CEBIT Innovation Award 2018
As one of six companies and project groups, we were invited to the final selection round for the CEBIT Innovation Award 2018. We arrived at the “Neue Mälzerei” in Berlin on the morning of March 14, 2018. On site we got ready to present our project and now product “VSI – Virtual Surgery Intelligence” to the jury.
Dr. med. Patrick House, senior physician for epileptology, supported us during the presentation and gave the Jury an understanding of how the VSI benefits neurosurgeries. Afterwards Agata Chudzińska, AI expert at apoQlar GmbH, explained the technology behind the VSI. And Nadja Parfenov, head of marketing and PR, presented the product strategy and our most important achievements so far. After 15 minutes of presentation the question and answer session followed. The jury was highly interested, so that in fact the session had to be canceled due to excessive time. We are very happy about this interest.
Cross one´s fingers
Now we have to wait for the evaluation of the results and hope that we will be among the top three. The chances are 50 to 50. In about 2 weeks, we will know for sure whether you can meet us at the upcoming CEBIT. There is a cash bonus of 50,000€ for the first place, 30,000€ for the second place and 20,000€ for the third place. The award is presented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and its current Federal Minister Anja Karliczek.
About the CEBIT Innovation Award
The CEBIT Innovation Award is presented every year at the CEBIT trade fair in Hannover and is aimed at young companies and research groups with innovative and creative IT concepts and ideas. This should promote promising projects from Germany. Particular attention is paid to the level of innovation and usability of the IT system.