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EIT Health-supported projects nominated for EIT Awards 2017

9th July 2019

Two start-ups and two Innovation Projects nominated. Winners from all KICs to be announced at 16-17 October INNOVEIT conference.

Two start-ups and two Innovation Projects supported by EIT Health have been nominated for the EIT Awards 2017, a competition showcasing some of Europe’s most exciting innovations from all the KICs. The Accelerator-supported projects COLDPLASMATECH and ONTOFORCE, and the Innovation Projects MULTI-MODE and Stockholm3, will represent EIT Health in the contest. The winners will be announced on 16 October during the EIT’s annual Innovation Forum, INNOVEIT, in Budapest

The following is a short description of the EIT Health nominees. Click on the links to find out more.

COLDPLASMATECH developed a new wound dressing that creates cold plasma directly on the damaged skin. The medical device offers the solution to two main problems of modern medicine: chronic ulceratrions (like bedsores and diabetic feet) and the long sought after solution to treating multiresistant bacteria in wounds.

ONTOFORCE has developed a pioneering semantic search and information integration framework, DISQOVER, which allows everyone to link and mine life-changing data faster, smarter and simpler, making medical research potentially much faster than it might be otherwise.

The MULTI-MODE Dementia Risk Score App is a novel and unique self-test. It is the only evidence-based app that can detect dementia risk among various age groups, using easily available demographic and lifestyle risk factors.

The Stockholm3 (STHLM3) test finds 20% more men with aggressive cancers and at the same time reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies by 50%. The test is now being prepared for roll-out in several European countries by early next year.

The 21 nominations from all of the KICs (Knowledge and Innovation Communities) founded by EIT represent Europe’s most promising entrepreneurs and innovators. Each nominee has been selected for driving European innovation through ground-breaking products, services and processes that address global challenges in the fields of climate, energy, digitalisation, health and raw materials. The winners will be announced at EIT’s Innovation Forum “INNOVEIT 2017”, which combines the EIT Awards and the EIT Stakeholder Forum. This year has a specific focus on shaping the future of innovation in Europe and consulting stakeholders on the EIT’s Strategic Innovation Agenda for 2021 to 2027. INNOVEIT takes place in Budapest from 16-17 October.

Find out more and register for EIT INNOVEIT here.

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