Taiwan University Teacher Wins the Singapore Startup Challenge With Birth Pain Relief Innovation
Birth is a demanding affair, and making sure mother’s experience the least amount of pain during is a righteous area for innovation. It was for that noble purpose that National Taiwan University teacher of Anesthesiology Wei-Zen Sun (孫維仁) created Innovfusion Pte Ltd, a startup that just won the Singapore Startup Challenge.
The Singapore-based medtech startup besides winning a US$22,000 (684,000 NT) prize, will also have the chance to compete against international winning teams at Techventure, one of Asia’s largest startup events, International Startup Challenge Finals.
All thanks to EPIVA, a smart infusion device for women undergoing childbirth that provides personalised pain relief for every birth and managed to impress at the Singapore competition.
Before Techventure, Meditech will receive mentoring from the Challenge organisers, the National Research Foundation (NRF) and ACE (the Action Community for Entrepreneurship), which designed the challenge as a way to promote startups located in Singapore from technology areas, such as biotech/medtech and clean tech/energy/environment.
The final winners of the Techventure International Startup Challenge could win an incubation space and US$36,600 (1,4 million NT) in cash and an incubation space.
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Originally published at buzzorange.com on July 16, 2015.