Start Cup Calabria 2017, the winners are…
Ry GoldZip, GreenMo and Biopharma membrane technologies are the winners of the 2017 edition of Start Cup Calabria, the competition of innovative business ideas promoted by the University of Calabria, the University of Magna Grecia, the Mediterranean University and CalabriaInnova, an integrated project of regional development aimed at supporting innovation in Calabria-based companies, by encouraging the transfer of technologies and knowledge from the research system to the business world.
Among the eleven finalists, the first pitch of the podium was hit by Ry GoldZip, a project for the development of a formulation for topical use to treat diabetic ulcers, followed by GreenMo, a project for the production of fresh superfood in cachets; the bronze medal went to Biopharma membrane technologies, a project for the investigation and development of a highly efficient membrane for pharmaceutical use.
Besides a cash prize to be used to support their business ideas, for services related to industrial property protection and advice on filing a patent in Italy, the three winners will access the final of the National Innovation Award to be held in Naples at the end of November.
Within this initiative, a special award for NTT Data Open Innovation went to Smart Mobility Lab, a project for the development of a device for optimizing traffic-light operation based on smartphones and big data.