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We are delighted to reveal that OPTO-BRAIN, a project on which accelopment is subcontractor for project-administration, has been selected as a winner of the prestigious EUREKA Innovation Award 2015/2016. The award will be handed to Emanuela Keller, the President of the Board of Directors from NeMoDevices AG.

OPTO-BRAIN took to-spot in the category ‘Innovators of Tomorrow’. This award is handed to the project which most successfully implements a promising new and disruptive technology with a clear economic, societal and environmental impact compared to existing solutions. The reward for the hard work which has been done on the project is a prize of €6,000. Additionally the project will be offered a pan-European promotion package worth €10,000. The projects entered are rated in four areas: Cooperation, technological novelty and degree of innovation, economic success, and societal/environmental benefits. The submitted projects are then carefully scrutinised by an expert jury composed of a representative of the EUREKA Eurostars programme Independent Evaluation Panel, an industry representative appointed by the EUREKA Clusters and three experts appointed by the EUREKA Chairmanship Troika.

accelopment, namely Jeanette Müller, worked closely with Emanuela Keller on the proposal for OPTO-BRAIN. This included supporting NeMoDeivces and the other project partners on administrative, financial and reporting tasks as part of the project management.


OPTO-BRAIN will deliver an unprecedented neuromonitoring system for multi-parameter monitoring for more accurate clinical decisions, better outcome, and cost reduction in health system by further developing Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS). OPTO-BRAIN is receiving funding from the EUREKA Eurostars programme, a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission.

About NeMoDevices

NeMoDevices AG was founded in 2007 as a spin-off company from the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. It is dedicated to optimizing diagnosis and treatment of patients with stroke and brain injuries in order to save and improve life and life quality.

About EUREKA and Eurostars

The goal of EUREKA is to raise the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology, boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.

Eurostars is a joint programme between EUREKA and the European Commission, co-funded from the national budgets of 34 Eurostars Participating States and Partner Countries and by the European Union through Horizon 2020.