The INNODERM project started with the goal to develop a method to provide unprecedented views into skin diseases. It has yielded a novel imaging modality that can see deeper and with higher discrimination beneath the skin surface than any competing method today. As a result of the achievements of the consortium, the project has was chosen as the winner of the European Commission’s 2021 ECS Innovation Award. On 24 November 2021, at the annual European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) meeting, Coordinator Prof. Vasilis Ntziachristos accepted the award on behalf of the consortium and gave a short presentation on the major achievements of the project. The recording of the award ceremony and presenentations for all project winner can be viewed on the EFECS website.
The consortium is honored to recieve the award and many thanks goes to the consortium partners (iThera Medical GmbH, Sonaxis SA, Rayfos Ltd, Humanitas University, and the Technical University of Munich), the EU Horizo2020 and Photonics 21 programs, and the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDeA).
Our consortium will continue its pioneering work in optoacoutic imaging through our EU H2020 follow-up project, WINTHER (Grant no. 871763). To follow our progress with WINTHER, visit the new project website https://winther.munichimaging.eu.