EFP Digital Innovation Award

The EFP thanks Haleon for its support and its unrestricted grant

Overview

The EFP Digital Innovation Award, supported by Haleon, is awarded every year and recognizes digital innovations that will contribute to gum health worldwide. 

Candidates should send their application with all supporting materials by email in a PDF format to the EFP European co-ordinator, Monica Guinea (monica@efp.org), by June 10th, 2024.

More information here.

Meet the experts

Andreas Stavropoulos

Chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee

David Herrera

Chair of the Workshop Committee

Ioannis Polyzois

Deputy of the Scientific Affairs Committee

Moritz Kebschull

Member of the Core Executive Committee

Nikos Donos

Chair of the Education Committee

What are the categories?

1.- Innovation for the public: Development of digital technology for the people that will improve gum health and the prevention of gum inflammation. It can be an App or a device that everybody can use and assist the individual and support primary or secondary prevention.

2.- Innovation for the dentist: Development of digital technology for the dentist for diagnosing or improving gum health.

3.- Innovation for periodontal researchers: Development of a novel digital method for researchers that will enhance the quality of studies regarding gum health.

Who can apply?

The competition is open to all members of the EFP National Societies, and previous winners or related to previously awarded projects cannot re-apply.

How can I send my application?

Candidates should send their application with all supporting materials by email in a PDF format to the EFP European Co-ordinator, Monica Guinea (monica@efp.org), by June 10.

The general concept is to make a presentation that will communicate your idea interestingly and convincingly, like a startup before raising funds.

Unmet need
The need is the starting point – to which need the innovation will give a solution? Please include the difficulties/problems that the innovation should cover or solve. 

The market
What is in the market today, and why we need something different
Competitors- direct and indirect- what are they bringing to the market?
The level of competition
What are the advantages of the present innovation over the others? 

Presentation of the idea
A general explanation of the innovation
How the innovation will solve the unmet needs? 
Feasibility for applicability. 
A prototype or a scientific paper, if possible. 

Business plan
From idea to reality – the process to bring the innovation to the market.
Cost for production
Cost for the customer 

What is the final award? What can I win?

Three awards will be given each year together with a certificate. The winner of the first prize will receive Euros 10.000, the winner of the second prize will receive Euros 6.000, and the winner of the 3rd prize will receive Euros 4.000. Three awards will be given each year together with a certificate. The winner of the first prize will receive Euros 10.000, the winner of the second prize will receive Euros 6.000, and the winner of the 3rd prize will receive Euros 4.000.

Is there any restriction to participate in this award?

Previous winners or related to previously awarded projects cannot re-apply for the award.Previous winners or related to previously awarded projects cannot re-apply for the award.

When will the award finalists and winners be announced?

The final results will be announced during the EFP Students Symposium next September, 2024. 

Who are the winners of previous editions?

2022 edition

Awardee Prize Project title
Lodewijk Gründemann & Melle Vroom 1st prize Dental Coach
Boey Sean Kuan  2nd prize Dental TrackerTM - A mobile App
Giacomo Baima 3rd prize Al-Perio: Integration of gum health perception and periodontitis prevention on an artificially intelligence based mobile application

2023 edition

Awardee Prize Project title
Claire Bigot 1st prize My Perio Care
Svetislav Zaric 2nd prize Digital technology and controlled oral endotoxin activity levels for personalised primary and secondary prevention of gum diseases and related systemic complications
Christoph Ramseier 3rd prize my.periodontal.health.com

Can students participate?

Yes, as long as they are members of an EFP National Society. 

 

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