HSE HIHI Spark Ignite 2021 Dublin Regional Final
HSE-HIHI Spark Ignite is the only staff-facing, bottom up, innovation competition available to the 115,000+ HSE employees. Its mission is to enable HSE staff to validate unmet needs in healthcare, determine if a market exists for their proposed solution, product, or service to meet that need, and to support the further development of those ideas.
This year over 180 applicants submitted their ideas for review to win a spot on a mini-accelerator course. From this 36 finalists were chosen in total from Cork, Dublin and Galway. These finalists were brought through this process of developing their pitch for their idea. Now, each of the finalists has to pitch in front of an experienced panel of judges in their region. The winners will receive funding to develop their ideas and will receive on-going mentorship from HIHI.
Health Innovation Hub
Health Innovation Hub Ireland is a joint government initiative funded by Enterprise Ireland and supported by the Health Service Executive (HSE) to enable healthcare staff across all disciplines and departments to validate their ideas for innovative solutions, products, services, and process improvements for unmet needs in healthcare.