Fourmore Innovation is an international high-speed organization with the goal of changing health for the better. We act as innovation catalysts within existing health organizations. Using the #99hour method with principles from Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Intrapreneurship, our innovators identify trends, showcase alternative approaches and models or design a prototype for a new product or service to help organizations become “future-proof”.
We do this in four days, a #99hour project.
Fourmore consists of a network of innovators from all over the world. Through the cultural and professional diversity of the participating innovators, we maximize knowledge, creativity and entrepreneurial mindset. Our common denominator is our passion for improving health. We carefully select our growing pool of innovators based on skills, motivation and experiences. The 20-30 year old innovators are connected with a country team which is led by an ambassador.
Business developer and passionate about bridging the gap between start-ups and corporates.
Public health enthusiast with a background in physiotherapy, travelling across Europe.
International public (m)health professional. Has worked in US, Kenya and Sweden.
Education professional with a background in health and social care, part time wellbeing blogger and dog lover.
Designer interested in human centered design, believes that the most fruitful products are the ones which do not push, but facilitate a change.
Back-end software developer, loves hackathons.
Industrial designer, interested in medical product development.
App developer with background in Medicine and IT.
Entrepreneurial doctor with a passion for product development and IT.
Fourmore Innovators shake the problem with different cultural, academic and professional backgrounds. This is how “future-proof” ideas grow and develop to sustainable innovations.
Fourmore Innovators embrace four day projects as an opportunity to make an impact, have fun and work hard in stimulating environments.
Stop talking and start acting. No time for endless meetings. Act quickly and act small. The #99hour method is full of different tools to ensure successful outcomes.
Fourmore Innovators are multicultural and inspired by cross-border ideas to create global innovations for local needs.
Ideate & Create.
We identify the question behind the question and identify the real challenge. We identify ourselves with the target group. By means of quick scans, mind maps, interviews and creative sessions several concepts will be created where we can build upon during the other phases.
Concept testing & Development.
Time to test our assumptions and concepts in practice. By means of tools such as story boards, we iterate as long as needed before we can transform the concepts in actual prototypes.
Prototype improvement & Implementation.
Based on the case requirements, code will be written, a (business) plan will be set up or designs will be made. Product champions, launching customers will be identified which can take the project to the next level. An implementation plan will be developed.
Communication & Design.
Time to shine. A presentation will be prepared, the product or service will be finalized and follow-up actions will be set up if necessary. We will conclude the 99hour project with a presentation for staff, innovators and, if possible, the target group.
Fourmore performed a stakeholder analyses and market vs. product analysis for the Delirium Monitor from Pontes Medical, called DeliCare 1.0. DeliCare 1.0 is a holistic business strategy for the markets nursing home, short stay home, and GP-rehabilitation, home care and assisted living. Main elements were workflow, stakeholders and product demands which were analyzed for the Dutch and Swedish context separately.
Fourmore developed an advanced prototype for new operating screens by thinking out of the box and taking the following aspects into account:
Fourmore researched current best practices in Europe with regard to e-safety and safe internet use with vulnerable groups to inform a draft policy was created and a handbook to support implementation. This included set-up collaborations with universities, workshops and an incident monitoring system.
Fourmore developed a smartphone application, which helps autistic children to express their emotions towards their care takers (Pluryn staff) and parents by means of selfies. This communication of emotions supports taking appropriate actions based on the children’s individual care plan.
Fourmore developed a webapplication which allows visitors, scientific or lay, to search for drugs and inspect the variations of symptoms between males and females. The data for the drugs and their adverse reactions is attained through the American Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public access database.
Fourmore developed a campaign to raise awareness for the Center for Gender Medicine within and outside the Karolinska campus. This campaign includes written articles, online research paper with data from 13 countries, video interviews and promotional material.
Have a challenge for Fourmore? Want to become an innovator? We are always looking for new challenges and innovators! Please contact us to get more information.
Country Director, United Kingdom
Oversees operations for the country
The country director is responsible for the representation of Fourmore in the local country. The country directors makes sure there is a good balance between innovators and case providers and is responsible for both. The country director makes sure that the innovators and case providers remain happy, that Fourmore is financial stable and sets out a strategy to make a lasting impact in healthcare. He or she maintains contact with the other country directors, and together with the other country director to implement a Fourmore wide strategy
Associate Country Director, The Netherlands and Sweden
Executes ideas and works with the country director to bring the national activities forward
The associate country director is the right hand of the country director. The associate country director makes sure that the strategy as outlined by the country director is put in to practice and give advice where needed.
Business Development Manager, The Netherlands, Sweden, UK
Responsible for getting cases on board in their specific country
The business development manager is responsible for maintaining and creating a high-profile and financial stable pipeline of case providers for Fourmore, locally or internationally. He or she is responsible for the marketing and sales activities and is the first point of contact with respect to new case providers. The business development manager identifies new opportunities for Fourmore and acts upon them.
Recruitment (or Talent) Manager, The Netherlands and Sweden
Responsible for getting innovators on board in their specific country
The innovators manager is responsible for the innovators pool in the local country. He or she makes sure that the innovators pool is aligned with the strategy of Fourmore. The innovators manager makes sure that the innovators are happy and feel valued. He or she makes sure that there are enough people available to take on a case.