Every year the everis foundation, which is committed to promoting entrepreneurship, innovation and encouraging talent, looks for a new business project that can help improve any of the following areas:

  • New business models in the digital economy
  • Biotechnology and health
  • Industry technologies

We call it the everis Awards and this year the prize was a €60,000 endowment and mentoring to the value of €10,000.

Over 1,000 entries were received, from over 20 countries. Six projects were shortlisted.

  • NaviLens: Freedom for Users with Hearing and Visual Impairments by Neosistec.
  • Document Falsification: A Challenge for FoxID
  • The Companion Device for Epileptic Seizures, Designed by MJN Neuroserveis
  • VEnvirotech. Long Live Bioplastic! by Patricia Aymà
  • Alén Space. Takes on Fire from the Sky
  • Echophone: A Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Machine by Somax Systems

You can read more about each of these projects on our global blog

It is safe to say that each project entered was hugely inspirational. Tackling issues and challenges ranging from disability, fraud, crime and terrorism to health, bacteria, wild-fires and deforestation and advanced clinical analysis.

The benefits of each project were undeniable, which made it difficult to judge who was most deserving of the everis Award.

Yesterday however, the winner was revealed, and we are really happy to announce it to be… NaviLens! Read more about the NaviLens application and how it aids visually impaired individuals to read QR codes.

Many congratulations to the team at Neosistec!