YOUNG LATVIAN STARTUP “ANATOMY NEXT” RECEIVES THE ANNUAL SWEDISH BUSINESS AWARDS 2017 “TELIA LATVIJA” TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
On the photo (from the left) Ansis Murnieks (Ansis Mūrnieks), Country Manager, Business Sweden, Mikus Ozols (Mikus Ozols), “Telia Latvija” Executive Director, Uldis Zarins (Uldis Zariņš), the founder of “Anatomy Next”, V.E. Annika Jagander, Swedish Ambassador in Latvia
On 2 November this year for the ninth year in a row the Swedish Business Awards 2017 ceremony organised by the Swedish Embassy and Swedish Trade and Investment Council took place at Spikeri Concert Hall.
The Technological Innovation of the Year Award presented this year in co-operation with “Telia Latvia” won the young Latvian startup “Anatomy Next”. “Anatomy Next” has developed an interactive 3D application featuring augmented reality as an aid for the future medics in studying the human anatomy. The application is developed in cooperation with medical professionals from Latvia and the leading universities of USA.
The application for medics is being developed on the basis of a book and it is done step by step. The company’s plans for the future are ambitious – development of a complete 3D augmented reality model of human body is envisaged.
A great potential is predicted for the young startup established in 2015 on the 1,5 billion worth medical education software market.
The enterprise was founded by Uldis Zarins, who previously has published two books on the subject of “Anatomy for Sculptors”. With his business partner and co-founder of the enterprise Sandis Kondrats (Sandis Kondrāts) they have successfully organised two campaigns on the crowdfunding platform “Kickstarter”.
At the end of 2016 “Anatomy Next” graduated from the “Startup Wise Guys” accelerator in Riga, which helped to attracted investments in the amount of 500’000 euro in a couple of months after completing the programme.
In summer 2017 “Anatomy Next” won the national final of the international competition for young entrepreneurs “Creative Business Cup” and it will represent Latvia on the global final in Copenhagen, which will bring together over 100 young entrepreneurs from all over the world with the aim to support creative ideas and promote innovation.
We once again congratulate the young entrepreneurs upon receipt of the Swedish Business Awards 2017 Technological Innovation Award today and wish them success in the future!