The KIKK Belfius Awards recognize the most innovative digital startups in Wallonia. From nearly one hundred nominations this year, Osimis, the HealthTech startup, was elected the winner of the "Digital Start-up" award and received a check of €10K for its medical imaging platform Lify.io. and its high economic-development potential by Belfius and Digital Wallonia.
The 6th edition of KIKK festival in Namur
KIKK is an international festival of digital and creative cultures. Its interest lies in the artistic and economic implications of new technologies. Every year, the event gathers people of all backgrounds from all around the world. They are designers, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, architects, developers and musicians. Nearly 10,000 people were present on November 3rd-5th this year. Besides meetings, workshops and conferences rather reserved for professionals, the common man had access to some 27 startups selected in the "Market KIKK", a sort of innovation fair where they presented their products and services.
KIKK Belfius Awards 2016
To celebrate its 6th edition, KIKK, in cooperation with Belfius and other partners from the Belgian digital field, launched the first digital awards in Wallonia. The objective was to reward the most innovative projects by giving them a small financial boost (€30K are distributed among four winners) and to provide more visibility for potential investors. The jury was made of a panel of leading figures hailing from various fields in the Belgian digital world. They selected the most innovative digital start-ups in Wallonia from nearly one hundred nominations. The proud winners are Osimis, W.IN.G. Hytchers, Koski (the Czech company) and YouMeal.
Osimis promotes the use of open source in the health care and industrial sectors. It was created alongside Orthanc, a Belgian, open-source, lightweight DICOM server for healthcare and medical research. Osimis' services help medical specialists and industrials with implementation, management and support for their Orthanc deployments.