Co-Creating A Healthier World

Timeline

Winners Announcement and MMH Summit

March 9, 2016
  • Challenge Launch
    September 16, 2015
  • Early Entry Deadline
    October 14, 2015
  • Entry Deadline
    October 28, 2015
  • Co-Creation Ideas Entry Phase Opens
    November 11, 2015
  • Co-Creation Ideas Deadline
    December 21, 2015
  • Finalist Co-Creation Teams announced
    January 22, 2016
  • Winners Announcement and MMH Summit
    March 9, 2016

What if the business sector and social entrepreneurs came together to co-create the next generation of sustainable health solutions that improve access to health? Co-creation happens at the intersection of the social and business sectors; it involves tapping into their unique assets in order to serve unmet needs of individuals and communities at scale.
 
As a social innovator, you’re already transforming access to health through creative problem-solving, passion, and a deep understanding of your beneficiaries. How can co-creation with the business sector help you to reach new frontiers, increase your impact and achieve long-term sustainability?
 
Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World is an opportunity for social entrepreneurs to spark the next generation of sustainable health solutions through collaboration with the business sector. This global challenge seeks social innovations that have a person-centered (rather than product-centered) approach to health and the potential to scale up through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, a global healthcare company.
 
Here’s the twist: Qualifying entrants will have the opportunity to co-create with Boehringer Ingelheim employees and members of the Making More Health network who are passionate about innovating for a better world. Entrants will receive support to develop solutions that combine the best of social innovation and business acumen.
 
Winning proposals will receive cash prizes totalling $50,000 USD. Finalists will receive a travel bursary to attend the Making More Health Summit - Spring 2016, to be held in Ingelheim, Germany, where they will have the opportunity to pitch for additional investment and implementation support from Boehringer Ingelheim.
 
The challenge is open to all social innovators from around the world and has five target areas of interest:
●      Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care);
●      Remote care solutions for health management, treatment, and diagnosis;
●      Increasing physical access to healthcare;
●      Holistic solutions that work across the entire care continuum (including education, prevention, detection, treatment, management, follow-up);
●      Models that engage other industry players (e.g., nutrition, athletic, mobility organizations).
 
For more details on how to enter, please read the [Guidelines and Criteria] and the [Procedures and Deadlines.] found on the left menu.

Are you ready to spark a movement of collaborative solutions between social entrepreneurs and the business sector? Could your solution reach the next level through co-creating with Boehringer Ingelheim?
 

Enter the challenge today, or spread the word about how you are #MakingMoreHealth.

Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World is open to the global public, including individuals and organizations (charitable organizations, public or private entities).

We seek social innovations that have a person-centered (rather than product-centered) approach to health and the potential to scale up through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. The Challenge is looking for innovations focused on these main areas:
● Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care);
● Remote care solutions for health management, treatment, and diagnosis;
● Increasing physical access to healthcare;
● Holistic solutions that work across the entire care continuum (including education, prevention, detection, treatment, management, follow-up);
● Models that engage other industry players (e.g., nutrition, athletic, mobility organizations).

 

Entries will be accepted only in English. If English language is a barrier, please contact Daniela Matielo at [email protected].

Phase 1 - Initial Entry and Semi-Finalist Selection 
September 16 - November 11 2015

Entrants will be asked to fill out an initial entry form in order to introduce their project to Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim. Click here to begin your initial entry.

Entries submitted by the Early Entry Deadline on October 14, 2015 will be considered for one of two Early Entry Prizes of $1000 USD each. Early Entry Prize Winners will be announced on October 21 2015.

Throughout the entry period, all challenge entrants will be encouraged to give feedback to their peers. All entrants may edit and improve their entries up until the final deadline. 

Following the Final Entry Deadline on October 28 2015, a team of Ashoka reviewers will select a cohort of Semi-Finalists, based on the Assessment Criteria. The Ashoka reviewers will consider the results of peer feedback when they are selecting the Semi-Finalists. For more information on the Feedback and Review process, click here.

Summary:

  • Entrants submit an initial entry form; Deadline: October 28 2015
  • Semi-Finalists selected and announced November 11 2015

 

Phase 2 - Co-Creation Ideas and Teams Convene 
November 11 - December 16 2015

Semi-Finalists will have access to a Co-Creation Idea Entry Form, to describe how their project would increase its impact through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. 

At this stage, Semi-Finalists will have the opportunity to initiate Co-Creation conversations with Boehringer Ingelheim employees and other experts within the Making More Health network. The Ashoka team will also facilitate connections by matching Semi-Finalists with Boehringer Ingelheim employees that have complementary strengths and interests. (Matching is intended to encourage conversation, but all connections are voluntary.)

Co-Creation conversations will enable Semi-Finalists to solicit feedback on their Co-Creation Idea and connect with members of the network to better understand each other's unique assets. The conversations will serve as the starting point for forging Co-Creation Teams.

Semi-Finalists are encouraged to improve their entries, based on the Co-Creation conversations. By December 16, 2015, Semi-Finalists should have engaged their preferred Co-Creation Team members. Teams must have at least one Boehringer Ingelheim employee in order to be invited to participate in the final phase of the challenge.

At the end of this stage, entrants will submit their Co-Creation Idea Entry Form, including the names of their Co-Creation Team. 

Summary:

  • Semi-Finalists fill out a Co-Creation Idea Entry Form, complimenting their initial entry form.
  • Semi-Finalists have one-on-one and/or group conversations with Making More Health network experts and incorporate insights from these Co-Creation conversations into their entry forms. 
  • Deadline to form a Co-Creation Team with at least one Boehringer Ingelheim employee, and to finalize the Co-Creation Idea Entry Form: December 16, 2015

A panel of Ashoka reviewers will select the top Co-Creation Ideas to advance to the final round of judging.

 

Phase 3 - Co-Creation Canvassing and Winners Selection 
January 13 - Spring 2016

The top Co-Creation Ideas will be selected by Ashoka to advance to the final round of judging.

Led by the social innovator, Co-Creation Teams will work together over the course of 6 weeks to develop a Co-Creation Proposal, a business plan that details how the Finalists’ project would increase its impact through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. The Co-Creation Proposal should be a realistic plan that describes how the partnership will be a sustainable, scalable, win-win collaboration. 

All Finalists (the social innovator leading the Co-Creation Team) will receive a travel bursary to attend the Making More Health Summit - Spring 2016, in Ingelheim, Germany. Finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges, including members of the Boehringer Ingelheim management team. 

The judges will select the winners of the prizes. Please see the Prizes section for complete details. Winners and Finalists have the potential to receive an additional level of investment from Boehringer Ingelheim, as warranted by the quality and specificity of their proposals

Summary:

  • Selected Co-Creation teams work together to submit Co-Creation Canvas Proposals. January 18 - March 2016
  • All Finalists will receive a travel bursary to attend the Making More Health Summit where they will pitch their Co-Creation proposals to a panel of judges.
  • Winners will be announced at the Summit. All Winners and Finalists have the opportunity to receive additional investment and implementation of their proposals.

 

Contact and Questions

If you have any questions about how to enter Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World or have any difficulty in doing so, please contact Daniela Matielo at [email protected].

All entrants receive:

  • Thoughtful feedback from the Ashoka Changemakers screening committee, as well as like-minded peers through the Ashoka Changemakers Feedback and Review process

  • Access to Making More Health network activities and virtual events.

 

Semi-Finalists receive:

All of the above, plus:

  • Participation on the global MMH Network, with access to a closed MMH Co-Creation online group.

  • Match-making opportunities to initiate Co-Creation conversations with Boehringer Ingelheim employees and other experts within the Making More Health network.

Finalists receive:

All of the above, plus:

  • All Finalists will receive a travel bursary to attend the Making More Health Summit - Spring 2016, to be held in Ingelheim, Germany, where they will pitch their ideas to Boehringer Ingelheim.

  • At the 2-day Summit, the opportunity to work with Ashoka staff and Boehringer Ingelheim employees to refine their project proposals and pitches.

  • Finalists will be featured through Ashoka Changemakers media activities.

Winners receive:

All of the above, plus:

  • Cash prizes will total $50,000. One Grand Prize winning entry will receive a cash prize of $20,000. A second winner will receive $10,000, and a third winner will receive $7,000.  A further $13,000 is available for special prize categories to finalists and winners

  • Mentorship from the Making More Health network

  • Invitation to pitch for additional investment and implementation support from Boehringer Ingelheim.

Additionally, two Early Entry Prize Winners receive:

  • Two Early Entry Prize winners will each receive $1000, for their top entries submitted before the early entry deadline on October 14.

  • Expert virtual consultation session with Boehringer Ingelheim and Ashoka Staff.


For complete terms and conditions, please see the Legal and Fine Print section.

Assessment Criteria - Initial Entry Phase

Entries of Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World will be evaluated according to the following criteria. 

Scope: This challenge seeks social innovations that have a person-centered (rather than product-centered) approach to health and the potential to scale up through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, a global healthcare company

For tips on creating a compelling entry, please refer to the Changemakers Guide to Pitching.

Innovation: The best entries will be those that demonstrate uniqueness and difference from other initiatives in the field. Distinctiveness and innovation will be given a high ranking by the judges. Innovation does not necessarily involve inventing something entirely new. Rather, the entry may comprise new products or processes, as well as new applications or hybrid combinations of existing tools. In other words, innovation can be present in new approaches to an old idea, or the application of an old idea to a different problem. Entries should describe how their projects are driven by original, ground-breaking ideas.

Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World is especially looking for innovations that have the potential to be scaled up. Solutions may not necessarily need to have the potential to be scaled nationally or internationally. Rather, we are searching for models that can be extended to or adapted for other countries and populations, or connected to other business models.

Social Impact: Entries should describe how the project is creating a sustainable and equitable health value chain. Entries should reflect an understanding of the systemic barriers within the project’s specific context and should describe how the project impacts these barriers. Entries should explain how the project measures social impact through both quantitative and qualitative data. Entries that describe projects which are at an early stage may set out their anticipated social impact and how they plan on measuring it.

Organizational Sustainability: Entries should include a clear plan for reaching long-term goals and securing financial backing. They should describe not only how the project is currently funded but also how it will be funded in the future. All entries should also include a realistic time frame for the implementation of the project. The most successful entrants will demonstrate that they have strong partnerships and support networks to address on-going needs and to aid in scalability and the maintenance of a clear financial strategy.

Making More Health: Co-Creating a Healthier World is especially looking for solutions that have the potential to create revenues independent of donations in the long-run. Solutions might currently be dependent on donations, but the entrant should describe a strategy for revenue generation in the future.

Co-Creation Assessment Criteria

Co-Creation Teams will develop Co-Creation Proposals that describe how the solution could increase its impact through a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. The Co-Creation Proposal should be a realistic plan that describes how the partnership will increase access to health and be a sustainable and scalable collaboration. Preference will be given to proposals that describe how complementary strengths and assets (beyond financial support) are being leveraged. The best proposals will integrate high-impact social innovations with Boehringer Ingelheim's activities and resources in order to better serve unmet needs. Please see the [Procedures and Deadlines - link] for details on the Challenge’s entry and Co-Creation process.

This Challenge is composed of three phases, described below. 

Challenge submissions are accepted until 5 p.m. EST on October 28, 2015. At any time before this deadline, challenge participants are both able and encouraged to revise their entries.

 

Phase 1 - Initial Entry and Semi-Finalist Selection 

  • Challenge opens for entries: September 16, 2015
  • Early Entry Prize deadline: October 14, 2015
  • Early Entry Prize Winners announced: October 21, 2015 
  • Final Entry deadline: October 28, 2015
  • Semi-Finalists announced: November 11, 2015


Phase 2 - Co-Creation Ideas and Teams Convene 

  • Co-Creation Ideas Entry Phase Opens: November 11, 2015
  • Deadline to form a Co-Creation Team with at least one Boehringer Ingelheim employee, and to submit a Co-Creation Idea Entry Form: December 16, 2015
  • A panel of Ashoka reviewers will select the top Co-Creation Ideas to advance to the final round of judging.
  • Co-Creation Entry Proposals Due: December 16, 2015


Phase 3 - Co-Creation Proposals and Winners Selection

  • Finalist Co-Creation Teams announced: January 18, 2016
  • Co-Creation Teams participate in structured support program January-April 2016 
  • Winners Announcement and Making More Health Summit: Spring, 2016

Legal and Fine Print 

All cash prizes are awarded with the expectation that winners will apply the funds toward testing, refining, or scaling their solutions. Six months after the announcement of winners, the winners will be asked to complete a survey on how they utilized prize funds and their impact since winning the Making More Health challenge.

Disclaimer – Compliance with Legal Restrictions

Ashoka complies fully with all U.S. laws and regulations, including Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations, export control, and anti-money laundering laws. Any prizes provided by Ashoka will be awarded subject to compliance with such laws and a due diligence review of proposed prize winners including contacting references and collecting organizational and financial information from proposed prize winners. Ashoka will not make any prize if it finds that doing so would be unlawful. This may prohibit awards in certain countries and/or to certain individuals or entities. All prize winners must comply with these laws to the extent they are applicable to such prize winners. No prize winner will take any action that would cause Ashoka to violate any laws. Ashoka will not make any prize to a prize winner involved in promoting tobacco use.

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Updates from Ingelheim: Crowning 7 'Co-Creation Pioneers for 2016'

Earlier this month, seven co-creation teams from around the world—each made up of one social entrepreneur and one Boehringer Ingelheim employee—traveled to Ingelheim, Germany, to pitch their health innovations live to a panel of judges. The three-day Co-Creation Summit was the first of its kind for Boehringer Ingelheim, with participants coming together to work on their business models, scalability and sustainability plans, and to fine-tune the win-win-win nature of these pioneering collaborations.

Mar 31, 16
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Noora Health trains patients and their families with high-impact health skills to improve outcomes and save lives. Noora Health and Boehringer Ingelheim are working together to combine their knowledge about a particular chronic disease to increase education on how to care for patients suffering from this incurable disease.

Mar 02, 16
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MicroClinic Technologies have developed a software that is transforming patient’s access to diagnostics and medicines in rural communities. Boehringer Ingelheim employees are co-creating a plan with the MicroClinic team to improve availability, accessibility, quality and affordability of medicines by scaling this technology.

Mar 02, 16
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