Open Innovative PMI – 4^ edition
The awarding ceremony of the 4th edition of the “Open Innovative PMI” Award – conceived by Bernoni Grant Thornton and dedicated to Italian innovative SMEs – was held online on 11 November 2020. The 4th edition of the report of the dedicated Observatory, realized by Grant Thornton professionals in collaboration with the University of Pisa, was presented during the event.
The winners of the award in this 4th edition’s categories are the following.
Research, innovation and digital: Echolight S.p.A. – Lecce (Puglia), awarded for its high-tech solutions, also appreciated internationally, and the excellent economic results achieved. Echolight S.p.A. is a high-tech biomedical company that developed a solution for the analysis of bone health without using radiations but simply based on echography. The company was created as a Spin-Off of the National Research Centre and is dedicated to the study of osteoporosis and to medical sensitization with regard to preventive screenings.
Covid-19 resilience: Angiodroid S.r.l. – San Lazzaro di Savena (BO, Emilia Romagna). Thanks to its “ALI20” oxygen concentrator, it was able to react to the emergency and provide a tangible help for the home treatment of patients with respiratory difficulty. Angiodroid S.r.l. was incorporated in 2013 and its mission is to improve the quality of life of patients undergoing radiological examinations and to standardize a clinical method that can reduce health costs and patients’ hospitalization time. Specifically, it produces medical devices and contrast solutions for examinations and develops innovative solutions in the fields of cardiology and angiography.
Environmental sustainability: Nanoprom Chemicals S.r.l., awarded for conceiving and realizing surgical face masks having a considerably lower impact compared to traditional ones. Nanoprom Chemicals S.r.l. operates in the research and industrial application of nanomaterials and develops nanotechnologies for highly-specialized industries. For example, it has developed Polysil, a material that is appreciated for its resistance and used in different industries, such as Formula1, the maritime industry, and the military sector.