The summit of a 3-year journey – DIGI-B-CUBE at the 2022 Health Valley Event

“Innovation is seeing what everyone sees, but thinking what nobody has thought”, goes a famous quote by Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, a Hungarian biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

It is very much in the spirit of this quote that 17 beneficiaries of the DIGI-B-CUBE project came together at Pathé Nijmegen in the Netherlands for the 2022 Health Valley Event. These are 17 innovations in the field of medical diagnosis and IT and therefore they represent 17 novel opportunities to improve healthcare and 17 examples of innovation in the making – thinking what nobody has thought.

The 2022 Health Valley Event was the stage for the Final Conference and Consortium Meeting of the DIGI-B-CUBE project. From March 15th to March 17th 2022, the consortium partners of DIGI-B-CUBE and 17 beneficiaries met in Nijmegen or participated online in this remarkable hybrid event. The motto of the 2022 programme was: “Connect, Challenge and Grow”, aligned with the event’s main social challenge, which is to “ensure that we will at least live 5 years longer in good health by 2040 and reduce the health differences between social classes by 30%”. The DIGI-B-CUBE Booth was the number 20+21, located by the main plenary room of the venue, right at the centre of the event activities to grab the attention of participants walking by.

Day 1 – March 15th – for the DIGI-B-CUBE project partners began with the final consortium meeting, held at the Hotel Van der Welk. In the meeting, the project’s achievements, progress and next steps were actively discussed. For the consortium partners, it was also a chance to review the lessons learnt and the best practices identified over the course of the 3-year journey, which began back in May 2019.

Day 2 – March 16th – was arguably the busiest day for the DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries. Gawel Walczak moderated the three DIGI-B-CUBE sessions that took place in Room 2 at the event venue, Pathé Nijmegen. The theme of the DIGI-B-CUBE sessions was “Boosting innovation to enhance patient-centred diagnosis and treatment”. Daniel Pichler was the first presenter, walking the attendance through the 3-year journey of DIGI-B-CUBE, explaining how the project helped fuel the innovative technologies present at the event and how this positive impact was repeated throughout the programme. Alexandre Motta from IMcoMET, explained how his start-up is developing a melanoma diagnostic device with cordless connection. The third speaker of the first DIGI-B-CUBE session was Vitalii Vorkov from RespiQ, who raised awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how RespiQ proposes to tackle this major cause of deaths worldwide. The second DIGI-B-CUBE session of the day was opened by Maciej Grajewski from SG Papertronics, who are working on self-tests for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Maciej’s presentation was followed by that of Joan Vieyra Galí from Loop Diagnostics, who presented the SeptiBell solution. SeptiBell is a novel fin vitor cellular immunoassay that identifies bloodstream infection through immune activity and aims at providing a faster diagnosis of sepsis. Kathy Mulders, from Panda Whale, who attended the event along with Niel Vredeveldt, was the final presenter of this second session. She introduced the audience to Sparky – a gamified approach on how to help young lung patients train and monitor their respiratory capacity from home.

The third and final DIGI-B-CUBE session of the day featured Charles H. Gayot from STEPUP Health, a start-up working on the digitalisation of COPD monitoring using smart wearables. Charles was joined at this event by Laurynas Zubavičius. Nuno Afonso, from FASTinov, then presented an innovative technology that aims to create the world’s fastest antimicrobial susceptibility test for bacterial infections. After Nuno’s presentation, Coen Breedveld from Levels Diagnostics introduced the audience to the start-up’s rapid diagnostic tools and how, together with machine learning algorithms, these can use biomarkers to screen for certain diseases. The final speaker was Thierry Bouët from DicarTech, who presented his automatic medical device for measuring tissue perfusion patients in critical conditions, such as sepsis haemorrhage. The DIGI-B-CUBE project partners had a special gift in store for the beneficiaries – light blue (Customised Solution Innovation) and orange (Prototyping) replicas of the vouchers they received for their start-up. A token of appreciation and a piece of memorabilia to take back home.

A “walking dinner” took place at the end of the first and of the second day, giving consortium partners and DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries a chance of informal networking, taking note of the important moments of the Health Valley Event and to look back on the memorable 3-year journey that had now reached its summit. Day 3 – March 17th – was the last day of the 2022 Health Valley Event. It featured the online presentations of Flexsight, who are working on a fast end-to-end 3D scanning and printing system of orthopaedic cast, by Daniele Evangelista, NORGANOID, who aim to develop a worldwide available online service to monitor the quality of human brain organoids engineered using the 3D-Brain-On-Chip, by Charlotte Ohonin and Think Biosolution, who are working on at-Home COVID-19 monitoring and triaging Platform, by Shourjya Sanval. Beneficiaries and project partners took the chance to continue networking and attending the event’s final sessions before bidding farewell and parting ways.

These were not all the DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries that joined the cohort for the Health Valley Event! Jovan Stevovic from Chino.io, Sarina Maigoda and André Pelzmann from NORGANOID, Siegfried Schwarz from KML Vision, Sophia Shanko from Shanx Medtech, Marco Filippi from Wego srl and Karl Õkva from Thorgate were in Nijmegen and attended a range of presentations and sessions at the event.

Over 1,000 people from 25+ nationalities registered for this year’s edition of HVE, from nearly 500 companies from the fields of Life Sciences & Health. Over 80 international speakers and 60 exhibitors were part of HVE 2022, which also included more than 40 inspiration sessions for the innovative start-ups and SMEs in attendance.

In sum, the Health Valley Event proved to be an excellent platform for the DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries to get to know each other, to network, exchange ideas and collect inspiration for the further development of their innovative technologies that aim to improve healthcare.

It was truly a privilege to assist the DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries’ novel technologies in their development and growth and it will be very exciting to learn about their next developments on their journey to improve healthcare. We look forward to staying in touch with this group and continue to witness innovation in the making – seeing what everybody sees, but thinking what nobody has thought.

DIGI-B-CUBE Agenda at the Health Valley Event 2022

The Agenda for the DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting at the Health Valley Event 2022 is finally out.

You can check it below:

PITCHING SESSIONS
MARCH 16 (ON-SITE)THEMESPEAKERCOMPANY
13:30–14:15DIGI-B-CUBE INTRODaniela CoutinhoSPI
Melanoma Diagnostic Device Integration and Cordless ConnectionAlexandre MottaIMcoMET
Automation of RespiQ breath analysis sensorVitalii VorkovRespiq
14:15COFFEBREAK
14:30–15:15Health Sentinel for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patientsMaciej GrajewskiSG Papertronics B.V.
SeptiBell: first-in-class in vitro cellular immunoassay for bloodstream infection identificationEnrique HernandezLoop Diagnostics
Sparky for Airathome, helping young lung patient strainand monitor from homeKathy MuldersPhanda Whale
15:15COFFEE BREAK

15:30 – 16:

15:30 – 16:10

Digitalisation of COPD Monitoring Using Smart Wearable TechnologyCharles H.GayotStep up Health
FASTinov: The world’s fastest Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test for critical bacterial infectionNuno Afonsofastinnov
Liver disease biomarker screening using machine learning algorithmsCoen BreedveldLevelsDiagnostics
16:10END
MARCH17(ONLINE)THEMESPEAKERCOMPANY
13:30–14:15Digital Migraine TreatmentCathrine Ro HeuchNordic Brain tech AS
Online Service for quality monitoring of 3D-brain-on-chip and Alzheimer’s Disease ModelCharlotte OhoninNORGANOID
E-Cast: Fast end-to-end 3D scanning and printing system of orthopedic castsDaniele EvangelistaFlexsight
At-Home COVID-19 Monitoring and Triaging PlatformShourjya SanyalThink Biosolution
 

BOOTH

 MARCH 16

MARCH 17

 

09:30 – 13:30IMcoMETCHINO
Phanda WhaleLoop Diagnostics
ShanX Medtech VDiscar Tech
13:30 – 18:30OMNIGENfastinnov
THORGATEStep Up Health
NORGANOIDKML Vision

DIGI-B-CUBE invites SMEs, companies, ambassadors, stakeholders and interested parties to take part at this inspiring and final event.

Do not miss the chance, register at:

More information about the Health Valley Event 2022 at:

[15/03] DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting at the Health Valley Event 2022

DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting will take place in the context of the Health Valley Event (HVE) 2022 in Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

HVE is the place to be in the Netherlands to meet everyone involved in research, innovation and business in Life Sciences and Health. Past editions of the event attracted more than 1,200 visitors each year.

This year, HVE will take place on 15 March – 17 March 2022 in hybrid form: on site at Pathé Nijmegen (Netherlands) and virtually with a special online event programme.

DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting will be held on March 15 at the event venue.

DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries will have the chance to present their project during pitching sessions on March 16.

On March 16 and 17, DIGI-B-CUBE will also have a booth for companies to presents their technologies.

In detail, DIGI-B-CUBE agenda for the event will be the following:

PITCHING SESSIONS
MARCH 16 (ON-SITE)THEMESPEAKERCOMPANY
13:30–14:15DIGI-B-CUBE INTRODaniela CoutinhoSPI
Melanoma Diagnostic Device Integration and Cordless ConnectionAlexandre MottaIMcoMET
Automation of RespiQ breath analysis sensorVitalii VorkovRespiq
14:15COFFEBREAK
14:30–15:15Health Sentinel for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patientsMaciej GrajewskiSG Papertronics B.V.
SeptiBell: first-in-class in vitro cellular immunoassay for bloodstream infection identificationEnrique HernandezLoop Diagnostics
Sparky for Airathome, helping young lung patient strainand monitor from homeKathy MuldersPhanda Whale
15:15COFFEBREAK

15:30 – 16:

15:30 – 16:10

Digitalisation of COPD Monitoring Using Smart Wearable TechnologyCharles H.GayotStep up Health
FASTinov: The world’s fastest Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test for critical bacterial infectionNuno Afonsofastinnov
Liver disease biomarker screening using machine learning
algorithms
Coen BreedveldLevelsDiagnostics
16:10END
MARCH 17 (ONLINE)THEMESPEAKERCOMPANY
13:30–14:15Digital Migraine TreatmentCathrine Ro HeuchNordic Brain tech AS
Online Service for quality monitoring of 3D-brain-on-chip and Alzheimer’s Disease ModelCharlotte OhoninNORGANOID
E-Cast: Fast end-to-end 3D scanning and printing system of orthopedic castsDaniele EvangelistaFlexsight
At-Home COVID-19 Monitoring and Triaging PlatformShourjya SanyalThink Biosolution
 

BOOTH

 MARCH 16

MARCH 17

 

09:30 – 13:30IMcoMETCHINO
Phanda WhaleLoop Diagnostics
ShanX Medtech VDiscar Tech
13:30 – 18:30OMNIGENfastinnov
THORGATEStep Up Health
NORGANOIDKML Vision

DIGI-B-CUBE invites SMEs, companies, ambassadors, stakeholders and interested parties to take part in this inspiring final event.

Registration and more information available on the event website:

DIGI-B-CUBE finances international missions as part of the follow-up support provided to its beneficiaries

In addition to the direct financial support in form of vouchers for Customised Solution Innovation and Prototyping, DIGI-B-CUBE supports the companies that benefitted from its funding by bringing them to big international events where they can commercialise their products and meet relevant stakeholders.

In October 2021, four of the SMEs that received funding from DIGI-B-CUBE participated in the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, the World’s Largest Enterprise & Government Technology Event. These startups were AlteriaAutomation, FlexSight, PandaWhale and Pixelabs. They had the opportunity to present their ideas and managed to obtain excellent results, such as invitations for acceleration programmes in the United Arab Emirates, private investment processes, B2B collaborations and potential R&D projects.

Last week, DIGI-B-CUBE financed a mission to Boston for the SLAS2022 International Conference and Exhibition, a premier must-attend conference dedicated to life sciences discovery and laboratory automation, hosted by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. This time, The DIGI-B-CUBE delegation included 13 beneficiaries from different European countries:

– BIOND Solutions BV (Bi/ond), The Netherlands

– DataHow AG, Switzerland

– IMcoMET, The Netherlands

– Integrated Systems Engineering Srl, Italy

– KML VISION, Austria

– Loopdx, Spain

– NORGANOID, Austria

– Omnigen BV, The Netherlands

– Respiro BV, The Netherlands

– SG Papertronics B.V., The Netherlands

– ShanX Medtech BV, The Netherlands

– Sophion Bioscience A/S, Denmark

– Think Biosolution, Ireland

These startups had the opportunity to showcase their latest products and services, network and share scientific content to a diverse audience of scientists, researchers, engineers and technology professionals from around the world while getting inspired by new ideas and connections.

Testimonials from SLAS2022

There is a lot of technology around, which I think it is very useful for our industry”.

Pasquale de Blasio – Integrated System Engineering srl

SLAS provide us the the chance to talk with possible partners, customers and suppliers, not only in the conference itself but also outside

Gaio Nikolas – Bi/ond

It is wonderful to meet all these people (…) and build new relationships and collaborations

Koushik Kumar Nundy- Think Biosolution

“Thank you very much for having us on the trip and giving us the opportunity to participate on your mission! I had the opportunity to meet some very promising industry contacts.”

Siegfried Schwarz – KML Vision GmbH

I sincerely enjoyed every single bit of the trip and I managed to build a lot of partnerships, and bridges with either other delegates or people I met at the conference and beyond. Therefore, I can say that the trip has been very constructive to us.

Sophia E.Shanko-ShanXMedtech BV

DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference at the Health Valley Event 2022

DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting will take place in the context of the Health Valley Event (HIVE) 2022 at the event venue.

HVE is the place to be in the Netherlands to meet everyone involved in innovations, science and business in Life Sciences and Health. Past editions of the event attracted more than 1,200 visitors each year.

In 2022, HVE will take place on 15 March – 17 March 2022 in hybrid form: onsite in Pathé Nijmegen (Netherlands) with an online event programme.

DIGI-B-CUBE Final Conference and Consortium Meeting will be held on March 15 at the event venue.

DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries will have the chance to present their project during pitching sessions on March 16 with the following draft agenda:

AGENDA

TIMESESSIONS
13h30Pitching Session 1
14h15Coffee Break
14h30Pitching Session 2
15h15Coffee Break
15h30Pitching Session 3
16h15Closing Dinner

On March 16 and 17, DIGI-B-CUBE will also have a booth for companies to presents their technologies.

More details about DIGI-B-CUBE activities at the Health Valley Event 2022 will be released soon.

Check out more information about the Health Valley Event 2022 at: https://www.healthvalleyevent.com/

DIGI-B-CUBE at SLAS 2022

On February 6th – 9th, DIGI-B-CUBE organised a mission to SLAS2022 International Conference and Exhibition, in Boston, United States of America (USA).

The DIGI-B-CUBE delegation included 13 beneficiaries from different European countries (see full list below).  This activity was part of the follow-up support provided to the companies that received funding from DIGI-B-CUBE.

During the mission, we had the chance to witness innovation in the making – new strategic relationships, networking activities, company presentations and a truly motivated group of DIGI-B-CUBE beneficiaries who travelled to Boston for SLAS 2022. The DIGI-B-CUBE team is very pleased with the results of this mission!

The SLAS 2022 International Conference and Exhibition is the premier must-attend conference dedicated to life sciences discovery and laboratory automation. SLAS2022 offered technology providers the opportunity to showcase their latest products and services, network and share scientific content to a diverse audience of scientists, researchers, engineers and technology professionals from around the world.

List of attendees:

  • BIOND Solutions BV (Bi/ond), The Netherlands
  • DataHow AG, Switzerland
  • IMcoMET BV, The Netherlands
  • Integrated Systems Engineering srl, Italy
  • KML Vision GmbH, Austria
  • Loopdx, Spain
  • NORGANOID, Austria
  • Omnigen BV, The Netherlands
  • Respiro B.V., The Netherlands
  • SG Papertronics, The Netherlands
  • ShanX Medtech BV, The Netherlands
  • Sophion Bioscience, Denmark
  • Think Biosolution Limited, Ireland

Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming DIGI-B-CUBE opportunities!

DIGI-B-CUBE financed a mission for its beneficiaries to the “GITEX Technology Week 2021” in Dubai with excellent results

DIGI-B-CUBE keeps supporting its beneficiaries through follow-up coaching activities, this time in Dubai.

On 17-21 October 2021, four of the SMEs that received funding from DIGI-B-CUBE participated to the GITEX Technology Week, the World’s Largest Enterprise & Government Technology Event.

These startups were AlteriaAutomation, FlexSight, PandaWhale and Pixelabs. They had the opportunity to present their ideas and managed to obtain excellent results, including:

  • 2 invitations for acceleration programmes in the United Arab Emirates;
  • 2 private investment processes initiated;
  • 4 B2B collaborations;
  • 3 potential R&D projects;
  • 2 potential acceleration opportunities;
  • 1 potential investments.

On DIGI-B-CUBE behalf, we would like to thank all the participants and our hosts for such an inspiring event.

If you want to see the highlights of GITEX 2021 Edition, please visit: https://gitex.com/show-highlights/

DIGI-B-CUBE finances mission for its beneficiaries to the “SLAS2022: the 11th International Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition”

DIGI-B-CUBE keeps offering assistance to its beneficiaries by financing a mission to the “SLAS2022, the 11th International Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition”. In fact, this activity is part of the follow-up support provided to the companies that received funding from DIGI-B-CUBE.

The event will take place in-person in Boston, MA, USA, but with a hybrid component for those wishing to assist online. It will start on the 5th of February of 2022 and will last until the 9th of February 2022.

The SLAS 2022 International Conference and Exhibition is the premier must-attend conference dedicated to life sciences discovery and laboratory automation. SLAS2022 will offer technology providers the opportunity to showcase their latest products and services, network and share scientific content to a diverse audience of scientists, researchers, engineers and technology professionals from around the world.

More information at: https://www.slas.org/events-calendar/slas2022-international-conference-and-exhibition/

[28/01] DIGI-B-CUBE workshop in the “Health Tech Hub Styria event” – Innovation challenges in medical diagnostics and how SMEs solve them

DIGI-B-CUBE is hosting an online session on the 28th of January 2022 where 5 European companies awarded for DIGI-B-CUBE funding, will introduce their digital solutions in medical diagnostics.

We invite DIGI-B-CUBE ambassadors, companies, research or business partner, potential investor, and funding agencies, to this online event, which will count with the participation of representatives of innovative SMEs in the technological field.

All the sessions will be held in English and will be free of charge for subscription until the 27th January 2022.

 

09:00-09:30

Cascade funding & benefits for clusters and SMEs

Carina Schachinger, Business Upper Austria (AT)

DIGI-B-CUBE project

09:30-10:30

Showtime for SME innovation: 10’ pitches

Mr. Daniele Evangelista, FlexSight s.r.l. (IT)

Ms. Lorena Sánchez, Making Genetics (ES)

Mr. Thierry Bouet, DicarTech SAS (FR)

Ms. Sonia Neary, Wellola (IE)

Ms. Varsha Thakoersing, IMcoMET (NL)

Furthermore, this online-session will show how clusters can use cascade funding to support SME innovation and, vice versa, how SMEs can use cascade funding to move on with their ideas.

The participating SMEs are:

  To attend this workshop, please find the link below to register: https://www.hth-styria.com/agenda?session=c2Vzc2lvbjoxMDY5MjA%3D

[2/12] How to manage an investment round: legal and financial aspects

DIGIBCUBE partner, SECPHO, is organizing an online workshop on the typical process of an investment round and acquainting an idea of how to successfully raise capital. It aims to give glance about the different types of investors and guide SMEs through the usual steps by handy insights. In addition, Legal and financial aspects, preparatory and subsequent controlling will be covered in this workshop. The workshop will be presented by SECPHO from Barcelona, Spain.

Registration Admission to the workshop is free. Register here: https://bit.ly/3CcUBMs