The Saint Pierre Foundation has announced the winners of the3rd edition of its 2022 Grand Prix de l’Innovation for Child Health. Among the winners of the Grand Prize in the Espoir category are our colleagues Ian Soulairol and Maiko Monteil from the Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials (D1) at ICGM, for Maiko’s PhD project on the Development of Personalized Medicine by 3D Printing in Pediatrics for the Treatment of Epilepsy.
Organized by the Saint Pierre Foundation, a major player in the protection and health of children in France and particularly in Occitania, this Grand Prix focuses on the search for innovative solutions with the primary goals of reducing inequalities in access to health and improving the quality of life of children by developing prevention, by innovating or optimizing pediatric care and devices.
In total, 75 applications were submitted, including 20 from Occitania, by startups, laboratories, doctors, students and associations.
The Prix Espoir rewards a project at the development stage: models or prototypes that bring innovation, not yet introduced on the market, nor implemented. The reward associated with this prize is €25,000 over 2 years.