Siemens Healthcare has announced a competition for medical, biomedical engineering and IT students around the world. The main focus is on technological progress and changes in society that affect today’s healthcare systems.
Students can address the topic in an abstract to be submitted by November 7, 2011. Siemens will invite the authors of the ten best contributions to attend a three-month “Innovation Think Tank Camp” in Germany. There winners will have the opportunity to collaborate with Siemens experts on innovation projects. The results will be appraised by a jury, which will award prizes for the best ideas.
From the press release:
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.
A total of 15.000 Euros will be awarded and distributed among the finalists based on an evaluation of the innovation camp outcomes by the jury. Depending on the scale implementation of the final outcomes, a variable compensation will be offered to the finalists at the end of the program. Cost of travelling and accommodation along with a stipend will be covered by Siemens.