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Janssen Connected Health Challenge Europe 2012 Launching To Spur Healthcare Innovation
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Janssen Connected Health Challenge seeks transformational care ideas and offers awards totalling €30,000 to develop winning solutions

London UK (September, 27 2012) —Today Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI), a team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC. (Janssen), announced the Janssen Connected Health Challenge Europe 2012 in partnership with Health 2.0.  The Janssen Connected Health Challenge calls for technology solutions to improve care in three distinct areas including:  1) Enabling personal health management through technology; 2) Delivering quality care in patient homes and residential environments; and 3) Maintaining adherence to prescribed medication.  Janssen Healthcare Innovation will award a total of €30,000 to support further development of the best ideas in each of these areas through the Challenge.

The challenge finalists will benefit from funding as well as mentorship from the Janssen Healthcare Innovation team to help advance commercial development of their ideas.  By working with outside experts, Janssen is able to tap a wider range of expertise, capabilities and resources to bring forward new advances and solutions in healthcare.  Finalists and winners will retain all rights to their ideas and solutions.

“Entrepreneurs need capital, visibility and some mentorship, and they should be otherwise free in their pursuit of building businesses; so we do not attach any strings to the rewards and mentorship we can offer them,” said Marco Mohwinckel, Partner, Janssen Healthcare Innovation, Europe.  “We look forward to reviewing the creative solutions submitted and to providing support for those ideas that have the greatest potential to solve healthcare challenges and improve patient care.”

The JHI Connected Health Challenge is part of Janssen’s ongoing commitment to enhancing both quality and access to care through continuous improvements and transformational innovation across the world.

Janssen Healthcare Innovation identified opportunities for significant improvement in each of the three Challenge areas and designed the Connected Health Challenge as a means to reward the best ideas and solutions from entrepreneurs and small businesses across Europe.  As a global, innovation-focused company Janssen understands the benefits of reaching out across geographies to access market-leading capabilities.


About Janssen Healthcare Innovation
Janssen Healthcare Innovation is an entrepreneurial team within Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.  Through collaborations, Janssen Healthcare Innovation is developing products and services to deliver high‐quality, cost‐effective healthcare to all.  The team’s current initiatives include solutions to address three emerging markets of healthcare: optimizing healthcare delivery, the maintenance of health, and innovative financing of healthcare. It also has projects that will enhance the company’s existing business by improving patient adherence to treatment regimens, applying personal genomics to drug development, and modernising clinical trials.  For more information about the team and the Janssen Connected Health Challenge, go to www.jhiconnectedhealthchallenge.com.


For more information please contact:
Meghan Marschall                                        
Janssen Healthcare Innovation                  
T: +1 201-323-0578                                    
E: MMarscha@its.jnj.com                           

Helen Rae
Publicis Life Brands Resolute
T: +44 (0) 207 397 7077
E: helen.rae@publicislifebrandsresolute.com

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