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InnoStars, Accelerator, Innovation, 2018

Three digital healthcare start-ups awarded in Poland during Innovation Day

18th December 2018

A great cooperation of two Polish Medical Universities within the EIT Health network

The Medical University of Gdańsk – one of the RIS Hubs – in cooperation with the Medical University of Łódź – the Core Partner of EIT Health InnoStars – organised the Innovation Days that took place on 27–28 November 2018, in Poland.  The aim of this event was to promote entrepreneurship among employees, young entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers, students and other members of the academic community.

During the event, all the participants were introduced to innovative solutions which tackled real life challenges in healthy leaving and active ageing.

The Technology Transfer Office Team from the Medical University of Gdańsk was directly engaged in all tasks and activities to prepare the event well. The main part of Innovation Day was the “Start-up pitching competition.”

During this session, the innovators from the start-ups presented their inventions in front of the professional experts from academia, clinics and business within the field of health innovation. Inspirational speakers shared their experiences of the possibilities and rewards of health innovation.

The first place in the “Start-up pitching competition” was awarded to the representative of Holo-road Ltd. who presented a solution for the visually impaired. The Holoroad team has developed an AR application (HOLO_APP) that transforms spatial information into a highly contrasting real-time visual image, which is then delivered to the eye through a wide angle of glasses. This is an assistive technology that makes exceptional changes for millions of people who are visually impaired.

The second place was awarded to a representative of Harimata Ltd. who presented the Play.Care application, which is an innovative method supporting early diagnosis of children’s development disorders, including autism.

The third place was awarded to a representative from FindAir Ltd. (pictured above) who is involved in developing an intelligent solution supporting people suffering from asthma.

During the event, all participants listened to presentations from representatives of both the Investment fund and Technology Transfer Office, which showased great opportunities for support for the innovators. The invited representatives from the start-ups of the region shared their success stories of the most successful start-ups in the EIT Health Programme e.g. SensDx.

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