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Big Ideas Competition Calls on Thinkers, Doers, and Dreamers

Innovation is blossoming at RGAX’s Big Ideas competition this spring. The multi-site pitch event and mentorship program provides a business acceleration platform for innovators with solutions to challenges that affect the life and health insurance or retirement market. We asked thinkers, doers, and dreamers not employed by an insurance or reinsurance company to share their ideas for solving a health or insurance-related challenge of their choice. Solutions at any stage of development were welcome.

“We are tapping those outside insurance and reinsurance because we believe they have ideas that could further innovation throughout our industry as well as deliver clear customer benefits,” said Emmanuel Djengue, Innovation Director, RGAX EMEA. “Through the Big Ideas competition, we will work with first-time and/or experienced entrepreneurs to unlock these ideas, bring them to market, and build businesses together.”

The top five submissions from each country were invited to pitch their ideas at events in cities across Europe, including Madrid, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Milan during the last week in March. On April 4th, RGAX announced five finalists that will receive professional mentoring and participation in a final pitch event in Paris on April 25th where the winner will receive a cash prize of 10.000€ from RGAX.

The finalists are:

Universal Health Chain (Spain) Universal Health Chain is a global health platform based on blockchain with the first patented universal health identifier.

PatchAITM (Italy) PatchAI is the first empathetic AI-powered virtual assistant for the collection and predictive analysis of patient-reported outcomes in clinical trials.

doctorly (Germany) Doctorly is creating the future of digital health care with cutting-edge digital practice management software for doctors and a health app for patients.

SkinVision (Netherlands) SkinVision empowers everyone to self-check their skin with their smartphone using a clinically validated and CE-certified machine learning algorithm with a sensitivity of 97%.

Chronolife (France) Chronolife is an artificial intelligence company specialized in digital health. Its flagship neuromorphic and patented algorithm is capable of detecting and predicting clinical events on smartphones.

Previous winners of the Big Ideas competition were Feebris in 2018 and Styliff Tech in 2017.

Stay tuned to hear who wins the coveted Big Ideas 2019 competition this year in Paris. 

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Written by: Dori Degenhardt

As the Director of Global Brand and Content Strategy, Dori leads RGAX’s branding and content initiatives, ensuring that all of the messaging, marketing and communications are aligned. Highlighting the RGAX story and expressing it in a compelling way that supports and amplifies the brand is a central focus. With over 20 years of brand and marketing experience, Dori has a passion for finding new and different ways to showcase a brand's most compelling stories. Before joining RGAX, she headed up content and regional marketing efforts for a leading technology provider.