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Follow how Medified evolves as a young startup on the journey of transforming digital healthcare. From the very first spark of idea about a better professionals-patients connection for depression sufferers, to the latest pilot of our treatment monitoring software, we have made enormous progress. Check the full version of the news by clicking the title.
Health Capital Helsinki
The field of mental health is plagued by ineffective and non-personalized treatments. Presently, clinicians can’t effectively monitor the patient recovery process and aren’t therefore able to base the personal treatment decisions on dynamic treatment data, says Co-Founder Valtteri Korkiakoski.
The purpose of the survey is to find out students' experiences of mental health rehabilitation and their willingness to use a mobile application to support mental health. In addition, the purpose is to map the desired features and content for a potential mobile application.
The idea of the Finnish winning team Medified is to create a data-based application that creates a secure communication channel between healthcare professionals and patients with mental health problems. As a reward, Medified was awarded a customized coaching package in which HumAInity challenge partners participate in a variety of ways to support and accelerate Medified’s development.
Health Capital Helsinki
The first application period was launched in March 2020. The majority of the applications came from Finland and in addition some from Singapore, UK and Latvia. Among a total of 33 high-quality applications representing a wide range of health-related businesses, 18 were chosen for interviews with the incubator team and an external expert.
A new solution, the Mielipäiväkirja application, offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to monitor their patients’ well-being remotely, even in exceptional circumstances caused, for example, by the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday we streamed the virtual semi-finals of our HumAInity Innovation Challenge. We would like to congratulate Team Medified, NoStress, Breathe, and Healper that was selected by the jury from Accenture, SingularityU Nordic, Swedbank, Samsung, Save the Children, and Furhat Robotics. The four finalists use AI to improve the mental health in the Nordics and have been rewarded 5000 € each to develop their concepts. The winner of the challenge will be announced during the finals in October.
Tampereen korkeakouluyhteisön opiskelijat ideoivat uusia muotoja masennukseen ja muihin mielenterveyden häiriöihin sairastuneiden tukemiseen yhdessä Mielenterveyden keskusliiton kanssa. Koronatilanteen aiheuttama epävarmuus ja ahdistus vaativat uusia keinoja erityisesti nuorten aikuisten tukemiseen.
Medified is a health technology startup founded by three medical students. The company’s rapid growth and progress are huge motivators for entrepreneurs. The startup community of Medified’s home city, Tampere, has supported the young entrepreneurs’ journey from the start.
Medified received valuable international contacts and recognition by finishing in the top 3 Finalists in its category in USWC Finals at Copenhagen last week. Around the globe, the 40 best university-based startups focusing on UN’s 17 SDGs gathered together and competed for the title.
Pitch Captain Competition hosted by *ship Startup Festival, was organized for the 5th time at the city of Kotka. This year 50 startup Medified Solutions on kolmen lääketieteenopiskelijan perustama startup-yritys, joka kehittää digitaalisia ratkaisuja depressiopotilaiden alkuvaiheen hoidon tueksi. Opiskelun ja yrittäjyyden yhdistelmä voi kuulostaa haastavalta, mutta kun ympärillä on hyvä tiimi, eivät pitkätkään päivät tunnu niin raskailta.teams took part in the competition, where 10 teams were selected for the finals at Kotka market square.
Medified takes the first step towards global markets as it was selected as one of the most promising university startups around the world. Medified team proceeded to the University Startup World Cup Finals after completing two-month the online program. Finals are held at Copenhagen on November 1st.
*Ship Startup Festival
Pitch Captain Competition hosted by *ship Startup Festival, was organized for the 5th time at the city of Kotka. This year 50 startup teams took part in the competition, where 10 teams were selected for the finals at Kotka market square.
20 companies have been selected for the Future Health and Wellbeing Growth Track out of 68 high-level applicants. The companies represent a wide spectrum of innovations ranging from health and wellbeing solutions to drug development, occupational welfare and diagnostics. The 20 growth-seeking companies selected for the Future Health and Wellbeing Growth Track share a mission to improve human health, increase wellbeing, and genuinely improve the world.
Introducing the future - Here are the stars of Nordic Startup School
Nordic Startup School is a program organized in collaboration with Golden Gateway and Startup Tampere, the initiative under Business Tampere, to help the most promising startups boost their quest for international success. Now the search is over, and the organizers have eventually selected eight startups, along with five prospects to join them.
University of Helsinki
The main objective of the HELSEED entrepreneurship programme, which was launched in spring 2020, is to inspire students to advance their business ideas as well as to teach skills related to drawing up business plans and pitching ideas. The most promising startups can receive up to €50,000 in initial funding.
More than 20 businesses or projects took part in the programme. Medified was among the eight finalist and will continue in the the programme.
The winner of the Business Idea Competition for students of the Tampere University community was announced in the remote final on Friday 27 November.
The competition organized by Pirkanmaa Entrepreneurs was won by a group of medical students whose Medified application brings improvement to the treatment of mental illnesses. The winning team will receive a scholarship worth 5,000 euros which will be awarded from the fund of entrepreneurial counselor Antti Wettervik.
Teams from Tampere Universities dominated an international competition that sought new innovations for promoting sustainable urban development and addressing social challenges. Medified took first place with its mobile mental health application.
The goal of the competition organised by the Alliance of Guangzhou International Sister-City Universities (GISU) was to support the sustainable development of cities with the help of scientific and technological innovations.
Mental health apps are providing wider access to mental health services than ever before, and new approaches to old problems are offering real solace to millions, beating back the social stigma around mental health in the process.
Engineering teams from around the world competed to develop mental health solutions in a 29-day period in Terminal Tech Takes On Mental Health hackathon. Medified placed 2nd with their solution. The contest received 36 projects from 220 participants, working to create solutions in the areas of mindfulness, togetherness, gratefulness, accessibility, and more.
Health Incubator Helsinki
Medified Solutions has big news: The company has launched a mental health monitoring app that is available for everyone to download without charge. The CE-marked app, originally developed for clinical use, allows its users to monitor their daily mood, and identify and control the factors affecting it with the help of various questions and individual psychoeducational responses.
The app helps to identify factors affecting the daily mood and provides tools to enhance wellbeing. “We believe this app release is very timely now when mental health services are going through a significant digital leap,” says Valtteri Korkiakoski, CEO and founder of Medified.
Medified-tiimi ovat Valtteri Korkiakoski, Karlo Seppänen ja Jussi Kurikka. He kävivät ensimmäisessä yhteisessä palaverissaan Y-kampuksella viime vuoden lopulla, ja nyt helmikuussa tiimi voitti Red Brick Accelerator -kiihdyttämön finaalin. Nyt he matkaavat kohti seuraavaa kiihdyttämöä ja ensimmäistä pilottia.
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The pandemic, however, has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in many countries and escalated mental health issues globally.
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Medified Solutions Oy:n toimitusjohtaja ja perustaja Valtteri Korkiakoski kertoo palvelusta lisää Hyvinvointi- ja terveysteknologiayritykset stagella: Teknologiainnovaatioiden rooli soten kehittämisessä ‑webinaarissa 8.6.2021.