How to change your eating habits based on genetics?
On June a Mektory finale took place in the Tallinn University of Technology, where 6 teams presented their business models.
The first place was granted to a research-based service Flick Diet, which gives a person dietary advice based on the DNA of bacteria living in their intestine. The patented algorithm identifies the most suitable diet for the user of Flick Diet, helps prevent health problems that may result from excess weight and in the long run improves the overall quality of life. Two TUT students from the Faculty of Science belong to the Flick Diet team: a student of applied chemistry and biotechnology Henri Raska and a student of genetic engineering Liis Loorits.
The jury consisted of a Chairwoman and director of the TUT Innovation and Business Centre Tea Varrak and the jury members - director of the EAS Innovation and Business Centre Dmitri Burnašev, board member of AS Silberauto Eero Mõtlik, Chair of the board of Swedbank Investment Funds AS Loit Linnupõld and Head of the Tehnopol Startup Incubator Brit Tammeorg.
With the help of Mektory, Tallinn City Enterprise Board and EAS, the winners will visit Silicon Valley in the USA in September in order to meet up with potential investors and take part in a training programme. In addition, the winners will be able to participate in the summer school programme of the European Innovation Academy, which will take place from the 8th to the 26th of July in Tallinn.
The second place in the business model contest was granted to „Reisiplaneerija“ – a web-based tourist assistant for visiting sites of interest in a city or a region and the third place was given to „Ethics Advisor“ – a mobile phone application that allows to use social media platforms in a manner that ensures user’s privacy.
In Tallinn University of Technology the best business model was selected already for the third time. According to Tea Varrak, the quality of the contest has improved with time and has even achieved resonance beyond the Tallinn University of Technology. Next contest will start in September.
Daily Lehtmets, project manager of the TUT Innovation and Business Centre, phone 620 35 87, Daily.Lehtmets@ttu.ee