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EHRA Inventors Award

The EHRA Innovation Committee encourages innovative thinking by recognising and awarding novelties.

2017 EHRA Inventors Award's call for application opens: 1 December.

2016 Winner : Professor G. André Ng


 

What is EHRA Inventors Award?

With the great success of the First and Second editions of the EHRA Inventors Award, EHRA is running for the third year consecutive year the Award.

The award is addressed to clinicians and scientists working in the field of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The invention should relate to the field of EP and tackle a novel approach, which may include software, hardware, drugs etc. It could be at an early stage (basic research, feasibility study, development of technology) or in a later stage (system development).

The invention should be submitted with a provisional patent (It can't commercially available yet) to the EHRA Innovation Committee members, who have signed a non-disclosure agreements.

The best 3 applicants will be chosen based on the selection criteria and quality of the written applications and will be invited to present their proposal during an Innovation Session at EHRA - EUROPACE - CARDISOTIM 2017 ( Vienna, Austria). The 3 applicants will have to defend their invention and the highest combined scores for the written proposal and the oral presentation will define the winner. 

This year, the winner and first runner up will receive a grant of 3.000 Euros and 2.000 Euros respectively to be used for further development of the invention or for a course in entrepreneurship.

Applicants eligible for the award are those who:

 

  • Work in Electrophysiology and Arrhythmia
  • Work in private clinic, hospital and university
  • Develop or have developed an invention
  • Are citizen or permanent resident of a country which is a regular ESC member country
  • Are EHRA 2017 Members

If you are not an EHRA Member yet, please join now

Application process

The EHRA Innovation Committee will review applications and provide all support needed to meet the award's objective. Should you have any concern please log in to the LinkedIn dedicated page.

Prior to application, candidates should read carefully the Rules for the 2017 EHRA Inventors Award.

  • First step: Request your electronic application form

Please contact us to request your electronic application form.
Important: Please provide your contact details (Names, titles, main adress with country, telephone number) when requesting your application form.
Incomplete requests may prolong the whole process.

  • Second step: Fill in the application form
  • Third step: Send back the application form (filled in and signed)
  • Call for application closes 1 April 2017.
Notes

 

  • The application form is in electronic format (MS-Word), and should be completed and submitted electronically (MS-Word). Paper applications will not be accepted.
  • All pages of the application should be returned by the closing date, directly to the European Heart Rhythm Association electronically at ehra@escardio.org
  • Applications that are received after the closing date and/or that are incomplete will not be accepted.
  • Application must conform to the pre-defined layout and provide the necessary information within the space(s) provided in the form; so make a careful selection of your documentation.
  • Candidates working for industries (employees) are excluded from this competition.
  • Applicants must have a provisional patent for their invention submission.