how to collaborate or register for the AI & mHealth Challenge 2024, interested organizations and professionals can contact Beatriz Gómez from GooApps at hello@gooapps.net or call +34 656 828 020.

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GooApps development team

With over 15 years of experience, GooApps is a leading agency in developing people-centered technology, transforming the health, sports, and wellness sectors through innovative solutions that improve lives. We believe in the power of collaboration to drive innovation and progress. At GooApps, we create apps by and for people, ensuring that every solution is designed with a focus on usability and a positive impact on health and well-being.

 

 

 

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