Health Innovation Challenge

Health Innovation comes from a large number of Dutch organizations in the field and is led by professors Maroeska Rovers (Radboudumc) and Carl Moons (UMC Utrecht). The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has awarded a start-up grant.

The facility offers Round Tables for innovators, preferably in the early phase of the innovation process. During a Round Table, patients, doctors, insurers, researchers and supervisors discuss the safety, efficacy, effectiveness and affordability of a new health innovation before it enters the market or healthcare system. The entrepreneur receives sound advice about the opportunities and vulnerabilities of his or her product or service. The first try-outs show that entrepreneurs can win up to five years by hearing all the requirements and considerations from the field at an early stage.

The new European Medical Devices Regulation will enter into force on 1 May 2020, thereby creating an opportunity to improve decision-making regarding the introduction and scaling up of medical technology, the organization reports. The new legislation requires further substantiation of medical claims of medical technology.