Doszhan Zhussupov, CEO at CerebraAI, was crowned winner of the Innov8 Start-up Competition held at Global Health Exhibition 2023 after an intense session in the presence of the region’s leading healthcare figureheads. Themed “Driving innovation in healthcare”, the competition is an iconic event held every year in Riyadh to give aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase revolutionary concepts aimed at elevating the healthcare industry in the region.
CerebraAI focuses on the enhancement of non-contrast CT with artificial intelligence to detect acute ischemic stroke to help patients in emergency situations. As of now, non-contrast CT is used to detect haemorrhagic stroke.
Zhussupov was among the six contestants who presented topics ranging from virtual care delivery, automation, and healthcare cost optimisation to clinical intelligence and enablement, disease management, and drug discovery.
The judging panel consisted of experts in various sectors of the healthcare industry, such as Dr. Mohammed AlHamali, Chairman of the National Innovation and Regulatory Sandbox Committee, Chief Innovation Officer and Regulatory Sandbox, SEHA Virtual Hospital and Enablement Centre — Saudi Ministry of Health.
Commenting on his experience at Innov8, Zhussupov added: “Being announced as the winner was very unexpected because all the start-ups had amazing presentations to show the panel."
In addition to winning a prize pool of US$10,000 to fuel CerebraAI, Zhussupov will receive a complimentary stand at the Global Health Exhibition 2024, as well as an exciting three-month mentorship programme at the Saudi Ministry of Health’s Regulatory Sandbox at SEHA Virtual Hospital and Innovation Enablement Centre.
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