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EIT Health France aids start-ups in Network Call pilot

10th December 2019

Nine start-ups given €10,000 grants and paired with EIT Health partners.

Nine start-ups were awarded €10,000 grants, and the opportunity to work closely with an EIT Health partner, through the EIT Health France Network Call pilot programme 2019. The support will help the start-ups further develop their business needs.

The call was launched on 14 October 2019, and this pilot version was only open to start-ups who had been awarded through an EIT Health Accelerator programme between 2016 and 2018.

Startups chosen

Following remote evaluations and a jury hearing, nine start-ups were awarded a €10,000 grant each:

  • Ad Scientiam: creating novel digital biomarkers and providing objective real-life patient evidence to measure disease evolution to accelerate treatment decisions to fight the progression of disabilities and preserve patients’ quality of life.
  • Invivox: curates trainings and courses from best-in-class experts to provide continuous training for healthcare professionals.
  • Aenitis: developing innovative devices for continuous, contactless and pressureless manipulation, separation or filtering of cells in suspensions, using acoustic radiation forces.
  • Dynseo: The first intergenerational cognitive platform offers memory games, logic games and functional rehabilitation games.
  • Neurallys: A minimally invasive sensor permits continuous measuring and recording of intracranial pressure, making it possible to offer better management of hydrocephalus, promising to help thousands of patients.
  • Premedit/Running Care: The 1st health app dedicated to runners, designed 100% by sports doctors.
  • Zeta Technologies: developing brain rehabilitation programs for tinnitus relief.
  • Libhéros: Simplifies the daily life of home health professionals, by saving them time every day with digital tools adapted to their needs.
  • Exactcure: cutting-edge digital technologies to find the right treatment by creating a personalised digital model for each patient.

They will be supported by the EIT Health Partners participating in the Network Call pilot: Cap DigitalMedicenEx MateriaMedic’Alps and Strammer.

Furthermore, seven start-ups were also awarded a €1,500 voucher to be spent on the EIT Health Mentoring and Coaching Network platform to further develop their project with European mentors and experts upon recommendation from the jury members.

Ad Scientiam and Invivox were also awarded a booth at the EIT Health Summit start-up village in Paris in early December 2019.

After being awarded the grant, the awarded start-ups and the Network Call partners  met up during at Matchmaking event on 19 November during the Headstart Day. At this event, partners pitched their services while start-ups pitched their needs. This then led to matchmaking and networking between both parties. Start-ups will now be launching their projects and working in collaboration with partners of their choice.

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