Healthcare Innovation Contest launched by DiabetesMine!

Peter Jones Wu Wei

We previewed this opportunity a month ago, but now its live.  Design for Care community member and DiabetesMine founder Amy Tenderich founded and leads this contest. I am a judge on the review panel for entries, and I promise to be impartial if your proposal comes our way.

There are 3 prizes of $7000 each, an extraordinary award. Winners will also get help from IDEO (and others) to design and produce their concept.

You have two months to conceive and prepare an audacious, health-changing service or device for people with diabetes or clinicians. The details are in the linked press release 2010 Contest press release – FINAL.

DiabetesMine™, a leading informational and community web site for people with diabetes, today announced kickoff of the 2010 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, a competition designed to foster innovation in diabetes design and encourage creative new tools that will improve life with diabetes.

This annual web-based competition is hosted at, and is underwritten by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), an independent philanthropy committed to improving the way health care is delivered and financed in California and beyond. It is also endorsed by, the Internet journal of emerging medical technologies, and supported by the global design and innovation firm IDEO, with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

You have till April 30.  Help design a better life for people with diabetes.