A sphere to reduce the essential tremor of the hands and to allow patients to perform daily activities; shoes with an integrated device that oversees the motor behavior of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and suggests an adjustment of therapy to the specialist and prevents the risk of falls; a digital stethoscope connected to the smartphone that detects the sounds of the lungs and foresees the exacerbations; a blood test for the early diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. These are the winners of the third edition of Open Accelerator who received a seed investment, the opportunity to start a strategic partnership with Zambon and consulting and legal services to facilitate their entry into the market.
Below is the list of winners and dedicated investments:
Finally, the four startups will have the opportunity to get office spaces in OpenZone for one year for free.
In addition, the Cameroon Diagnos, protagonist of a special fast track for the design of an app that remotely connects patients and specialists, was awarded a special prize of 10.000-euro
To these acknowledgments are added the awards of the partners of the initiative:
Zambon Vision "Innovate cure and care to make patients’ lives better" is fulfilled going “beyond the pill”, recognizing the ever-growing importance of innovative technologies and the digitalization of healthcare.
In order to provide comprehensive high quality solutions to patients, Zambon complements the offering of medicines with modern health solutions.
Zcube - Zambon Research Venture - is actively scouting for innovative projects in the field of drug delivery systems, medical devices, biomarkers, diagnostics, digital health and big data solutions.
Combining these modern health solutions with medicines, Zambon aims to translate its Vision in concrete actions.
In line with Zambon Vision, the 2018 call will be focused on two therapeutics areas:
CNS and Respiratory (including Rare Diseases in both areas).
Specifically, we look for modern health solutions in the field of:
The selected teams will take part in the acceleration program running from September, 14 to November, 18.
They will receive an intensive training, support from international experts, dedicated mentorship, business services from Deloitte, legal advice from the law firm Bird&Bird and technical support from Zambon.
The value of the entire program is over €50.000.
The Open Accelerator program will be delivered in English.