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Reboocon Bionics wins start-up pitch contest!


Hilversum, 15 February 2019

Reboocon has won the AXON Innovation for Health Award 2019 for the best start-up pitch at the sixth edition of Innovation for Health and the third edition of Global Investor Forum in WTC Rotterdam on 14 February. Ten companies were selected for a pitch presentation. These companies have all developed a new solution for a healthcare problem, ranging from biopharma to e-health, from medical technology to augmented reality. The jury panel, composed of investors from Life Sciences Partners, Biogeneration Ventures and CbusineZ, selected Reboocon Bionics and River BioMedics as the two finalists to pitch in the plenary closing program of the conference. In the end Reboocon received the majority vote from the audience as the best start-up and received the prize from jury chairman Carine van den Brink of AXON Lawyers.

Winning the AXON Innovation for Health Award is an exciting way to kick off the expansion into the Netherlands. It helps finding opportunities and investment to get potentially life-saving technologies to the patient. Shiqian Wang, CEO of Reboocon, was honoured to receive this distinction with so many other fantastic competitors doing incredible things to help improve and save lives. He emphasizes that “the Global Investor Forum and Innovation for Health provide a platform for young entrepreneurs, scientists, corporate executives and investors to meet and talk. The interaction during and after the event and the persistent inspiration are invaluable to all the participants.”

About Reboocon Bionics

Reboocon Bionics is a young and innovative company established in Delft in 2016. Rbionics is specialized in wearable robot technology, esp. for people with lower limb disabilities. Rbionics has developed a powered knee prosthesis for transfemoral amputees, a powered ankle prosthesis for transtibial amputees, a leg exoskeleton for stroke and spinal cord injury patient. Comparing to existing products on the market, the robotic devices developed by Rbionics are more compact and lightweight, intelligent involving less cognitive attention from the user, and more affordable.

About Innovation for Health

Innovation for Health is the leading conference in the Netherlands for key players in Health and Life Sciences. The conference brings top-notch speakers to the stage, displays high impact innovations, highlights best practices and demonstrates inspiring developments in healthcare. This is the meeting place where more than 850 bright minds from across Life Sciences and Health will be united on the same day, where stakeholders in health and care, from bench to bedside, from start-up to multinational, with ideas and with funding, come to strengthen existing contacts and to expand their networks, to jointly shape the future of healthcare. Innovation for Health is organised with support of a.o. Health~Holland. 
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