The start-up was awarded the prize as part of #SpinUOC 2020.
Aimentia has received the ‘Ramon Molinas Prize for best project with social impact’ as part of #SpinUOC 2020. Launched by Edgar Jorba, Aimentia is an eHealth solution that aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. Aimentia is a personalised virtual clinic that uses artificial intelligence to record and track symptoms and make suggestions towards a diagnosis, comparing data that of other anonymous users and identifying the risk factors for each patient. The tool uses technology to replace traditional tests such as analysis, radiography, or questionnaires that often do not cover the full range of symptoms.
The ‘Ramon Molinas Foundation prize for best project with social impact’ recognises the idea that has the most positive impact on society and that supports the greatest social progression and transformation of all the #SpinUOC 2020 finalists. Xavier Cortés, Director of the Ramon Molinas Foundation, announced the winning project. The RMF Director highlighted “the significant social impact that an initiative like Aimentia can have in the area of mental health, where an early and accurate diagnosis is fundamental to recovery.” He congratulated Aimentia for its “modern and intelligent solution, that can be both a tool for mental health professionals and patients throughout the diagnosis and treatment process.” The €2,000 prize was awarded as part of the #SpinUOC 2020 competition, an initiative that encourages innovation, transfer of knowledge and entrepreneurship within the UOC community.
‘Prize for the best entrepreneurial project’ and ‘Audience award for the best presentation’
The eight finalists of the #SpinUOC 2020 competition presented their projects during an event held at the Antigua Fábrica Estrella Damm, which was streamed live to an audience. In addition to the ‘Ramon Molinas Foundation prize for best project with social impact’, winners were also chosen to be awarded the ‘Prize for the best entrepreneurial project’, which recognises the most innovative idea, and the ‘Audience award for the best presentation’, which provides the audience with a chance to have their say and select the finalist with the most engaging presentation.
The ‘Prize for the best entrepreneurial project’ was awarded to Waital, by Jose Antonio García. A jury made up of 11 experts, including RMF Project Manager Mark Topping, awarded €3,000 to the app that turns watching content into an all-new shopping experience, providing viewers with real-time information on the goods or services that appear in a film or series. Aimentia then picked up a second award – Edgar Jorba also received the ‘Audience award for the best presentation’, winning another €2,000 euros.
The #SpinUOC 2020 event was hosted by Agnès Busquets and Òscar Dalmau, with live music by Clara Luna. Over the next few days, the finalists will take part in the SpinMeetings, a series of ten minute meetings with stakeholders that are interested in learning more about the projects and their founders.
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