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3rd Edition of the Grand Prize for Innovation in Children’s Health

Information updated on 15/09/22

Before october 15: Following the success of the previous editions, which attracted more than 130 candidates, and the high quality of its winners, Fondation Saint-Pierre is organizing the 3rd edition of the “Grand Prize for Innovation in Children’s Health.

Grand Prix de l'Innovation pour la Santé de l'Enfant
This National Call for Projects focuses on the ongoing search for innovative solutions whose main objectives are to reduce inequalities in access to health care and to improve the quality of life for children by developing preventive measures and by innovating or optimizing pediatric care and devices.
This 3rd edition will feature the same three main categories as its predecessors:
  • TALENT, which rewards an innovation that has already been introduced on the market or is in the deployment phase.
  • HOPE, which rewards a project that is still in the development stage.
  • IDEA, which rewards a project that is in the concept stage and needs to develop models and prototypes.
This Grand Prix competition is intended for startups, established companies, research laboratories, associations, and students* who are mobilizing, creating, and inventing the pediatric world of tomorrow! This is a unique opportunity for researchers to enter the relatively under-invested but very promising market for children’s health!
(* Idea category only)
For the 2022 competition, Fondation Saint-Pierre and its partners have committed to providing a total of 100,000 euros in funding, in addition to optional regional support for the three winning projects by SATT AxLR. The main themes for this year are: children’s quality of life in their environment and the reduction of  inequalities in access to health care.
Candidates can access complete information, download and submit their applications at:
Talent and Hope projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:
  • Innovative nature
  • Proven effectiveness
  • Eco-design
  • Economic potential
  • Leadership skills
  • Project management
The Idea award will be evaluated solely on the project’s innovative nature.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, October 15, 2022. Pre-selections will be made in November 2022 and the award ceremony will take place on December 1, 2022.
For more information, please contact:

About Fondation Saint-Pierre

Recognized as a public service foundation, Fondation Saint-Pierre is a major player in the field of health and child protection.
Building on a hundred years of experience and continuous innovation at Institut Saint-Pierre, the leading pediatric recovery and rehabilitation hospital in France, caring for nearly 10,000 children every year, the foundation helps all children whose treatment is in need of fresh innovation. By boosting our actions, we continue to respond to the demands of the public and institutions. Our battle requires us to constantly be at the service of the child, the entire child, and all children. The foundation’s goal is to conduct projects in four main areas:
  • Promoting research and innovation
  • Anticipating the great challenges of childhood and raising awareness
  • Supporting professional and family caregivers
  • Taking action to promote equal opportunity and education


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