Lilly Launches Open Innovation Challenge to Help Transform Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care through Digital Health
"Lilly is investing in digital solutions that can help empower people with chronic conditions, such as IBD, to better manage their own health. Innovation is happening everywhere, and this challenge is aimed at identifying bold ideas outside our walls and collaborating on ways to potentially deliver new solutions to those who need them most," said
The innovation challenge, which launched this week, is a call for novel solutions that leverage today's most innovative technologies and systems — mobile apps, sensors and wearables, connected drug delivery devices, real-time monitoring, algorithms, digital games, etc. — to enhance care and improve health and wellbeing for those struggling with IBD.
Eligible individuals, teams, and organizations are encouraged to participate. Submissions will be accepted through
The finalist with the winning idea, subject to the submissions received, will be announced in Q4 2019, and will be awarded
About Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with the two main types being ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.1 According to the CDC, approximately 3 million Americans have reported IBD.2 IBD is an idiopathic disease caused by the immune system responding incorrectly to environmental triggers, leading to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and www.lilly.com/newsroom. C-LLY
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. The Facts about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Available at: https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-02/Updated%20IBD%20Factbook.pdf. Accessed July 30, 2019.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Data and Statistics. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/ibd/data-statistics.htm. Accessed July 30, 2019.
Refer to: Karen Glowacki; firstname.lastname@example.org; 317-370-1177 (Lilly)
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