i-Teams 2nd round: meet the winners!
i-Teams brings together the brightest undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdocs, and the university’s ground-breaking research to develop commercially viable strategies and build valuable university-industry links. The main goal of the project is to translate high-potential medical technologies through the collaboration between a research group and an i-Team. Using the expert knowledge of the inventors, each team uses creative and innovative approaches to find the best way to commercialise the technology beyond the laboratory application.
The project started in Fall 2018; its second round took place during the 2019 Spring semester. On June 26, two i-Teams competed for the Jury and of the Public awards.
The winning team, from left to right: Ester Boix, Claire Chevalier, David Rivollet, HUG Coach, Barbara Russo, Mohamed-Rida benissa, coach in Paediatrics, and Many Nyonda. Absent from the picture: Nicolas Suarez Zamorana. ©Benoît Dubuis.
Winning team (Jury and Public 1st prizes): “Pneumoscope: A low-cost digital stethoscope for monitoring of pneumonia in children”: A joint HUG-EPFL development of an electronic stethoscope for low-income countries, using recorded sounds and artificial intelligence technology, to diagnose pneumonia in children.
2nd team, from left to right: Kalani Ratnam, Eszter Andrassy, Ilaria Scurci, Wanessa de Fresne von Hohenesche, coach (Pierre Cosson's lab, UNIGE), Paola Martinez. Abstent from the picture: Karolina Luczkowska and Edoardo Vignotto). ©Benoît Dubuis.
2nd prize: “Tackling the reproducibility crisis: A platform of recombinant antibodies for academic research” Continued development of the UNIGE’s recombinant antibody center to provide reliable antibodies for research.
Next i-teams round will open in September 2019. More info soon!
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