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NOVA Idea Competition 2019 winning project selected for European Union acceleration program

C-mo é o único projeto relacionado com uma universidade portuguesa selecionado para o EIT Health Headstart.

A group of students from Biomedical Engineering at NOVA School of Science and Technology developed the C-mo, a device for monitoring and evaluating different cough patterns. This idea gained particular relevance during this phase since cough is one of the main symptoms of COVID-19.

The project, which won the NOVA Idea Competition 2019, NOVA's internal business plan contest that aims to promote an entrepreneurial culture within the university, was recently the only project associated with a Portuguese University to be selected for the European Union EIT Health Headstart acceleration program. In this context, students will receive mentoring, support for business development, and financial support of up to 50 thousand euros.

In June 2020, they were also awarded the i3S Health Innovation Prize from the Institute of Research and Innovation in Health (i3S) of the University of Porto, this year dedicated to finding solutions to combat COVID- 19 and in which four innovative projects were distinguished in the areas of prevention, disease monitoring, therapy, and protection.


The team behind C-mo, from left to right: Miguel Andrade, Alexandra Lopes, Diogo Tecelão and Sara Lobo

About C-mo Medical Solutions

C-mo Medical Solutions answers an unmet clinical need with a wearable cough-monitoring device that provides a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s distinctive cough patterns. It aims to facilitate and expedite the diagnosis of the cough’s underlying disease, allowing the prescription of customised and accurate therapies and treatments.

Discover more at the website of C-mo Medical Solutions.

About EIT Headstart

The EIT Health Headstart Programme accelerates the market launch of selected healthcare start-ups through grants as well as support with networking and developing a project plan.

Know more on the website of EIT Headstart.


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