1. Incorporated in 2010, Stemergie is a spin-off company from the Geneva University Hospital (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE). Stemergie develops treatments and diagnostics for cancers by targeting cancer-initiating cells (CIC), the roots of cancer. Stemergie has identified and validated molecules that specifically eradicate brain CICs while having a low effect on cancer cells or normal brain cells. Stemergie’s effective treatments targeting the roots of cancer in combination with the current standard treatments have a high potential to increase the survival rate of the brain tumor patient. Stemergie’s CIC based technology allows the identification, validation and development of treatments against brain CICs. With its proprietary methodology, Stemergie is able to identify, isolate and enrich CICs independently of any marker. Stemergie will apply this technology to other types of CICs to treat and diagnose colon cancers and other oncological diseases.

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  2. The project team VRmOT (Virtual Reality meets Occupation Therapy) is a perfect match for synergizing experts from occupational therapy and virtual reality. Dr. Thomas Choi, Director of the Centre for Smart Health, School of Nursing, PolyU, has over 15 years of R&D experience in virtual reality for medicine and healthcare. Mr. Danny Lo, with 30 years of solid and practical experience in occupational therapy, is the Head of the Department of Occupational Therapy, HK Red Cross Princess Alexandra School, the largest school for physically handicapped children in HK. VRmOT endeavours to create innovations to directly benefit the needy. Since meeting 8 years ago, the team has sparked many novel ideas to meet the special needs of children with physical disabilities by enhancing occupational therapy by applying virtual reality, interactive computer graphics and haptics. The project to be presented at the WID-I4H competition particularly focuses on the development of an innovative virtual reality training system to assist children with hand impairment to adapt to their disability and live their lives independently.

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  3. SnapDx adapts best-practice guidelines for practical application at the point-of-care in order to improve guideline uptake and quality of care. SnapDx consists of a group of Calgary researchers, clinicians, designers, and engineers working to make guidelines more easily accessible to practitioners and patients through interactive visual apps. For more information, visit snapdx.co; @snap_dx

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  4. At Orpyx®, it is our mission to innovate the most accessible and beneficial sensor-based technologies and sensory substitution systems to enable and empower consumers to actively monitor pressure to avoid unnecessary interventions and improve overall quality of life. Orpyx® looks to the next five years with the objective of becoming the world leader in innovating and developing wearable sensor-based technologies and sensory substitution systems that provide consumers with quality solutions to better cope with disease and improve overall quality of life. Watch video; @orpyxinc

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  5. VeinAIDTM is a hand-held portable device designed to locate a healthy vein and determine its midpoint co-ordinates. This information is used to precisely insert the needle in to the vein thereby significantly improving first time accurate insertion. Watch video; @MedAssisTech

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WID and WIA, the World Innovation Academy, Initiatives connect the dots between innovation, sustainable public health, and investment. WID and WIA bring innovations developed by medical scientists and healthcare staff, for use by their peers, to the healthcare market. The global community of hospitals and healthcare facilities offers the potential for high reward and lower risk, and provides outstanding conditions from an investment perspective. Why? Because you provide a solution for a community that has emerged from this community. The market is your community and the community feeds your market. WID and WIA directly link solution providers with users, sellers with buyers, and innovators with investors.

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