eITT 2019 – Showcase your innovative project at the external Innovation Think Tank Exhibition

Call for participation for interdisciplinary participants from universities, start-ups and industries at Siemens Healthineers

The Innovation Think Tank, part of the Chief Technology Office of Siemens Healthineers, is organizing its annual external exhibition (eITT 2019) on 11th July 2019, at its headquarters in Erlangen, Germany. The event focuses on open innovation and co-creation in the area of healthcare. Best practices at our various ITT locations and collaborations along with applicants from other institutions, start-ups and industries will be presented. Annually nearly 200 Innovation Think Tank Fellowships* are awarded to participants from various universities and research institutions giving them the opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects at ITT locations worldwide. Open innovation projects worked on by the ITT participants and external applicants can be nominated for eITT 2019. In the past years up to 40 project teams took part in the annual exhibition. The top five teams will be recognized based on an evaluation by the guest jury including Dr. Peter Schardt, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Healthineers.

Students, institutions, industries and start-ups are welcomed to submit their projects for presentation at eITT 2019. The solutions could be in the areas of digitalization, automation, new diagnostics and treatment methods, clinical innovation and process improvements in the healthcare systems.

Agenda of eITT 2019

10:30                     Welcome
10:35 – 13:00       Exhibition of the finalist projects and voting including working lunch
13:00 – 13:15       Coffee break
13:15 – 13:45       Keynote speeches
13:45 – 14:15       Panel discussion between guest from hospitals, universities and Siemens Healthineers
14:15 – 14:30       Award ceremony

Application Guidelines

Project submission categories examples:
Open innovation and co-creation, platforms and best practices, Healthcare system of the future, Hospital of the future, Precision medicine, Patient experience, Lab diagnostics of the future, Knowledge management, OR of the future, 3D printing, Machine learning, Innovations in consumer electronics, How to improve quality of human life, Next generation IT (Apps for medical devices), Green hospitals, Scientific improvement e.g. cardio and neuro imaging, Medical devices of the future, Ideas demonstrating cost reduction in medical devices and healthcare systems, Disruptive innovation processes and methodologies, System simulators, People management best practices, Industry 4.0 applications in Healthcare etc.

Application material:
• Challenge / Goal of the project
• Current state of art, how the challenge is addressed today
• Proposed solution
• Design (if created), description of any prototype or model or simulation
(if created)
• Benefits of the current solutions
• No page limit and no restriction of formatting, just submit your application as a PDF file via “Apply now” button or email to innovationthinktank.team@siemens-healthineers.com

• Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. student from any discipline at any  university
• Creative thinking and out-of-the-box perspective
• Maximum team size: 4 members


• Application deadline for direct applicants for project
presentation at eITT 2019:    22nd May 2019 (extended)
• Finalist announcement:      27th May 2019 
• eITT 2019 Event:                  11th July 2019

Submit your project now until May 22nd, 2019 to get the chance to present your projects to experts from various industries and universities, learn from other best practices and get the chance to win an award given by Dr. Peter Schardt, Chief Technology Officer of Siemens Healthineers.

Source: https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/news-and-events/conferences-events-new/external-innovation-think-tank