ADVANCED WOUND CARE INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM

MAY 10TH, 2018 | 15:00 – 18:00 in Praga A | KRAKOW, POLAND

CALL FOR INNOVATORS AND SPONSORS

MAY 10TH, 2018 | 15:00 – 18:00 in Praga A | KRAKOW, POLAND

We are looking for wound care innovators to apply to present their technologies at our symposium during EWMA. Finalists will have the opportunity to get their innovation on the radar of established wound care executives and investors and potentially win the Wound Care Innovation Prize of 20,000 Euros. The award will be given to the most promising innovation to help it reach its ultimate fruition.

If your product represents significant innovation, enables wound care products or services, is IP protected, currently commercialized or has a well-defined path to commercialization, and can make an impression on our judges, apply now.

APPLY NOW

SCORING METHOD

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM SCORE

(OUT OF 40 POSSIBLE POINTS)

A high scoring technology will:

• Represent significant innovation (compared to currently available technologies)
• Enable products or services not currently available on the wound care market
• IP patent protection
• Have a well-defined path to commercialization

The highest scoring technologies will be potentially “game changing,” as opposed to “enabling” or “incremental.”

All else being equal, a technology that has been de-risked by significant development should receive a higher score than a very early stage technology. However, a technology that has all of the above characteristics should not be marked down simply because it is early stage.

PRODUCT OR SERVICE SCORE

(OUT OF 30 POSSIBLE POINTS)

A high scoring product or service will:

• Address a significant market pain or unmet need
• Represents significant value to the market (in other words, customers will be willing to pay a significant price for the product or service)
• Have a well-defined path to market validation
• Represent a high barrier to entry for existing and potential competitors
• Be superior to existing solutions

MARKETS SERVED SCORE

(OUT OF 20 POSSIBLE POINTS)

A high scoring market opportunity will:

• Constitute a large commercial opportunity (either now or in the near future)
• Be likely to grow in the future (as opposed to a mature and/or declining market)
• Have accessible distribution channels

A finalist should not be marked down in this category simply because no market currently exists if it will create a new and substantial market.

MANAGEMENT SCORE

(OUT OF 10 POSSIBLE POINTS)

A high scoring management team will have a positive attitude regarding commercialization of the technology. In other words, management must be willing to:

• Consider taking on investment capital if appropriate,
• Be open to spinning out or licensing a promising technology if appropriate, and
• Be willing to invest management time and resources in commercialization activities.

JUDGES

Frank Barrows
Vice President, Clinical & Scientific Liaison

MiMedx

Jignesh Patel
Global Technology Director, Corporate Strategy & Business Development

Mölnlycke Health Care

Kent Høier Nielsen
Principal Scientist, Wound Care

Coloplast

PREVIOUS WINNERS

2017 winner

2016 winner