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Sofie Staelraeve

WHY are you a health innovator?

 Every entrepreneur in health makes a journey. You will definitely go through 5 basic steps and decide upon them if you start to innovate in health. ‘ Your recipe to start in health’  is a mini-series of blogs to help you go through these steps. Each blog gives you information, tips, examples and a specific action

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5 must read books for health innovators
Sofie Staelraeve

5 must-read books for health innovators

As the end of the year and Christmas holidays are near, you might be having some extra time to sit back and relax and maybe explore new reading stuff. I’ve selected 5 must-read books for health innovators. These basic 5 will definitely inspire you and will become part of your basic work library.  I still use

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Sofie Staelraeve

The rise of FemTech in Europe: 10 womens health companies to watch

Their customer base is more than half of the world population. They develop health solutions for the ones being most affected by ageing and health issues. And they are aware of the fact that working females spend 29 per cent more per capita on healthcare compared to males in the same age group. I’m talking about

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what are nudges and why are they useful in health?
Sofie Staelraeve

What are nudges and why are they useful in health?

Nudges, little pushes in the back, are very useful in health care. They make health prevention fun and educational. And they offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs in all subsectors of health. So there are good reasons to dedicate this post to nudges. What are nudges and where does that funny word come from? Nudges are

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Sofie Staelraeve

workshop: basics to start, innovate and grow in health

How to innovate in health: workshop based on the blog series This spring, I wrote a free blog series called ’31 days to innovate in health’. Readers of the series got a dedicated daily e-mail with a tip, explanation, examples and a to-do to build their health entrepreneurship. I also shared my own experiences and

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Sofie Staelraeve

Your recipe to start in health

5 basics every health entrepreneur has to decide upon In fact, these are 5 steps every health care entrepreneur will go through.   Everyone who starts in health care or wants to launch new products is going to meet them. I did too.  Sometimes I call these five ‘the entrepreneur’s journey’ (which is, by the

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Sofie Staelraeve

cheat sheet for a bold health prevention policy

If you are a local policy-maker, then a healthy city is definitely at the top of your priority list. But how do you set up a bold and innovative health policy? Here are some principles and examples you can follow∗. If you want to know more about such an approach, also get inspired by this

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Sofie Staelraeve

The quest for a health prevention business model

There is a growing awareness of the enormous benefits in health if action is taken more quickly. I know a lot of people and organisations in health who would like to focus more on prevention. But everyone is looking for a workable business model: how do you shape your prevention offer and who is willing and able

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Sofie Staelraeve

80% of all Europeans want to share health data

Digital health solutions are here to stay. An important support (but not the only one) for digital health entrepreneurs scaling up is the reimbursement of mobile health solutions, which is just starting in some European countries like Belgium. About time! Because a recent European Commission survey shows 80% of Europeans want to share their own

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