Patient Innovation wins Healthcare “Startup of the Year” Award and is mentioned by UN Secretary-General
The Portuguese Online Platform Patient Innovation wins Healthcare Startup Award and is named “Non-Profit Startup of The Year”, out of over 1000 entries from all over the world. Besides Patient Innovation, there were also four non-profit/charity projects that were nominated on this category. The event took place in London, on December 17.
Just a few days later, Patient Innovation was also highlighted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who emphasized the importance of the social network created for patients by Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics together with Instituto de Medicina Molecular.
2016 will also be remembered by Patient Innovation members as the year when the project was s elected to be featured at the “World Government Summit (WGS) 2016 – Edge of Government”, a summit of world leaders in Dubai where President Obama was the main speaker. Only 11 projects were feature at the WGS.
The Patient Innovation project aims to create an international, multilingual, non-profit platform and social network to connect patients and caregivers, and enable the sharing of their solutions. This project counts on the support of a team of international experts in many areas, from the most highly ranked Institutions and Universities in the world, as members of its Advisory Board and Project Supporters. Patient Innovation has also partnered with almost two dozen patient associations from Portugal, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, Australia, United Kingdom and United States.
Patient Innovation is related with the Entrepreneurial Research Initiatives “Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab” (TEIPL), carried out in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.