A meeting organised by Confidustria Romagna, Nuove Idee Nuove Imprese and Innovation Square, on the development of the startup network was held at the headquarters of Innovation Square Rimini on Tuesday 26 September.
On 6 February 2017, the company Optoi opens the International Workshop "MIRNA-DISEASY" as Prime Contractor of the H2020 homonymous project, now at mid-term meeting. Topics discussed are those arising from technological innovation in silicon photonic sensors and diagnostic smart kits to detect new generation of biomarkers known as miRNAs. This technology platform will allow in the future to produce miniaturized and economic disposable devices, that will enable medical screening actions and early diagnosis in Point of Care mode. One of the serious diseases on which the activity takes place, in the MIRNA-DISEASY project, is that of lung cancer.
The latest start-up UpSens, launched by Optoi in 2016, has successfully completed the fund raising of 196.000 Euros thanks to the equity crowdfunding, now starts the final engineering phase of the new line of sensors for life quality measurement. The first sensors that will be commercialized in 2017, available to end consumers in e-commerce, will be Upsens Air and Wave. The first one developed to measure the quality of air we breathe and the second one to measure and detect the presence of electromagnetic fields with harmful intensity for human health (www.upsens.com).
The OptoiGroup founding companies are Optoi Microelectronics and Eoptis, specialized in optical systems and vision. Starting from the silicon, through microelectronic components up to the development of an integrated system can be directly installed. The close synergy between the group companies allows easier access to the technological innovations and the possibility to be always among the leading-edge companies.