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Kick-off for the corporate call

The Styrian human technology cluster, the "Virtual Vehicle" research center and the "Smart Aging" association call for start-up pitching. We are looking for innovative solutions in the areas of "data acquisition/sensor technology in vehicles" and "active and assisted living". The winners will be announced on March 30.3th. determined at the Health Tech Hub Styria: Pitch & Partner in Graz.

Two very different questions will be asked of the start-up scene in Europe this year:

  • The research center Virtual Vehicle is looking for an innovative application that collects, evaluates and/or communicates health-related data about vehicle occupants.
  • The Union "smart ageing“ is looking for applications that can be used in the home. Older people should be able to live independently and safely in their own four walls for as long as possible.

Applications can be submitted online from January 20, 2023. The closing date for entries is February 24th, the winners will be chosen on March 30th at the Health Tech Hub Styria Pitch & Partner in Graz. The winning teams can look forward to attractive cooperation offers, access to the region's forward-looking networks and personal contacts with potential business partners.

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Eva Bay
Mag. Eva Bucht
PR & Marketing

Calls 2023

“We are looking for an innovation
collects, evaluates and/or communicates health data about the occupants of a vehicle. "

Anton Fox
Virtual Vehicle

"We are looking for
the most innovative AAL solution in Europe in the field
Active & Assisted Living.”

Wolfgang Kratky
SMART AGING – AAL Center Esther


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