EURETINA are delighted to continue their highly successful Innovation Awards, originally launched at our annual conference in London in 2011. This year’s Science & Medicine Awards will be similar in structure and will carry two prizes – a first award of €20,000 and a second award of €10,000.
The 2015 EURETINA Science & Medicine Innovation Awards is an exciting initiative sponsored by the Society to support and encourage innovation in the field of retinal medicine.
The purpose of the Science & Medicine Awards is::
Research in retinal medicine has never been more active. Recent developments spanning gene therapy, bio-imaging, instrumentation, surgery, diagnostics and therapeutics, all arising from rapid advances in knowledge and the dissemination of knowledge, have created a fertile environment for innovation. From such innovation our field is poised to create new products, processes, tools and methods through which improved and advanced care can be delivered more efficiently and with greater impact.
EURETINA, conscious of the opportunities and challenges arising from such advances, is ideally placed to support and contribute to the ideas that will seed the practice of tomorrow’s retinal medical care. The challenge with this initiative is for you to look forward and think big!
In respect of the criteria used for evaluating entries to the competition, the Judging Panel will be looking for a number of key elements including:
The list above is not intended to be exhaustive but is presented to provide an outline of the many elements that combine to create a business opportunity; there is no prescriptive application form, each applicant should strive to submit an application reflecting the points above. Once you register your interest in the Awards on the website you will be able to download a Guide to Submitting an Application which, together with the Terms & Conditions, will provide all the information required to submit your entry.
The EURETINA Science & Medicine Innovation Awards are as much to do with good science and medicine as they are to do with good business. Any compelling scientific or medical rationale will need to be matched by an equally compelling business and economic rationale. The combination of science and business skill is the key to convincing the Panel and your peers of a credible and attractive opportunity for success.
As referenced above, detailed Terms & Conditions are provided on the site and submission of an entry shall be deemed as an acceptance of all Terms & Conditions, including updates thereof. Additional information can be sought by sending an email for the attention of Dr. Gearóid Tuohy to firstname.lastname@example.org
EURETINA would like to take the opportunity to welcome every entrant to the competition. We would also encourage you to spread the word, to tell your colleagues, collaborators and competitors to consider how they might contribute to this important and exciting initiative. EURETINA looks forward to receiving your entries on new ideas and innovations for which the ultimate beneficiary of your efforts will be the patient.
EURETINA wishes the best of luck to all applicants!