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The Vanguard Accelerator Welcomes Neuria

Biôpole SA is delighted to reveal that Neuria is the first start-up of 2024 to join the Vanguard Accelerator programme. This six-month initiative supports digital health start-ups by curating connections with leading digital health experts and expanding their access to fertile business opportunities.

The Vanguard Accelerator Welcomes Neuria

A spin-off from the University of Fribourg, Neuria helps people to change their unhealthy behaviours, such as poor eating habits, alcohol abuse and smoking. Neuria proposes a unique use of interactive games to change harmful behaviours without people being even aware of it, just by playing arcade video games embedding their patented neurocognitive mechanism of action. Their game The Diner has been shown to reduce both participants’ craving for and their actual consumption of targeted unhealthy foods by 20%. These impressive outcomes demonstrate the power of innovation to improve patient’s health and lifestyle choices in a fun and accessible way.

This program will help us position Neuria as a leader in DTx industry in Switzerland

Frederik Plourde, Co-founder and CEO of Neuria

Frederik Plourde, Co-founder and CEO, said: ‘This program will help us position Neuria as a leader in DTx industry in Switzerland and put together a strong investors syndicate for our recently opened Seed round. Empowering patient with technology to directly improve theirhealth and benefit the healthcare system is a bold mission, and we are glad to be part of such a vibrant life sciences community to support us.’

Lucas Spierer, Co-founder and CSO of Neuria, added: ‘We are mostly looking for help to convert our innovation into a market-ready product and understand the medical regulations in Switzerland and in the EU.

Neuria is the first company of 2024 to take up the Vanguard banner, joining the ranks of other start-ups transforming digital health. Alumni of the programme include Consulto, PhenomX, biped.ai, Gabi SmartCare, Impli, Sensemodi, Pneumoscope and HoliYou.

If you think your company could benefit from the Vanguard Accelerator programme, you can find out more on the Vanguard Accelerator page. The next deadline is 17th April 2024.


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