HandInScan Zrt. is a health-tech company focusing on the unmet and critical need of reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that causes more than 250,000 unnecessary deaths in the developed world and 1.4 million cases a day worldwide.
HandInScan was formed in 2012 as a spin-off of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). As a spinoff project, HandInScan was incubated at Demola from 2013. Original founders were private individuals from the engineering development team, aiming to create a device to objectively control hand hygiene performance of medical staff. The innovation and the technology transfer received numerous international awards. After the initial successful validation with early prototypes of the Hand-in-Scan device, the application domains were significantly extended to target clean manufacturing sites, the food industry and high-end tourism. The founders’ core team skill set included biomedical engineering, infection prevention and control, electrical engineering, computer science, finance, marketing and project management. The company exclusively licensed the relevant patent from BME, entitled “Method and apparatus for hand disinfection quality control (HU P1000523)”.
HandInScan has a key partnership agreement with its regional development partner, the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), and continued working together with researchers at BME.
Board of Directors
|Dr. Tamás HAIDEGGER
Tamás received his M.Sc. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in 2006 and 2008, respectively. His Ph.D. thesis (2011) was based on a neurosurgical robot he developed when he was a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University. His main field of research is control/teleoperation of surgical robots, image-guided therapy and supportive medical technologies. He is an adjunct professor at the Óbuda University, and a research area manager at the Austrian Center of Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT), working on minimally invasive surgical simulation and training, medical education.
Tamás is an active member of various professional organizations, including IEEE RAS, EMBC, SPIE and MICCAI. He is a national delegate to an ISO/IEC standardization committee focusing on safety for medical robots. He is the author of more than 70 peer reviewed papers published at various scientific meeting and conference proceedings, refereed journals and books in the field of biomedical/control engineering and computer-integrated surgery.
||Péter Róna received his M.Sc. degree in the field of computer science at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). Since 2006 he has been actively involved in business operations at various fields: he spent a one-year professional HAESF scholarship in the United States at the CALA operational headquarters of Avaya Inc., actively took part in founding the Hungarian subsidiary of the French cost consulting giant Alma Consulting Group, and started its Hungarian innovation consulting department which he ran until 2012. He joined the Hand-in-Scan founders in 2011 bringing in complementary project management and innovation financing knowledge, and has been running the business operations since.
||Andras has worked on several investment projects of the Wallis group as a senior manager since 2003. Previously he was working in commercial and financial fields. In the past 10 years he gained relevant experience in corporate management – operations and transactions. Several successful innovative startups were founded under his coordination. Since 2012 he is the strategic adviser to Wallis and as such he participated in the due diligence and management of international environmental and energetic projects. He is the project director of Perion Ltd. and Venturio Ltd. since 2013. In the last few years András supervised a wide array of capital investments. The list includes regional online commercial firms, price comparison sites, innovative technological startups and IT developer firms.
|Dr. László ÜRGE
||László Ürge is the Executive Director & Board Member at ComInnex Inc., an innovation prize winning company, since 2001. He also shares his experties as Board Member at ThalesNano, DBH Holding, ComCIX, Darholding. He is a member of EuropaBio’s Emerging Enterprise Board, co-author of over 50 scientific publications and patents.