It’s nominations time again! Don’t miss your chance to nominate your star of the rare disease community, or enter yourself, for one of the EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards 2022. The 12 award categories recognise the outstanding efforts of individuals, organisations, companies, researchers, scientists, media, and policy makers in bringing about change to improve the lives …

by Francesco Condello

The European Innovation Council (EIC) launched the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards. The prize rewards public and private buyers in their effort to promote procurement of innovation and thus help SMEs and start-ups across Europe to bring their innovative products and services to the markets. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, …

by Francesco Condello

These recognise efforts done by public and private buyers to promote and implement innovation procurement across Europe. One of the awards is for innovative procurement practices facing the COVID-19 pandemic. Three awards worth €75,000 and three worth €25,000 are available. Apply by 29 July 2021.

by Heather Smith

Tunstall is proud to sponsor Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Heroes Awards 2021, which will showcase the stories of people doing outstanding things to support people affected by dementia during the pandemic. The awards will recognise the inspirational achievements of those who care for people with dementia, those finding innovative solutions in research, and the campaigners and …

by Heather Smith

Author: Matt Cox, Managing Director Better UK & Ireland Better’s implementation in Malta won an award at the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards 2020. The flagship awards from the Commonwealth Medical Association received submissions from more than 25 countries this year. In 2019, The Ministry for Health, Malta, chose Better Platform to implement a proven, future-proof …

by Heather Smith

Photo submissions for the Photo Award 2021 are now open, until 31st January 2021 (see form below). The EURORDIS Photo Award is an opportunity to visually express what it means to live with a rare disease and to share your story with the rare disease community and beyond. The contest is open to all nationalities, …

by Heather Smith

Elemental win DigiLeaders 100 Healthtech Innovation AND the overall 2020 award Commenting on the awards, Elemental CEO and Co-founder Jennifer Neff said: “In just two years, we have grown from a small start-up by two former community development workers into an essential part of the rapidly expanding social prescribing world. It is a tribute to …

by Heather Smith

Our solution, “Health Services Libraries” brings together “health and social care services” including public, private and not for profit organisations to have a “Single Source of Truth” for health providers, policymakers, consumers and researchers enabling data to cross-jurisdictional borders Our solution significantly reduces the fragmentation, cost and effort of data silos. This enables better care …

by Heather Smith

Dementia is considered one of the biggest social and health policy challenges of the 21st century. Currently, there are 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, with 240,000 people with dementia living in Bavaria. For people with dementia and their families, dementia is associated with numerous fears and burdens. In order to provide support, participation …

by Heather Smith

The second edition of the ITU Innovation Challenges, co-organized by EQUALS​ and INPUT Hungary,​ ran from 4 May to 31 August 2020, receiving submissions from 26 countries. The winners were announced on 17 September. A jury of 12, with six external experts and six ITU experts, selected the winning ideas. A total of 20 winners— 12 women and 8 men—have been chosen across the three …

by Heather Smith
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