The consortium composed of GlakoLens, Magnes Ag and Eth Zurich was awarded with a Eurostars Project to develop a protoype smart contact lens that will monitor intraocular pressure fluctuations. This smart contact lens will provide doctors with previously unattainable levels of diagnostic information in the fight against glaucoma induced blindness. As the coordinator of this consortium the budget share of GlakoLens in CONTAXENSE is €590k.
Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by research and development- performing small- and medium-sized enterprises (R&D-performing SMEs). With its bottom-up approach, Eurostars supports the development of rapidly marketable innovative products, processes and services that help improve the daily lives of people around the world. Eurostars has been carefully developed to meet the specific needs of SMEs. It is an ideal first step in international cooperation, enabling small businesses to combine and share expertise and benefit from working beyond national borders.