Earlier this week Janssen Healthcare Innovation, a team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), announced the winners of the Janssen Connected Health Challenge Europe 2012 in partnership with Health 2.0.
Mohammad Al-Ubaydli founder and CEO of Patients Know Best, was awarded first prize in the ‘Delivering quality care in patient homes and residential environments’ category; PKB was awarded a prize of €7,500 and Mohammad was given the opportunity to present at the Health 2.0 Europe Conference in Berlin.
This crowd-sourcing inspired challenge is part of Janssen’s overall strategy to continuously spur early stage healthcare innovation both internally and externally. Entrepreneurs and start-ups were invited to pitch technology solutions to improve care in three distinct areas including: 1) Enabling personal health management through technology; 2) Delivering quality care in patient homes and residential environments; and 3) Maintaining adherence to prescribed medication.
The Janssen Connected Health Challenge judges include:
• Marco Mohwinckel, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Europe
• Martin Murphy, CEO, Wellcome Trust’s Syncona Fund
• Brian O’Connor, Chair, European Connected Health Alliance
• Kimberly Park, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation U.S.
• Rowan Rittweger, M.D. Founder, Roman Rittweger Advisors in Healthcare
• Jan Rutherford, Partner, Scottish Equity Partners
“We were impressed with the large number of high-quality solutions submitted and congratulate each finalist for their entrepreneurial initiatives,” said Marco Mohwinckel, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Europe.
“We selected those that we think have the best chance of addressing the challenges in healthcare management, and look forward to supporting the winners as they advance development of their products and pursue commercialization.”