Innovation for Health was held for the first time in Greece, within the IEEE Entrepreneurship Week 2021, with the support of IEEE Greece Section, IEEE Greece Young Professionals, IEEE EMB Greece Chapter, and IEEE WIE Affinity Group Greece and by two ambassadors, Chrysoula Tsimperi and Christos Roumeliotis.
This event was an amazing effort by students and young people from different academic areas and students from different IEEE Greece Student Branches (IEEE AUTH Student Branch, IEEE Student Branch University of Western Macedonia, IEEE SB UTH Lamia, IEEE Student Branch – International Hellenic University (Serres)).
As the digitalization of healthcare continues to expand throughout the industry, innovative medical technologies are set to deliver substantial new value opportunities to related organizations that successfully implement them. In a world where disruptive and exciting digital technologies are revolutionizing patient care, being innovative is not just desirable but necessary.
Wei4H was an opportunity to talk at a time when so much is at stake – from improved efficiency, better patient outcomes, and boosted reputations to attract talented staff and remain competitive – how can healthcare organizations be innovative in the present day? And what are the innovations that deserve your attention?
Proceedings included keynote speeches from renowned leaders of the field and panel discussions by the leaders of entrepreneurship ecosystems around the globe.
We also organized a competition involving start-up companies with global visions. In this pitching competition, students were asked to provide different solutions to a topic related to biomedical engineering. Participants were formed into teams and assigned a clinical need, then worked with faculty, advisors, and mentors to design a solution and build a business plan around their solution. Teams received didactic instruction, mentoring, and one-on-one advising throughout the program.
Wei4H community is extremely proud of organizing this event and for our nomination for the best event in the context of IEEE Entrepreneurship Week 2021 in Region 8.
Wei4H community would like to thank all the members of the organizing committee and each one individually, our main co-organizers (IEEE Greece Section, IEEE Greece Young Professionals, IEEE EMB Greece Chapter, IEEE WIE Affinity Group Greece ), our sponsors (EGG – enter.grow.go, “Athena” Research and Innovation Center, KOBOMEDICAL) and all those who supported this initiative.
We congratulate the winners of the competition:
1st prize: “VetFarm”, an- e-platform connecting farmers, vets, and consumers to maintain the health and well-being of livestock units, through measurements of environmental conditions and monitoring of animals to ensure high-quality products.
“VetFarm” team consists of Vasiliki Giannetou, Evagelia Anifanti, Kyriakos Gialourakis, Ioannis Mpatsinilas and their mentor, Stamatiki Krita.
2nd prize: ‘’HeartGuardian‘’, – a hybrid product to prevent deaths from heart attack and signaling for medical assistance as soon as possible, even before the heart stops functioning, utilizing IoT and blockchain technology.
“HeartGurdian” team consists of Panagiotis Boutos, Marigianna Kaminari, Ioannis Nikopoulos, Konstantinos Michail, and their mentors, Adamantia Stamou and Yannis Imelos.
3rd prize: “FeelMe”, – a system that can enhance the everyday lives of high functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as the lives of their parents and specialist helpers and therapists, while also helping significantly advance our scientific understanding of ASD.
“FeelMe” team consists of Syrmatenia Lampaki, Dimitra Pantelaki, Panagiota Chita, Christina Koutsi, Christos Skapetis, and their mentors, Evi Tsaliki and Nikolaos Mavridis.
The first two teams received a cash prize from our event while all the winners of the local competition were qualified for the IEEE Region 8 competition where the teams will search for funds and successful purchases.
Finally, the Wei4H community congratulates all the participants that faced this challenge and wishes everyone a good career!
You can watch all the sessions -on our YouTube channel: