Join Us In Creating A Global Impact In Healthcare

TIP is a leading program to create global impactful technologies and innovations, shaping the future of pioneers.

TIP Healthcare is a platform that brings together entrepreneurs and global leaders to create impactful innovations and technologies that will shape the future of the world’s healthcare practice.

24 inventors received awards in TIP Healthcare 2018. This year’s monetary and in-kind awards are promising to be even bigger. Apply now to turn your invention or idea into a marketable product and create a global impact.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE – SEPTEMBER 16th, 2019

25Days 09Hours 47Minutes 54Seconds

CHALLENGES

Join one of the biggest healthcare award competition in the Mena region.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Enhance the independence of people with disabilities through assistive technology, processes, and devices that can be used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with hearing impairment, visual impairment, physical handicaps, or intellectual disabilities.

USING BIG DATA

Transform health care through big data by analyzing, mapping, managing, reducing, planning, and generating results and value out of an extreme volume and variety of information at high velocity and veracity. Analytical innovators in healthcare should adapt this sophisticated approach to analytics, with a focus on using prediction and prescription to yield granular models by leveraging big data.

CHILD OBESITY

End childhood obesity attributed to genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors through preconception and pregnancy care, attention to early childhood diet, and promoting physical activity and the intake of healthy foods for school-age children.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for monetary and in-kind awards, you should meet the following criteria:

  1. An individual, an organization or a startup anywhere in the world.
  2. Innovative idea or technology that addresses the challenges.
  3. Review the TIP HEALTHCARE courses to complete your application.

TIP Healthcare is composed of three categories. You should choose the one that appeals to you and your aims:

  1. Patent: Protect your intellectual property.
  2. Proof of concept: Develop your proof of concept into a working prototype.
  3. Startup: Turn your invention into a marketable product.

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. It provides the patent owner with the right to decide how – or whether – the invention can be used by others.

The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Technology-Based.
  2. It has to be Inventive.
  3. It has to be a novel.
  4. It has to be healthcare and health-tech related.
  5. It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods Invention that may lead to a violation of the public order or morals. Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games Applications that are not augmented applications

Any global participant, commercial organization, academic institution and government organization with a healthcare innovative: You need to provide evidence of:

  1. Ownership of the healthcare project.
  2. Prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus.
  3. The right to commercialize the project.
  4. The right to disclose information in respect of the project.

The participant with ideas that are not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may include:

  1. Lack of novelty.
  2. Obviousness.
  3. Lack of industrial applicability.
  4. Cannot be patented.

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your project on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

If you are a startup you should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. An innovative healthcare & health-tech idea.
  2. A technology-based company.
  3. It is preferably established in the market between 1-2 years.
  4. Has obtained a patent or run a POC.

A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention. It provides the patent owner with the right to decide how – or whether – the invention can be used by others.

The idea should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. Technology-Based.
  2. It has to be Inventive.
  3. It has to be a novel.
  4. It has to be healthcare and health-tech related.
  5. It has not been disclosed to the public.

Subject Matters which aren’t patentable are Plant varieties, animal species, biological methods of producing plants and animals Diagnostic methods, treatments and surgical operations needed for humans and animals Scientific and mathematical principles discoveries and methods Invention that may lead to a violation of the public order or morals. Guides, rules or methods followed to conduct business or perform mental activities or play games Applications that are not augmented applications

Any global participant, commercial organization, academic institution and government organization with a healthcare innovative: You need to provide evidence of:

  1. Ownership of the healthcare project.
  2. Prototype in Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage of 5 or higher is a plus.
  3. The right to commercialize the project.
  4. The right to disclose information in respect of the project.

The participant with ideas that are not patentable may apply for a proof concept. These ideas may include:

  1. Lack of novelty.
  2. Obviousness.
  3. Lack of industrial applicability.
  4. Cannot be patented.

You should also proceed with a proof of concept if you already have a patent and want to turn your project on paper into a tangible, usable device, concept or technology.

If you are a startup you should fulfill the following criteria:

  1. An innovative healthcare & health-tech idea.
  2. A technology-based company.
  3. It is preferably established in the market between 1-2 years.
  4. Has obtained a patent or run a POC.

TIMELINE

  • Open Application

    January 2019

    Sign up and start your journey

  • Application Training

    June 2019 until 31st of July 2019

    Watch short videos to help you with your application.

  • Close Application

    16th of September 2019

    Registration closes and applications reviewing process starts.

  • Final List

    July 2019 until September 2019

    Good Luck!

  • Award List

    October 2019

    Winners are selected.

  • Deal Day

    November 2019

    Showcase your product to investors and potentially secure funding for your product or idea.

  • TIP Summit

    November 2019

    A big award gala bash to celebrate the awards and your participation in it!  Get your winner’s speech ready!

LAST YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS

9

Healthcare Challenges

34

Countries

1,185

Participants

990

Training Courses Completed

110

Technology Assessment

700

Ceremony Visitors
24
Local & International Winners

FAQ

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY?

No, there is no fee to apply, and it only takes approximately 40-45 minutes to complete the application.

IS IT SAFE TO DISCLOSE SENSITIVE INFORMATION?

Yes, all information disclosed will be treated as confidential and will be an integral part of the patent registration process within Takamul program in the department of economic development – Abu Dhabi the leading IP support program in the UAE since 2011.

WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?

Official applications will open on the end of January 2019, with a final deadline 31st of July 2019.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?

TIP Healthcare provides participants with customized and efficient learning opportunities. Most competitions simply judge your concept without helping you learn from the experience. The participants in TIP Healthcare receive feedback not only directly related to patents, proof of concepts and startup registrations, but also an opportunity to get formally introduced to a broad network of healthcare professionals and to establish themselves in an emerging TIP movement.

DO I NEED AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS TO COMPETE?

No, you can be in the ideation or operation phase.

IS TIP Healthcare Awards ONLY OPEN TO CERTAIN INDUSTRIES OR IDEAS?

All ideas will be considered as long as they contribute to the 3 challenges below:

  1. Enhance independence for people of determination (people with disabilities) through assistive technology
  2. Transform healthcare big data into insightful analytics
  3. Innovative methods and technologies that address child obesity.

IS THERE A MINIMUM OR MAXIMUM NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS REQUIRED?

No, you can compete individually or as part of a team with as many members as necessary.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF I MADE IT TO THE NEXT STEP? WILL I BE NOTIFIED IF I DO NOT ADVANCE?

All submissions receive notifications of their outcome. The chosen participants to proceed to the next step receive specific instructions to proceed.

DOES THE COMPETITION TAKE INTO ACCOUNT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS?

The scope of the challenge doesn’t include an R&D track, however if R&D has already been conducted and the innovation is at the patent, proof of concept or startup stage – then you are welcome to participate in any of the relevant tracks.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PATENT, POC OR START-UP APPLICATION?

Registrants can submit more than one Patent, POC or Start-Up application by creating different accounts with different emails, but same personal information, for each application.

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