Recently the Sustainable Health Challenge 2016 took place, a competition for students with an innovative idea in healthcare. Harmen aan het Rot, Manon Schuurman and Maarten Swaab, all students at the TU Delft, also participated in the competition.They are the initiators and founders of BlueMed, the startup that recently started a cooperation with GlobalOrange.
Harmen, one of the creators of BlueMed, had exactly one minute to explain what problem the startup addresses and what solution the students came up with. It turned out to be a good idea, according to the judgement of the jury. BlueMed is one of the five winners.
BlueMed focuses on complex wound care. ‘A neglected issue’, aan het Rot says in his pitch. ‘The treatment often takes too long. Which is at the cost of the recovery of the patient. What is missing is a safe and smart way of sharing information.’ Together with GlobalOrange, BlueMed is developing a communication platform that offers care providers the possibility to digitally store the care program of a complex wound in a simple and clear way. This information can then be shared with other care providers in the care chain, for instance when the patient is being referred for treatment.
The goal of the competition is to help young, ambitious entrepreneurs and to help shape their idea. In this effort, they are offered both financial as well as structural support, where SHC partners invest a minimum of 15.000 euro in the finalists and also contribute ‘in kind’. This way aan het Rot and his two companions will receive legal- and strategic counseling and other professional help.