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Mental Health Innovation Contest

Solutions for Mental Health Challenges

Rules and more on the 1st Mental Health Innovation Contest

TECSAM Network's first Mental Health Innovation Contest

Awarded in September 2022, this contest was born with the aim of identifying, promoting and supporting potential innovative ideas and solutions that respond to the main challenges in mental health.

Proposals could come from individuals, public or private entities, consortiums and start-ups.

Categories and prizes

All participants presenting a proposal had the chance to receive professional advice according to their needs and objectives.

Categorias 1
Innovative and disruptive ideas

To help innovative project or idea get closer to the market and society*. Two disruptive initiatives were awarded to overcome mental health challenges with mentoring programs up to 7.500€ (definition of business model, IP protection…) and with the activation of our ecosystem.

*Only applications belonging to, participated by, or in collaboration with a member of the TECSAM Network were considered.

Categorias 2
Digital solutions for mental health

For more advanced solutions: get direct access to the market with a pilot test within DKV’s ecosystem (value of 15.000€) or support and mentoring programme provided and executed by the DKV Innolab team, adjusted to the project needs (value of 8.000€).

Challenges addressed

- Early detection and prevention in mental health
- Quality of life and mental health
- Stigma and social exclusion of people with mental health problems
- Vulnerable populations (teenagers, elderly…)
- Mental health at the workplace (stress, anxiety and depression)
- Mental health and women
- Ageing and loneliness
- Suicide

These challenges are a result of the Cocreation of challenges event with people affected by mental health problems, organized by the TECSAM Network.

Comunidad Xarxa Salud Mental

Contest key events

Mental Health Innovation Contest
31 AUG
Innovation Contest
Disruptive ideas, solutions and projects in mental health. Submit your proposal and we help you bring it closer to the market and society. EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 31!
Awards Day web
27 SEP
DKV Innolab Awards Day
Modernist complex of Sant Pau, 9-13:45 h
Award ceremony for the 4 winners of the Mental Health Innovation Contest, organized by DKV Innolab. + Pitch and exhibition of the projects of all the participants.
Mental Health Innovation Day
25 OCT
Mental Health Innovation Day
X, 9:00-13:30h
Speech and showcase of the disruptive solutions developed by the Network member groups. + Presentation of the winning projects of the Innovation Contest.

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