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The Innovation Challenge winner

On Tuesday, 28 May, the group Heptabox won the 2019 Innovation Challenge launched as part of the Concept Space+ from UBS and the HEG-FR. The group composed of six students from the HEIA-FR and the HEG-FR has created a connected “pill box” to simplify patient’s life and optimize the medication monitoring. A prototype has already been made. The group will use the one-year coaching and the funding received to further develop the product.

24 projects were submitted end of February and the jury selected five groups. The other four finalists are:

-Edu Signes who won the public price (Social Innovation), an app in sign language.

-ERUPT eSportbar (Social Innovation), socialize the eSport gamers

-Rentia (Smart-Living Innovation), one-click rental application

-Techscape (Social Innovation), the escape rooms at the service of Human Resources

For more information on the finalists, you can read the following articles:

https://www.illustre.ch/magazine/un-projet-innovant-un-futur-deja-present

https://www.illustre.ch/magazine/etudiants-fribourgeois-accelerent-futur

For more information on the Innovation Challenge:

https://microsites.ubs.com/conceptspace/en/innovation