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Venture Challenge Alumnus BI/OND wins Philips Innovation Award 2019

BI/OND, Hable, the Jury and the board during the Award Ceremony
Student start-up BI/OND is the winner of the Innovator League of the Philips Innovation Award 2019. BI/OND may call itself the most innovative student start-up of the Netherlands. BI/OND Solutions provides biologists with avatars of human organs composed of Silicon chips and human cells for drugs R&D.

Innovator 2019: BI/OND
Hable became the winner of the Rough Diamond Award, the Award for startups that are founded after the 1st of October 2018. Hable is a braille keyboard for smartphones. This keyboard can be attached to a smartphone like any other phone cover.

Rough Diamond 2019: Hable
The winners have proven its impact on Monday the 6th of May during the grand final at Theater Rotterdam, in front of the jury presided by Frans van Houten, CEO Philips.

President of the Jury, Frans van Houten, during the Award Ceremony
The winner of the Innovator League will receive the grand prize worth €50.000. The Rough Diamond Award winners will take home a prize worth €10.000. During the final of the 14th edition of the Philips Innovation Award, keynote speaker Corinne Vigreux (co-founder TomTom) was interviewed by Humberto Tan (well-known presenter in the Netherlands).

Corinne Vigreux and Humberto Tan

The interview by RTL-Z with BI/OND, Frans van Houten and the winner of 2018, Closure, can be viewed here