An important aim in healthcare is to keep people healthy as long as possible and to enable people in need of care to live a high-quality life in their own environments. Healthcare is developing toward a world wherein care is delivered in a highly personalized manner, attuned to the status of the patient, based on actual, precise and reliable data. This is where biosensors play a big role. SensUs stimulates information sharing and community development for continuous innovation in biosensors. It forms a platform for open innovation and welcomes stakeholders such as healthcare organizations, patient organizations, R&D funding organizations, and companies to give input for the competition (e.g. regarding the technical goals of the competition) or otherwise support the competition.
In September SensUs 2019 takes place in Eindhoven. Participating student teams from all over the world come to Eindhoven to present their biosensors to the public. Professionals, companies, students, patients and general public will attend SensUs 2019 to see and experience the latest developments in the world of biosensing. SensUs wants to spread its vision and mission regarding biosensors across the globe. Therefore, SensUs Digital is being developed. During SensUs 2018 the online SensUs Digital platform attracted over 10,000 viewers from over 80 countries. This year, SensUs will be broadcasted again. On this online platform, people from all over the world can watch SensUs 2019 live and experience all the new updates in the field of biosensing. SensUs Digital will include a livestream, information about the teams and this year’s theme, live results, voting, Q&A and much more. SensUs wants to connect people worldwide and thereby exchange knowledge and experience regarding biosensors.
The SensUs strategy and innovation group:
Our vision is to stimulate education and innovation in the field of biosensing. SensUs main focus has been the Student Competition and SensUs High Schools. This year, new initiatives will be developed. These new projects will strengthen us in our mission to improve healthcare for everybody all over the world.
A preview of the projects that will be part of the SensUs network:
SensUs Connect: SensUs aims to connect students and companies on a global scale (e.g. internships, jobs, projects). New collaborations open many doors for high quality innovation in biosensing and stimulate experience sharing worldwide.
SensUs Startups: We want to close the gap between prototypes and market-ready products. SensUs Startups aims to support new biosensing related startups by providing guidance and mentorship, and by facilitating knowledge-sharing.
Strategy & Innovation
This group of five full time students will be setting up new SensUs initiatives the coming year. They will be supporting biosensing startups, connecting students with companies, and helping others setting up competitions just like ours!
Chairs & Co
Chairs & Co is the group that is responsible for the general overview of the organization.
The Events subgroup is responsible for the logistics of the contest weekend in September.
External Relations is the subgroup responsible for recruiting and maintaining relations with partners and sponsors.
The Public Relations department of the SensUs Organization is responsible for public relations and marketing.
The technology department is responsible the testing of the biosensors on the event in September, the Testing Event.