Yesterday the 1,2,3 GO closing evening took place in the Cité Miroir in Liège. In front of a full house 14 selected projects were showcased through short videos and awarded a 4000-euro prize.
The 1,2,3 GO competition, that has rewarded entrepreneurial projects for the past fifteen years, is jointly coordinated by the non-for-profit nyuko in Luxembourg and its local partners in the Greater Region. This year, applications skyrocketed and the number of selected projects to attend the closing event has reached record heights. Maximilien Schuh, in charge of 1,2,3 GO is thrilled “We worked in close collaboration with our local partners to attract outstanding projects from every region”.
Didier Clarinval from the Enterprise and Innovation Agency (Belgium), introduced this evening dedicated to entrepreneurship. Next, Philippe Ledent, the president of the economic and social committee of the Greater Region took the floor to illustrate the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurs acting in the Greater Region. Later the selected projects were showcased to the crowd through short videos and awarded a 4000-euro prize from the sponsors of the competition. The sponsors’ favorite prize was given to Hytchers, a Belgian startup specializing in parcel transportation. Nicolas Buck, president of nyuko, closed the evening.
The Greater Region is a unique development space.
All the projects, held by either professionals or passionate amateurs, were warmly applauded by the audience. “The Greater Region is a unique development space offering those who want to take on an entrepreneurial path advise of various professional actors. The 1,2,3 GO competition is one of those”, confirms Philippe Ledent.
Check out the 14 projects’ description :
Big data :
Ambiverse conceived intelligent solutions automatically understanding suggested texts and writing intelligent content.
Gig&Go is the first international and free event booking platform that is making use of big data and artificial intelligence.
CowHow developed a medical diagnostic system aimed at milk cows to enable productivity gains for farmers.
OrgaMime is a young startup offering microGUT, a revolutionary platform reproducing our gastrointestinal system with the aim of evaluating the impact of our bacteria on our health.
Akknatek’s innovative methodology optimizes a patient’s sight, that is affected by a cataract, thanks to the implantation of an ocular lentil.
Healthcast is a health application that enables families to enhance their healthcare management thanks to scientific data analysis and medically approved advice.
FlexImpulse is a Belgian spin-off that managed a technological advance by conceptualizing an electrical micro-motor enabling higher yields, compact designs and higher powers.
nanoDMS works towards a new generation of strain gauges that are essential for all power and pressure sensor and that will be a thousand times more sensitive than the current norm.
M.O.S.E.S. offers a software allowing developers to analyze a website’s usability in order to improve it.
3Digify offers affordable 3D scans aimed at museums, e-commerce and freelancers with an online sharing option.
Levato works towards adult education to the digital world via simple and playful videos that act as high quality instruction manuals.
Matoi developed an app that is linked to a wooden construction game and that generates useful statistics with a pedagogical and therapeutic purpose.
Die Alltagsbegleiter offers a daily accompaniment service tailored to the needs of people be they young, elderly, with or without handicap, alone or within a family.
Hytchers allows e-commerce vendors to send out their packages thanks to a gas station network. The commuters and other occasional deliverers spot the packages via the app and carry them in exchange of prepaid gas cards.