Nov
13

Digital health at Health.Pioneers 2018

Vienna on Nov 13, 2018

A second edition of Health.Pioneers Conference took place in Vienna BioCenter on October 10, 2018. Over 300 healthcare innovators, start-ups and experts from across 24 countries have gathered to exchange ideas and share knowledge. It was a truly thought-provoking experience and a great opportunity to make new connections in the field of digital health.

Of course, the team of 1030 Innovation couldn’t miss a chance to spend an entire day in company of people that use technology to change the face of health sector. Below are some of the things we have heard and seen, and that impressed us the most.

Opening remarks by Oliver Csendes, Pioneers

Opening remarks by Oliver Csendes, Pioneers

Better eye diagnostics with the help of artificial intelligence

The first keynote speaker and the founder of Visulytix Sameer Trikha presented the new AI-based retina scanner that can radically increase diagnostics accuracy in the eye care industry. Acknowledging that many people are sceptical about AI or even scared by this technology, Trikha offered a fresh view on it, using an example of his company’s solution called Pegasus. It can be viewed as an “Augmented Intelligence” that is here not to replace professionals but to support them, reduce errors and save time. Working together, humans and AI can achieve great things.

Open innovation in healthcare

Collaborating with start-ups is becoming more and more popular in healthcare. Participants of the panel discussion “Open Innovation in Healthcare” shared their perspectives and advice on the start-up-corporate partnerships:

=> Focus on responding to specific gaps in your industry and fill them up with innovations offered by start-ups. It is not about replacing functioning solutions with the new ones but rather further developing the entire sector and creating the best experience for patients and healthcare professionals.

=> Set up a steering committee for each collaborative project, making sure that you don’t rely on a single person within a corporation. If your champion moves away from the company, you will still be able to continue your work.

Panel discussion “Open Innovation in Healthcare”

Panel discussion “Open Innovation in Healthcare”

Believe in what you do!

A great piece of advice came from Melanie Matheu, Co-Founder and CEO of Prellis Biologics, a 3D bioprinting company. Growing a start-up is quite a challenge and there are always people that don’t believe in you, your idea and business model. Talking specifically about drug discovery and clinical research, Matheu pointed out that it is impossible to successfully go through entire process thinking that what you do “might work” and “may be good enough”.

Start-up Exhibition

15 start-ups, ranging from the seed stage to Series A, participated in a start-up expo and demonstrated their solutions to the public. It was fantastic to see so many different ideas including: a device for couples struggling with male fertility; remote monitoring wearable and an app that together make recovery simple; a mobile neurofeedback superhero game for children on the autistic spectrum, and much more.

The Awards

The most exciting part of the day was an announcement of the winner of the Health.Pioneers Challenge Award. And the Oscar goes to… ThinkSono! ThinkSono works on the intersection of medicine and technology and has developed a solution addressing the problem of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosis. This technology makes diagnostics easier and more affordable.

Announcing the winner of the Health.Pioneers Challenge

Announcing the winner of the Health.Pioneers Challenge

We are already looking forward to the next event and hope to see you there as well!

Written by Olga Bratsun
Foto Credit: Sebastian Kreuzberger

Jun
03

Mingling & matchmaking at the Pioneers Festival – How startups network and create the future

Vienna on Jun 3, 2017

What happens when 500 startups are gathering together for two days? Just look at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, a yearly event that brings together technology and business to realize new steps towards the future. For international as well as local startups an important date in their diary and can’t be missed – at least for the lucky ones making it among the 600 chosen startups.

Meeting robots at the Pioneers Festival

Networking at the Pioneers Festival – even for robots

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Jan
25

START-UPS MADE IN AUSTRIA XX: FITTRACK MAKES HITTING THE GYM GO SMART

Vienna on Jan 25, 2017

At the latest since the sale of the “Runtastic” app to Adidas for 220 million euro or “Myfitnesspal” to Under Armour for 475 million euro, the world knows the potential of the fitness industry for start-ups. The three founders Nico, Max and Bernhard recognized this potential during their studies at the Vienna University of Economics about 2 years ago. The developers are still at the testing stage, but soon they want to take the app and therefore also fitness studios to a new level. This is a solution for banning the pen and paper from the sports bag for the training utterly.

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Fittrack-App

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Sep
05

START-UPS MADE IN AUSTRIA XIX: SCO2T ALLOWS NEW WAYS OF MOBILITY IN VIENNA

Vienna on Sep 5, 2016

With SCO2Ts free floating scooter rental service you can rent a scooter directly from your mobile and escape the traffic jam. Enjoy the sun and the wind on the way and arrive to your destination not only in time – but also in style. The Viennese Start-Up Sco2t broadens the possibilities of the urban mobility with his free-floating Scooter-Sharing-Service and adds a new service to the mobility concept of Vienna.

A Selfie of you and your City!
Selfie of your own and your city © SCO2T.com / Philipp Lipiarski

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