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Google has completed recruitment for a project supporting startups in the area of medicine and health. The technology giant has selected fifteen most promising projects and three of them belong to Polish companies.
Google for Startups is an over three-month programme aimed at young entrepreneurs who need technical support and training to develop their business. Thanks to Google’s initiative, companies can benefit from workshops devoted to product design and reaching customers. Entrepreneurs also learn how to enter new markets and develop management skills.
As the importance of technology in the medical and health sector continues to grow, Google has decided to support European startups specifically in the medical sector. The total value of European medical technologies from 2016 to 2021 increased from 8 to 41 million dollars, and Google sees great potential in the medtech market.
The three Polish companies that have qualified for the programme are BIOTTS, goodsleeper and MedApp. BIOTTS is a Wrocław-based company that deals with drug delivery technologies and drug formulation development in the fields of diabetology, oncology and dermatology. A startup from Lublin, goodsleeper, focuses on helping to treat chronic insomnia without the use of drugs. Krakow-based MedApp, on the other hand, focuses on technologies supporting imaging diagnostics and next-generation digital medicine.
Foreign medtech solutions
Other startups selected by Google include solutions used in dermatology, psychology and even programmes designed to slow down the ageing process. An example of such a startup is myAGE.health app from the Czech Republic, which helps determine functional age and the rate of ageing, and supports users in following a plan to slow down or reverse the ageing process. Solutions for psychotherapists and their patients are provided by projects from Norway and Ukraine. Norwegian Braive is a psychotherapy platform that provides access to tools to help cope with life’s challenges, while Ukrainian Mindly makes it easier to find mental health professionals using AI technology.
Other projects aim to enable the management of medical data and records. Israel’s Alike Health project uses proprietary artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing and big data to offer digital healthcare. Facilitating medical data management is also the task of the Nye Health app, which was developed in the UK. MESI Medical from Slovenia, on the other hand, is to provide predictive medical assessment tools. The company also develops and manufactures medical devices.
Among the startups recruited for the Google programme, there are two projects from Germany. One of them (dermanostic) is an online dermatology practice where patients are treated digitally and prescriptions are issued via an app. The other project, Regimen, is aimed at people with erectile problems, and the digital programme offers a holistic and sustainable approach to treatment.
Another project is Cuideo from Spain, which provides home care solutions for the elderly. Meanwhile, younger users may be interested in startups from Finland, Romania and Spain. Happy Bob is a digital health assistant that was developed in Finland to improve blood glucose management and provide better glycaemic control. Hyperhuman from Romania, on the other hand, is aimed at active people who would welcome a digital publishing and monetisation platform for fitness content. The final project is Spain’s LactApp, which aims to help mothers find expert answers to questions related to breastfeeding and motherhood.