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Overview

Following the inaugural HealthTech Innovation Challenge, we are once again bringing together startups, life sciences companies and healthcare organizations to tackle the world's biggest healthcare issues.

The HealthTech Innovation Challenge is part of Accenture’s broader HealthTech Innovation program—which will also include acceleration and venture opportunities, innovation labs and more. Through it we support innovative technologies and drive creative solutions to improve the way people access and manage healthcare.

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Themes

We want to solve some of the biggest issues in healthcare.

Judging Category Help Me Better Manage My Health
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Help ME better manage my health:
Judging Category Help Me Better Manage My Health
Help ME better manage my health:

How can consumers (patients, caregivers or families) get the right health information and services at the right time in their journeys? How can people’s lifestyle needs be better understood to inform optimal care and outcomes?

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Judging Category Help Me Get Better Faster
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Help ME get better faster:
Judging Category Help Me Get Better Faster
Help ME get better faster:

How can services be provided to support care plan adherence and improved outcomes? How can real world evidence and/or non-traditional data streams be used to improve patient outcomes?

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Judging Category Help Me Have Better and Easier Access to Healthcare
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Help ME have better and easier access to healthcare:
Judging Category Help Me Have Better and Easier Access to Healthcare
Help ME have better and easier access to healthcare:

How can underserved or remote populations get access to better trained and skilled healthcare workers and the right treatment for improved health and quality of life?

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Judging Category Help Keep My Information Private and Secure
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Help keep MY information private and secure:
Judging Category Help Keep My Information Private and Secure
Help keep MY information private and secure:

How can personal health information be kept both private and secure while enabling information sharing and improved experience?

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The opportunity to identify and engage with cutting-edge startups with a focus on solving healthcare and life sciences problems

Network with peers, investors and leading influencers

Access to the StartUp Health Festival (invite only) during the JP Morgan Healthcare Investor conference in San Francisco

Media exposure as a partner to the program

The opportunity to build deeper relationships with dynamic industry-shapers and industry innovators; including collaboration and co-innovation

Practical experience with Accenture’s Innovation Architecture and design-thinking approach

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Key Dates

Selected applicants will be invited to compete in one of our regional rounds in Singapore, Boston or London where they will be judged by an esteemed panel of leading life sciences and healthcare company executives and members of the investment community.

The finalists will be invited to compete in San Francisco at the StartUp Health Festival on Monday, January 8, 2018.

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Key Dates

June 1, 2017 Accepting submissions
September 1, 2017 Submission closes
October 1, 2017 Shortlist established
October and November Pitching rounds
Singapore October 26, 2017
London November 3, 2017
Boston November 9, 2017
January 8, 2018 Innovation Champions selected at the Startup Health Festival in San Francisco
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Judging Panel

Industry Judges

Accenture Judges

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

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