Innovation to improve life quality
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Dementia is a broad, and delicate term. It is a wide-ranging condition that can imply the loss of several faculties such as memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities.
Besides connecting the ecosystem, Building Tomorrow Together – Innovation in Dementia aim is to create the needed awareness for dementia, in particular Alzheimer’s, establishing the dialogue and addressing the needs of this community, solving its challenges.
A Life of Challenges
As overall capacity to treat dementia is limited, we’re looking at the need to improve the care and support provided to people with dementia and their caregivers, and encourage cooperation among healthcare professionals.
The digital health technologies’ help in this area is still to be explored in depth.
It can help both the lives of patients with dementia as well as the lives of the people surrounding them, whether by clarifying the doubts and stigma that mark this disease, or to help in their daily life – from early diagnostics to the remaining patient journey.
A World of Solutions
The main objective of Building Tomorrow Together is to connect the best startups and the program’s partners – the relevant stakeholders in the dementia ecosystem – to test solutions in an open innovation environment.
The program will be focusing on the patients’ journey and their well-being, bringing innovation and technology as an extra layer of help and improvement in the area, in particular.
Startups applying to Building Tomorrow Together, must have technological solutions that may help and tackle:
Disease Awareness & Prevention
Fight stigma around dementia and help society prevent, detect and deal with the disease.
- Disease Awareness & Education on Ageing
- Healthy Lifestyle Promotion
- Dementia Risk Assessment & Tracking
Early & Enhanced Diagnosis
Diagnose patients earlier but also better: with less invasive, fast and effective methods while making holistic patient evaluations for personalized and humane treatment and care.
- Primary Care Education
- Solutions for more accurate referrals (eg. from Primary Care)
- Early Diagnosis
- Non Invasive, Fast and Effective Diagnosis
- Holistic Patient Evaluation
- Financial and Other Risk Assessment (eg financial abuse risk, driving risk, social and family abuse risk)
- Solutions for Standardized Patient Protocols Towards Diagnosis
Improved Treatment & Care
Support patients and families to deal with and manage the disease. Support care teams to provide better and integrated care around.
- Standardized and Personalized Care Plans
- Treatment Adherence Promotion
- Patients and Disease Remote Monitoring
- Solutions to Allow for Integrated Care
- Centralized Patient Information Registration
- Non Pharmacological Treatment & Care
- Support and prolong patient autonomy and integration in the community
- Patient and Carer information and support
The selected startups will be working side-by-side with the programs’ partners and develop pilot projects together. They will be able to take the most out of the areas’ experts and test their solutions with the partners.
Timeline of the Program
October 16 to December 19, 2021
Startups will be applying to the program by filling out the application form.
Online Pitch & Selection
Selected applicants will be performing an online pitch, as part of the selection process.
The program’s jury will select the most suitable startups to participate in the Bootcamp.
Startups and Partners will get to know each other, assess needs and define fit.
Startups and Partners will be co-designing their pilots, together.
4 – 5 months
Pilot definition and implementation will be ongoing throughout this phase.
The day to show the results of the collaborative work done in the last months.
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