I4kids Call for projects

I4kids call for projects

Deadline 15 jul 2022
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The i4KIDS network aims to promote innovation in paediatric and maternal health to bring solutions designed, developed and tested with and for children and mothers.

To achieve this goal, the i4KIDS network launches its Innovation Program 2022 and calls for participation to any eligible project that wants to make an impact on the future of children and mothers.

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The i4KIDS Innovation Program is aimed at identifying the pediatric and maternal health projects with the greatest potential and helping them move closer to the market.

Participants can participate in two different Program categories:

I4kids Objectives And Scope Of The Call
Esquema Innovation Program Categories
Innovation Program I4KIDS

Benefits

Meet-the-expert session

All participants presenting a proposal will be offered the opportunity to receive professional advice on their IP needs or concerns (such as patent, trademark, or trade secret protection; or relationships with third parties through confidentiality, collaboration, or licensing and transfer agreements) in a meet-the-expert session with ABG Intellectual Property

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Pitch Training sessions

i4KIDS Innovation Contest includes Pitch Training session. Only for this category

The five selected projects participating in the i4KIDS Innovation Contest will access the Pitch Training sessions.

See Participation Rules for more details

Prizes

I4KIDS Start

1st prize: 15.000€ voucher for advisory services. See Participation Rules for the details of the services included

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Participate in the Barcelona Preacceleration Programme, a 3-month mentoring program organized by Barcelona Activa

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Participate in an advisory session with the KIDS Barcelona group at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.

See Participation Rules for more details

 

I4KIDS Innovation Contest

1st Prize: 20.000€ in-cash + 10h of legal advice

2nd Prize: 5.000€ in-cash + 5h of legal advice

Legal advice support will be offered by DWF-RCD law firm.

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Both Prizes: Participate in an advisory session with the KIDS Barcelona group at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital.

See Participation Rules for more details

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I4Kids Timeline Call For Projects

 

 

i4KIDS Innovation Contest

 

Timeline I4Kids Call for Projects

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General criteria:

  • MedTech-, Digital Health-, Biotech- or Pharma-based projects in the areas of the life sciences, health, or well-being.
  • Projects focused on the development of products and/or services for pediatric or maternal health.

i4KIDS Start

  • Projects belonging to or in collaboration with i4KIDS members (see Participation Rules Appendix A). Proposals must be presented through an i4KIDS member.
  • Research-stage projects (TRL 2 or above)

i4KIDS Innovation Contest

  • Innovation projects and/or early-stage start-ups (start-ups that have not raised private investment rounds and without marketed products).
  • Proposals with a proof-of-concept (TRL3 or above).
  • Proposals led by highly committed project leaders, with availability to attend the “Pitch Training Program” and the “Pitch Competition” in Barcelona. An online option for the Pitch Training Program will be available for projects abroad.
  • Winning projects of previous i4KIDS Innovation Contest editions are not elegible.

Requirements for eligibility

i4KIDS Start

Idea (30%)

  • Scientific rationale. Supporting state-of-the-art. Proof-of-idea results

Market opportunity (20%)

  • Identified and validated need.
  • Target market characteristics.
  • Identification of potential users and customers.
  • Competitors and differential value proposition.

Transfer and implementation capacity (15%)

  • Current state of development.
  • Intellectual property strategy.
  • Exploitation and valorisation strategy.

Impact (25%)

  • Economic and social impact. Benefit for patients.

Team (10%)

  • Experience in the field and roles complementarity of the project team

i4KIDS Innovation Contest

Idea (20%)

  • Technically and scientifically robustness (proof-of-concept results).

Market opportunity and traction (25%)

  • Clear identified and validated need.
  • Target market characteristics.
  • Identification of potential users and customers.
  • Competitors and differential value proposition.
  • Business model.

Transfer and implementation capacity (20%)

  • Current state of development.
  • Intellectual property strategy.
  • Exploitation and valorisation strategy.
  • Time to market properly estimated.

Social impact (15%)

  • Economic and social impact. Benefit for patients.
  • Existence of patient participation mechanisms.

Team (20%)

  • Dedication, experience and roles complementarity of the project team.
  • Motivation and commitment of the project team.

Evaluation Criteria I4KIDS

If you want to get inspired, watch the video of the 6 finalist projects of the 2021 pediatric innovation day:

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Read before applying the Participation Rules

Download the Application Form I4KIDS Start

Download the Application Form I4KIDS Innovation Contest

 

Send the Application via Google Form

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Send your Application vía e-mail at contact@innovation4kids.org (“I4Kids Innovation Program 2022” must be included in the e-mail subject)

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Our collaborators
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With the support of:

This project has been funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Exp. No. 2018 XARDI 00011

If you have any doubt or question, please feel free to write us at contact@innovation4kids.org

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's )

For the i4KIDS start program, only existing members of the hub are eligible to present their projects. This is because the awards are covered by FEDER funds.

For the i4KIDS Innovation contest, any project or start-up that meets the eligibility criteria can present their projects.

See Participation Rules for more details

You will find more information on the application rules, or you can contact the i4Kids team directly at the contact@innovation4kids.org

You can submit your application until 15 July 2022 (11:59 PM)

Yes, for the i4KIDS Innovation Contest we accept applications from any country. At least one member of the team must attend in person during the Pediatric Innovation Contest (21st Sep 2022). i4KIDS will not cover the travel expenses.

No, there is not a limit number, although if your project is selected for the final competition, only one representative of the project will be able to pitch.