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Join a team of innovators and co-create the diabetes technology of the future. Get professional mentoring, access to our expert network and up to 100,000 USD in funding

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The Challenge

In the last few years, diabetes technology has made enormous progress in improving the lives of people living with diabetes. However, there is still a great unmet need for innovative technology solutions that help ease the burden of diabetes and improve the lives of people who have it. One of these unmet needs is better glucose measurement. People with diabetes ask for methods of glucose measurement that are more convenient and less invasive. Hence why we are setting this challenge.

We are looking for ideas in :
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Non invasive glucose monitoring
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Implantable sensing & monitoring
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Other glucose monitoring approaches
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Glucose data
management
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I don't want to have devices stuck in my body for the rest of my life
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Glucose measurement is just too complicated
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Sometimes it’s just annoying and takes too much time
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There has been some great progress, but we need to do better when it comes to accuracy
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I just can't afford it
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Diabetes care is individual, we need more accurate measurements and data analysis.
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Hanna Boëthius - Patient Ambassador

Where do you fit in?

Whether you are a start-up, a healthcare professional, a researcher or an individual with an idea or insight into how to improve life with diabetes, we want to hear from you! Join a team of innovators and be part of an innovative community at the forefront of diabetes technology. You can be an active part of the diabetes technology innovation movement and make a big impact with us!

Your benefits:

  • A chance to win 100,000 USD in funding towards developing your innovation
  • A safe harbour where you can share with confidence, knowing that your idea remains entirely YOURS.
  • Receive first-class training and mentoring for scaling your business
  • Plug into a network of experts - and connect with other diabetes innovators
  • Learn from the diabetes community
  • Get access to exclusive events attended by experts and partners

Your benefits:

  • A chance to win 100,000 USD in funding towards developing your innovation
  • A safe harbour where you can share with confidence, knowing that your idea remains entirely YOURS.
  • Tap into the diabetes community to find a co-founder or team to support you
  • Kick-start your business with first class mentoring and access to our customised services
  • Plug into a network of industry experts, and connect with other diabetes innovators 
  • Get access to exclusive events attended by experts and corporate partners

Your benefits:

  • Help co-create the diabetes technology of tomorrow
  • Contribute to the newest diabetes innovation with your insights or even as co-founder
  • See how diabetes technology is evolving 
  • Join a network of industry experts and diabetes innovators 
  • Get access to exclusive events attended by experts and partners
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Your journey with DCB

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About us

DCB is a private, independent Swiss foundation, founded in 2017. Our mission is to identify unmet needs in diabetes technology and to translate ideas into tangible solutions. We are a growing international community and interdisciplinary network of trusted co-creators that join forces to achieve a common goal:

Making life with diabetes easier!

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Innovation at DCB

In addition to supporting and conducting state-of-the-art research, together with our clinical and academic partners, we have created an online platform to identify, implement and scale innovative ideas, solutions or products that can be applied in practice in order to accelerate diabetes technology. We are looking to collaborate with start-ups, companies, mentors and the diabetes community all around the world.

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Every idea counts

We host challenges on specific topics, but if you have another idea or project that you want to share with us, you are still welcome to sign up and submit it to the open challenge.

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FAQ

Who can participate in the Open Innovation Challenge?

Whether you are a start-up, a health care professional, a researcher, or an individual with an idea or insight into how to improve life with diabetes, we want to hear from you!

How do I submit my solution?

1. Sign up to our Open Innovation Challenge.
2. Click on the button "post" to submit your idea
3. Fill out the application form and provide a brief explanation of your innovative solution

Idea sharing opens on 17 May and the deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 [at 12 noon, Central European Time (CET)].

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Who will own the idea?

You will, of course, retain all rights to your solution. DCB doesn't take over intellectual property rights.

Can other participants see my idea?

All participants on the platform can see each other’s submissions. Therefore, please ensure that you do not submit any confidential materials or information

Can I participate even if I don’t have an idea?

Yes, the challenge is open to anyone who wants to work on innovation in diabetes technology. Even if you don't have an idea, you can participate by joining a team or just sharing your feedback and expertise.

Can I submit more than one idea?

Yes, you can! Please submit as many great ideas as you have!
Simply fill out individual idea forms for each solution you submit.

What are the review and selection criteria?

Need: Does the idea address an important problem or need among people living with diabetes?

Problem-solution fit: Does the idea propose a good solution for addressing the need?

Innovation: Does the idea propose promising new ways to address the need identified?

Feasibility: What is the likelihood that the idea can be brought to fruition?

Impact: Does the idea have the potential to change the lives of people living with diabetes in a meaningful way?

How can I contact the project team?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact us at innovation@dcberne.com

Who can participate in the Open Innovation Challenge?

Whether you are a start-up, health care professional, researcher, or an individual
with an idea or insight on how to improve living with diabetes, we want to hear from you!

How do I submit my solution?

1. Sign up to our Open Innovation Challenge.

2. Click on submit idea

3. Fill out the application form and present your innovative solution in short

Idea sharing opens on 13 May and the deadline for applications is 30 June 2021 [noon CET].

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Who will own the idea?

You will, of course, retain all rights to your solution. DCB doesn't take over intellectual property rights.

Can other participants see my idea?

All participants on the platform can see each others submissions. Therefore, ensure that all of your submitted materials and information are not confidential.

Can I participate without having an idea?

Yes, the challenge is open for all people who want to work on innovate diabetes technology. Even if you don't have an idea you can participate by joining a team or just sharing your feedback and expertise.

Can I submit more than one idea?

Yes, you can! Please submit as many great ideas as you have!
Simply fill out individual idea forms for each solution you subm

What are the review and selection criteria?

Need: Does the idea address an important problem or need among people living with diabetes?

Solution Fit: Does the idea propose a good solution for addressing the need?

Innovation: Does the idea propose promising new ways to address the need identified?

Feasibility: What is the likelihood that the idea can be realised?

Impact: Does the idea have the potential to create significant impact on the lives of people living with diabetes?

How can I contact the project team?

We love to hear from you! Please contact us at innovation@dcberne.com

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