Czech anti-covid19 #hackathon won by two i&i Prague accelerated projects

Virtual #hackathon was a national challenge for all Czech scientists, companies, students and science-enthusiasts with a simple goal: gather the best Czech bio-technologies to fight COVID-19 crisis. Finally, the top 15 projects were chosen from the wide group of participants and presented as part of yesterday’s final. Winners were chosen by a jury of experts and the first three split a prize of almost 400 000 euro donated by Hyundai Motor Czech s.r.o. and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech s.r.o.

i&i Prague can proudly announce that the first and third places were won by startups we helped to establish – DIANA Biotechnologies and LAM-X a.s. It once again shows the quality and applicability of Czech science and the need of full acceleration and technology transfer.

To learn more about this competition and it´s winners, search:

CzechInvest

Hack The Crisis

Český rozhlas

Věda Výzkum

iDnes

The first place was won by Diana Biotechnologies,platform technology for faster and more precise detection of the virus( https://lnkd.in/dXRi4rF), second place was won by the project CoroVent developing ICU ventilators, and third place active sel-sterilizing nanofilters from LAM-X a.s. (https://lam-x.tech/). The joint fourth place was won by projects GREYCORTEX , Oxygenerator, Kaleido, Flying Kale, FreMEn and Hunter Games, s.r.o..

Congratulations to all projects and good luck!