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
Decoding cell communication
13.06.2019 | Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
ESJET printing technology for large area active devices awarded
11.04.2019 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung IAP
From June 25th to 27th 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Ilmenau (Germany) will be presenting a new solution for acoustic quality inspection allowing contact-free, non-destructive testing of manufactured parts and components. The method which has reached Technology Readiness Level 6 already, is currently being successfully tested in practical use together with a number of industrial partners.
Reducing machine downtime, manufacturing defects, and excessive scrap
The quality of additively manufactured components depends not only on the manufacturing process, but also on the inline process control. The process control ensures a reliable coating process because it detects deviations from the target geometry immediately. At LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be demonstrating how well bi-directional sensor technology can already be used for Laser Material Deposition (LMD) in combination with commercial optics at booth A2.431.
Fraunhofer ILT has been developing optical sensor technology specifically for production measurement technology for around 10 years. In particular, its »bd-1«...
The well-known representation of chemical elements is just one example of how objects can be arranged and classified
The periodic table of elements that most chemistry books depict is only one special case. This tabular overview of the chemical elements, which goes back to...
Light can be used not only to measure materials’ properties, but also to change them. Especially interesting are those cases in which the function of a material can be modified, such as its ability to conduct electricity or to store information in its magnetic state. A team led by Andrea Cavalleri from the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter in Hamburg used terahertz frequency light pulses to transform a non-ferroelectric material into a ferroelectric one.
Ferroelectricity is a state in which the constituent lattice “looks” in one specific direction, forming a macroscopic electrical polarisation. The ability to...
Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite measurements. This yields valuable knowledge for climate research.
The Earth’s gravity fluctuates from place to place. Geodesists use this phenomenon to observe geodynamic and climatological processes. Using...
24.06.2019 | Event News
29.04.2019 | Event News
17.04.2019 | Event News
25.06.2019 | Power and Electrical Engineering
25.06.2019 | Studies and Analyses
25.06.2019 | Health and Medicine