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EIT Health Wildcard Apply by 10 February 2019

EIT Health Wildcard Apply by 10 February 2019

Startup
Apply by 10 February 2019 for the chance to join a team receiving €2 million to create a start-up The EIT Health Wild Card programme has launched its second year with a call for applications from medical professionals, entrepreneurs, technologists, data experts and others who are ready to work on commercializing innovative solutions to the challenges of mental and brain health and digital biomarkers in diagnostics. Applications are being accepted until 10 February 2019. Join our newsletter for the latest EU Digital Health Updates Successful applicants will begin an entrepreneurial journey to become high-performing teams transforming their idea into a healthcare product or solution. Winning teams will receive world-class business mentoring from EIT Health and €2 million in funding over two years so that they can form a start-up. Each Wild…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Eduardo Peire

Portraits in Digital Health – Eduardo Peire

People
We met Eduardo over the summer via Aline Noizet, of course. He is the data science equivalent of McGyver. He´s the kind of guy we´ll be proud to say we knew him when... Join our newsletter for the latest EU Digital Health Updates What did you work on in 2018? 2018 was a really busy year. I have 2 jobs, one as an AI consultant doing projects for health-related companies that I cannot talk about because of an NDA. And I also lead AIScope, an NGO that uses AI to diagnose the deadliest diseases in low and middle-income areas, diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis or diarrhea-related diseases that kill thousands of people every day. In 2018, we proved that those diseases can be diagnosed with our super cheap device without the supervision of doctors nor…
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Big Data Advancing Parkinson’s Research

Big Data Advancing Parkinson’s Research

App, Study
Big data advancing the way Parkinson’s disease is detected www.i-prognosis.eu  This year again, the i-PROGNOSIS project takes part in the Parkinson’s Awareness Month to raise awareness of the possibilities brought by new technologies to earlier detect the disease. Released last year in Germany, Greece, Portugal, and the UK, the iPrognosis mobile application (available for free on the Google Play Store) allows for large-scale data collection (Gdata study) fostering the development of machine learning algorithms able to detect behavioral changes relating to Parkinson’s disease (PD). A year later, the i-PROGNOSIS partners are starting the medical evaluation of the first version of these algorithms to hopefully provide preliminary evidence of the i-PROGNOSIS proof of concept. The i-PROGNOSIS research and innovation project is building on the legacy of breakthrough research in artificial intelligence by leveraging the…
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EIC Innovators’ Summit Video Challenge

EIC Innovators’ Summit Video Challenge

Conference
At the EIC Innovators’ Summit, the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will host more than 600 top small and medium-sized enterprises from the most relevant innovation funding programs of the European Union (i.e. SME Instrument, FTI and FET Open). Together with invited investors and corporate representatives, the event will provide a networking platform for 1,000 participants from all over the European Union (EU). Participating innovators and companies will have the opportunity to exchange on best practices, pitch their ideas and solutions, attract investors, and engage in new business partnerships.  To increase awareness of the services and funding programs under the EIC, we have 10 tickets for start-ups that are not yet part of the EIC family. How can you get one? Take part in our video pitching challenge and submit your best video pitch (1…
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World Health Summit Startup Track 2018

World Health Summit Startup Track 2018

Startup
Deadline to apply: June 30!! At the World Health Summit, around 2,000 stakeholders and decision-makers from 100 countries and every field in the healthcare spectrum will work together to find solutions for global health challenges. As the world’s foremost strategic forum for Global Health, it promotes thought leadership in science and advances Global Health agendas. The Startup Track highlights outstanding ideas and innovative business concepts that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare and improve Global Health. Attending the World Health Summit provides young entrepreneurs with three days of access to world leaders from science, industry, politics, and civil society to set up future collaborations and get to know potential mentors, investors, and board members. Online application form at https://www.worldhealthsummit.org/initiatives/startup-track.html Pitch and Award On Monday, October 15, from 12:45-13:45, ten startups will…
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