Costa Rica open innovation challenge

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The Problem

Fragmentation has always been a complex challenge for healthcare systems around the world, leading to a lack of continuity of care.
Now more than ever we need to evolve and Latin America is at the right moments, with a healthcare coverage of almost 100% of the population and an emerging innovation ecosystem capable of leading the transformation.


Open Innovation Challenge

Do you have a high-impact venture with the ability to solve challenges in the health sector? Learn about the different challenges that Movimiento Salud 2030 has for you, apply before September 5, 2021.




How can we empower citizens and communities with education, information and access to technology so that they can take care of their health, from prevention to treatment of disease?


Why participate in our program?

Develop your idea
Receive expertise and mentorship
Expand your networking

Evaluation criteria

The solution solves the challenge in a novel or creative way. There are currently no similar solutions on the market.

The solution creates new and better healthcare systems in place of incremental optimizations of the existing system.


The solution solves the challenge and the entrepreneur understands the problem well.


The solution has the potential to scale in Latin America.


The solution is designed from empathy, always thinking of people.


Open Innovation Process


Costa Rica's open innovation challenge follows the timeline outlined below.

Application process open to the public
Development and evaluation of the solution together with partners
Validation of the solution, iteration and planning of the pilot
  • Online application submission

  • Selection process

  • Finalists Announcement

  • Personalization of the program for the selected ones

  • Advice on the development or adaptation of the solution

  • Evaluation with partners and viability of the solution in the market

  • Selection for the next stage

  • Preparation for deployment 

  • Definition of the pilot

  • Business case preparation

  • Be part of the community of health entrepreneurs

  • Start being part of the MS2030 network for the next events

  • Access to content

  • Personalized access to mentors and experts

  • Visibility of events and publications

  • Connection with the LATAM innovation and entrepreneurship network

  • Opportunities to implement the pilot

  • Visibility at the LATAM level

  • Access to investment in the solution

  • Opportunity to grow your solution at an accelerated pace


We are looking for businesses that are already established in Costa Rica. Therefore you must be incorporated as a company

The solution can be a concept, however we are looking for businesses that already have the capabilities to implement in less than a year and that already have experience developing solutions from start to finish

Make sure that your solution applies to the challenge we are proposing, and explain how it solve it.

You can apply with more than one solution, however, each one must go in a different form. One solution is different from another when the business model changes. If your solution applies to both challenges, you only need to submit one application.

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