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.

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