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Shower Care receives Bluepharma | a2b Award

04.06.2013 in Bluepharma

The award was attributed to a project that focuses on providing better nursing care for bedridden patients

The innovative idea in nursing and primary care was considered the best business idea in the health field. The award was granted to the company ShowerCare after analyzing the 114 ideas entered into competition. The start-up will now receive seed capital for their activities and a monitoring and counseling program in order to bring their solution to the market.

The Bluepharma / a2b award, integrated in the national ArriscaC initiative, was designed to reward the best business idea in health care. In this year’s edition, the jury decided that the idea in nursing care, consisting of an adaptable device to use on hospital beds, designed to enable the user to shower independently, was the prize-worthy idea.

The team that won over 114 other ideas is headed by researchers from the Nursing School of Coimbra. The prize consists of an initial capital of 5,000 euros for the company's constitution and advice and support by professionals in the business plan.Arrisca.C initiative is intended for idea or business plans promoted by at least one student or recent graduate from a Portuguese university.