From Innovative Ideas to Creative Brain Interventions

The second Brain Innovation Days digital session, which was held on 26 January 2021 under the theme From Innovative Ideas to Creative Brain Interventions”, hosted the first ever Brain Innovation Days Pitch Competition, co-organised with, where a number of start-ups went head-to-head to pitch their business for the chance to win Best Pitch, awarded by a jury of esteemed experts in related fields. Furthermore, a panel discussion on the challenges faced by innovators in Europe took place – from idea to business – and the support structures that exist to alleviate and guide the process. 

Pitch Competition

After careful analysis of over 90 applications from start-ups all over Europe, 9 finalists had a chance to impress the jury and the public by pitching their product or idea in 180 seconds during the second digital event held on 26 January 2021. We are very pleased to announce that PIPRA AG (short for Pre-Interventional Preventive Risk Assessment) became the winner of the 1st Brain Innovation Jury Award for Best Pitch. PIPRA AG is developing a cutting-edge AI-based pre-operative test to assess patient’s risk of suffering from cognitive disorders after a surgery. The 1st Brain Innovation Public Award for Best Pitch went to Icompanion, the digital companion for people with neurological conditions and their physicians. 

Congratulations to our winners!