IBEC researchers win EIT Health awards

IBEC group leaders Eduard Torrents and Elisabeth Engel both received awards at last week’s EIT Health Spain event at the PCB.

Eduard’s project, Novel Antimicrobial Therapy, won first prize in the ‘PoC +’ category of EIT health Spain’s Proof of Concept (PoC +) awards, and in the ‘PoC’ category, Elisabeth won a prize for Dermoglass, the smart dressing for the treatment of chronic wounds.

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EIT Health Spain’s ‘Proof of Concept (PoC +)’ awards recognize research projects that are participating in acceleration programs in health in the initiative, which is one of the largest healthcare consortia worldwide, and business ideas that are in stages prior to the creation of a company.

The awards are part of the financing initiatives of the EIT Health accelerator, and have been organized by the Spanish node during 2016.