Space Layer Technologies won the EIT Health InnoStars Awards 2016 with the project SOUL - Sensor Observation of Urban Life! The INNOSTARS AWARDS support European early stage health industry ventures to get their business concepts off the ground and into the domestic and international market.
Space Layer Technologies is a startup company of ESA BIC IPN , and a spin-off of Primelayer and Universidade de Coimbra, that has been conceived by two founders, brothers, Paulo and Pedro Caridade. The company is the interface between a theoretical and computational chemist researcher, Pedro, and a geographer, Paulo, with great knowledge in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and environment.
Space Layer Technologies participates in the European Space Agency Business Incubation Center, managed by IPN (Portugal), SOUL-FI program and MIT-Portugal under the program Building Global Innovators. Their major goal is to develop an international company devoted to environment sensing with a strong R&D laboratory.
SOUL is a tool to minimize the risk of exposure to air pollution improving wellbeing. Based on satellite imagery, fine-tuned for individual proximity using air-quality network installed in moving vehicles, and personalized information that is tailored by medical profile, forecasts and insights are given to the individuals to enable proactive decisions favouring their fitness and health.
"ESABIC Portugal is very proud of being part of this successful journey with Space Layer Technologies", declared Carlos Cerqueira, IPN Director.
|Picture: Carlos Cerqueira|
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