HIHI Open Call 2022 is now closed for applications
Please visit the Innovation Portal to submit an application at any time
The HIHI Open Call 2022 is a competition to select the best market-ready products or services to pilot in an Irish healthcare setting.
Do you want to pilot your product or service in an Irish healthcare setting?
HIHI has supported over 400 companies since 2016. At HIHI we have a unique offering giving your company access to pilot your innovation in a clinical setting. We are your access route to end-users and healthcare staff in acute hospitals, community and primary care settings across Ireland.
Who can apply?
The HIHI Open Call 2022 is open to Irish companies or companies with an Irish base which have a product or service that:
meets a priority healthcare need
has (or will have) all the necessary regulatory approvals in place ath the time of pilot (e.g. CE mark)
is ready to pilot in an Irish healthcare setting.
How can I apply?
Download and read the HIHI Open Call 2022 Briefing Document
There is a two-stage assessment process for applications:
1. Application Review
All submissions received on or before 7th March 2022 will be assessed by the HIHI review panel which will shortlist those applications that best meet the assessment criteria. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of this stage on 31st March 2022.
2. Online Pitch
The shortlisted applicants will be asked to prepare a video presentation in advance and attend an online pitch presentation to a panel of experts which will take place in week of 25th to 29th April 2022. This panel will select the winning products or services. The shortlisted applicants will be notified of the outcome of this stage the following week.
There are many national and international priority healthcare needs. Some of the current priority needs are reducing waiting time for scheduled care, increasing capacity in acute care, improving management of chronic disease, care in the community, mental health, health promotion. Further information and reference material is provided in the HIHI Open Call 2022 Briefing Document.
There is no quota for the number of applications selected for shortlisting or eventual winners. The number of applicants to progress through the review stages depends on the quality of the applications submitted. Previous calls selected as many as 15 winning innovations.
The winning innovations will be:
awarded the title of HIHI Healthcare Innovation 2022
entitled to use HIHI winners stamp
offered the opportunity to work with HIHI to pilot their innovation in an Irish healthcare setting
issued with a final HIHI Pilot Report and a published Case Study
HIHI will work with a winning company to pilot their product or service in an Irish healthcare setting. HIHI will seek out a suitable location to pilot this innovation from its network. A HIHI project manager will be assigned to work closely with the company and to manage this pilot. The scope of the pilot will be agreed with all parties (company, healthcare site, HIHI) in a HIHI project agreement document. HIHI will oversee the management of the pilot, gather and analyse the results of the pilot and prepare a final project report.
Companies should note that a HIHI pilot:
is conducted at no cost to healthcare setting (the company must provide the innovation and any necessary training free for duration of pilot)
is carried out and executed with all reasonable skill and care
is not part of a HSE procurement process
requires the company to obtain all regulatory and ethical licences, consents and approvals necessary to allow it to carry out the pilot
requires the company to affect and maintain in force all necessary insurance coverage for the performance of its obligations
requires that each party complies with all applicable laws and with due regard for health and safety of all involved
ensures that each party shall retain all right and title to, and interest in its own project intellectual property
requires that all confidential information is maintained as secret and confidential
No, HIHI does not provide funding for pilots from this call. HIHI however, will at no cost to the company, identify a clinical setting for the pilot, work closely with the company to deliver the objectives of the pilot, provide expertise, project management the pilot, analyse the outcome of the pilot and provide a final report on completion of the pilot.
No, a winning company does not have to pay HIHI, the clinical champion or healthcare setting to pilot its product or service. However, the pilot will be conducted at no cost to healthcare setting and the company must provide the product or service and any necessary training free for duration of pilot.
Companies or individuals who are not eligible to apply to the HIHI Open Call 2022 can request support from HIHI through the HIHI Innovation Portal. HIHI provides support to companies and individual whose innovation is not market-ready but is at idea or prototype stage. See https://hih.ie/engage/innovation-portal
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