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Research Grant Competition by Roche Diagnostics & BHIC

October 21, 2018

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On November 7th, 2018, Roche Diagnostics will celebrate its 60th anniversary in Belgium. In the light of this event, Roche, together with BlueHealth Innovation Center, is organizing a Research Grant Competition for teams of researchers in the domain of digital diagnostics. The winner will receive a 20 000 euro grant and a visit to the headquarters of Roche in Basel or Rotkreuz, Switzerland. The goal of the grant is to stimulate young researchers and students and support the Belgian ecosystem.

This call is open for all research teams linked to academic institutions based in Belgium. Companies can be part of the research teams, but the submission needs to be handled by an academic institute. The research grant can apply both on basic as well as applied research. Teams can be international, but the main contributor and principal applicant must be based in Belgium.

Digitization is happening ever faster, also in the domain of diagnostics. The term ‘digital diagnostics’ is referring to any solution that could potentially replace or enhance sample taking by means of digital elements. This means amongst others (but not limited to): digital monitoring, predictive diagnostics, lab-on-a-chip, algorithms, …

Teams must submit their application through the designated website by Sunday October 21st, 2018 23:59 CET. You can download an example of the survey here. Please also read the Terms & Conditions.

Selected teams will be invited to present their research project during a 15-minute jury pitch on November 7th, 2018 in the afternoon (7 minutes to pitch and 8 minutes for Q&A from the jury). The winner will be announced during the evening event. Please foresee time in your schedules to be present. For exact dates and timelines, please check the terms & conditions. So, take your chance and sign up now!

For any specific enquiries: roche-grant@bhic.care

The Research Grant Competition is organized by Roche Diagnostics together with BlueHealth Innovation Center.


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