25. October 2016

CBL: SmardScout got the „STRATEC’s High Potential R&D Award“

The „Medizintechnik-Cluster OÖ“ organized the "Partnering Day 2016 - Solutions for a better life" together with the „Wissens-Transfer-Zentrum West“, the „Plastik- und Mechatronik Cluster“ and the Department of Research & Innovation of Business Upper Austria, at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz.

Goal of the event was the networking of business and science from different areas - to initiate new intersectoral collaborations and to develop new technologies and products. The Partnering Day 2016 focused on B2B meetings where more than 80 participants from over 10 countries participated. At pitching sessions selected companies and research institutes were given the opportunity to present their innovative ideas, researches and projects to the audience and a jury.


Two research- and project ideas received an award

In order to strengthen cross-industry cooperation between innovative companies and university research and development institutions, two research and project ideas were presented by a specialist jury consisting of Georg Bauer (Stratec Consumables), Herbert Pock (Managing Director AUSTIN Pock + Partners) and Matthias Fink (JKU Linz, Member of the Board of the Institute for Innovation Management).

 20 research ideas and projects were submitted and the 14 innovations were invited to present their research- achievement at 5-minute-pitches.

Dr. Jan Hesse presented his project "Smard Scout - A Molecular Diagnostic Platform for the Early Detection of Infections" – which he is pushing and implementing together with CCRI (Children's Cancer Research Institute). With his presentation, he was able to win recognition against the other pitch participants and received the "STRATEC's High Potential R & D Award sponsored by STRATEC Consumables GmbH".

The "AUSTIN's Business Award sponsored by AUSTIN Pock + Partners" got Mr. Gisbert Mayr (ICT - Innovation in Clinical Trials).

Bild: v.l.n.r.: Georg Bauer (Stratec), Jan Hesse (CBL), Herbert Pock (AUSTIN Pock + Partners), Matthias Fink (JKU)
© Business Upper Austria - Florian Atzmüller