For people with Cystic Fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases, routine compliance with aerosolized treatments and pill management interfere with the daily flow of life. The integrated health platform is designed to provide information on current treatment and adherence for people living, studying, and working with lung disease.
Aware has truly gone multinational! The Swiss-based Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) accepted Aware Engineering into its program in February of 2014. CTI offers coaching and assistance to promising young technology companies to help us make the jump from start-up to corporate status. Working with CTI will help Aware to set an attainable growth strategy and identify financial backers. Our participation in the program is grouped into four phases. We've already moved out of Phase 1, basic validation of the business idea. Phase 2 involves a professional evaluation of the business model and high-level coaching to determine our next steps. Phase 3 provides targeted coaching from experienced entrepreneurs to ensure the business is meeting established goals and growth targets. Phase 4 is lifetime access to CTI's well developed peer network for contacts and funding. All along the way, we'll be receiving world class business training to help make a reality of our dream to get this product to those who need it the most.
Thank you, CTI!
Aware Engineering graduated from the 2013 summer session of the MassCONNECT startup accelerator organized by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Over the eight weeks of the MassCONNECT mentoring session, our mentors helped us to refocus our intellectual property in order to create a better product. As part of this process, Aware filed an addendum to our patent covering the development of a sensor array capable of monitoring medical device usage. All-in-all, the startup accelerator really helped to tighten both the ideas and business case and really helped to further the goal of helping those suffering from lung diseases.
Thank you, MassBio and MassCONNECT!
Eli Goldberg is the founder and CEO of AWARE Engineering. He holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Geological Engineering, and Geology & Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from ETH-Zürich. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH-Zürich along with managing the Integrated Health Platform project.
As someone with cystic fibrosis, Eli understands what makes an effective medical regimen adherence tool. As an engineer with international experience in project management, he understands the technical and commercial aspects required to bring the patent pending IHP to market.
Scott Luchau has held various positions at an electric utility in Virginia and has developed a well-rounded background in nuclear safety analysis, technical communication, public education and project management. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is in the process of completing a Masters in Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Scott is providing project management, technical consultation and public education experience to AWARE Engineering. He was drawn to the IHP project based on its tremendous potential to improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases.