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Aider: Hospital Localization System

São Carlos, BrazilSão Carlos, Brazil
Year Founded:
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Aider is a mobile app that finds hospitals around the user location and also shows informations about each hospital. Besides, the app draftes a route to the selected hospital.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if people could find medical assistance without knowing where it is?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There are people who need to find medical assistance quickly and sometimes they do not know where the closest hospital is.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The application allows the user to find UBS ( Basic Health Units ) near its location. In addition to displaying the closest UBS, it also provides a score ( 1-3 ) on the hospital's physical structure , equipment, medicines and physical accessibility level for disabled and elderly. All of this totally for free.


Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

- if a person is sick and does not know where the closest hospital is. He/she can use the app to find the hospital. - if a physically handcapped person needs a hospital with an adequate infrastructure. He/She will use the app to search for a hospital where the requirements are met. - if someone is traveling and suddenly has CVA. Then he needs find a hospital as fast as possible. He/She will use the app to draft a route to hospital.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

the app has had repercution on television and newspaper. We also had some downloads until now. -----news video: The aim is to build a hospitals information center. Although we have information from all Brasilian's UBS (Basic Health Units) until now, the idea is to add all hospitals from the country in our database.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

The idea is building relationships with public and private hospitals through agreements. Besides, add more information on hospitals. The co-creation is very helpful to do a big impact in a small region. Because we will have investment to develop equipments and applications in brazil medical area. So create healthier world.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Early we want to have a database from all biomedical informatics area, optimizing the tasks in hospitals, clinics, health centers, clinical analysis laboratories and research centers, then we do partnerships marketing with them. The next step is partners from another countries to enlarge the marketing network.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The GPS and Google Maps locate hospitals and draw a route. But our app is specif for hospitals and contains more information, also he information is reliable because it was made ​​available by the health ministry.

Founding Story

Everything started in college, in a project lecture. Later two friends and me had an idea to open a startup. We participated in a competition like this and won in second place, but with another application. Now we found this contest and we are excited to submit Aider.


the current team consists of students from USP, as follows: Marcos Vinicius Cruz Fábio Alves Rogério Paula de Souza Now we want open a startup named 3pi and develop new mobile applications and upgrade the old ones.
CO-CREATION IDEA: Please offer a brief description of how you imagine a win-win partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to better serve unmet needs in health. (Hint: Please mention the underlying business model envisioned that would make such a partnership sustainable.)

We imagine a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim where we can develop many products in health area. The submited product is just the beginning, because each member in team has strong background. We have knowledge in image processing, networking communication, mobile networking, computer vision. Boehringer Ingelheim has a strong name and a broad marketing, them the partnership will help to grow up the startup faster.

We think about a business model canvas where: the value propositions are innovation, exploration of new technologies, cost reduction and confiability;
costumer relationships are co-creation, communitie and dedicated personal assistance;
key partner would be Boehringer Ingelheim.

NEEDS: Based on you response above, please specify which of the following resources, operations or expertise by Boehringer Ingelheim you imagine leveraging to actualize the proposed co-creation opportunity. Please check all that apply. (Hint: while financing is often critical to scale, we are also interested in understanding what other assets or expertise could be leveraged).

Distribution Channels, Research and Development, Manufacturing, Marketing/Communications Support, Technology Expertise.

EXPLANATION OF NEEDS: Please explain your choices in more detail.

We are programmers, so we will be able to develop programs and equipaments in the health area to Boehringer Ingelheim and people around the world. Besides, the brazilian market will be explored. This project will contribute to Boehringer Ingelheim’s development in biomedical informatics area, optimizing the tasks in hospitals, clinics, health centers, clinical analysis laboratories and research centers. combining knowledge in Computer Science and Medical Sciences. our team can adapt mobile electronic equipment to perform tests, develop and implement software for analysis of laboratory.

OFFER: What are the main assets you may contribute in a co-creation partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim that would better serve unmet needs in health?

Access to and established trust with customers/beneficiaries.

FOCUS AREAS: Which of the following best describes the main focus of your project? (select all that apply)

Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care), Increasing physical access to healthcare to people with restricted mobility or restricted access (senior people, people with disability, remote or difficult areas, etc.), Models that engage other industry players (e.g., nutrition, athletic, mobility organizations)., Remote care solutions for health management, treatment, and diagnosis.

Please share what your organisation and Boehringer Ingelheim will Co-Create together
Please specify what your Co-Creation will result in:

If you selected "other" above, please explain:
Please provide a 1-2 sentence summary of your Co-Creation idea
How does this project link to the core mission of your organisation?
Beyond social impact, how does this project link to Boehringer Ingelheim’s core business?
What are the specific inputs and actions that each side will contribute to this Co-Creation idea based on each of your unique competencies and experiences?
Please describe the potential revenue model for this Co-Creation idea.
What possible risks or challenges do you foresee?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your Co-Creation idea?
How much input do you hope to receive from Boehringer Ingelheim?

If you selected "other" above, please explain:
Besides Boehringer Ingelheim, what other types of partners might be valuable to carrying out your Co-Creation idea, and why?