Supporting Parkinson Smartwatch to access the Nordic market
Parkinson Smartwatch

The dutch healthtech company Parkinson Smartwatch chooses Sahlgrenska Science Park and Sweden when growing their business internationally. Sahlgrenska Science Park is a leading healthtech partner in the Nordics for the EIT Health Bridgehead programme, bringing together European health entrepreneurs who want to grow their business beyond their home market. Parkinson Smartwatch is one of them.

Publish date: 2022-01-13

“We are thrilled to welcome Parkinson Smartwatch, a very promising company delivering a genuine life-enhancing solution for people suffering from Parkinson. We look forward to support the team in accessing the Nordic market,” says Annica Grimberg Lignell, Head of Accelerator, Sahlgrenska Science Park.

" Parkinson Smartwatch is a tool to optimize pharmacotherapy for Parkinson’s disease and we’re very excited about being given the opportunity to be introduced by the dedicated team of Sahlgrenska Science Park, in the country and region where Nobel Prize laureate Arvid Carlsson prepared the road for the use of levodopa as the main treatment for Parkinson’s disease,” says Nienke Flipsen, Business researcher/QA, Parkinson Smartwatch.

The Parkinson Smartwatch is a digital therapeutics platform developed for movement disorders like Parkinson's disease. It serves patients, their doctors, and their care team. It is a certified medical device and consists of a smartwatch and an online portal. Together, this serves as an easy-to-use data acquisition & analysis platform to improve patients’ quality of life, while reducing health care costs.

"Parkinson Smartwatch is very excited about being given the opportunity to be introduced by the dedicated team of Sahlgrenska Science Park, in the country and region where Arvid Carlsson prepared the road for the use of levodopa as the main treatment for Parkinson’s disease.  '

EIT Health’s Bridgehead programme brings together European health entrepreneurs who want to grow their business beyond their home market with the world’s top incubators and accelerators who have the expertise and resources to make it happen.

EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators with approximately 150 partners and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union. EIT Health collaborate across borders to deliver new solutions that can enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives.

Parkinson Smartwatch “Bridgehead Team”

Nienke Flipsen - Business researcher/QA
Nienke Flipsen, MSc. joined Parkinson Smartwatch in Q3-2020. She graduated as a medical biologist in 2019, with a specialization in neuroscience. Within the company she is responsible for market research and support in medical background and research. She is also QA officer.

Hans de Regt - CCO
Dr. Hans de Regt has a background in applied physics and his career developed from research towards sales & marketing and general management. He has worked for large corporate organizations like Philips and DEKRA with a strong focus on organic growth and M&A. He also gained thorough experience as an entrepreneur with his testing, inspection and certification company, delivering based on matching technology and customer needs.

PeterNijssen-CMO
Dr Peter Nijssen had a large Parkinson practice at the St. Elisabeth hospital in Tilburg, The Netherlands, where he worked as a neurologist. For over 10 years, he achieved very good results using a prototype of the Parkinson Smartwatch with his patients. He has a large medical network centred around Parkinson's, speaks the language of neurologists, knows the areas where patients and their therapists are looking for solutions, and has a lot of experience with software development.

Ad Linssen - CFO
The former CFO of Sleep.ai joined the PSW team in May 2018 to strengthen the team in the field of finance and business development. Ad has many years of experience within e-Health and digital applications.

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