Meet former participating teams

The Helties

We provide services to fast-food restaurants for implementing a healthier offer. Services include labeling, menu reformulation, nudging strategies, sustainable practices and more. In addition, a digital platform will help restaurants´ customers to discover a healthier offer outside of the home. The idea lies upon our belief that a healthy choice has to be an easy one.

Chiara Cimenti, University College Copenhagen, Global Nutrition & Health
Alexander Rezaei, Copenhagen Business School, Business administration and Psychology

Advisor: Anne-Marie Hall


We provide dietary support to patients suffering from colorectal cancer, based on scientific evidence and knowledge. The aim would be to assist people with their recovery process and to improve their quality of life. Since cachexia or malnutrition in general are inevitable consequences of both disease and treatment, nutrition is a crucial part in the fight against cancer. We would like to provide guidance in private counselling sessions in person or via phone, group workshops and a digital magazine with different recipes to combat the lack of appetite in these patients.

Stefana Darvariu, University of Copenhagen, Human Nutrition
Lena Baumann, University of Copenhagen, Human Nutrition

Advisor: Natalia Nilsson

Flutest Group

We want to develop an improved diagnostic test for influenza infection. The current rapid influenza diagnostic tests are only 50-70% accurate which makes them unreliable for diagnosis. Improvements in diagnosis will mean quicker, more effective treatment for patients and lower healthcare costs associated with yearly influenza epidemics.

Alex Ramirez, University of Copenhagen, Bioentrepreneurship
Giorgos Takousiis, University of Copenhagen, Bioentrepreneurship

Advisor: Stefan Buch


HealthMe is a social platform for Type 2 Diabetics. The platform will include a fitnessgroup matchmaking system, therefore encouraging people to be physically active through the social aspect. HealthMe will also contain a digital forum, where people can interact, ask questions and help each other online. When a training group has been formed, they will be offered many different training programs, that they can choose from, and execute together. In the long term, there shall be events, courses and the opportunity for the diabetic to have dialogues with experts within physical activity, nutrition and mental health.

Benjamin Graungaard, University of Copenhagen, Human physiology
Tobias Thorngreen, University of Copenhagen, Human physiology

Advisor: Vishal Sisodia

INA Innovation

The project aims to reduce the waste of plastic, using a sustainable and innovative method when taking care of your oral health. We have developed an already existing product, including a manual toothbrush with a removable brush head that is more stable to meet our costumer’s needs for better tooth brushing.

Nabila Nasseri, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer
Ilham Abboud, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer
Ayse Øzdemir, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer

Advisor: Keyvan Bamdej

Iman, Kawther & Nancy

A prevention tool and information campaign for acid damage on teeth to inform consumers on healthier choices.

Iman Al-Haddad, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi
Kawther Nour, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi
Nancy Horani, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi

Advisor: Peter Sjølin


Clips for the patient’s wristband id to increase the visibility of restrictions during hospitalization: SafeClip is a solution for the hospitals to show a patient’s restrictions such as dysphagia, fast, movement restriction etc. The focus is to increase the patient safety and reduce the number of health care errors. Furthermore, SafeClip is a tool to easily involve the patient and his/her family to know and follow restrictions while hospitalized.

Kristine Sørensen, University College Copenhagen, Physiotherapist
Stella Maria Bro Skov, University College Copenhagen,  Health & Nutrition

Advisor: Jakob Hildebrandt

ECG Automation

Researchers today spend many hours reading and analyzing Electrocardiogram, wich are reviewed by other professionals to reduce errors when analyzing. this process is both time consuming and gives a higher risk of human error, which may lead to overlooking arrhythmia Analyzing Electrocardiograms can be done by using Machine Learning to detect irregularities in the Electrocardiogram. This will drastically reduce the time it takes reacher to review thousands of patient data.

Noor El-Sharifi, Univetsity of Copenhagen, Medicine
Yousef El-Sharifi
, Univetsity of Copenhagen, Medicine

Advisor: Henrik Jeppesen

PeeWee – easier urine test on children

Urinalysis is a useful diagnostic tool in pediatric care, albeit sometimes hard to use due to the difficulty of collecting real-time, clean samples from young children who lack the ability to urinate in a sample container. The team’s idea is to make it easier to collect samples of diaper-wearing children by utilizing the diapers already in use, and integrate a technical solution into these.

Christian Foss Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Kaare Johan Aas Tryel, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
August Clemmensen, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Rikke Elbæk Eriksen, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Maja Kousholt, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark

Advisor: Henrik Jeppesen

Embedded technology for psychiatric patients

To achieve a necessary level and quality of observation, psychiatric patients find their sleep disturbed by staff entering their room three or more times per night. The team’s idea is to alleviate the discomfort of being woken up by developing embedded technology that monitors the condition of the patient.

Jesper Winther Kirkegård
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Oliver Kjæp Karlsson
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Jeppe Damgaard Leth
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Advisor: Tatiana Gavrilova

Organic cleansing chewing gum

The team’s idea is to make a simple organic chewing gum that has a beneficial effect on oral hygiene. The gum will better branded than the existing organic chewing gum and it will be more accessible – to the benefit of the oral hygiene of the general population.

Noah Særslev Jørgensen
Science of Dentistry, Copenhagen University
Abdulla Ali
Science of Dentistry, Copenhagen University

Advisors: Sharifa Abdullah & Natalia Nilsson

Walker reminder – Active fall prevention alarm

Walker Reminder is a device that tracks if a person with dementia starts walking without their walker. If they walk without it, a voice and a light will alert them coming from the walker, to make the person aware. Secures a good health for as long as possible.

Richard Enyedi
Science of Occupational Therapy, Københavns Professionshøjskole
Emil Gosch
Science of Occupational Therapy, Københavns Professionshøjskole

Advisors: Martin Justesen & Anne-Marie Hall Henriksen

Database for prescribing physicians on overlapping side effects and synergistic effects

Knowledge of possible interactions or inappropriate combinations of drugs can be accessed on several web pages. But in busy clinical practices it is just not very handy. The team’s idea is to create a database for prescribing physicians on overlapping side effects and synergistic effects.

Morten Vedel Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Alexander Andersen Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Niklas Seilund Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Advisors: Oscar Jung & Stefan D. Buch

Automation of the radiologist’s tasks through deep learning

Radiologists experience a growing burden of time spent on menial tasks, such as repeat analysis of medical images. The team wishes to alleviate this burden by introducing computer science to improve the radiologists’ workflow through Deep Learning, a type of Artificial Intelligence that relies on data for its performance in analyzing images.

Shivam Bharadwaj Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Raghav Patne Computer Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Advisor: Gert W. Josephsen

Minimalistic scincare

Today’s skincare products are made with easy, inexpensive methods and many potential harmful ingredients. Zeinab and Huda believe less is more and want to use traditional ingredients – they might be more difficult to handle but prevent the content list from being infinitely long.

Zeinab Abouseblan
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Huda Al-Hariri
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Advisor: Anne-Marie Hall Henriksen

Arthritis treatment through synthesis of nanoparticles

The team’s idea is to make a novel treatment for mucle and joint pain, without the use of hi tech equipments by enabling a novel aprroach for synthesizing nano scale acid – which acid we can’t disclosure here. The hydrogel formulation containing the well structured nano scale acid aims to provide an alternative to ice-packs, with certain advantages.

Akash Chakravarty Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Kaustubh Ravindra Bhuskute  Medicinal Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

Advisor: Joakim Sørensen

NEXA Health deltager i Health Innovators 2019

NEXA Health

Ali Al-Alak, Medical science, UCPH
David Salim, Medical science, UCPH
Raphael Al-Najaar, Medical science, UCPH

The team uses technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop a service that can collect relevant information from patients around symptoms and thus advise on the need for medical care. At the same time, the doctor gets access to the relevant information and suggestions for tentative diagnoses.

Mental sundhed - deltager i Health Innovators 2019


Emilie Vangsgaard Rosager, Medical science, UCPH
Katharina Collin Hasselbalch, Medical science, UCPH

The team will develop educational materials in mental health for elementary school.

Health Innovators team Parkinson-måtte

ZENZE: Effektvalidering af Parkinson-medicin

Christian Haahr, Process and Innovation, DTU
Jesper Hallengreen, Process and Innovation, DTU
Magdalena Paul, Process and Innovation, DTU

The team develops a pressure sensor mat for Parkinson’s patients who can measure the “turn” symptom in the patient’s steps. By comparing the step pattern on a daily basis, it is possible to determine if there is a difference in the symptom and thus whether the Parkinson’s drug works.

IZI-move deltager i Health Innovators 2019


August Valentin Frederik Flindt Bayer, Nursing, KP
Andreas Jacobsen Ryder, Nursing, KP
Kim Grummesgaard, Nursing, KP
Patrick Jensen, Nursing, KP

The team helps citizens with mobility disabilities to become more independent in their daily lives, which will enhance the quality of life of the individual citizen.

iZi-Move combines advanced control technologies that allow wheelchairs to run on virtual routes in a virtual map that reflects the citizen’s home. The citizen will be able to maneuver around to desired positions in the home using voice control or via the app (adapted to the citizen’s handicap). In the long term, the idea can also be implemented at rehabilitation centers, care centers and hospitals.

Healthy Teeth

Zaher Atrach, Dentistry, UCPH
Hanne Grøndal, Dentistry, UCPH
Benjamin Hamulic, Dentistry, UCPH

The team develops an app that will improve dental health in Denmark by early training of children and young people in healthy oral hygiene.

SenseIt deltager i Health Innovators 2019


Line Andresen, Bioinformatics and systems biology, DTU
Sigurd Schinkel, Management of Innovation, CBS
Zigria Osmani, Computer Science & Engineering, DTU
Philip Butenko, Computer Science & Engineering, DTU

The team will develop a biosensor that can monitor metabolic diseases.

Health Innovators team UVC


Kasper Køppen, Medical science, UCPH
Nina Ørnskov, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
Andrim Halili, Medical science, UCPH
Mads Ørbæk, Medical science, UCPH

Urinary tract infections are one of the most frequent infections of all with 15,000-20,000 annually diagnosed cases of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections in Denmark. Up to 80% of these are associated with the use of the catheter. By using the bladder catheter forming bacteria on the inside and outside of the catheter hose quickly became a sticky substance (biofilm), which makes the bacteria less accessible to the body’s natural immune system and antimicrobial agents.

The team will prevent this bacterial colonization by UVC light that kills 99.99% of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infection.

Health Innovators team ProLease


Anastasiia Sukalskaia, Pharmaceutical Science, UCPH
Zulema Díaz, Business Administration & Bio-Entrepreneurship, CBS
Pierce Ricketts, Finance & Strategic Management, CBS

The aim is to improve the topical treatment options for labial herpes by developing a prolonged release formulation of the antiviral drug aciclovir. Herpes affects over half of the human species and two thirds of people in Denmark, despite this, treatment options have not advanced markedly in decades. The current treatment requires patients to apply a cream 5 times a day for up to 10 days. Patients often fail to live up to this regimen, and as a result they miss or mistime doses. The team aims to develop a topical product that patients only apply a single time.

Health Innovators team reVsearch


Filip Gnesin, Medical science, UCPH
Josiah Coad, Honors Computer Science and Statistics, Texas A&M University, USA
Elisha Coad, High School, Idaho, USA

Within medical research, there is a type of research known as a “systematic review”. Here you collect, read and compare many of the same types of studies, as it can provide a more precise result than a single experiment. The systematic review is a very time-consuming process because the researcher after having made a wide search is presented thousands of references, all of which must be assessed whether they can form part of the systematic review.

The team’s idea streamlines this process significantly by giving the researcher a website which makes it much easier and quicker to screen articles than is possible with the existing programs. The researcher can gain an overview of thousands of articles and it’s easy to navigate and locate the relevant information on a reference. They are also working to integrate machine learning algorithms that causes the computer to do the hard work by prioritising the articles that are relevant for the individual systematic review.

Health Innovators team Lactanzer


Maria Sørensen, Chemical Engineering and International Business, DTU and CBS
Zahra Salim Abd Al-Hassan, Medicine and Technology, DTU and UCPH

The team is developing a machine that can automate the handling of breast milk on relevant hospital sections, e.g. neonatal ward. The machine will consist of individual rooms linked to a specific mother via an identification card. The milk can be stored in the freezing or refrigerated area and the desired amounts can be dispensed and warmed.

Health Innovators team Visual melanoma database


Niels Kvorning, Medical Science, UCPH
Lasse Hoffmann, International Business & Politics, CBS

The team is developing a feedback system for doctors, that removes birthmarks and a beauty mark on the basis of a suspected malignant melanoma. Doctors receive a visual feedback, as soon as an answer to whether the removed piece of skin contained malignant cells or not. They receive feedback via a learning platform, where they can improve their ability to diagnose melanomas.

At the same time the feedback system collects fully anonymised data consisting of standardized images of beauty and birthmarks coupled to a very precise diagnosis. This data will be used to develop an image recognition algorithm which with high precision can exclude or detect melanomas.

”The best thing about Health Innovators was the framework that established a specific and effective network within the Capital Region. During the relatively short course, our CHI mentor introduced us to the possibilities and challenges within the Capital region in a more clear and understandable way than we’ve been able to ourselves during the previous 8 months of hard work.”
– Niels Kvorning

Health Innovators team Bloodprint


Frederik Egerup Andersen, MSc Finance & Strategic Management, CBS
Alexander Junge, post.doc. Bioinformatics, UCPH
Peter Bruun-Rasmussen, Msc Biomedical Engineering, DTU

BLOODPRINT will develop a solution that allows people to get insights into the body’s internal conditions. Today, we have no way of knowing whether our nutritional habits fulfill all our needs for essential micronutrients, or how our lifestyle affects our hormonal balance and inflammation level. We have no tools at home to gain this type of insights nor will the healthcare system provide preventive blood tests.

The team will develop a small device (or single-use home kit) to take blood samples at home, allowing users to analyze health-related biomarkers and micronutrient status. The initial product will focus on athletes given their increased turnover of micronutrients and their higher risk of having a suboptimal nutritional status. Future versions of the product will also serve the broader market for people with a general interest in their health and disease prevention.

Health Innovators team Physiocast


Rasmus Iversen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Mathias Nielsen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Nicolas Mathiesen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Christine Bang, Business Economy, CBS

The team is in the process of developing a physiotherapy podcast, which will attempt to bring new and relevant knowledge from the research environments and experts to the physiotherapist, working with patients. They want to condense the large quantity of knowledge down to simple tips which is easy to implement in their everyday lives. This applies both to advice on diagnostics and treatment for specific diagnoses, but also with a goal of keeping physiotherapists updated on news within the research community. Podcasting is a medium which makes it easy to obtain knowledge in a time effective way, as many physiotherapists may have difficulties keeping up to date on the latest knowledge that often requires a lot of time and resources.

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CAICU – Communication aid for intensive care units

Jacob Overbye Brodal, Design and Innovation, DTU
Arendse Moesgaard Pedersen, Design and Innovation, DTU

The idea

CAICU is a new means of communication that patients in the respirator can operate using the head movement. It consists of an application for a tablet that contains relevant symbols and phrases, a call and a range of selected games designed to offer brain training.

“We’ve gotten a lot out of Health Innovators. We have had the opportunity to work with subjects that we normally wouldn’t approach.”

“We’ve had a lot of thoughts about what we should do – but being in a structured course has ensured we kept going.“

“The network that we have built here has been outstanding. We’ve made connections here that we couldn’t have made just being at DTU.”

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Prozense – Intelligent mask relieving anxiety

Nikolaj Bech Andersen, Process and Innovation, DTU
Hans Kristian Krogshede, Process and Innovation, DTU

The idea
Prozense is developing an intelligent mask and mobile application that helps people with anxiety disorder to relieve their anxiety by utilizing lights, music, and existing cognitive tools in a digital format provided in private surroundings.

“We have had several meetings with our adviser who has introduced us to a lot of great people. It has been very nice because we’ve been offered ideas and new ways of thinking. Network means everything!”

“The different workshops have given us a great start. We arrived with knowledge from DTU and the workshops have provided us with new and exciting knowledge on product development within the healthcare sector.”

“We’ve benefited a lot from the course. We received a lot of sparring from people with knowledge about this health tech world. So we’ve got some quick feedback in an early phase.”

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Tiberius Diagnostics – Home test for chlamydia

Jakob Holst, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
Jonathan Andersen, Biotechnology, UCPH

The idea
In the United States, England and Scandinavia, there are up to 200,000 young women who get severe complications of untreated chlamydia every year. At Tiberius Diagnostics we develop a chlamydia test that can be easily taken at home, with the vision that the test should be used for annual national screenings of young women to prevent the development of follow-up diseases and to slow down the spread of chlamydia.

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IRIS – Psychology students in psychiatry

Amalie Sindberg, Psychology, KU
Benedikte Finken, Psychology, KU

The idea

Inspired by the Association of Danish Doctoral Students (FADL), an association is formed with the associated temp agency for psychology students for manning shifts in psychiatry. IRIS makes it easy for psychiatric departments to use qualified psychology students to solve tasks like observation and conversing with patients.

“We have been given a roadmap that allows us to develop IRIS. And we have been held by the hand in relation to a startup of this business. We are quite sure that we would not have gotten as far if we had not joined Health Innovators.”

“It has been a journey through the elements which you need to pay attention to if you innovate within the health sector. We have for instance gained insight into the actors in the health sector – it was totally exciting.”

“We have benefited a lot from counselling and networking. We have had an opportunity to get in touch with some people through Health Innovators, and it has made it much easier to land agreements. It has been worth it!”


Tech4Health: App for optimization of medical abortions

Marianne, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
Amani, Medical Science, UCPH
Hadi, Biotechnology, DTU
Anmoldeep, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH

The idea
Tech4Health has utilized Health Innovators to further develop their idea aimed at assessing and reducing a woman’s risk of complications following a medical abortion. Based on research in medical abortions, the team has made an app that estimates the risk of complication with the medical abortion, as well as advising the doctor to hold the woman for observation if, for example, there is an increased risk of bleeding.


MEDrone: Drones for transporting tissue samples

Thor, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
Frederik, Engineering Management, DTU
Niels, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU

The idea
MEDrone started out with an idea of making a defibrillator drone. But early in the process it turned out that the business case in the project wasn’t profitable. Through Health Innovators, they came in contact with Herlev and Gentofte Hospital. The hospital had a problem with transport of tissue samples that could be remedied by drones. The group therefore reconsidered their idea and shifted focus.


DiagNovus: Over the counter test for chlamydia

Jannik, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
Philip, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
Emil, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH

The idea
DiagNovus originally thought that they could develop a test that would work like a pregnancy test. But it turned out not to be possible, because there is not enough cellular material present in the body to detect the disease from a relatively small amount of urine on a test stick. Therefore, the team had to change their technology solution along the way. DiagNovus has now developed a new method which we obviously can not reveal, but the method has the potential to detect even a small amount of chlamydia in the urine.

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Acumulus: Diagnostic tool for general practitioners

Troels, Medical science, UCPH
Kasper, International Business & Politics, CBS
Jakob, Medicine and Technology, DTU/UCPH
Mark, Medical science, UCPH
Johan, Medical science, UCPH

The idea
Acumulus started with a solution that, based on data on symptoms, tests and treatment, should assess when it is relevant to use antibiotics for treatment and thus reduce antibiotic resistance. But there was no solid data to build on, so they changes their focus to making a diagnostic tool for the GPs which can systematize data on symptoms and treatment.