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(HEARTBEAHT) Helpful Entrepreneurial Answers Responding To Basic ElementAl Healthcare Tasks

Project summary

Going from a healthcare challenge to a solution is a complex journey. Students in HEARTBEAHT begin the journey, creating together and producing a prototype to pitch to potential investors.

The HEARTBEAHT programme is built around a creative process referred to as a “creathon”: students learn about challenges and then articulate them into problem, ideation, prototyping, validation and a business pitch. The creathon begins with real-life challenges sourced from healthcare practitioners. Participants build their own teams, with whom they will continue their entrepreneurial journey, and the teams receive tailored mentoring. The main prototyping course will also be tailored to the needs of the participants and will be complemented with extra interactive workshops provided by Philips


Validation of the solutions will be done during mid-term presentations at Erasmus University Medical Centre, in collaboration with hospital experts. The pitching will be held in Paris in front of a jury at the Institute Mines Telecom.

More detailed information

Principal Investigator:

dr. Onno Helder

Role Erasmus MC:



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Funding Agency:

EIT Health