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2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

We are building Food Supply Chain 2.0: Our sensor systems generate information on quality, safety and origins of raw ingredients and processed foods. They record them on the blockchain allowing independent auditing and verification. Smart Contracts check data inputs in real time and execute payments in real time. Suppliers and distributors can enter into new commercial relations with no risk. Producers can assure quality of their products. End consumers know everything about their food.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices + Materials

Every day more than 1 million implants are placed into human and animal bodies using open surgery. Lumigbo has developed a technology to build up implants inside the body using an access channel of less than half a millimeter in diameter. The procedure can be used for almost any type of implant. We have developed minimally viable prototypes for neurovascular, orthopedic and dental applications. Currently, we are improving our prototypes and expect to close round A in the first quarter of 2018.

2017  Finalist
Consumer Products

In developing countries, especially the millions of children, are vulnerable. The nutrition is based on milk and this milk can spoil by bad conditions of the environment .
That’s why we are developing a mobile processing unit to ensure food safety and shortening the supply chain. Starting at this point the process means, that we can ensure the best quality of our final product and distribute it locally to the customers.

2017  Finalist
Gaming & Consumer + Internet & Web

Incidee lets YouTubers get feedback from their Fans on different areas of their videos, and get suggestions about the videos they should do next using big data.

2017  Finalist
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Acting as a Benefit Corporation, PROTEAS will develop and commercialise plant-protein beverages to help active and engaged flexitarians meet their daily protein intake. Using tasty and wholesome ingredients sourced fairly and sustainably, PROTEAS is the right alternative to dairy. With a subscription based e-commerce business model, PROTEAS is building a network of partners to address this €1+bn market opportunity. Founded by 2 seasoned and purpose-driven food industry executives.

2017  Finalist
Health and Wellness

Mixfit is the first at-home, connected nutrient delivery system that analyzes your health data in real-time to dispense a personalized nutritional drink. Mixfit's Digital Health Platform enables an unprecedented level of precision health. It uniquely leverages Blockchain-enabled credentialing and smart contracts through a decentralized exchange of owner-mediated data from untapped sources such as mobile devices, wearables and IoHT (Internet of Healthcare Things) devices.

2017  Finalist
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

Direct Coffee is about creating a long lasting social impact in Africa by using a business approach. We import specialty coffee directly from smallholder farmers in Ethiopia and sell it in Europe in biodegradable Nespresso-compatible capsules, as beans, or ground. For each package our customers buy they support one of the coffeefarmer's kids with a project they choose. For B2C-customers we offer a fully flexible subscription model that makes sure they will never run out of coffee again.

2017  Finalist
Diagnostics + Diagnostics

REMINISCIENCES SA exploits the crucial role of gut microbiota on the human physiology. We develop 3 products: -Reminitest is a diagnostic tool based upon stool sequencing of microbiota; - Microboost is a food complement that maintain healthy intestinal physiology during normal ageing. -. CerebralX is a synbiotic developed to restore altered gut microbiota in pathological cerebral ageing and in Alzheimer disease in particular

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices

With more than 17 million people suffering a stroke every year, our ability to provide adequate aftercare relies heavily on appropriate resource management. Currently, there are not enough therapists to meet patients' rehabilitation need, and with an ageing population this problem is only getting worse.

We've brought revolutionary robotic therapy solutions to patients' own homes, helping them to maximise their recovery, and minimise the global burden of stroke disability.

2017  Finalist
Environment

Food accounts for more than 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Counting Carbon generates an eco-score for each food product, calculated from the many processes that come between farm and fork. It then provides a platform so that the consumer is lead to the food products that best suit their budget, their health and their planet. Changing consumer behaviour, will drive clean tech innovation along the supply chain as competition grows. Counting Carbon are here to fix the food chain.

2017  Finalist
Telecommunications & Mobile

WRIO revolutionizes how we interact with our smartphones. 73% of smartphone users are dissatisfied with their traditional keyboard, which was designed for typewriters 140 years ago. WRIO is a keyboard app with a newly developed “honeycomb” layout (patent protected) with larger keys, intuitive gestures, and intelligent algorithms that learn and adapt to the user’s typing behavior and language. Our 30,000 paying users type up to 70% faster.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Virtual Reality will change the way we tell stories, and this will impact how companies promote their goods and services.
The barriers of entry for a business in the VR world are high. Weavr solves that problem by allowing to create a VR presence by:
1) Uploading content
2) Linking it togeter
These VR stories can be immediately seen in the cross platform set of application that Weavr provides for the most common headsets. Changes can be done online, your content is hosted by us.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices

Between 125’000 and 250’000 people suffer every year a spinal cord injury leading to a permanent paraplegia. TWIICE is a modular and customizable exoskeleton for walking assistance that allows paraplegics to regain independence in their daily activities. The device was designed to meet a variety of pathologies, symptoms, morphologies, and expectations. The technology is being developed at the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques at EPFL.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Our web application instantly connects companies to the best talents in their area which have already been interviewed and recommended by our independent partners who work in the same field as the candidates.
We are just 2 months old but already have a strong interest from the market and mandates from companies.
We are on our way to change the game in the staffing industry. Come and meet us!

2017  Finalist
Internet of Things + Efficiency

ThinkEE develops a software to easily manage and control any kind of connected devices (temperature, gaz, humidity sensors, ...). It enables companies using or willing to use IoT devices to seamlessly and swiftly connect, manage and integrate them. Compare to the alternatives ThinkEE offers a data standardisation, data centralisation and a modular software. ThinkEE targets businesses (B2B). It sells an integration/customisation service and its software in form of a subscription or license.

2017  Finalist
Efficiency + Efficiency + Generation

Energy Data Scientist® is a software, training and service platform built to analyze energy related data. It supports industries and facility management companies to automate and optimize the management, the usage and the maintenance of their assets or services. What are the advantages? You can reduce the costs and the complexity of your processes; you can improve your energy efficiency up to 25%; you can guarantee the optimal functioning of your plant by detecting malfunctioning in advance.

2017  Finalist
Internet & Web

TasteHit is a Software-as-a-Service user engagement platform for modernizing existing online shops using Artificial Intelligence. It provides online merchants with a suite of data-driven user experience tools for web, mobile and email, to increase the sales performance of their shops. TasteHit increases the shop’s conversion rate by up to 20% and is installed in minutes by any non-technical person. TasteHit's customers include niche retailers, specialized marketplaces and famous fashion brands.

2017  Finalist
Sports Technology

Current wearable technologies are insufficient and lack versatility for full body tracking or remote training. Trainers tradeoff providing services in-person, limiting their reach, and virtually, limiting their efficacy. Tacit Motion’s kinetic sensors provide a new medium for body language communication, which doesn’t transcribe with print or video. Recordings create a digital impression that may be copyrighted and licensed. Kinetic tracking and training is constraint-free; whenever, wherever.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Still Active is a network for senior citizens to discover and book high quality local activities. Our online portal allows you to easily browse a wide range of exciting and unique physical, cultural and educational activities. It's not just a booking platform, but a community where our users can meet new friends and stay active with old ones. Our product offer is personalized to the needs of our members and co-created with them. We encourage a healthy lifestyle for this fast growing age segment.

2017  Finalist
Online Commerce & Marketplaces

Sportskred is an online marketplace where brands discover amazing athletes and conclude endorsement and sponsorship campaigns on social media.

Brands benefit by delivering their message in an authentic and organic way, to their target audiences, through the social media presence of the athletes selected; while athletes benefit financially from their social media presence to help their career.

Brands further benefit with pre/post-campaign analytic tools to measure the engagement and ROI.

2017  Finalist
Food, Beverages & Restaurants

SoulSpice is the new organic spice company for people who care about good food with a good purpose.
We work directly with farmers in the best spice growing regions, free of any contamination or additions, to offer the finest quality. We help the farmers – often amongst the poorest in the world - to secure their livelihoods free of poverty.
Through a network of food companies and chefs, we develop fantastic tasting and healthy spice mixes for consumers. Because spices are the soul of food!

2017  Finalist
Internet & Web + Internet & Web

Social Media has become essential for tourism industry, hotels and restaurants. Many of these businesses often face an intractable challenge: they have neither a specific budget to hire someone to manage these numerous communication channels nor enough time and/or knowledge to manage it by themselves.

Our solution: an Artificial Intelligence software that autonomously realises tasks usually assigned to a social media manager.

2017  Finalist
Environment + Agriculture

Social Fabric is a sustainable textile centre. We see a future that combines circular economy, innovative technology and resources, decentralised manufacturing, and ethical labor, to give customers meaningful and customised garments that are made just for them.

2017  Finalist
Healthcare + Energy / Clean Tech

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that tends to accumulate in buildings. It is the second cause of death by lung cancer worldwide. A new legal framework drastically reduces the level of radon allowed in all European countries: millions of buildings will be above the limit. Today’s radon measurements are inefficient and time consuming. To overcome this problem we propose a network of detectors based on CERN technology which are efficient, SMART connected and affordable.

2017  Finalist
Medical Devices + Diagnostics

Smart is developing a wearable technology that is able to early detect heart-failure. This is done by monitoring the amount of swelling in a user's leg. This swelling is called 'edema.' Edema is a powerful metric in regards to the strength of the heart. If the edema goes unnoticed, a hospitalization is unavoidable. We can reduce the amount of unnecessary hospitalizations saving both the hospital and patient, time and money.

2017  Finalist
Generation + Generation + Aerospace

Skypull is an Altitude Wind Energy system, which consists of an autonomous flying device (drone) connected through a tether to a ground-based generator. The drone transforms the wind power available between 200 and 600 m above ground into traction on the tether. The tether is unrolled from a drum connected to a generator that produces electricity. The drone has a proprietary airframe and a high-efficiency wing foil (patent). It is totally autonomous and has all the necessary safety redundancies.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

Securaxis is weather forecast for physical security and risk management.
Using predictive analytics to assess individualized threats, and with real time geo-localized mapping of risks, Securaxis allow people in volatile environment to make decisions being informed the best way possible.
Our ecosystem app/webplatform allows people to stay connected, assess risk, share security information, and use added features like alerts, panic button, headcount, geofencing, GPS to safe houses.

2017  Finalist
Enterprise Software

BP's oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in history and costing BP an estimated $60B. Like most man-made disasters, this was caused by incubating risks and could have been averted. RiskTalk takes an innovative, simple, bottom-up approach to risk reporting. We’ve created an intuitive platform to crowdsource risks. We empower employees to flag risks, issues and anomalies- that are then tracked through action, mitigation and resolution.

2017  Finalist
Agriculture + High Tech

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017  Finalist
Internet & Web

Oqtor allows you to create graphic content in a faster, more efficient and data driven way with the help of an AI who will make sense of your company’s data in order to suggest you a “smart template” that will be entirely personalized, easily-editable and targeted for your needs.

We are a data company in the design field, and our aim is to fundamentally change the way we design things by mapping the relationship from conception to impact.