These 18 Startups were invited to pitch in the European Parliament — learn how they will disrupt our future!

It is no secret that behind some of the world’s most successful founders you will find great mentors. Mark Zuckerburg was mentored by Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey was mentored by philanthropist Ray Chambers, Marc Benioff of Salesforce was mentored by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, and Bill Gates and Paul Allen of Microsoft were mentored by PC inventor Ed Roberts.

Every great visionary has a mentor at some point along the road and mentorship is considered a critical foundational component for building a succesful startup.

I co-founded the EU top 50 , with the mission to empower European founders who are building breakthrough products and technologies that meet Europe’s most pressing needs. Together with Knowledge4Innovation, we believe that the best way to do this is by connecting them to a trusted community of the next generation of successful young innovation leaders who can transfer their knowledge first hand based on their own experiences in bringing a product to market.

For the past few months, I have been recruiting Europe’s most promising startup founders who are leveraging technology to build scalable solutions, addressing Europe’s most pressing challenges and connecting them to our mentors.

Here are 18 ventures worth watching!

  1. ALDStone, Susana Nuria Guerrero Lopez, United Kingdom
Did you know that the construction industry produces 1.3 Billion ton of global waste which is expected to increase reaching 2.2 Billion tons every year by 2025?
Susana Nuria Guerrero Lopez, Founder ALDStone

The global flooring market is expected to reach €400 Billion by 2026. Currently, a very low percentage of materials used for construction is recycled or reused, with the rest being demolished, wasted or sent to landfill. This is not only economically, but environmentally unsustainable.

The UK Startup ALDStone integrated circular systems, allowing tiles of almost any material — including stone, ceramic and wood — to be removed and reused at other locations. This provides cost savings through reuse and sharing models, plus long-term protecting of economic and finite environmental resources. ALDStone reduces our resource extraction, pollution, waste and ultimately closes the loop. The ALDStone’s technology is not only successfully used in the office, but also in schools and has many residential applications. Susana Lopez, the founder of ALDStone expects to reach 100 new customers by 2019.

The projected future impact of ALDStone is the transformation of the built environment sector from linear to circular. This will provide a more sustainable economic model and more regenerative environmental protection, through less waste of natural resources and doing more with what we already have.

ALDSTONE EUTOP50 MENTOR: IRENE-MARIE SEELIG

Irene-Marie Seelig is a pioneer in circular, sustainable and next generation manufacturing innovation within consumer goods industry.

In 2017, Irene was awarded Forbes 30 Under 30 for “creating the products of tomorrow” through her start up which manufactures a vegan leather alternative made from mushrooms instead of animal skins. She has been a part of Plug and Play’s Fashion for Good accelerator along with winning the 2016 Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion Innovation for this development. In addition, Irene is the Innovation Development Manager at Swarovski, managing a 15M Euro product portfolio and leading a team of designers, material scientists and engineers from ideation to launch to commercialize new, innovative products for their B2B customers. Prior to her tenure at Swarovski, Irene worked across Global Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility teams at Stella McCartney spearheading the development of product marketing strategies across all internal and external digital platforms.

2. Babyndex.eu, Zajzon Bodó, Hungary

Did you know that women can use a cheap reusable home Saliva Test to determine when they can get pregnant with a 98% accuracy ?

In OECD countries there are one million IVF treatment cycles every year. Nevertheless, most women use inaccurate body-temperature ovulation tests, because they are reusable or use expensive urine tests for accurate fertility monitoring. Zajzon Bodó co-founded Babyndex and developed a home Saliva Test, which is reusable and at the same time can also tell fertility — instead of solely the day of ovulation — by detecting small crystals in dried saliva. How? The user dries a drop of saliva and looks for crystals in a microscope. These crystals are however very hard to see. The Hungarian startup Babyndex has therefore come up with a solution by complementing the saliva test with computer vision. The user holds the microscope against her smart-phone, takes an image of the sample then uploads the image for analysis. The algorithm can detect crystals and the fertile days appear in a calendar, which the user can also show to her gynaecologist. What’s more, if crystals appear during missing menses, they sometimes indicate early-stage pregnancy. PCT patent application is pending.

BABYNDEX EUTOP50 MENTOR: JAKUB ZIELINSKI

Jakub Zielinski is a serial internet entrepreneur, investor and Managing Partner at Nextweb Holdings. He founded several successful startups in media, advertising, and digital health reaching over 20 Million unique users.

Previously Jakub Zielinski served as Chief Digital Officer in large international media companies in charge of online operations in over 20 countries.

3. Drone Hopper, Pablo Flores Peña , Spain

Did you know that drones can put off wildfires at night with a capacity of 600 liters?

On average 1500 square miles of the EU burns each year. Every year Europe struggles with wildfires in the summer, especially around the Mediterranean, where 66 people were killed in Portugal and Spain last year alone. These fires are extinguished through manned aerial firefighting, which takes place in hydroplanes and helicopters. Operations take place in extremely difficult circumstances where firefighters tirelessly try to control the fires from dusk to dawn as their work cannot be interrupted .

The Spanish startup Drone Hopper, has created a Wild Hopper platform allowing drones with 600 liter of water capacity run 24/7 operations. They are resistant to strong winds thanks to their state of the art proprietary stability system. They use heavy-duty semi-autonomous multirotor drones to create firewalls and lines of defence that protect communities and properties.

Since the drones are unmanned they dont put any human lives at risk. The use of patented water mist jet creation technology produces extremely accurate release, yielding an improved efficiency in terms of the area protected per volume released. In addition, reduced turn-around time of 15 minutes(local operation, use of thermal engines) and the possibility to operate several drones in collaborative mode (swarm operation) allow quick and powerful protection for wildfires with lower acquisition and ownership costs.

DRONE HOPPER EUTOP50 MENTOR: TOM CHARMAN

Tom Charman is the co-founder and CEO of KOMPAS, a data science startup focusing on leveraging data to provide spatial and interest insights using machine learning. Tom Charman is an experienced founder with a previous exit under his belt, which previously worked with technology companies focusing on understanding and analyzing their users.

In 2016, Tom gave a TEDx talk on Artificial Intelligence and the ‘Future of Technology’ and has been recognized as a leader in the industry, having spoken at events including Mobile World Congress, and Visa Futures. Tom also advises governments and institutions on the impact that data has on wider society, and was named the Future Face of Innovation and Technology by the Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, he was listed in the 30 south of 30 power list.

4. Bioseco, Michal Rybak, Poland

Did you know that by 2022, up to 5 million birds will die as a result of wind farms? Many of which are rare and endangered species.

The Global Wind Energy Council estimates that 840.000 MW of wind energy to be installed by 2022. This means approximately 2,5 to 5 million birds will die every year including rare and endangered species.

The Polish Startup Bioseco’s mission is to protect birds at wind farms, while helping wind farm owners better tackle the negative consequences of the harmful effects of their plants on avifauna.

Bioseco developed Multirejestrator — Bird Protection System, they have built innovative equipment for the automatic remote detection and collision avoidance, which has already been proven in several wind farms in Europe. Curious how? Check the video below:

The core team is composed of embedded, optical and IT engineers, who work together with ornithologists.

Based on their experience and know-how, Bioseco is also working on a system for bird collision avoidance at airports where ca. 40.000 birdstrikes are registered every year, which causes a risk to passengers life and costs approximately 2,3 Billion USD in financial losses.

BIOSECO EUTOP50 MENTOR: JAKUB ZIELINSKI

5. Epic Blue, Frederik Malesevic, Belgium

Did you know that we spend 85% of our time in a GPS-denied environment?

Seamless and real-time access to indoor and outdoor positioning information is increasingly mission critical. A better awareness of our location has a direct impact of up to 27%, due to the significant increase of efficiency of the operational management. Given we spend 85% of our time in a GPS-denied environment, it is impossible to rely on satellite signals alone. To ensure continuity of business operations no matter where we are, the Belgian software company epic.blue has developed the next generation positioning platform based on sensor fusion and machine learning technology. A robust wearable was designed in partnership with imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub for digital technologies, to spearhead and augment the unique epic.blue technology into any operational environment. This helps companies to master and connect their locations, so they can increase safety, unlock business insights, optimize effectiveness and augment staff engagement.

EPIC.BLUE EUTOP50 MENTOR: TOM CHARMAN

6. Genomic Expression, Gitte & Morten Pedersen, Denmark

Did you know that only 1 out of 4 cancer treatments prolong life? That’s while we are spending $100 billion on drugs and 8 million people die every year!

OneRNA™ saves lives and makes healthcare delivery more effective by sequencing RNA and linking actionable over or under expressed RNA’s to therapies and clinical trials. Our data suggests that OneRNA™ can improve outcomes in most patients.

To prove that we raised $8M to clinically validate OneRNA™ in 4 types of cancer focusing on women’s cancer first.

Gitte Pedersen and Morten Pedersen are launching OneRNA™ in 2019 as a diagnostic product providing lifesaving benefits for patients now.

The OneRNA platform enables a paradigm shift from ONE disease, ONE marker, and ONE drug to ONE patient, MANY markers, and MULTIPLE treatment options that go beyond drugs. This could disrupt the current standard of care regime.

GENOMIC EXPRESSION EUTOP50 MENTOR: NOEMI MALSKA

Noemi has gained extensive international business experience, while working in Israel at the Federation of the Israeli Chambers of Commerce.

Later on she’s joined a VC fund as an analyst, after which she became a member of the management board and the COO of one of the portfolio companies and is currently an investment manager at Hyperion VC. She is also a Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board at a company related to the cyber security sector.

7. KIT-AR, Manuel Oliveira, United Kingdom

Did you know that the skills gap in manufacturing is widening with 10 million jobs worldwide going unfilled?

There is a shift in the skills required in the manufacturing industry in response to advances in technology. As a result, the manufacturing industry is not meeting the demands of the globalised market catering to the ever increasing demand on product personalisation, whilst lacking the capability to handle the increased complexity of products and the associated manufacturing processes. Studies report that a US manufacturer is losing an average $3000 per existing employee due to shortage of skills and a further loss of $14,000 per unfilled position. These losses are similar in the EU and will only increase over the next 5–10 years.

The UK startup KIT-AR has created an industrial augmented reality solution that digitally enhances the worker on the shopfloor by providing them with the required knowledge when needed. The worker navigates a sequence of voice activated steps. Using patent-pending technology, KIT-AR analyses the data captured from the shopfloor worker’s actions to reason whether to trigger an intervention that can assist the worker or warn them of probable errors.

KIT-AR is a recent spin-off from two of the top European research institutions (Sintef and University College London) and an award winning game based learning company (HighSkillz) based on the results of the H2020 HUman MANufacturing (HUMAN) research project. The company is working with early adopters in aerospace, robot manufacturing and furniture manufacturing verticals. KIT-AR is currently seeking seed investment funding.

8. Laska Energy, Selcan Catal, Turkey

Did you know that each year, automobiles produce 1.5 Billion waste tires?

Each year there are 400 million wasted tires in Europe. The world is no longer able to sustain them and they contribute to natural disasters and harmful diseases. How to reduce that astonishing number is a challenge.

Laska Energy takes waste tires and processes them to get biofuels and use them to produce clean energy and extract valuable raw materials from tires in a safe and clean way, while preventing the environmentally harmful substance realease such as sulphur.

Laska Energy creates a huge potential climate impact by saving more CO2 than one million trees would consume- which is equivalent to 4000 hectares of forests, or 12 times the size of Central Park, 84 times the size of VondelPark, or 21 times the size of Hydepark.

LASKA ENERGY EUTOP50 MENTOR: JOSIPA MAJIC

Josipa Majic is the founder and CEO at ID Guardian, a London-based company with offices in Zagreb and Palo Alto that analyses biometric data and creates smart devices with biosensors.

ID Guardian ultimately helps people and companies worldwide to take care of their overall health and wellness in a seamless and hassle-free way. Josipa Majic is the main visionary behind ID Guardian’s products and overall strategy, responsible for successful customer relationships with Fortune 100 clients globally. She was acknowledged by TIME Magazine as the inventor of top 10 most innovative products of the year. Josipa was a keynote speaker at the Global Entrepreneurship summit where she was on a panel with President Barack Obama, appeared on the BBC, Fox News, Wall Street Journal , Forbes, CNN and many others.

9. LOQR, Ricardo Costa, Portugal

Did you know that last year alone more than 978 million adults in 20 countries globally have experienced cybercrime, most of which was related to Identity Theft?

Banks and other Financial Services providers are now facing tougher compliance laws making compliance mandates much more numerous and complex. Complying with PSD2, GDPR, 5AML, and other specific regulations requires additional and reliable Identity Verification (IDV) investment and improved strategies. LOQR Unified Identity Management Platform provides a single integrated and centralized solution to provide Identity Verification (customer onboarding, customer due diligence, AML and eID generation), identity engagement including risk based strong adaptative authentication (KBA) and identity provider, through a single trusted identity silo that can be used on all services inside one organization. Using this approach, LOQR provides a centralized customer centric mobile first one-stop-shop to manage the complete lifecycle of a digital identity always in accordance with the best privacy and security standards and out-of-the box compliance needs. Their solutions are adapted for each market and they currently operate in multiple countries across Europe and Asia.

LOQR EUTOP50 MENTOR: CARLOS LEI SANTOS

Carlos is co-founder & CEO at HypeLabs , the company behind mesh networking software that allows any device — from mobile, to desktop to IoT — to securely connect even when there is no internet connection.

The company is AngelPad alumni and has partnered and is invested by some of the largest players in the telco space, namely Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, NovaBase, and others.

Started working on IT at the age of 14, Carlos was an early age IT team manager, providing assistance and working for companies such as IBM, BPI Bank, Santander, Zon Telecommunications and Glintt in the following years. With a background in Computer Science, his entrepreneurial skills have been recognized by organizations such as the Thiel Fellowship Summit, Inc. magazine, Saint Gallen University and Kairos Society . Today he acts as CEO, and mentors a variety of startups enrolled in multiple acceleration programs around the globe

10. Nect,Benny Bennet Jürgens , Germany

Did you know that the biggest threat to the digitalization of the old economy, such as Banking and Insurance, is the missing link between digital and real-world identity?

Regulated companies are required by law to have high confidence in their customers’ identity (KYC). Known ID Verification as a Service system have low conversion rates down to 50% causing a bad user experience. More user-friendly systems don’t verify the documents authenticity on the level needed by the companies. This makes the need for identity verification the biggest single external threat to the digitalization of insurance companies.

Nect makes identity verification as easy as a selfie, and more secure than a face to face verification. Already in its first month in business, with some of the largest German insurers, Nect has proven that conversion rates of over 90% can be achieved — thus acting directly as an accelerator of the digitalization.

Nect is accelerating artificial intelligence in their patent-pending, proprietary deep technology. They serve the 20 Billion USD Identity Verification as a Service market, making Nect a valuable investment case.

NECT EUTOP50 MENTOR: ALINA GRATSCHNER

Alina has lived and worked all over Europe, the U.S., Africa, and across Asia, being actively engaged in connecting and developing innovative ecosystems across continents.

Alina is the Managing Partner and Co-founder of ‘Accelerate Korea’, focusing on cross-border incubation and acceleration programs in partnership with public and private sectors. Being passionate about exponential and disruptive technologies shaping our future and driving economic development she contributes as an advisor, guest lecturer and mentor to various organizations.

11. Nodeweaver, Carlo Daffara, Italy

Did you know that most of enterprise data are processed at the edge, far from cloud data centers? What happens if something fails there?

The vast majority of software systems run outside of comfortable cloud data centers, where IT personnel can immediately handle faults and errors and recover things for you. Many mission-critical systems run at the edge — in remote or hard to reach places, in hazardous environments, within industrial control systems where a hardware fault means a factory stops, or your customers cannot get any service. NodeWeaver can execute any software, virtual machine or container so that it can route around hardware and software faults, with no user intervention, thanks to Nodeweaver’s artificial intelligence engine that can learn and adapt itself to new conditions and events; knowledge that is distributed to all the other nodes, so they can work as a distributed intelligence that learns and teaches at the same time. With more than 230 installations in 13 countries, NodeWeaver runs your software so that it never stops, anywhere in the world.

NODEWEAVER EUTOP50 MENTOR: CRISTIAN TAMAS

Cristian is the co-founder & CMO at TypingDNA (Techstars NYC backed) which aims to secure all online accounts based on the way people type on their keyboards.

TypingDNA combines AI and behavioural biometrics as an identification verification tool with a 99% accuracy rating.

With more than half of all data breaches being a direct result of weak and stolen passwords, TypingDNA offers a disruptive solution for multiple user cases, such as in finance and healthcare, preventing identity thefts. TypingDNA won the product of the day on Product Hunt and was selected by Disrupt100 as a potential disruptor to influence, change or create new global markets.

12. Nuada, Filipe Quinaz, Portugal

Did you know that 2.9M people suffer from arthritis in Europe which severely impacts their strengths in their hands?

Millions of people suffer from lack of strength or pain in the hand. Problems with hand limitations are not just limited to arthritis but also strokes, ageing or demanding professional activities posing a huge negative impact in people’s lives.

Fortunately, the Portuguese startup Nuada is here to empower the weaker hands to be able to perform everyday tasks. Nuada is a smart and soft exoskeleton for the hand that looks like a regular glove. It is connected to a special bracelet that allows users to hold up to 40 kg’s of weight with their hands completely relaxed.

The sensors inside the glove allow detection of all of the user’s movements. Because of this, Nuada is able to provide a seamless interaction with the user, along with additional software services for both Healthcare and Industry applications.

Because of this new support system, workers can be assisted during demanding activities, preventing injury, to regain autonomy and reconnect with the world around them. Nuada is currently working with big automotive manufacturers and international recovery clinics and will expand pilots and pre-sales in 2019.

NUADA EUTOP50 MENTOR: MICHAL PRYWATA

Michal Prywata is a pioneering inventor focused on creating technologies that have large-scale human impact, as well as drive long-term shareholder wealth. As an experienced business executive, he has raised in excess of $50M.

A technology and business leader in robotics, aerospace, and A.I. Michal is the founder of Bionik Laboratories, a highly innovative robotics company with products in more than 25 countries worldwide. He is also the founder of Skypod Aerospace, a company focused on innovative military and civilian-use VTOL aircraft.

13. Pharem Biotech, Martin Ryen, Christian Ryen, Sweden

Did you know that up to 80% of all antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals that end up in the environment come from the urine and fecal in the toilet?

Organic micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and hormone disrupting chemicals are one of the major concerns when it comes to sustainable water resources. Pharem has developed two new technologies that offer new ways of preventing these pollutants to enter the environment. The Pharem Filtration System (PFS) offer a new business model for the market with minimal CAPEX and low OPEX for the customer. pCure offer a world unique solution that make it possible for private consumers and businesses to make a difference in reducing the amount of pharmaceuticals that end up in the environment by a simple application similar to a toilet rim block. Pharem is backed by the Horizon 2020 for introducing the PFS system on an international scale by 2020 and pCure aim to reach 5 international markets during 2019.

PHAREM EUTOP50 MENTOR: MONIKA ZOCHOWSKA

Monika Zochowska is the Co-founder and CEO at Phenicoptere Sp. Z o.o., a Warsaw based company with sales in over 60 countries.

Monika has created a disruptive product under the GLOV brand in the cosmetic industry that revolutionises everyday routine of removing makeup. The idea is to remove makeup only with water, simplifying the traditional makeup removing process. Monika has received many awards, among others; The Entrepreneur of the Year by EY, the most creative entrepreneur by BRIEF, and she was acknowledged by Sukces Pisany Szminką (in collaboration with Forbes) as Businesswoman of the Year in 2016. Aside from working at Phenicoptere, Monika runs a Diamond Advisory company as a Certified Diamond Grader by HRD. Prior to that, she worked for 2 years in Antwerp in the Diamond District for Boulle Rough Diamonds as a Marketing Manager developing ultra luxurious diamond jewellery brand. Monika has been living in Jacksonville FL, Valencia, Antwerp, Brussels, Paris, London, Dubai & Warsaw.

14. Shayp, Alexandre McCormack, Grégoire De Hemptinne, Zineddine Wakrim, Belgium.

Did you know that over 35% of distributed water is wasted because of leaks in buildings, infrastructures and homes?

The costs of water are rising year on year around the world, yet over a third of distributed water is wasted due to leaks, ranging from cracks on public infrastructures to leaky sanitaries in homes. Some leaks even lead to water damage which is responsible for 40% of property insurance claims. Shayp Team saves water and mitigates water damage using self installable IoT and a smart assistance tool. From a single measuring point, installed within 5 minutes, Shayp can immediately assess the leaks on the water supply in a building. When the costs or risks are high, Shayp assists the owner through their insurance for rapid repair. In just 4 months, Shayp is already working with top global insurances and lowering water bills for municipalities by 30%.

SHAYP EUTOP50 MENTOR: CARITTA SEPPA

Caritta Seppa is the COO and co-founder of Tespack, a company specialised in mobile energy and whose customers and partners include Vodafone, Plan International and Save the Children.

Caritta has been shortlisted by Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2018 as one of the young innovators reshaping the world and she was selected as one of the One Young World youth leaders and delegate speakers for the One Young World Summit 2018, the leading summit for future youth leaders that also gathers together head of states from around the world. Caritta was selected as one of the top 100 Women in Wearables in 2018 and one of the Winning Women Entrepreneurs in 2017 by Ernst and Young. Caritta is passionate about technology and empowering others and is a mentor and advisor to aspiring young entrepreneurs and students. Caritta was one of the co-organisers for the first Women in Tech Forum in Lima in 2018 and Women in Tech Track Leader for the first Women in Tech Day event in Valencia she co-organised with Techstars.

15. Sibreax, Tim Horlacher, Switzerland

Did you know that more than 50% of drugs fail in development because the candidate drug substances cannot effectively be delivered to the site in the body where the drug should act?

To be active as drug, drug substances must effectively reach the site in the body where the drug substance acts to treat the disease. However, more than 50% of drug substances fail to do so in development, e.g., as the substance does not reach the target tissue in a sufficient amount or as the drug also acts in non-targeted tissue causing side-effects.

SiBreaX develops drugs based on the targeted delivery of drugs to distinct tissue via triggered-breakable silicate nanoparticles thereby raising drug efficacy and reducing side-effects.

For the first time, SiBreaX nanoparticles allow for the efficient delivery of peptides, proteins, and RNA into target cells as well as the specific delivery of drug substances to lung tissue — thereby opening access to breakthrough therapeutics.

As first, easily feasible lead drugs, SiBreaX develops improved chemotherapeutics for lung cancer with reduced side effects and higher efficacy to the benefit of thousands of patients.

Sibreax will receive 6 months of mentorship from Kamil Adamczyk

SIBREAX MENTOR: KAMIL ADAMCZYK

Kamil Adamczyk is a medical doctor and founder of Cardio Technology, a company working on an oncology project dedicated to helping patients suffering from malignant brain tumors. At Cardio Technology they provide them with a brain implant destroying cancer cells without harming the healthy brain.

Previously Kamil was the CEO of Inteliclinic, a company that won LeWeb Paris startup competition for the best startup, and has been chosen as the best sleep startup by HealthXL. Inteliclinic has received the first prize for Neuroon as the most innovative product at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

16.Smartex, Gilberto Loureiro, Portugal

Did you know that the Textile Industry wastes 73B $ every year, due to defective production?

The textile industry is one of the main sectors in the world, exporting more than 3 trillion dollars per year. The high production volumes are vehemently compromised by defective production. Like other sectors, it is mandatory to automatize processes, but quality control and inspection is still made by humans. This is a huge problem, especially because most of the defects are nearly invisible to the human eyes. SMARTEX Corp. developed a hardware and software solution, that uses Computer Vision algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, in order to detect and prevent all defects and non-uniformities. With SMARTEX system, every circular knitting machine can now reduce defective production to 0%.

SMARTEX EUTOP50 MENTOR: CARLOS LEI SANTOS

17. Vertoro, Founders: Michael Boot & Panos Kouris, the Netherlands

Did you know that Mother Nature produces five times more lignin per year than we pump fossil oil out of the ground?

Nature invented lignin hundreds of million years ago to allow flora to transition from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. Today, lignin comprises about 20% of all terrestrial biomass. This unique molecule is a natural anti-oxidant, resin, UV blocker, as well as an anti-microbial / bacterial agent.

Our vision and mission is that everything fossil-based can be made from lignin and that we will act as a catalyst to force this paradigm shift. A smooth transfer is made possible by our crude lignin oil (CLO). CLO, like its fossil counterpart, has to potential to serve as the sole feedstock for the whole US$ 5 trillion petrochemical industry.

Vertoro was founded in 2017 and received seed funding in early 2018. By late 2018, it raised over $ 700K in equity and non-dilutives. It will pilot its technology at a barrel per day by mid-2019 in both the US and the Netherlands.

VERTORO EUTOP50 MENTOR: IRENE-MARIE SEELIG

18. VideoOculograph, Anastasiya Usanova, Russia

Did you know that every third person needs vision correction?

There are tens of thousands of patients with nystagmus in Europe. Seven percent of children and four percent of the total adult population suffer from strabismus. The treatment of nystagmus and strabismus is currently still performed using surgical procedures, after which the nystagmus often returns within 12 months post successful surgery.

VideoOculograph allows solving this problem simply by using light treatment avoiding any surgical risks or long rehabilitation periods. It’s the first complex eye tracking solution using computer vision and machine learning for accurate contactless diagnostics of several diseases (neurological disorders, inner ear illnesses, vision diseases etc.) by spontaneous eye movement and pupil reaction and noninvasive treatment of eye pathologies.

VideoOculograph’s technology was scientifically validated during trials in partnership with leading clinics including the Fedorov network medical clinic ISTC (Eye microsurgery), with more than 300 successfully treated patients with nystagmus as a result.

Now it became possible to conduct diagnostics for patients from every corner of the world. Everything takes place through their interactive platform where they monitor an eye video created with a min 120 fps camera and the patient will receive the protocol with their diagnostic data.

Their revolutionary technology will forever change the way we used to conduct vision diagnostics and treatment.

VIDEOOCULOGRAPH EUTOP50 MENTOR: MICHAL PRYWATA

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