November 2019: launch of the 1st edition of the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award.

The Innovation Award aims to identify and enhance new ideas and projects focused on reducing disparities in the access to quality health care and thus closing the gap that exists in breast cancer care in European countries.

Sharing best practices

All over the world, health care systems have been developing, but unfortunately at different rates. That is why we believe European partnerships are crucial: to learn from one another, to raise the bar and reach the same high standards, to develop at a faster pace. The development must happen on different levels, from education to research, taking care of patients in hospitals. Early detection, better rehabilitation and continuously improving treatments.

Thanks to the opportunity to share best practices with European breast cancer organisations, members of the Think Pink Europe coalition promote the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award to stimulate the collaboration between different countries and to promote fast-moving development of new projects and smart ideas.

Starting from the Think Pink Europe mission, the goal of the award is to bring out and give value to projects based on promoting the development and implementation of innovative practices in the field of women’s health on a European level. The aim is to identify and enhance new ideas and projects focused on reducing disparities in access to quality health care and closing the gap that exists in women’s health care in European countries.

Call for 4 type of projects

Participants can submit a project in one of the following categories:

  • Projects converging digital technologies for health, healthcare and society that will enhance the efficiency of health care delivery
  • Projects breaking the boundaries of physical distance by developing European training and refresher programs taking advantage of modern technology
  • Projects developing innovative models, programs and services of care and education
  • Projects of advocacy and lobbying that may favour new policies in the field of women and girl’s health care all over Europe

There are 2 prizes to be won: the best-selected idea will receive an economic contribution of € 20,000 and the possibility to be supported by a special team of mentors and coaches in order to develop their idea. The second prize of € 5,000 will go to the best idea not yet on the market, but with all the requirements to succeed in the future and it will be supported by Think Pink Europe. 

Winners of the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award 2020

1st prize Think Pink Europe Innovation Awards, € 20,000, went to Monique Van Dijk and René Loek from the Netherlands with PINKTRAINER: the E-health application for a holistic approach of exercise, nutrition and motivational support for (ex)cancer patients before, during and after treatment. 

2nd prize Think Pink Europe Innovation Awards, € 5,000 was for Mariela Vasileva and Assia Konsoulova from Bulgaria with their project ROSE: the online platform connecting patients involved in the breast cancer biobank, doctors and researchers in a common aim to increase cancer survival.

Pink Trainer

Winner of the Think Pink Europe Innovation Award 2020 

Collaboration

The first edition of the Innovation Award was a collaboration with Susan G. Komen Italia and ItaliaCamp