OUI Inc. Wins Asian Innovation Award “AEA2022”!!
-The first Japanese company in 7 years to win AEA, Life Science Award and IP Bridge Award triple-
OUI Inc., a venture company from Keio University School of Medicine, won the ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022 held online from October 26-27, 2022. In addition, we would like to report that we have won the Life Science Award and IP Bridge Award triple.
[About ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022]
ASIAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2022 (AEA2022) is a Japan-led innovation creation project in collaboration with Asian countries. It is an innovation award in which entrepreneurs selected from 13 Asian countries and regions compete, hoping that it will lead to the construction of an Asian venture development and support ecosystem that integrates government and academia.
AEA2022 was held fully online for two days from October 26-27, 2022. On the first day, 24 Asian companies selected through a document screening were divided into 6 groups as semi-finalists, and 4 companies each made pitches. The companies selected among the four companies can advance to the final on the second day.
OUI Inc. passed the Semi-final on the first day and advanced to the Final on the second day.
In the final, 6 finalists from Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, India, etc. gathered and pitched, and as a result of the pitch, we were able to win!
In addition, we won the Life Science Award, IP Bridge Award, and other awards triple! !
The Smart Eye Camera was highly evaluated for its simplicity and good combination of telemedicine and AI, which led to this award. This is the 11th AEA, and this time, OUI Inc. was the first Japanese company to win the award in seven years.
Related page (1): AEA2022 award winning companies
Related page (2): AEA2022 Day 2 youtube archive (OUI Inc. pitch starts at 2:48:35, award ceremony starts at 5:44:15)
[About OUI Inc. and Smart Eye Camera (SEC)]
OUI Inc. is a venture company from Keio University School of Medicine, founded by an active ophthalmologist. Medical, engineering, and business professionals work together with a mission to reduce blindness worldwide by 50% and protect people’s health from their eyes.
We developed the SEC, an iPhone attachment type medical device that enables ophthalmic examinations, from scratch, and completed it in about a year and a half. This is the first ophthalmic medical device in Japan that uses an iPhone camera and light source, and the results of animal experiments and clinical research using human eyes have proven that it has the same performance as existing slit lamp microscopes. It has been.
There are currently 44 million blind people in the world, and it is said that this number will increase to 120 million in 2050, 30 years from now. and blind due to preventable and treatable diseases. We are working together with ophthalmologists, non-ophthalmologists, and medical professionals in Japan and around the world to expand the model of delivering ophthalmic care to these patients using the Smart Eye Camera. Halve blindness in the world!
Company name: OUI Inc. (OUI Co., Ltd.)
Head office location: 1-36-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Shinjuku No. 7 Hayama Building 3F
Representative Director: Eisuke Shimizu
Established: July 15, 2016
Business description: Development and commercialization of
pharmaceuticals and medical devices based on doctors’ ideas, and consulting services for the same
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