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E-Health: Towards better healthcare delivery for people



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Call for project closed the 31|01|16

Promote your idea for a technological or service innovation in the e-health sector that could potentially be included in a broader business offering allowing ENGIE to better serve patients both within medical facilities and in town.

Suject of the call for project

Purpose of the call for projects:

To identify innovative solutions in the e-health sector that provide new services for patients, professionals and operators.

Earnings and benefits

Rewards and benefits:

The winners will be eligible for one or more of the following:

Support from the Creative District "Quartier de la création" cluster

A business development advance of €7,500 for winners - in partnership with the Banque Populaire Atlantique
Commercial support and coaching from ENGIE INEO
Inclusion of the solution/service in a specific ENGIE INEO project
The selection committee will choose up to five innovative companies that meet the eligibility criteria defined by ENGIE and its partners.
The best idea will receive a prize of €2,000. The selection committee may also choose to reward the 2nd and 3rd place entrants with a monetary prize.

Description of the call for projects

Detailed description:

Hospitals are increasingly in contact with the city outside (via outpatient care, postoperative follow-up, home-based hospitalization, etc.). ENGIE wants to help create innovative solutions in the e-health sector and offer new services for patients, professionals and operators.

The healthcare system is currently facing a number of major challenges, including dependency management, ensuring universal access to a quality care and significant increases in spending. These challenges can in part be met by digital technologies.

As an integrator of electrical, information and telecommunications systems and digital solutions, ENGIE INEO helps its clients in the healthcare sector to make the digital transformation and provides digital solutions for both healthcare facilities and patients' homes.

Working closely with local areas and citizens, ENGIE INEO currently provides this kind of support to over 350 health facilities.

Recent developments in medical research, consumption patterns, demographics, and new technologies all have a major impact on healthcare professions. More broadly, these trends are profoundly changing the nature of healthcare itself, calling into question not only our ways of life and how to improve them, but also how we conceive and design the future of care, especially when it comes to the care process and the lives of citizens.

This call for applications is for candidates who can demonstrate their solutions/services that involve technological or service-related innovations in the following areas:

- Wellness

- Social relation

- Mobility

- Security

- Comfort & Entertainment

- Preventative and therapeutic treatment

- Detection of medical conditions

- Monitoring, medical coordination and business processes

- Stakeholder on-boarding & change management

- Connectivity and access to information

- Connected objects

- Making the most of data

These services and applications could be provided to patients, caregivers, professionals and/or site managers. They could be installed/used at home and/or in a care facility.


Having arrived at the hospital, the patient is uneasy. She asks a number of question about her operation. Seeing that she is anxious, the nurse gives her information and answers her questions using the "medical atlas" module in the digital patient terminal, which includes short videos of the operation.
Using the "e-visit" service on the patient terminal, the surgeon talks with the patient’s general practitioner and physical therapist to prepare her return home. This secure videoconference and messaging systems helps coordinate this three-way relationship.


Your company must already exist and be in commercial development phase.

Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the topic
  • Innovative project features
  • Economic and financial feasibility of the project
  • Existence of a market
  • Reasons for creating or developing a business
  • Job creation and potential
  • Time-to-market

Provisional timetable:

Launch of the Call for projects: December 8, 2015

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2016 at midnight
Pre-selection of candidates that will be assessed (closed committee): mid-February
Presentations from shortlisted candidates: end of February 2016
Announcement of winners: beginning March 2016

Selection procedure:

Applications must be submitted before January 31st, 2016 at midnight

Applications must include a description of:

  1. Your team
  2. Customers and markets
  3. References
  4. Development perspectives
  5. Financial projections

Please submit this information in French or English in a Word document, PowerPoint or PDF and attach it to your submission to the call for projects.

The selection committee:

Representatives from ENGIE and ENGIE INEO, SAMOA /the Creative District Cluster, CCI Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the Caisse des Dépôts Group, the Regional Health Agency, CHU Nantes, and the Banque Populaire Atlantique.

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