Finalists

The 15 teams that qualified for the finals

15 startups have been selected to compete in the final phase of Next Stage Challenge 2021, claiming the prizes and awards of each category/stage of the competition.

Idea stage



Metis

Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer at stages I and II, through a low-cost, fast, non-invasive diagnostic test which detects small molecules in urine samples



Aretheart

Sustainability-focused wall art marketplace, offering a curated catalog of print-on-demand artworks from digital artists around the globe



eggxcel

Enabling heavy industries to reduce CO2 emissions using highly efficient, thermally stable, sustainable CO2-capturing sorbents made from waste eggshells



Skωlix

Producing insect-based protein for animal feedstock and other food supplements based on farming of mealworms (Tenebrio Molitor)

Prototype stage



Aidplex

Smart wearable for scoliosis treatment that can be retrofitted to any type of back-brace, solving the problem of monitoring and adjusting back-brace usage



Fertil.ai

Computer vision software helping IVF clinics to improve their performance by analyzing images of embryos and recommending those most likely to lead to pregnancy



ProgHRC

System enabling manufacturing robots to learn new tasks such as packing products in a production line, making traditional robot programming obsolete, through AI



Project: Veltio

Smart cooking device for the food industry, enabling standardization of high-quality cooking through patent-protected technology for process control



DeepTraffic

Traffic management software helping traffic authorities and highway operators to introduce intelligence, automation and vehicle connectivity into their operation



Agro-U

Online marketplace that quickly and easily connects farmers with agricultural workers

Early Revenues stage



SeamX

Online platform helping organizers and sponsors of running events to deliver top-class experiences to runners, by weaving personalization into event management



Mobase

Identification and traceability services helping agrofood and cosmetics companies to prevent fraud and protect their brands, enabled by genetic fingerprinting



Elektronio

Electric cargo kick-scooters enabling sustainable urban delivery with high safety and comfort for riders, through novel engineering and design



AnyGym

Online booking and payment platform making it easier for anyone to find and book a sports facility and for managers os sports venues to get zero-risk bookings



FleetPass

Automated route planning and fleet tracking without hardware for any company with a small fleet of vehicles doing frequent deliveries, pick-ups or service stops