Finalists in Fourth Annual Vesalius Innovation Award to Benefit from Individualized Mentoring Program

Jury Announces Its Top Five Shortlisted Startups in the Health Sciences and Publishing Sectors, To Be Presented and Awarded During STM Week in London.

The fourth year of the Vesalius Innovation Award, with a total of $25,000 in prizes to be granted to the best performers, has announced its top five finalists, who successfully pitched their innovative ideas to the jury: LudensoPaindrainer AB, Teraquiz, Global Campus, and Pipra AG.

PIPRA AG is a visionary MedTech start-up based in Zurich, Switzerland, pioneering the development of innovative AI-driven products to address the prevention, prediction, and diagnosis of delirium. Their flagship product, PIPRA (Pre-Interventional Preventive Risk Assessment), offers a user-friendly web and app-based interface for healthcare professionals to accurately assess a patient’s risk of developing postoperative delirium (POD). By integrating PIPRA into clinical workflows, healthcare providers can implement targeted preventive strategies, optimize resource allocation, and enhance patient outcomes, particularly for patients aged 60+ undergoing medium to high-risk elective surgery.

Global Campus uses state of the art semantic AI technology to find the best academic content matching your input. Using a summary as your starting point, you will find relevant literature, academic expertise, institutions for collaboration or journals for submission. With Global Campus you navigate the knowledge of the world in seconds, either through our platform or integrated in your systems using our API.

Paindrainer is a digital self-management tool for chronic pain patients powered by an proprietary artificial neural network that is adaptive to patient behavior and provides recommendations on how to adjust daily routines to alleviate pain. Can be offered via Hospitals as a remote monitoring device.

Ludenso addresses healthcare workforce shortages by making medical training more accessible and engaging. By infusing traditional learning materials with interactive 3D animations and AI quizzes, Ludenso improves comprehension and retention at scale.

Teraquiz represents the new era of medical education: digital, accessible at your fingertips, with excellence. Their mobile app is tailor-made for Oncology, Rheumatology, Hematology, Urology, Dermatology, and Radiation Oncology specialists. It offers up-to-date article reviews, a community for discussing challenging cases, evidence-based quizzes, and video content. The company aims to disseminate high-quality medical information in Brazil, Portuguese-speaking nations, and Latin America, closing the educational gap.

Until the end of November each of the five startups will receive individual mentoring through our Partner Startup Academy and our sponsor Park56. The mentorship program will focus on individual growth areas that each startup has selected. The jury will then hear the newly refined pitches and strategies to cast their final vote.

On December 5, 2023, the winner will be announced during a ceremony held during STM Week in London. The winning applicant will receive $15,000, while the two runners-up will be awarded $5,000 each.

After the jury’s evaluation, the top five shortlisted startups will be invited to present their ideas at the STM Week in London in December as an excellent opportunity for the contestants to showcase their innovations to a wider audience and gain valuable exposure.


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