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Well, the moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived. The list of startups selected for the StartupsVsCovid19 program is out ! Get to know the projects that will be developed over the next few months. The 15 projects will now be financially supported with up to €150,000 granted by the Ministry of the Economy.
by: Silicon Luxembourg
photo: bruce mars on Unsplash
Following the “StartupsVsCovid19” call for projects launched in April, 15 innovative solutions proposed by startups to combat the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis have been selected.
The “StartupsVsCovid19” call for projects was launched to encourage young innovative companies to develop innovative technology-based products and services intended to limit, or even overcome, the economic, health and societal effects of the Covid-19 pandemic (see our article “StartupsVsCovid19: Further details on this hackathon“).
By 30 April, the closing date of the call for projects, more than 300 startups had responded. A pre-selection of 29 applications was made and hearings were held at the beginning of May by a jury composed of representatives from the Ministry of the Economy, Luxinnovation, Technoport, Luxembourg-City Incubator, the House of Startups and the Luxembourg house of Financial Technology (LHoFT).
“The responsiveness and creativity of startups in proposing innovative solutions in the current context is a sign of a mature ecosystem.”
“I am absolutely delighted about the large number and high quality of the projects submitted,” said Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot. “It proves that our startup community is full of talent and is able to demonstrate outstanding innovation.”
The 15 selected projects (see below) will now be supported by financial support of up to €150,000 granted by the Ministry of the Economy.
“The responsiveness and creativity of startups in proposing innovative solutions in the current context is a sign of a mature ecosystem that fully fulfills its role as a driver of innovation for our economy, but also our society and our healthcare system”, confirmed Luxinnovation’s CEO Sasha Baillie.
The owners of projects that are not selected can still benefit from support from Luxinnovation and the other partners of the startup ecosystem.
The selected startups & the winning projects
Mobile application designed to help small and micro enterprises in the management of their finances, thanks to artificial intelligence.
Find out more landing.a352.io
Mobile headsets equipped with thermal sensors and an augmented reality capability allowing detection of elevated skin temperatures and potential Covid contagion.
Find out more arspectra.com
Online study platform for secondary school students in Luxembourg (11-19 years old) that allows one to arrange individual or group study sessions as well as share knowledge and educational resources.
Find out more thecocoworld.com
Solution to automate the processing and analysis of the level of urgency of messages (emails, online forms, instant messaging) sent to medical units and healthcare professionals in Luxembourg.
Find out more emailtree.ai
Mapping solution for the levels of polluting gases in the atmosphere, which are aggravating factors in the mortality of people affected by Covid-19, through the use of satellite data and other remote sensors.
Find out more globeeye.eu
Online platform allowing the delivery of commodities to private customers at home from many small businesses heavily impacted by containment measures as well as restaurants.
Find out more grouplunch.lu
Mobile application allowing to check the compliance of protection measures against Covid-19 in buildings remotely.
Find out more keymitt.com
Integration of an ultraviolet irradiation system into door handles to allow self and germicidal sanitising of these objects which are a very common vector of contamination.
Find out more mu-design.lu
Mobile application allowing to creation of virtual queues to help restaurants enforce social distancing rules.
Find out more shawbe.com
Digital assistant allowing doctors to maintain frequent contact with their patients, especially in relation to the early symptoms of Covid-19, thanks to a voice messaging system combined with artificial intelligence.
Find out more softbrik.com
Application to improve communication between Covid-19 patients intubated in intensive care and caregivers, thanks to a technology combining artificial voice and a pictogram system.
Find out more sovi.lu
Online platform fully compliant with the Luxembourgish legal framework allowing to automate decision-making processes, including remote document signing, within organisations.
Find out more stampify.me
Smart dispatching system of the emergency assistance that optimises and coordinates ambulance routes and automatically schedules vehicle disinfection following interventions related to Covid-19 cases.
Find out more uft.lu
Online learning platform tailored to school programmes to remotely support schools in the follow-up and monitoring of their students during the containment period.
Find out more N/A
Virtual reality-based training platform providing training to health staff about the appropriate care gestures for Covid-19 patients. The platform combines theory and practice by taking the specificity of each patient into account.