Aporta Challenge 2021

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Aporta Challenge 2021
The value of data for health and well-being of citizens

Under the slogan "The value of data for the health and well-being of citizens" is the fourth edition of the Aporta Challenge aimed at capturing, analysing and using the intelligence of data in the development of solutions for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and management of aspects related to citizens’ health and lifestyles.

The aim of the Aporta Challenge is to identify and recognise new ideas and prototypes that improve efficiency in a specific sector of activity with solutions based on the use of data, in which open data is present; it is therefore an innovation process where participants develop projects, starting from a real need (the idea) to try to find a solution based on the appropriate use of available data (the prototype).

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RULES

As indicated in the Regulations for participation in the Aporta 2021 Challenge, the call aims to reward ideas and prototypes that identify new opportunities to capture, analyse and use data intelligence in the development of solutions for citizens’ health care and well-being.

The Aporta Challenge takes place in two phases:

  • PHASE I: Contest of ideas. 
  • PHASE II: Development of the prototype and in-person presentation.

In Phase I, participants will submit their ideas and up to ten of the best ones submitted will be selected, in accordance with the evaluation procedure described in the Regulations.

Both natural or legal persons with a registered office in the European Union may participate, either individually or jointly as a team. In the case of a legal entity or team, a spokesperson will be chosen.

Although only one idea per participant will be accepted, the same person may submit several ideas as a member of different teams.

Each idea will be submitted in English and shall comply with the following conditions:

  • It will be developed in the context of aspects related to citizens’ health or well-being.
  • It will be associated with the use of data generated by Public Administrations, whether national or international, as well as other data from public or private entities, on an optional basis. 
  • It will be accompanied by a 120 to 180 second long descriptive video. The video must be recorded in Spanish and in horizontal format, preferably in mp4, and it must not exceed 25Mb.
  • The idea must not have won any previous awards.
  • It must be an original idea and must not have been associated with a commercial or non-commercial solution prior to its development by the participant in the context of the Challenge.

In Phase II, those participants whose ideas have been selected in the previous phase will develop the prototype and present it to the members of the Jury, in accordance with the evaluation procedure described in the Regulations.

Each prototype must comply with the following conditions:

  • It will be developed in the context of aspects related to citizens’ health or well-being.
  • It will be associated with the use of data generated by Public Administrations, whether national or international, as well as other data from public or private entities, on an optional basis.
  • The related documentation must be in Spanish.
  • The prototype must not have won any previous awards.
  • The prototype must be original and must not exist in association with a commercial or non-commercial solution, prior to its development by the applicant in the context of the Challenge.

In this "Aporta Challenge 2021" Contest, the following prizes will be awarded to the three prototypes that receive the best evaluation from the Jury according to the established evaluation criteria:

  • First place: €5,000
  • Second place: €4,000
  • Third place: €3,000

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REGISTRATION

To participate in the Aporta 2021 Challenge, applications must be submitted using the specific form published at the red.es Electronic Headquarters and must be digitally signed by the applicant.

The documentation required to participate in the Challenge must be submitted at two different times:

1. Documentation to be submitted at the time of formalising the application in Phase I

The presentation of ideas for the Challenge will be carried out using the online form available at the red.es Electronic Headquarters.

The online form includes the following sections:

  • Details of the participant, who may be a natural person or a legal entity.
  • Details of the team in the event that the application is presented jointly by several natural persons or legal entities.
  • Details of the spokesperson who will act on behalf of the legal entity or team, in the case of an application submitted by several natural persons or legal entities, and who will act on behalf of the others in their dealings with red.es.
  • Proposed idea. This will include, among others, the title and summary of the idea presented. It will be complemented with the type of solution, the differentiating aspects, evidence of the relevance, clarity and quality, the impact on improving the health or well-being of citizens affected by the proposed idea, all of which will be evaluated on the basis of the established evaluation criteria. Reference to public data sources used must also be included.
  • Link to the submission of a descriptive video of the idea, between 120 and 180 seconds long. The video must be recorded in Spanish and in horizontal format, preferably in mp4 and it must not exceed 25Mb.

Submission of the application will include a field of conformity through which the spokesperson will accept the terms and conditions of the Regulations, signing a declaration of liability confirming the truth of the information provided in the form and of compliance with the established participation requirements.

The deadline for the presentation of the applications is 15 February 2022 at 13:00.

No applications received after the closing date and time for the submission thereof established in these Regulations will be accepted, nor will those received through channels other than the specific form available at the Electronic Headquarters.

Remember to submit your application well in advance in order to deal with any last-minute technical problems that may arise.

2. Documentation to be submitted by participants who go on to Phase II

Those classified participants who go on to Phase II of the Challenge must submit the following documentation using a specific form, which will be published in due course at the red.es Electronic Headquarters:

  • DNI, NIE or passport of the spokesperson, if it is a natural person.
  • Deed of Incorporation registered in the corresponding Commercial  Register and ab ID number in the case of a legal entity.
  • If acting through a representative, the representation must be proven by any legally valid means and the ID card of that representative.
  • Certificate proving that they are up to date with their tax obligations and, where applicable, with Social Security contributions. 
  • Declaration of liability stating that the applicant is not subject to any of the prohibitions set out in Article 13.2 of Law 38/2003, of 17 November, General Law on Subsidies.

The deadline for the presentation of this documentation will be 5 working days, starting from the day after receipt of the request.

 

 

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THE CHALLENGE WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWO PHASES:

Phase I: Contest of ideas

Phase I consists of a detailed description of an idea that identifies new opportunities to capture, analyse and use data intelligence in the development of solutions for citizens’ health care and well-being.

The application with the description of the idea will be made by filling in the form available for this purpose at the red.es Electronic Headquarters.

Once the deadline for the submission of applications has expired, it will be verified whether the idea submitted meets the requirements for participation in the Contest, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Regulations. All accepted proposals will be evaluated by the Jury.

After the evaluation of the ideas submitted, up to 10 proposals with the highest scores will be selected and finalists will be required to submit the documentation established in the Regulations within the deadline.

Finally, the classified ideas that go on to Phase II will be published at the red.es Electronic Headquarters.

Phase II: Development of the prototype and in-person presentation.

During Phase II, each of the participants selected in Phase I must develop a prototype associated with the proposed idea. These prototypes will consist of a functional solution that simulates, represents and allows interaction or validates the initial hypotheses of the idea.

This will be done within a minimum period of 2 months from the month following the publication of the classified ideas.

Once this period has elapsed, the prototypes produced will be presented, either in person in Madrid or virtually, on the designated date and time.

After the final evaluation of the prototypes, a list of the the winners of the Aporta 2021 Challenge will be published on the website.

JURY

The jury is made up of representatives of the Public Administrations and of organizations and companies, both in the ICT field and in the educational field. The participants, collected in resolution of the general director of red.es, are the following:

Fernando Díaz de María

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Carlos Gallego Pérez

Fundació TIC Salut Social

Santiago Graña Dominguez

Secretaria General de Administración Digital

Carlos Luis Parra Calderón

Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío

Zaida Sampedro Préstamo

Sociedad Española de Informática de la Salud / Madrid Digital
Miguel Valle del Olmo

Miguel Valle del Olmo

Subdirección General de Inteligencia Artificial y Tecnologías Habilitadoras Digitales / Secretaría de Estado de Digitalización e Inteligencia Artificial

Sonia Castro García-Muñoz

Secretaría del Jurado - Red.es
ASSESSMENT

Evaluation PHASE I: Contest of ideas

The evaluation of the ideas submitted will be carried out by a Jury made up of representatives from both the ICT field and the health and well-being sector.

Each proposal will be evaluated from 0 to 10 points. The following aspects will be evaluated:

  • Relevance: the idea is linked to the field of citizens' health or well-being, it is innovative, original, offers a critical and constructive perspective, and is stimulating. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Overall quality and clarity of the proposed idea: the idea presented refers to a concise objective, is well explained and structured, and reflects expertise in the particular area on which it is based. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Impact of the proposed idea on improving citizens’ health and well-being: includes clear evidence of its impact on improving the quality of citizens’ health and well-being. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Data sources used: includes specific and precise references to the public sector data to be used and, where appropriate, to other private sources. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.

Evaluation PHASE II: Prototype development and exhibition

The ten proposals with the highest scores will go on to Phase II.

On the previously indicated place and date, each participant will make a presentation of their prototype to the Jury for a maximum of 12 minutes. Each spokesperson must then answer the Jury's questions on any aspect related to their proposal.

This presentation, as well as the resolution of the queries raised, will allow the Jury to make the final evaluation of the prototypes and select the winners. The following aspects will be evaluated in this Phase II:

  • Ease of use: simplicity of the prototype proposed and the agility with which the user will achieve the objectives set. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Technical quality of the prototype: degree of development and level of interaction that the proposed simulation allows. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Feasibility: possibility of developing the final product and of replicating it. Likewise, prior analysis of possible financing channels, continuity of development until the final phase and sustainability over time will also be evaluated. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.
  • Quality of the presentation: clarity, organisation, structure, adjustment to the presentation time and enthusiasm and interest shown in the work developed. Up to a maximum of 2.5 points.

Upon completion of all evaluations, the Jury will determine which three proposals are the winners based on the scores obtained. The winning prototypes will be initially announced within 3 working days from the day after the defence of the prototypes. The prizes indicated in the Regulations would be awarded during the announcement of the winners.

The Jury's decision will be unappealable.