Takeda Healthcare Philippines Inc. launched the Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge which aims to bring together healthcare and digital experts in search for a digital innovation solution targeting oncology. Along with Takeda’s commitment to engage digital healthcare in the Philippines we are also looking to learn about relevant business opportunities in this region. This will also be our initiative to venture into support and investment for the digital community.
Globally, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda), http://www.takeda.com, is a brand which is in the forefront of providing better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. And the same passion that drives them to a commitment to better health with a patient-centric approach is consistent all throughout the diversity in their organization making it a strong value both for the Takeda brand and the health care industry.
Why Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge?
“Takeda is committed to innovation, in fact it is one of our values in Takeda-ism. This is something we try to do every single day; find ways of being innovative so we can serve and support more patients.” - Gabriel Georgy, Country Director
Most of the industries in the global scene have some disruption to make better lives out of innovative ideas. In the generation of smartphones and tablets, solutions are made available in ways we have never imagined before, and we believed that as part of Takeda’s commitment to providing better health care, our approach should also be aligned with the changing times. And by alignment, we mean working on the grassroots level with technologists. One way to do it is through our Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge. It is not just a challenge of wit and knowledge, but of passion and innovation. By opening up the door to tech innovators, Takeda will get better access to the solutions that will help bring health care closer to the people that we serve and work with.
Who is this for?
The Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge is for tech startups with matured digital solutions that can help Takeda provide better health care in the long term. This is an open-call for developers, programmers, incubators and mentors who have the right people that can represent and pitch the best solution that Takeda can help build, mentor and incubate.
What happens next?
The Takeda DHIC does not stop at finding a winner; this will be an ongoing effort on the part of Takeda to support and promote healthtech solutions relevant to their patient-centric products. In the long term, the Takeda DHIC in the Philippines will and can be our prototype for bringing this agenda to some other parts of the globe.
Winner(s) of the pitching competition will receive support from Takeda and our designated partners. The goal is to provide mentorship and/or funding support to the startups as Takeda focuses more on bigger agenda that are aligned to our corporate vision.
The scheduled date of the Takeda Digital Healthcare Innovation Challenge is 6th August 2016 in Manila.