Editorial from
Pedro Oliveira
Holder of the Gulbenkian Chair Professor at Nova SBE, and the Founder and President of Patient Innovation.
November 16, 2022
3. Good health and well-being

3. Good health and well-being

Ensuring access to quality health and promoting well-being for all, at all ages

Patient Innovation

A platform created for patients and those who care about them to share and access useful solutions to cope with their diseases.

Patient Innovation is an online platform created to promote the sharing of innovative solutions developed by patients and caregivers to overcome problems imposed by a disease or health condition. Today's platform brings together a portfolio of more than 1.200 innovations and is used by more than 120,000 users from around the world.

The PI has received numerous awards, including the title of Non profit Startup of the Year in 2016, the Santa Casa Challenge Award (2018), and the former United Nations Secretary-General's recognition, Ban Ki-moon.

Patient Innovation is a non-profit association supported by Nova School of Business and Economics, Nova Medical School, Copenhagen School of Business and Economics, EIT Health, Science and Technology Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Carnegie Mellon Portugal, and Shuttleworth Foundation.

In this platform, you can:

  • Search: See solutions from others with similar challenges as yours and give your feedback
  • Post: Do you have a solution? Great! Post it on Patient Innovation and help improving lives
  • Discuss: Every great solution starts with a simple idea. Discuss how to turn your and others' ideas into solutions in our Forum.

Learn more and take your role. It can be decisive in improving lives!

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Pedro Oliveira
Holder of the Gulbenkian Chair Professor at Nova SBE, and the Founder and President of Patient Innovation.

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