Team StimulAid won Tartu Biotechnology Park consultancy during Innovation Days 2018

BioInnovatioDays 2018 was held on 27-28 April in Tartu, Estonia. The event brought together 98 participants including students, researchers, start-ups, mentors and speakers from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, the Netherlands and Norway.

The event was organised as a collaboration between EstLat BioBoost, BIOWAYS, EIT Health CAMPUS and ACCELERATOR, and ePerMed projects, Tartu Biotechnology Park, University of Tartu and many other organisations.

During the hackathon 8 teams were formed and 8 ideas in the fields of bio-economy and biomedicine developed during these 2 days with the help of mentors.

The 2nd day ended with all the teams pitching their ideas to the international jury. Altogether 6 awards were given out to the participants helping them to develop their ideas further.

Team StimulAid, aiming to develop a medical neurostimulator to help Parkinson’s patients improve their balance and mobility, was awarded with EIT-Health Summer school travel grant in the value of 2500 EUR and Free consultancy from Tartu Biotechnology Science park.

Team MediKeep, developing a personalized medicine app to help people make more individualized health related decisions (e.g about drugs, nutrition, lifestyle and prevention suggestions) based on their genomic data, was also awarded with EIT-Health Summer school travel grant in the value of 2500 EUR.

Team Urban Vertical Farming, aiming to take empty apartment buildings in rural regions into use for growing agricultural products indoors using the newest technologies available got ERASMUS for Young Entrepreneurs scholarship in the value of 3300 EUR.

Team Milky Waste, developing a user friendly and customizable equipment to the dairy companies, which can use it directly to produce biomethane and other valuable substances from the waste waters of the dairy industry processes, got tickets to the sTARTUp Day 2019.

And finally a special award, which is all-expenses paid trip to Japan to attend the NELIS Global Summit, was awarded to Lea Urpa from University of Helsingi and from team Urban Vertical Farming, who demonstrated exceptional leadership skills during the event.

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Enixus participates as a partner in a number of projects.

Among them are:

EstLat BioBoost

The Estonia-Latvia programme is one of the 60 cross-border cooperation
programmes operating along EU internal borders. The programme is funded
under the goal of the European Territorial Cooperation, better known as
Interreg, and aims at strenghtening cooperation among regions across the
borders of Estonia and Latvia. 35 million euros are made available by the
European Regional Development Fund for funding cooperation projects among
Estonian and Latvian partner organizations. The Estonia-Latvia programme
is a continuation of the 2007-2013 cross-border cooperation programme.

EstLat BioBoost will promote cross border entrepreneurial collaboration in
life sciences and biotechnology between Latvia and Estonia. The aim of the
EstLat BioBoost project is to increase the competitiveness of start-ups
and SMEs in the life sciences sector in EE and LV through development of
cross-border cooperation and the delivery of training and other support
services. Among the support services will be individual
coaching/mentoring, and a business mission to Copenhagen to one of the top
life sciences business development organisations in Europe.

The EstLat BioBoost project is funded by The Estonia-Latvia programme with
195 925 euros.

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BioBoost in Tartu


sTARTUp day 2017 is coming and will be preceded by a great chance to get focused input into your life/medical sciences business.

On 7th December, the biggest business festival in the Baltics will have a BioBoost hackathon as a pre-event in Tartu, Estonia. We will have great mentors from LV, EE, and elsewhere. This is a great chance to get feedback on your best ideas.

If your idea is in any of the following areas, join us!
Biotechnology (all the colors of the rainbow)
Veterinary medicine
Life Science (more common ideas)

Once we confirm your registration and participation, we will share great news about your attendance at the main event.


sTARTUp Day 2017 will bring together 2500+ like-minded people to connect over technology, businesses, startups, education, media and much more. In addition, there will be several pre- and after events, so it will be like a three-day festival!

Any questions?
Contact Tom in Riga at 2918 3269 or
or Tiina in Tartu at


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