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HWL Awards 2024

Welcome to the submission platform for the Healthcare Week Luxembourg Awards!
We are excited to recognize and celebrate outstanding innovations and projects within the Greater Region that have made significant contributions to the healthcare sector. This year, we are honoring achievements in three categories.

We invite innovators, researchers, and startups from across the Greater Region to submit their projects and join us in advancing healthcare excellence.

Shape the future of healthcare: apply today

Healthcare Week Luxembourg Awards:
Recognizing innovation across the Greater Region

This is your chance to showcase your project in front of an expert jury at the heart of Europe. Participating in the Healthcare Week Luxembourg Awards provides a unique opportunity to connect with your ecosystem, gain visibility, and propel your project to new heights. Whether you are an innovator, a researcher, or a start-up, seize this opportunity to highlight your contributions to healthcare innovation.
 Submissions are open until July 15.
We look forward to your innovative contributions and to celebrating your achievements.


Innovation in Hospital Management Award

Rewarding a project that has introduced an innovative approach or concept in the realm of hospital management, setting new standards for excellence and efficiency.
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Medical Research Award

Honoring a medical research project that has significantly contributed to the healthcare sector, whether directly or indirectly linked to hospital establishments.
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Start-up Awards

Celebrating the start-up of the year for a project that has made a noteworthy contribution to the healthcare sector, with a direct or indirect link to a hospital establishment.
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Dare to make a difference? Submit your project and possibly write the next chapter in healthcare innovation!

Embark on a straightforward journey to showcase your groundbreaking healthcare project at Healthcare Week Luxembourg. Our submission process is simple yet impactful, designed to highlight the most innovative contributions in the healthcare sector.
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These awards are reserved for companies and projects based in the Greater Region (Grande Région, Großregion).
Eligible applicants must be located within the following areas:
Luxembourg: Entire country
France: Lorraine, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Meuse
Germany: Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz
Belgium: Wallonia and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, German-speaking Community of Belgium
This geographic area fosters a rich tapestry of innovation and collaboration, making it a prime location for pioneering healthcare solutions.

Learn more about our 3 awards

AwardInnovation in Hospital Management

This award will reward a project which will have introduced an innovative approach / concept in the domain of hospital management.
Please, have a look on our application criteria:
- an applicant cannot submit more than one project.
- all projects must have already been “launched” at least in a test/pilot phase with a hospital or a network of hospitals.
- applicants must be located in the Greater Region - in case of doubt regarding the applicability of the location criteria to your case, please contact us at 
hwl-awards@fhlux.lu
- applicants must be a healthcare organisation, e.g., a hospital, a hospital network, a research institution, a certified medical centre, or a registered medical society located in the Greater Region. 
- applicants may not be an individual. 

The jury will evaluate the applications and final pitches of the shortlisted candidates on the basis of an evaluation grid of six elements as follows:
  • Good practices, Dialogue with stakeholders,
  • Best market practices Value for Money, cost/benefit
  • Service Efficiency, operability.
  • Methodology, Change management.
  • Transferability Impact / Outcomes / Results

The finalists are invited to the Gala Dinner.
The Winner, in addition to visibility, wins a prize of 3000 euros, with the support of the FHL.

AwardMedical research

This award will reward a project which will have introduced an innovative approach / concept in the domain of Hospital Management.
Please, have a look on our application criteria:
- An applicant cannot submit more than one project.
- All projects must have already been “launched” at least in a test/pilot phase with a hospital or a network of hospitals.
- Applicants must be located in the Greater Region, in case of doubt regarding the applicability of the location criteria to your case, please contact us at 
hwl-awards@fhlux.lu
- Applicants must be a healthcare organisation, e.g., a hospital, a hospital network, a research institution, a certified medical centre, or a registered medical society located in the Greater Region.
- Applicants may not be an individual. 

Your project must :
  • Be innovative and have a direct benefit for patients (“Patient Focus”);
  • Have a relevant practical impact on care (“applicability”);
  • Support a streamlined approach to service delivery and delivers increased efficiency and resource savings (“Value for Money, “Cost/Benefit”);
  • Contain a “market deployment plan” of the project (“Market Feasibility”);
  • Describe the specificities of the team in charge of the project and how it aligns with its development and market deployment needs (“Team Alignment”;
  • Describe the stage of the project’s deployment life cycle (“Evaluation Phase”, “Pilot deployment Phase”, “Full Operational Deployment”) and the number of hospitals and how it has been “tested” or “deployed” at (“Methodology).

    The finalists are invited to the Gala Dinner.
    The Winner, in addition to visibility, wins a prize of 3000 euros, with the support of the Société des Sciences Médicales du Grand Duché de Luxembourg.

AwardsStart-Up

These 2 awards will reward a “Start-up Project” and will select the start-up of the year for the contribution of one of its projects to the Healthcare sector with a direct or indirect link to a hospital establishment.
Please, have a look on our application criteria:
- An applicant cannot submit more than one project.
- Ttechnology should be an innovative digital technology at least at MVP stage that can demonstrate a benefit for citizens health, and/or patients, and/or healthcare professionals, and/or the healthcare system. 
- Applicants must be start-up/SMEs companies registered for less than 8 years.
- Applicants must be
1. Luxembourg registeted company 
or
2.  a company registred in the Greater region

The jury will evaluate the applications and final pitches of the shortlisted candidates on the basis of an evaluation grid of 6 elements as follows:
  • The Problem / Pain the project seeks to solve – what it brings to the hospital sector in general and the patient in particular;
  • The Unique Selling Proposition (“USP”) of the project;
  • The market size / customer traction and business model of the project;
  • The competition and go to market plan of the project;
  • The matching of the team with the project’s ambitions;
  • The stage of the project’s deployment life cycle (Evaluation Phase, Pilot deployment Phase, Full operational deployment), the number of hospitals it has been “deployed” at and its funding stage.

    The finalists are invited to the Gala Dinner.
    The winner of the Greater Region start-up will benefit from visibility and a HWL2025 booth.
    The Luxembourgish start-up winner will benefit from networking by FHL and visibility/networking through