We’re very pleased to be able to announce that, following an intense and highly competitive final pitching round on the 14th December 2016, Canaria has been chosen by the University of Surrey to be awarded BESSS (Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme) funding.
This £5000 funding grant is a vital source of funding for Canaria and as our first source of seed funding is an exciting boost to our progress.
Since winning the Nasa Space Apps Challenge in June of 2016, Canaria has been making rapid progress to make continuous, 24 x 7 vital signs monitoring a reality. Canaria will revolutionise the way that the world stays healthy and we’ve been gaining advice and feedback from industry experts, testing prototypes, and collaborating with the latest research to ensure that Canaria makes the biggest possible impact to everyone’s health when it launches.
The Business Enterprise Student Support Scheme is an initiative run by the University of Surrey to give student-run start-ups the start that they need in order to make a major impact on the world and this is exactly what it will do for Canaria. With this vote of confidence from the 2016 Times and Sunday Times University of the Year, progress at Canaria will be able to accelerate. We’re excited to be able to look forward to expanding our team, building new connections, and developing an even better product.
We’re excited for the future and if you’d like to find out more about what we’ve got planned say “hi” to Alex at CES 2017 this weekend or send us a firstname.lastname@example.org.