A University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, Kinesis Health Technologies, has won the Tech Day start-up pitching competition held at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress which ended on Friday in San Francisco.
Kinesis was founded in 2013 by Seamus Small and Dr Barry Greene as a spin-out company from the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre, a large ageing research programme, at UCD.
The company, an Enterprise Ireland High-Potential Start-Up (HPSU), has already secured customers for its products in Ireland, UK, US, Canada and Australia, and has partners in place in India, Japan, Germany and The Netherlands.
At the Tech Day event, entitled 'Technology and Ageing – Innovation for Independence and Innovation,' Kinesis pitched against 8 other start-ups working in the ageing technology space from around the world and was declared overall winner and won a $4,500 (€3,900) prize.
At the World Congress, billed as the “as the largest world conference on ageing”, over 6,000 experts in the field of ageing gathered together to share their knowledge on improving the health, welfare, and rights of a growing proportion of the world’s population.
After winning the Tech Day Award, CEO and Co-Founder of Kinesis Health Technologies, Seamus Small said, "We are delighted to have won the Tech Day pitch competition at such a prestigious international ageing conference. This prize provides great recognition for the Kinesis team and provides further external validation of the value and impact of our products to the global ageing care market."