23 Aug 2021
EIT Health announces RIS call results
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) has recently published the results of the EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2021, a programme to assist proof-of-concept projects in emerging European regions. The programme aims at bridging the funding gap in EIT RIS regions, and to support the proof-of-concept phase of local innovation projects. The consortia behind these innovations will be granted funding of up to € 75,000 for further development of their breakthrough product or solution, mentoring, a place at a bootcamp, and access to potential investors and partners through EIT Health. The call had received more than 100 submissions this year, a 29% increase over 2020.
The 11 projects that will be supported by EIT Health RIS Innovation Call 2021 are:
- Continuous “at home” monitoring for acute and chronic cardiorespiratory disease patients (Greece): a wearable device allows monitoring of vital signs, paired with a customised physician-facing portal and a patient app, augmented with artificial intelligence.
- CryoHolder (Slovenia): a unique tool that enables quick, more efficient, and safe transfer of frozen cryovials. It can work with liquid nitrogen and also handle sterilisation in an autoclave at 121°C.
- ESAIA – Early Stage Ear Infection Assessment (Portugal): a non-invasive medical device, called Otitest, evaluates the colour of the inner ear and eardrum, using an RGB sensor, for early-stage ear infection assessment.
- FRoom (Slovenia): an all-in-one solution for home physiotherapy exercise programmes combining innovative technologies and expert design.
- Hermes (Italy): a wearable device provides a near hermetic seal in an ergonomic system with battery operated filters, to give individual protection against exposure to contaminated droplets.
- Koatum (Latvia): a multiple-layer hybrid coating for medical implants with the ability of drug delivery. The three layers of the coating provide metal isolation, bioactive properties and delivery of a drug with antibacterial properties to promote the body’s acceptance of the implant.
- Laboratory diagnostics from the patient’s home with a doctor’s remote consultation (Slovenia): an online diagnostic platform for testing sexually transmitted infections allows patients to order the tests, take their own urine, swab or finger-prick sample, and send it in for analysis, followed by remote consultation if needed.
- Mindaux (MAX) (Portugal): a digital therapeutics social platform to create healthier workplaces, using personalised electronic cognitive behavioural therapy.
- O2-CPAP add-on (Latvia): an add-on module for CPAP devices that helps patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by controlling the oxygen concentration, enabling oxygen supplies to be adjusted while monitoring the patient.
- Remote monitoring of patients with cardiovascular diseases and SARS-CoV-2 (Slovakia): telemonitoring solution for patients with hypertension, dyslipidaemia, obesity, and/or high cardiovascular risk, and a SARS-CoV-2 positive test. The solution supports reduction of interventions or visits to the doctor.
- Stuey (Croatia): an assistive technology solution that helps people who stutter make phone calls with pre-recorded lines that are transmitted to the call with a high level of speech reality.
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