Health Innovation Hub Ireland

Health Innovation Hub Ireland(HIHI) Spark Ignite Innovation Competition open to the innovative ideas of the 115,000 HSE employees aiming to improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

  • Applications are simple, submitted via an online portal to HIHI.
  • The call will close on 13 March 2020. Apply now to

Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) Spark Ignite 2020 Competition is the only staff facing innovation competition available to all HSE employees. Spark Ignite is open to all disciplines and departments within the HSE, enabling staff to propose solutions for problems, challenges, or unmet needs in healthcare. The competition will help applicants, who have first-hand experience of challenging systems in their workplaces, to explore how innovative solutions will work on a practical leve.

Successful applicants will benefit from three 90-minute healthcare focused workshops delivered by experts to hone their idea and proceed to pitch for prize funding of two by €3000 and three by €1000.

Participants will learn the process of developing an idea from concept through to an evidence based value proposition. These learnings are relevant and applicable to all projects, services, and process improvements.

HIHI Spark Ignite 2020 recognises the value of healthcare staffs’ contribution, experience, and insight in developing solutions to problems facing healthcare and provides an opportunity for all staff to put forward their ideas for solutions and compete for funding.

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HIHI, the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD), and National Doctor Training and Planning (NDTP) support this initiative.