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After a successful pitch in yesterday’s 5th technology competition getstarted2gether, Healyan UG and the CiS Research Institute will jointly develop the start-up project “Light therapeutic device for maintaining and improving mental and physical health” over the next six months.
Thomas Brock, Managing Director of the CiS Research Institute congratulated the young founder Philipp Caspari warmly on his success. In the ten-minute pitch, he convinced the jury with the concept of a low-cost stroboscopic therapy glasses. His founding partner Leon Yushin was live from the USA.
With the “Strobes” project, the young company Healyan is pursuing the development of a light therapy device with the support of the CiS Research Institute. The implementation takes place in the format of sunglasses suitable for everyday use, which – equipped with a corresponding electronic unit – operates several LEDs with therapeutically effective, stroboscopic frequencies. The focus of the development is on the compact implementation of the circuit as well as its integration into the frame of the glasses.
During the event, numerous startups from previous competitions presented their successful developments. Minister of Economics Tiefensee took the opportunity to visit the alumni exhibition and to get information about the continuation of the young companies.
The start-up and founder competition getstarted2gether offer young technology-oriented companies the opportunity to apply for a mentoring project with Thuringia’s business-related research institutes with innovative business ideas. Thereby, the technical and entrepreneurial competences available at the research institutes can be used for 6 months to further develop the conceived business idea. In this 5th competition, 12 startups were selected.