The Nordic HealthTech Talents is a 7-month development program providing 10 selected startups with business and leadership training and a community that shares and inspires the innovation of HealthTech.
Behind the program stands Venture Cup Denmark and the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Venture Cup Denmark is an association of all the Danish universities (except RUC), working to promote and showcase entrepreneurship among university students, and help eliminate the gap between the academic world and the business community. Early 2018 they launched the program Nordic HealthTech Talents with the support of Novo Nordisk Foundation.
The startups will receive a 50 000 DKK grant, funded international travels, personal leadership training, business development training, mentor program, co-creation labs, access to an extensive network, shadowing sessions, etc.
“We are very proud to have been selected among the Top 10 Nordic HealthTech Talents. Being accepted to Novo Nordisk Fondens accelerator program validates AlgoDx’s vision, which is to bring evidence-based AI solutions that improve patient outcomes to market. As we are preparing to initiate a clinical validation study of our sepsis prediction algorithm in 2020, the additional mentor and investor network that we will gain access to will be of great importance for our company,” says David Becedas, Director Clinical Research, AlgoDx AB, one of the lucky ten startups selected for the program.
The 10 Nordic HealthTech Talents 2019/20 are:
AlgoDx AB (Sweden): Using evidence-based approaches to bring precision medicine solutions to market for disease prediction and prevention.
Geras Solution (Sweden): Providing digital tools for the entire dementia life cycle through cognitive assessment, risk reduction , and video chat support.
Mevia (Sweden): Mevia help patients take the right pill at the right time.
Motioncatch (Denmark): Innovative software and measuring equipment for identifying and optimizing problematic physical work environments.
VIOBAC (Denmark): Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), the most common hospital-acquired infection in the world, using UV-light.
VitaSim (Denmark): VitaSim improves patient safety and educational quality in healthcare, by providing evidence-based training through virtual reality.
Sanoste (Finland): Revolutionizing physiotherapy with AI and gamification. Machine learning-based AI analyzes the efficiency of physiotherapy treatment.
Onerva Care (Finland): Onerva creates voice-operated conversational AI for healthcare, especially for eldercare. Our virtual assistant is 24/7 companion in a smart speaker.
Medicortex (Finland): Diagnostic-kit to easy detect concussion (Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI).
Lifekeys AS (Norway): Lifekeys is an online mental health company providing quality, affordable and accessible psychological solutions to businesses and individuals.
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