Register now as a healthcare provider for the Health Valley Bridge prize 2020 and win € 15,000!

News / 04-04-2020

This prize in the field of healthcare innovation stimulates cooperation between healthcare providers and the business community in the field of Robotics and Blockchain


Health Valley invites healthcare providers that are active in cure and / or care to submit projects before 1 February 2020 in which they work together with companies on healthcare innovations aimed at patients. This year, the Robotics and Blockchain themes were chosen. A multidisciplinary jury assesses all registrations. The most promising project receives the prestigious prize and the amount of € 15,000 associated with it. The award ceremony will take place on 11 March 2020 during the Health Valley Event in Nijmegen.


Bridge between healthcare institution and entrepreneur
The name of the prize refers to the bridge that it creates between a healthcare institution and an entrepreneur to make innovations possible together. René Penning de Vries, chairman of Health Valley Board: “Health Valley stands for connections. The time that technology was the answer is over. Everything starts with collaboration, preferably between parties with different perspectives. We are going to look at projects with a chance of success, and hope that the price can make the difference for the best idea.”


The professional jury

Judging will be done by a panel of 5 people composed of the Health Valley partner network. What will the jury pay attention to? Jorrit Ebben, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of Academy het Dorp and jury chairman: “Innovation is a complex process. It is my job, and I still learn every day. When evaluating projects, I will first and foremost pay attention to collaboration. That is the basis. In addition, I believe that successful innovation requires three ingredients: time, space for development and courage. I hope that the jury can reward that guts.”


Register before 1 February

The registration for Health Valley Bridge Price 2020 is open from today and runs until 1 February 2020. Click here to submit your project. This prize and with that the support, is made possible in part by the sponsorship contributions from Academy het Dorp and Ledger Leopard.


Radboudumc with Robosculpt Winner 2019
The Radboudumc won this prestigious prize for the first time with the RoboSculpt project in 2019. They focus on robotics for removing bone behind the ear, the rock bone. The operations are complex, time-consuming and risky. RoboSculpt is an image-driven precision robot that can mill into bone independently. The robot improves conditions for the surgeon; shortened operating time; and reduces the chance of complications.