Now that 2018 is coming to its end, we want to share with you some of the Patient Innovation latest news

Patient Innovation Newsletter #14, December 2018

Now that 2018 is coming to its end, we want to share with you some of the Patient Innovation latest news

Patient Innovation was the winner of the World Summit Awards (a United Nations initiative) in Portugal, the Fidelidade Comunidade Award and the Santa Casa Challenge and was featured in several meetings, conferences and news outlets. Our online platform reached 100.000 worldwide users. Patient Innovation keeps expanding and is developing a new hub in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also, Prof. Keld Laursen from Copenhagen Business School has joined the Advisory Board.

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Patient Innovation was the winner of the World Summit Awards in Portugal in the category of Health and Well-Being

Patient Innovation was nominated as best national digital solution for Portugal for the international World Summit Awards (WSA). The WSA 2018 nominees show the richness, diversity and innovation of digital solutions on a global scale and prove how digital technology can improve society on each corner of the world. The WSA 2018 nominees were selected by the WSA National Experts from more than 180 UN member states and were evaluated based on seven fundamental criteria: Content, Functionality, Design, Technology, Innovation, Impact and Global/UN value. Previously, in November 2016, Patient Innovation had been one of five projects worldwide recognized by former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, for its contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Patient Innovation won the Santa Casa Challenge and the Fidelidade Comunidade Award and is already developing and distributing new 3D printed prosthetics

The project “Offer your hand” was one of the winners of the Santa Casa Challenge and the Fidelidade Comunidade prizes that reward social inclusion and healthcare promotion projects. From a total of 580 applications in the Fidelidade Comunidade Award, the Patient Innovation project was one of the fifteen winners. This award will contribute for the development and production of low-cost 3D printed prosthesis for up to 20 children. Rodrigo was the first child to receive a 3D printed prosthesis under this project. On the delivery event we counted with the presence and support of the Câmara Municipal de Vila Real, represented by the City Councilor José Maria Magalhães.
Check here to watch Rodrigo using the prosthesis for the first time. Follow us on to know more about the progress of this project.

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The Patient Innovation Advisory Board has a new member: Prof. Keld Laursen

Prof. Keld Laursen, a leading innovation scholar, professor and Head of the Department of Strategy and innovation at Copenhagen Business School, has joined the Advisory Board of Patient Innovation.

Keld joins a very distinguished group of reputable experts from health-sciences, law and innovation, including Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover (Technion), Prof. Lee Fleming (Berkeley), Prof. Eric von Hippel (MIT), Prof. Bob Langer (MIT), Nobel Laureate Sir Richard Roberts (NEB) and Prof. Katherine Strandbourg (NYU).

Keld is a professor of the Economics and Management of Innovation at Copenhagen Business School and also a DNV-GL Professor II at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). His research focuses on open and distributed innovation processes and on organizational practices and innovation outcomes. He has published in the leading management journals and is widely cited. He serves as a member of the European Research Council (ERC) for Social Sciences and Humanities (SH1) and is also a member of the Executive Board of the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID).

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Patient Innovation’s new hub in Copenhagen, Denmark

Patient Innovation is currently expanding its operations to Scandinavia, and more specifically is creating a new hub in Copenhagen (Denmark), where Pedro Oliveira is currently Professor at Copenhagen Business School with special responsibilities in healthcare innovation. In Copenhagen we are already working with local organizations to further develop the project. Soon we will share more news about this.

Below you will see pictures of the exhibition “Beyond the lab” held at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen, which was part of our European Tour, as well as a keynote about Patient innovation held at Copenhagen Business School in the context of the 2018 GENiE Global Educator Network for Health Innovation Education conference.

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In the media

Patient Innovation has kept a consistent presence in the news, being featured in media outlets in Europe, North and South America and Asia including, for example, Observador, Sic Notícias, Rádio Renascença, Sapo 24, Dinheiro Vivo, Canal Superior, Revista Líder, Selecções, Agenda Digitale, VoicidiCittà, Journal de Quebec and Readers Digest editions in 19 countries.

More information about our presence in the media can be found in the site

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Spreading the word
about Patient Innovation

Patient Innovation team members have been presenting their work on a total of 32 different conferences and meetings around the world, that include Innovation Lab Workshop on "grassroots medical innovation" (Harvard Business School, USA), Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão (Alcoitão, Portugal), 34º Congresso Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurocirurgia (Coimbra, Portugal), OCDE Forum – Civic Innovation Hub (Paris, France), 24º Congresso Nacional da SPMI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Medicina Interna (Salgados, Portugal), Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (Lisbon, Portugal), Creative Mornings Copenhagen (Dansk Industri - DI, Copenhagen, Denmark), Medtronic Kick-off meeting (Almancil, Portugal), Rock in Rio Innovation week (Lisbon, Portugal), Aldeia da Inovação Social 2018 (Cerdeira, Coimbra, Portugal), TEDxCatólicaLisbonSBE (Lisbon, Portugal), The Nordic Edge Expo and Conference (Stavanger, Norway), SMART-map Final meeting (Brussels, Belgium), Health Innovation 2018 (Lisbon, Portugal), Im-patient conference at Patient Summit Europe (London, UK), 2018 Global Educator Network for Health Innovation Education (Copenhagen, Denmark), Social Innovation Tournament Final event (Copenhagen, Denmark), SIT Alumni Meeting (Copenhagen, Denmark), ISPIM webinar, Web Summit 2018 (Lisbon, Portugal), Conferência Inovação Aberta em Portugal (Porto, Portugal), Congresso Português Reumatologia (Vilamoura, Portugal), XVII Congresso de Nutrição e Alimentação & I Congresso Internacional de Nutrição e Alimentação (Lisbon, Portugal), Lead user and lead expert workshop (Vienna, Austria), Instituto Politécnico Setúbal (Setúbal, Portugal), Seminário NOVA-FCT (Almada Portugal), Fundação Aga Khan (Lisbon, Portugal), Game Changer Summit (Copenhagen, Denmark), Women in Tech Breakfast (Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal), 16th International Open and User Innovation Conference (New York, USA), The Academy of Management 2018 (Chicago, USA), EVPA - European Venture Philanthropy Association Annual Conference (Warsaw, Poland).

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Patient Innovation was present at the Web Summit 2018

For the 3rd consecutive year, Patient Innovation was present at the Web Summit. This time, as winner of the Santa Casa Challenge.

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Patient Innovation permanent exhibition at CATÓLICA-LISBON School of Business & Economics

From September 2018, Patient Innovation is featured in a permanent exhibition at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. The exhibition opening, on September 21st by Pedro Oliveira, Patient Innovation Founder and Co-Leader, counted with the presence of Nuno Fernandes, Dean of CATÓLICA-LISBON, and Filipe Santos, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty at CATÓLICA-LISBON.
Five solutions selected from the Patient Innovation platform are present at the exhibition, including the Ostom-I alert, the Shower Shirt, the Upsee, the Handiplat and the 3D printed-hand, and also the technology that allows 3D printing, a 3D printer.

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Some facts and numbers on Patient Innovation

Patient Innovation reached the 100 000 users milestone! More than 850 solutions have been posted by patients/caregivers/collaborators and approved by the Patient Innovation medical team. From these, the Patient Innovation Advisory Board will meet soon and decide on the selected solutions for the 4th edition of the Patient Innovation Awards.

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The Patient Innovation team wishes you Happy Holidays and an Excellent New Year 2019!

Patient Innovation is a nonprofit organization with operations in Lisbon, Portugal and Copenhagen, Denmark..

Nova Medical School - Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Copenhagen Business School & Católica Lisbon School of Business
President of the Republic of Portugal, Carnegie Mellon, Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Shuttleworth Foundation, LexMundi Foundation e Morais Leitão

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