"The Ascensia Diabetes Challenge is designed to support the next big leap forward in diabetes self-management and help advance digital solutions for the future of type 2 diabetes.
We want to encourage innovation in our field and help deliver on our mission to empower people living with diabetes through innovative solutions that simplify and improve their lives. We want to drive the agenda in diabetes innovation. This challenge demonstrates our ongoing support for the diabetes community as a trusted partner and our commitment to supporting continued research, innovation and development of new solutions.
This competition will seek submissions from Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Entry submission for the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge will open on October 1, 2017 for Europe and November 6, 2017 for Asia Pacific and the Americas. All entries should be submitted via this portal by clicking on the “Submission” button.
Our partner yet2 is managing the submission process and initial review of entries for the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge. yet2 will use their experience with open innovation challenges to facilitate the review of entries, manage intellectual property screening and support the judging process, to help protect both the submitters and Ascensia.
Upon submission of an entry, it will be shared directly with yet 2. yet2 will perform the initial review of all entries for compliance with the entry requirements and Terms and Conditions prior to sharing them with Ascensia and the judging panel. This is designed to avoid sharing any confidential information or unprotected intellectual property included in a submission with Ascensia or the judging panel.
Finalists and the winner will be determined by our judging panel, which consists of independent experts from diabetes, digital health and patient advocacy from across the world, as well as members of the Ascensia Medical, R&D and Commercial teams. The judging panel will review the submissions and the judging criteria that will be used to determine the finalists and the winner of the challenge are outlined below.
From the entries submitted, we will select up to six finalists who will receive a cash prize and be invited to a finalist event. Finalists will be announced shortly after the submission period closes.
After the finalist event, we will select a winner and up to two runners-up for the challenge, each of whom will receive a cash prize to put towards further development of their solution. The winner will also have the opportunity to work with Ascensia on the development of their solution, using the expertise and resources from Ascensia to help bring their solution to market."
More details: https://ascensiadiabeteschallenge.com/