In 2023, TECNALIA will back five start-ups with cutting-edge technologies in the health sector
- The research and technological development centre has a support and guidance programme for technology-based start-ups, focusing on biomedical engineering, medical robotics, neuro-engineering or digital health
- For this first edition of the programme, the selected companies are: Biolan Health (Bizkaia), Diten Realities (Alicante), Neuroscience Innovative Technologies (Asturias), Inrobis Social Robotics (Madrid) and IMAZ Technology Innovation (Barcelona)
- These five start-ups will have technological support and guidance to identify needs and improve services and products, and help to enhance experiences and connections with other companies and organisations in the value chain
- Representatives from each of these companies have come together today at TECNALIA's facilities on the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park in a meeting led by the centre's Managing Director, Jesús Valero, to launch the projects planned for this year
14 February 2023. Technological industries are constantly growing due to improvements in areas such as healthcare. Modern medicine is here to stay. For this reason, the TECNALIA research and technological development centre has launched a programme to support and accompany start-ups in the health sector, focusing on biomedical engineering, medical robotics, neuroengineering or digital health.
For 2023, it has selected five technology-based start-ups, which it will back through a strategy based on technological support, guidance to identify needs and improve services and products, and help to enhance experiences and connections with other companies and organisations in the value chain. These start-ups are Biolan Health (Bizkaia), Diten Realities (Alicante), Neuroscience Innovative Technologies (Asturias), Inrobis Social Robotics (Madrid) and IMAZ Technology Innovation (Barcelona).
Representatives from each of these companies have come together today at TECNALIA’s facilities on the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park in a meeting led by the centre's Managing Director, Jesús Valero, to launch the projects planned for this year.
Five projects for the future of healthcare
Biolan Health, located in Bizkaia and set up in 2015, aims to develop devices and systems based on electrochemical biosensors and lateral flow immunoassays for use in in-vitro diagnostics. The technology is already in a market stage, and with the help of TECNALIA, the company seeks to explore new technologies and integrate them into its existing systems.
Diten Realities is a start-up founded in 2022 in Villena, Alicante, focusing on the development of technological devices for medicine that enable early diagnosis, quantitative assessment of the pathology and objective patient monitoring in the case of diseases with tremor. The technology is currently undergoing clinical validation and is a unique device on the market. The start-up will rely on TECNALIA for the validation of the device's materials, data management and safety, as well as the necessary path to market.
Neuroscience Innovative Technologies is an Asturias-based company dedicated to the development of medical and pharmaceutical technology for the treatment of neurological diseases. Its activities include the development of therapeutic devices for the delivery or release of drugs and research into pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS. Set up in 2020, it is in the initial stages of prototyping and testing and is counting on TECNALIA to implement its sales strategy and boost the technological aspect.
Inrobis Social Robotics is a Carlos III University of Madrid spin-off that aims to improve the lives of millions of people by making rehabilitation processes more efficient and enjoyable. It does so by integrating social and care robotics and Artificial Intelligence on a certified digital health platform to offer an innovative rehabilitation service in clinical settings and at home. They have already launched a first product on the market, Rehab, which creates new models of personalised cognitive and functional rehabilitation. Set up in 2020, TECNALIA's experience is required in both the technological field and the neurorehabilitation sector at home and in business in order to scale up the company’s solution
IMAZ Technology Innovation is a company founded in 2020 with its headquarters in Barcelona. It is dedicated to the design, manufacture of flexible IoT solutions for wellness and the health monitoring system using a combination of advanced IoT solutions combined with DeepLearnig technology and Artificial Intelligence. Its innovative product, MAXSENS, is a modular solution to improve the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, tracking, real-time monitoring and prevention of potential health risks, especially for older people. The product is in the validation stage, with the first prototypes and customer testing. The company is looking for TECNALIA to become a strategic partner, supporting it in monitoring and rehabilitation technologies, mainly through biosensors and electrical stimulation.
TECNALIA is the largest applied research and technological development centre in Spain, a European benchmark and member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. TECNALIA works with companies and institutions to increase their competitiveness, improve quality of life of people and achieve sustainable growth. This is possible thanks to people who are passionate about technology and committed to building a better society.
Its main areas of action are: digital transformation, smart manufacturing, energy transition, sustainable mobility, urban ecosystem, and personalised health.