As part of the Medical Valley Award, inContAlert was one of the winning teams this year and will receive €250,000 in non-dilutive funding for their project.
The two founders Jannik Lockl and Tristan Zürl convinced the jury of the renowned Medical Valley Award with their idea to warn incontinence patients so that they can go to the toilet in time. While Tristan has already been able to write his master’s thesis in this area, Jannik can now combine his doctorate with further development. With this model, the project group is breaking new ground and hopes to see more research-related projects with a start-up goal in the future.
After winning several international competitions (including the International Business Plan Competition in Hong Kong), the team applied for the first time for the Medical Valley Award in order to receive funding for several years. Together with the Bayreuth Clinic, the Upper Franconia Medical Campus and numerous other partners, Jannik and Tristan hope to be included in the catalog of medical aids as part of the planned spin-off.
The Medical Valley Award is a competition of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Media, Energy and Technology. The award is aimed at academic research projects in the healthcare industry from Bavaria with high spin-off potential. Ten teams will receive pre-seed funding of up to €250,000. The aim of the funding is to develop the research ideas to the point of spin-off within a maximum of two years. All teams will also receive active support from Medical Valley and experts from the network.
Medical Valley is an association of players from business, science, healthcare and politics for the promotion of innovative services and technologies. With the award, Medical Valley wants to create incentives to optimize healthcare structures and at the same time strengthen Bavaria as a location for medical technology.