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Helping the evolution towards the smart hospitals of the future


Territories
25/09/2017

By ENGIE Axima

closure date
17/11/2017

Finalists :

WINTUAL

WiseBIM

Apitrak


Winners :

Qarnot Computing

Sweepin

Guide Moi


ENGIE Axima is looking for innovative solutions that will help hospitals renovate their building stock and shift to becoming smart: using digital technology to rethink patient care, be more efficient in energy and fluids, and become more accessible and open.


The health care system is currently faced with several major challenges, including the need to reduce its environmental impact, to control its energy use and to increase its attractiveness among professionals and patients. These challenges can be partially met through digital technologies.

The “smart” or digital hospital adapts itself to become the focal point and coordinator of patient care.

With this call for projects, ENGIE Axima is looking for technological and/or "service-related" innovations in the following areas:
 
Smart parking and mobility management in the hospital environment

  • The limited number of hospital beds is forcing us to rethink access for both patients and visitors: how to access the site, how to develop and increase the use of public transport, smart parking
  • Welcoming patients and visitors: signage, information

Energy efficiency for existing buildings

  • Hospitals must reduce their expenses and need to consider renovating their existing buildings using hypervisory platforms, monitoring and optimizing their consumption of various fluids (water, electricity, gas, oxygen...)

 
Digital services for patients including:

  • The ongoing paradigm shift with regards to how we use our smartphones, tablets and other devices,
  • The need to rethink wifi and to distinguish leisure and entertainment uses for patients and visitors (watching films, sending email, contact with family) from professional ones (consulting files, geolocating equipment, staff communication)


Rewards and benefits for selected projects:

Finalists will pitch for ENGIE executives, representatives of tech and innovation clusters and ENGIE Axima’s industrial partners.

Winners will get a program of support and assistance based on the maturity of their proposal (s):

  • Winners could develop a POC for their solution as part of a major industrial project, transforming it into a joint commercial offering with ENGIE Axima in the Amiens metropolitan area. This could involve the support of the Amiens tech cluster and being integrated into the local digital ecosystem.
  • Successful integration of the winning solution into new offerings by ENGIE Axima
  • Possibility of a partnership with ENGIE on its new developments in the fields of healthcare and smart buildings
  • Guaranteed visibility at special events, through the press and industry partners
  • A 3-month pre-incubation program with Tech Amiénoise

 
The committee will select a maximum of 3 proposals that meet the eligibility criteria below.
 
ENGIE Axima will award €5,000 to the winner(s). The selection committee reserves the right to give 2nd and 3rd prizes and to distribute this sum among the winners.

 


Deadline for applications: November 17th 2017



Detailed description:

The health care system currently faces several major challenges, including reducing its impact on the environment, controlling spending on energy and increasing its attractiveness among professionals and patients. These challenges can be partially met through digital technologies.

Developments in medical research, changing patterns of consumption, demographic change, and new technologies have strongly impacted the healthcare profession. More broadly, these changes are profoundly modifying how we produce and consume, and raising questions about our lifestyles, the desire to live better, and the shape of what healthcare might look like in the future.

We must fundamentally rethink the hospital. In the future, the hospital will be an eco-responsible ecosystem, one that is sensitive, efficient and welcoming.

  • Reducing patients’ stress right from the beginning of their care journey and throughout their stay has to be the basis of their treatment.
  • The well-being of health care providers also contributes to improving care.
  • And reducing the environmental impact of hospital activities contributes citizens’ quality of life.

ENGIE Axima, as a local stakeholder that is close to cities and citizens, works with more than 300 healthcare establishments via its 3D approach:


  • Decentralized: developing energy efficiency and self-sufficiency
  • De-carbonized: thinking about mobility and transportation differently
  • Digitalised: imagining new services for patients, professionals and operators

 
These three approaches are helping ENGIE become the pioneer of the energy transition, including in the healthcare field.
 

For this call for projects, applicants will have to present their technological or service innovation in one of the following areas:

Smart parking and mobility management in the hospital environment


  • The limited number of hospital beds is forcing us to rethink access for both patients and visitors: how to access the site, how to develop and increase the use of public transport, smart parking
  • Welcoming patients and visitors: signage, information

 
Energy efficiency for existing buildings

  • Hospitals must reduce their expenses and need to consider renovating their existing buildings using hypervisory platforms, monitoring and optimizing their consumption of various fluids (water, electricity, gas, oxygen...) 

Digital services for patients including:


  • The ongoing paradigm shift with regards to how we use our smartphones, tablets and other devices
  • The need to rethink wifi and to distinguish leisure and entertainment uses for patients and visitors (watching films, sending email, contact with family) from professional ones (consulting files, geolocating equipment, staff communication)

 

Eligibility and selection criteria:

 
This call for projects is open to SMEs and startups.

The winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Suitability for the subject
  • Innovative features,
  • Economic and financial feasibility,
  • Existence of a market,
  • Actual and potential job creation
  • Time-to-market


 

Provisional agenda and selection procedure:
 
  • Launch of the Call for projects: 26/09/17
  • Deadline for applications: 17/11/17
  • Shortlist of candidates for a first assessment (closed debate among the committee): 24/11/17
  • Oral presentation from shortlisted candidates: 01/12/17
  • Selection and announcement of the winner(s): 08/12/17
 
Applications must be submitted before midnight CET on November 17th, 2017 via the ENGIE Innovation platform.
Up to 5 attachments can be added to your application form. These can express your solution in various formats: presentations, videos, etc.

 


Selection committee

 
The winning projects will be selected by a jury composed of representatives from ENGIE, the Amiens Cluster & la Tech Amiénoise