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Two PR[AI]RIE start-ups selected by EIC Accelerator


Two PR[AI]RIE start-ups selected by EIC Accelerator

Two start-ups co-founded by PR[AI]RIE chairs, Avatar Medical and Sonio, have been selected for funding through the EIC Accelerator.

EIC Accelerator stands for the European Innovation Council Accelerator, the leading fund in supporting European deep-tech companies. Among 1092 projects submitted in the current cohort, only 78 companies (including 9 French) were selected by the EIC Accelerator. The co-founder of Sonio is Stéphanie Allassonnière, the CSO of Avatar Medical is Jean-Baptiste Masson. Congratulations!

Founded in 2020, Sonio is the only SaaS platform that empowers healthcare professionals to secure prenatal care by combining technological innovation, medical expertise, and collective intelligence. It provides a unique AI software that associates the knowledge of prenatal medicine practitioners with all types of medical, imaging, genetic and environmental data to optimize prenatal screening and diagnosis.

AVATAR MEDICAL was founded in 2020 by a French and American team of entrepreneurs, physicists, engineers, and surgeons to enable shorter, safer, and less invasive surgeries. With AVATAR MEDICAL’s VR solution, surgeons can better prepare their procedures by interacting with an ultra-fluid, photo-realistic VR representation of their patients’ medical images.