Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes
[2017-12-12] Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology won second and third prize.
Second came Barbara Terebieniec and Cristian Klein who developed a prototype of a smart freeze application, SmartFreeze. Barbara Terebieniec is a PhD student in plant molecular biology at Umeå University and Cristian Klein is a researcher at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University. The prize money was SEK 10,000.
RoboticsUm - New robotics for automation won third prize and SEK 5,000. Behind the business idea is Leonid Freidovich, Artem Shiryaev and Anton Shiryaev. Leonid Freidovich is a senior lecturer at the Department of applied physics and electronics at Umeå University.
Winner was entrepreneur Raphaela Bieber Bardt with the company MetaDate. Her business idea is a browser extension that works as an invisible layer that you can draw on and share with others.
Soon, Uminova Innovation will launch the admission process for the spring programme. If you have an innovative business idea, drive and want to develop it - apply! Read more.
Editor: Ingrid Söderbergh
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