Last week was up to a great start for our Social Change Lab for Health initiative. After announcing our 12 shortlisted Ideas (6 BuildIT and 6 GrowIT), it was time for the Idea Development Work for each of the ideas.
The Idea Development Workshops were a 2-hour product hack where multidisciplinary expert teams (medical professionals, technologist, business and marketing experts) worked with the ideas owners to review and improve their solutions in readiness for market deployment.
When reviewing the ideas, the experts looked at:
- Need and Potential Impact: Is the specific problem the solution is addressing clear and will it have an effect on improving healthcare delivery in Nigeria if well implemented?
- Clear solution: Is the proposed solution easy to understand and is there a logical link between the proposed solution and the stated problem?
- Scalability: Is there a large enough market as potential users of the solution and will this solution be able to be spread to as many of these users as necessary?
- Sustainability Potential: Are there business models that can be used to make this solution self-sustaining?
- Ability to deliver: Does the idea proponent(s) have what it takes to deliver this solution and if they don’t, are their gaps in ability things that can be found readily?
The workshops where intense, engaging and insightful, and our idea holders could not wait to go back and improve on their ideas based on the valuable feedback they received from the sessions. Check out our storify to get a snapshot of what happened at the workshops.
What is next?
Ideas that met the criteria above will be going ahead to the 48-hour hackathon which will be holding at the Co-Creation Hub on the 25th and 26th of April 2014.
You can sign in to participate at the hackathon here.
The hackathon will gather software developers and designers as well as business and marketing experts to help build 5 working prototypes by the end of the event. The ideas include e-Health Insurance Solution, Mobile Laboratory Service Delivery, Mobile Healthcare Hotline (MH2), Naija247Medic, and Meditell.
Each team will have 48 hours to:
- Build a working prototype of the solution
- Build a route-to-market strategy
- Build a sustainability strategy
Based on the outcome of the Hackathon, successful solutions will qualify for the opportunity to pitch for a pre-seed grant of $5,000 from the Tony Elumelu Foundation to start implementation or to scale.
Click here to register for the hackathon.
Join us on Tuesday, 8 April 2014 at CcHub from 3pm as representatives from NSE Ticker and GidiFarm share with the community what their products are and demo how the tools work.
NSE TICKER is an Android application that helps novice and professional investors and GIDI FARM is a transparency tool for Nigerian farmers, Traders, Stakeholders, Government and Consumers of Agro-Products to get latest market information pertaining to the wholesale and retail price of Agro-Products.
Be there, don’t be told! Admission is free!!
About NSE TickerOver the last few months two software companies (RME Ideas & CyberOmin Systems) have been working on developing one of the first mobile applications for the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The result of their effort is NSE Ticker — an Android application that helps novice and professional investors do the following:
- Analyse the Nigerian Stock Market.
- Easily seek out the best and worst performing companies from an ocean of stocks.
- Make informed investment decisions.
As a follow up to the presentation of NSE Finance Monitor (nsefinance.com/monitor) in February, the team will be presenting NSE Ticker for the first time in public. The talk is targeted at investors and technology experts interested in building software tools for the Nigerian Stock Exchange. It will cover three areas namely:
- NSE Ticker – what exactly is it and what does it do? (Investors)
- NSE Ticker development – what were we thinking? How were we thinking? (Investors and developers)
- Android API – soon to be released Android API that will help third party developers create their own Stock market tools.
About Gidi-FarmGidi-Farm is a transparency tool for Nigerian farmers, Traders, Stakeholders, Government and Consumers of Agro-Products to get latest market information pertaining to the wholesale and retail price of Agro-Products. The platform allows users to buy farm inputs directly from producers at favorable prices and find buyers for their products through an Agro-Market.
About Showcase Tuesday
Showcase Tuesday provides an interactive platform for members of the Nigerian technology ecosystem with a prototype or product an avenue to demo their solutions to a like-minded audience from our growing community.
Showcasing teams will have 15 minutes to highlight:
- Pain points that their solution addresses
- Development Tools
- Brief profile of their team
- What the future holds
Showcase Tuesday aims to:
- Encourage doers to receive feedback from like-minded people from both a business and technology point of view
- Provide a platform to look at your product/solution through the eyes of other people
- Get feedback that may be critical in the iteration of your prototype or solution as it finds its best route to market
- Sand a chance to be considered for pre-incubation and attract possible funding from CcHUB partner organisations
After 11 weeks of activities which included a problem enquiry process (survey and 3 live webcast), a stakeholders session to identify priority areas and an open call for ideas to use technology to address these priority areas, we received an amazing 40 tech-based ideas.
These ideas have been narrowed down to 12 solid solutions — 6 GrowIT and 6 BuildIT — which include:
e-HEALTH INSURANCE SOLUTION: a web/mobile based platform that provides a fast and easy way for people to subscribe to health insurance solution.
SAVEMAMA SAVEPIKIN: a mobile app that provide much needed information on ante – and post natal care, check-ups and general childcare as well as immunization and vaccination reminders.
MOBILE LABORATORY SERVICE DELIVERY: a medical records application that virtually provides you and your healthcare provider with your medical records i.e. a mobile wallet for medical records.
MY CLINIC: a platform that seeks to deploy a number of micro-practices run by one or two medical personnel across urban and rural areas to serve communities which have poor access to quality primary healthcare.
MOBILE HEALTHCARE HOTLINE (MH2): a phone-based platform that brings medical professionals to everyday Nigerian citizens at no cost, as well as direct people to where they can locate and access specialised care.
NAIJA247MEDIC: a dedicated free health service platform that provides medical advisory/counselling services as well as health education/enlightenment.
OMOWUNMI: a mobile and web based application that sends messages (voice calls and text messages) to expectant and new mothers on ante-and post natal care.
MEDIC DIMENSION: a mobile/web-based platform that seeks to connect medical practitioners, medical vendors and the general public to engage in thought provoking discussions, share information on best practices as well as on products and services that will ignite an insatiable craving for positive medical change.
MEDITELL: a platform that allows hospitals to use SMS to remind their patients to take their drugs.
CLINIXE: a complete, user friendly web-based hospital information management software designed to enable Health-care providers manage their in-house information with a focus on their Insurance and HMO operations.
FIND-A-MED: a location based mobile application that allows you find the nearest health center around you and also stores your basic health information in case of an emergency.
CANCER MOBILE APP: a mobile app that will help deepen people’s knowledge and awareness on cancer at the push of a button. The application will provide users with timeless facts and information to help prevent and manage Breast and Cervical cancer.
In the coming weeks, CcHub with input from industry experts will be providing assistance on the improvement of all shortlisted ideas. In the case of the BuildIT ideas, we will provide support to build a first prototype of the solutions.
Success solutions will qualify for the opportunity to pitch for a pre-seed grant of $5,000 from the Tony Elumelu Foundation to start implementation or to scale.
Click HERE for more information.
About Social Change Lab for Health
Social Change Lab for Health is an initiative to stimulate the development and scaling up of technology solutions to improve healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
As part of the Social Change Lab for Health (SCL4Health) program we are running here at CcHub, we are pleased to invite you to visit our Idea Forum and share you thoughts, suggestions and opinions on the different solutions there.
Here’s some background infoThe idea of SCL4Health is to stimulate the development of web and mobile technology tools to improve healthcare delivery in Nigeria. Following the definition of priority areas for us to focus technology interventions, we opened a Call for Ideas for relevant technology solutions. So far, we have received a total of 40 ideas — 27 Build It ideas and 13 Grow It ideas.
- GROW IT represents ideas for which a prototype or minimum viable product has been built and has launched or is currently being piloted.
- BUILD IT represents new ideas that have not yet been built but are supposed to address an identified gap in healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
What happens next?The shortlisted ideas will receive further support to improve their first version. 12 ideas will be shortlisted and all Shortlisted ideas (6 Grow it and 6 Build it) will have the opportunity to pitch for a pre-seed grant of $5,000 from the Tony Elumelu Foundation as well as exposure to other potential supporters.The Grow It, the solutions get usability reviews with health and technology stakeholders as well as business development support from the CcHub Pre-Incubation team.The Build It ideas will be given the opportunity for rapid prototyping as well as usability and business development support to prove their concept.
Be part of the revolutionTo this end, we would like to get your input and comments that will be critical to improving your solution. Visit our Idea Forum and review the ideas submitted for SCL4Health. Leave a comment that can help idea owners improve upon and better implement their ideas, and then vote for your favorite ideas.
Do you have a published Android app? Learn how to get your Android app to Nokia X in a portathon happening on Thursday, 27 March 2014 and Friday, 28 March 2014.
What is Nokia X?
Nokia X is a new, affordable family of smartphones designed to run Android apps using Nokia X services extensions. Nokia X will target emerging markets but will sell globally (excluding the US, Japan and Korea) and will open new growth opportunities for your Android apps.
Nokia’s market-leading operator billing network – available in more than 60 markets and with more than 160 operators – powers in-app purchase and provides global reach and scale. That means better monetization for Developers.
The Nokia X Porthathon gives you the opportunity to learn how to port your existing Android Apps to the Nokia X Platform. Get hands-on training, support and more at the event by registering to attend.
Benefits of the Nokia X Platform
The Nokia X Platform provides you with the following benefits and more:
- Nokia X opens new markets to your existing apps.
- Nokia X’s monetization tools create additional revenue streams for your apps
- Android app compatibility
- Develop apps for Nokia X using your existing Android SDK, toolkit and skillset
- Nokia Developer programs provide the marketing promotion you need.
You can find out more about the benefits of Developing for Nokia X HERE.
Day 1: Thursday, 27th March 2014 at IDEA Hub ( 296 Herbert Macaulay Rd, Sabo, Yaba). 9:00am to 6:00pm
Day2: Friday, 28th March 2014 at CcHub (6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Rd, Sabo, Yaba). 9:00am to 5:30pm
Interested? Register HERE to participate.
About the Nokia X Portathon
The Nokia X Portathon is organised and sponsored by Nokia in collaboration with MobileMonday Nigeria, Co-Creation Hub and iDEA Hub.