At yesterday’s sixth edition of the technology competition “getstartet2gether”, the young startup Healyan was once again able to convince the jury of its concept and will continue the development of low-cost stroboscopic therapy glasses together with the CiS Research Institute. While the first step focused on the compact implementation of the circuit and its integration into a spectacle frame, the second step will focus on the integration of colored LEDs and their associated electronics. In addition, another partner will be brought on board with the goal of being able to manufacture these glasses inexpensively using 3D printing. A clinical trial for this light therapy device is also in preparation.
In the sixth round of the technology competition, 16 startups participated with their innovative ideas, thus also demonstrating the success of this nationwide unique competition. Thus, in the last five years, 41 winning projects benefited with a total funding amount of 3.2 million euros, triggering investments of about 4 million euros.
The start-up competition “getstarted2gether” offers young technology-oriented companies the opportunity to apply for a mentoring project with Thuringia’s business-related research institutes with innovative business ideas. The technical and entrepreneurial expertise available at the research institutes can be used for six months to further develop the business idea.