Three innovative technology start-ups will compete for the EIT Entrepreneurship Award 2013

CoRehab, Quuppa, Volumental are the three start-ups chosen to compete for the EIT Entrepreneurship Award 2013. Klaus Beetz, Business Director of the EIT ICT Labs stated that the EIT Entrepreneurship Award is a great opportunity to highlight and encourage entrepreneurial ventures that are coached and supported by the Business Developers of the ICT Labs.

The EIT Entrepreneurship Award competition, created by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, has already its three participants for 2013. The winners (Volumental, CoRehab and Quuppa) were selected by more than 200 participants using an online voting tool. Naked Eergy (United Kingdom) for the Climate-KIC category, Trifense (Germany) for the EIT ICT LABS category, and Noem (Spain) for the KIC InnoEnergy category were the three winners of 2012.

CoRehab sells products to rehabilitation centres and clinics with the aim of multiplying time and business opportunity for physiotherapists and doctors. Quuppa is a young start-up offering a unique localization, tracking, and monitoring technology solution onto the market, also known as HAIP - High Accuracy Indoor Positioning. Quuppa's strategy is to follow a horizontal business model allowing Quuppa to reach different vertical and geographical markets at once. Volumental, simplifies making 3D models of real-world people, objects and rooms through the world's first cloud-based 3D scanner. Volumental started as a robotics research project at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

The EIT Award 2013 final will take place in November in Budapest. Each of the EIT’s three KICs – the Knowledge and Innovation Communities for sustainable energy, information and communications technologies, and climate change technologies – select three ventures to compete for the award. The award provides financial and professional support to agreed travelling and promotional activities, as well as tailor-made programme attuned to the needs of the venture.