EHRA ran it Inventors Award for the third year consecutive year. The award is addressed to clinicians and scientists working in the field of Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The invention should relate to the field of EP and tackle a novel approach, which may include software, hardware, drugs etc. It could be at an early stage (basic research, feasibility study, development of technology) or in a later stage (system development).
The inventions were submitted with a provisional patent (It can't commercially available yet) to the EHRA Innovation Committee members, who have signed a non-disclosure agreements.
The best 3 applicants were chosen based on the selection criteria and quality of the written applications and were invited to present their proposal during an Innovation Session at EHRA EUROPACE - CARDIOSTIM 2017 ( Vienna, Austria). The 3 applicants defended their invention and the highest combined scores for the written proposal and the oral presentation will define the winner.
This year, the winner is Mr. Pierre-François Migeotte for its "KINO-cardiograph" and first runner up is Dr. Elien Engels for its "Tailor-CRT: optimising AV-delay for LV-pacing using electrogram signals" . Both will soon receive a grant of 3.000 Euros and 2.000 Euros respectively to be used for further development of their inventions or for a course in entrepreneurship.
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