The European reference region for “Active and healthy aging” (AHA) of Styria unites about 30 companies from science, industry and politics. For the corporate call, they were represented by Johann Harer, then CEO of Human Technology Styria and experts from Joanneum Research Health, Sanlas Holding and Merkur Versicherung.
The winning bid was “Elly,” a development by the Graz-based start-up Opus Novo. Elly is a small device that gives people in need of care safety when leaving their bed at night by lighting up in a way that can be individually adjusted. At the same time, the caregiver is notified via an associated app – both a great relief for persons in need of care and their relatives or caregivers.
As a prize, in addition to a HTS membership for one year, Opus Novo received the participation in the four-month “Acceleration program Techhouse” in the Innovation Hub Unicorn as well as a HealthcareMovers® benchmarking report, thus services with a total value of around €50,000.