The first Innovation Day organized by EIT Digital took place at the High Tech Campus yesterday (25/11/15). The Innovation Day focused on tech trends, innovation and entrepreneurship to reach out, identify and support deserving startups.
Besides the international symposium and exhibition, the key highlight of the Innovation Day was the final of the EIT Digital Idea Challenge in Health and Wellbeing. Ten finalists chosen from the eighty-one entries to the challenge presented their pitches to a panel of judges. The finalists were competing for a spot in the top three positions where the winner would get the opportunity to pitch at the Investors’ Dinner organized later in the evening.
From stress reduction and mindfulness to food and health monitoring, the pitches touched on an array of topics. They were concise, effective and offered solutions to current and future problems in diverse areas of healthcare. The first place was bagged by Damae Medicals, a startup from France which developed an innovative instrument to detect skin cancer which is more efficient and non invasive.
Patrick Essers, Director EIT Digital Netherlands was very optimistic about the event. He mentioned that the event fits well with Eindhoven because Eindhoven is an innovation hotspot. He was happy that the event not only helps showcase the progress of the startups EIT supports currently, but also ensures an influx of new ideas and introduces the possibilities for new partnerships through the Idea Challenge.
For Eindhoven News: Namratha Rao