Co-Fund portfolio company, Belfast-based BrainWaveBank won the Life Sciences and Healthcare award at The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018 for its ‘fitbit for the brain’ which has the potential to enable much earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases with a view to facilitating earlier and hopefully more effective treatment of these conditions. The technology has been proven in a number of demonstrator trials and the company has just been asked by the Northern Ireland department of health to work on research into pre-psychosis in teenagers.The awards, which are now in their ninth year, were presented at a ceremony attended by more than 200 people at the RDS concert hall last night. More than 270 companies registered for the awards this year. Some 87 final applicants made it to the first round of judging.
The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2018 are supported by The Irish Times in partnership with Science Foundation Ireland, KPMG, Enterprise Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.