The research project RGS, “Rehabilitation Gaming System" developed by the SPECS laboratory lead by Dr. Paul Verschure has been awarded a Finalist Prize for the “Health of the Future” category by the program Pasion>ie.
Accenture Spain and the Business School IE Business School are the drivers of Pasion >i e, a pioneering initiative that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship linking researchers and companies to work together on developing projects that contribute to economic and social development. For this first edition, Pasion> ie has chosen three areas of interest: the city of the future, health of the future and, the future commercial distribution. In this first call 107 candidates competed.
The RGS project, together with the other finalists, attended a special training course in Entrepreneurship at the Institute of Business Management, from which the RGS team members could work on a project business plan for the future commercialization transfer of the RGS rehabilitation system . The business plan was presented to the jury of the Accenture-IE, May 7, Torre Picasso in Madrid headquarters of Accenture.
On May 23 was celebrated the awards ceremony in the auditorium of the Ministry of Economy of the City of Madrid. Before an audience of over one hundred people, including entrepreneurs, companies, academic and administrative managers, the RGS project received the award collected by representatives members of SPECS , Carmen Buisan and Christian Moscardi, and delivered by Zaida Sampedro from the Health Service of Madrid ( SERMAS ).
As a consequence of these actions, RGS has been invited to be present at the Spain Start Up & Inverstor Summit that takes place on June 7 and 8. This important and pioneering initiative aims to get in contact Spanish innovative projects with international investors (business angels, venture capital providers and financial capital). This means a unique platform to raise awareness, at the highest level, of new projects and concentrate all the potential talent and business that today's society demands.