The consortium between GlakoLens, Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN), which was formed as a result of T-DEB programme, submitted the GLAKSys project proposal to the Fast Track to Innovation programme under Horizon2020 in the October 2019 cut-off. GLAKSys project aims to develop an innovative healthcare solution based on a novel, non-invasive continuous intraocular pressure monitoring device for the management of a chronic disease, glaucoma. The total proposed project budget is approximately €2 million.
The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) is a fully-bottom-up innovation support programme promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities open to industry-driven consortia that can be composed of all types of participants. It can help partners to co-create and test breakthrough products, services or business processes that have the potential to revolutionise existing or create entirely new markets, under the helm of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot.