The contest focuses on the question of how technological progress and changes in society will affect today’s global healthcare systems. Students are being called on to address the topic in an abstract to be submitted by November 7, 2011.
Siemens will be inviting the authors of the ten best contributions to attend a three-month "Innovation Think Tank Camp" in Germany. Here they will have the opportunity to collaborate with Siemens experts on innovation projects. The results will then be appraised by a jury, which will award prizes for the best ideas.
How will healthcare systems develop over the next ten or twenty years? What implications will social changes have on the affordability of medical care? For students around the world who are tackling this and similar questions, Siemens Healthcare is mounting the competition "The Future of Healthcare“.
Eligible to enter are students in medicine, biomedical engineering and IT, as well as all other specialist disciplines. Entries will be accepted from individuals or teams of up to three people. The abstract should address the challenges facing the healthcare system, and put forward an innovative approach to solving such problems. The closing date for entries is November 7, 2011. The company will invite the authors of the ten best abstracts to attend an "Innovation Think Tank Camp", which is set to take place from February to April 2012 at Siemens Healthcare's facilities in Germany. Siemens will refund travel and accommodation expenses.
Participants of the “Innovation Think Tank Camp” will also receive a monthly allowance. "During the Innovation Camp we will not only be giving the students the chance to establish contacts with senior management, researchers and developers from Siemens. First and foremost we will be offering them a creative environment within which they can contribute and realize their ideas, in a "real world", interdisciplinary context," said Cord Friedrich Stähler, Chief Technology Officer at Siemens Healthcare. The participants will work on innovative products and solutions on site and in project groups. Finally, they will present their results to a jury, which will assess them according to criteria such as strategic value, innovation value and level of technical realization, based on which they will award prize money totaling 15,000 euros.
Innovation Camp 2011: Around 200 applicants from 25 countries
The competition, arranged by Siemens Healthcare in Germany, is being run for the third time. The last contest attracted around two hundred applicants from 25 countries. From this total, 16 budding researchers from countries including Egypt, Singapore and Sweden were selected for the final round, and invited to Germany. In the "Innovation Think Tank Camp" in Erlangen and Kemnath they developed simulations, models and solutions for angiography systems, as well as magnetic resonance and computed tomography. One of the finalists was Kerim Kara from Turkey, who is now employed by Siemens in his homeland: "Taking part in the Innovation Camp helped me to garner experience in a multidisciplinary, and more than that, in a multicultural environment. Collaborating with experienced inventors in the imaging field enabled me to gain some interesting insights into product development and innovation management."
You can find more information about the competition as well as contact data for submitting contributions at: www.siemens.com/innovationthinktank
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest healthcare solution providers and a leading manufacturer and service provider in the fields of medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, hospital information technology and hearing instruments. It offers solutions covering the entire supply chain under one roof - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows oriented toward the most important clinical pictures, Siemens also strives to make healthcare faster, better and, at the same time, less expensive. Siemens Healthcare currently has some 48,000 employees worldwide and is present throughout the world. During fiscal 2010 (up to September 30) the Sector posted sales worth 12.4 billion euros and profits of around 750 million euros.
Stefanie Schiller | Siemens Healthcare
Reconstructing the richness of pristine oceans funded by the ERC
28.10.2019 | Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
AI for Understanding and Modelling the Earth System – International Research Team wins ERC Synergy Grant
14.10.2019 | Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie
New insight into the spin behavior in an exotic state of matter puts us closer to next-generation spintronic devices
Aside from the deep understanding of the natural world that quantum physics theory offers, scientists worldwide are working tirelessly to bring forth a...
Kiel physics team observed extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class
In physics, they are currently the subject of intensive research; in electronics, they could enable completely new functions. So-called topological materials...
Solar cells based on perovskite compounds could soon make electricity generation from sunlight even more efficient and cheaper. The laboratory efficiency of these perovskite solar cells already exceeds that of the well-known silicon solar cells. An international team led by Stefan Weber from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz has found microscopic structures in perovskite crystals that can guide the charge transport in the solar cell. Clever alignment of these "electron highways" could make perovskite solar cells even more powerful.
Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity. During this process, the electrons of the material inside the cell absorb the energy of the light....
Empa researchers have succeeded in applying aerogels to microelectronics: Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range – and they are unrivalled in terms of weight.
Electric motors and electronic devices generate electromagnetic fields that sometimes have to be shielded in order not to affect neighboring electronic...
A promising operating mode for the plasma of a future power plant has been developed at the ASDEX Upgrade fusion device at Max Planck Institute for Plasma...
07.07.2020 | Event News
02.07.2020 | Event News
19.05.2020 | Event News
10.07.2020 | Life Sciences
10.07.2020 | Materials Sciences
10.07.2020 | Life Sciences