BITalino is among the top 10 technologies to have been selected by the European Commission (EC) for the 'Industrial & Enabling Tech' category of the Innovation Radar Prize 2017.
As described in the Innovation Radar Prize webpage “BITalino is a low-cost hardware and open-source software toolkit to learn and prototype biomedical applications. It has been primarily designed for students, teachers, makers, artists, researchers and corporate R&D, with no electrical skills being required”. The technology is a spin-off project from IT and it was licensed to PLUX, Wireless Biosignals SA. in 2013.
BITalino is the only Portuguese entity chosen for the five categories of the Radar Prize. "This nomination is yet another example of the excellence of the innovative work that takes place daily in our research centers and a great recognition of the role that associated laboratories can play in advancing the business fabric and society in general”, says Hugo Silva, IT researcher and a Chief Innovation Officer at PLUX.
The Innovation Radar Prize aims to identify Europe´s top future innovators and their innovations. In particular, the 'Industrial & Enabling Tech' category prize “aims to recognize new technologies and components, developed with EU-funding, that have industrial relevance and/or potential to enable the emergence of new applications”, as stated by the Innovation Radar Prize webpage.
Up until this coming October 15, people will be able to vote for their favourites among 48 nominees, distributed in five different categories. The top four in each category will advance to the final stage of the competition.
Use the link bellow to cast your vote: