- M2MGO, based in Berlin, offers Web portal building blocks for the Internet of Things (IoT)
- UniGluko, based in Croatia, offers a solution for the analysis of diabetes data
At the latest Portfolio Day event held by hub:raum, Deutsche Telekom's incubator for startups, a diverse group of startups presented pitches to investors and potential business partners. In addition, it was announced that two new startups had been added: M2MGO and UniGluko.
M2MGO makes it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises to use the Internet of Things
M2MGO offers companies simple-to-use building blocks to develop Web applications. With this cloud-based content management system, they can create customized Web portals for the Internet of Things - without having to write a single line of code. As a result, even non-programmers can put their ideas directly into action, and then continually adjust and improve the resulting application as necessary. The M2MGO solution thus helps companies save time and costs. Makers of vending and dispensing machines, for example, can use it to quickly develop portals for monitoring machines' power consumption and the status of their wear parts. Such data is required for predictive maintenance, which enables service departments to stay ahead of critical part failures.
"The M2MGO solution is a major step, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. It enables customers who lack in-depth IT expertise to themselves set up solutions that previously would have been possible only via time-consuming dedicated development projects. This is a completely new approach, and it provides the basis for a great many new applications for the Internet of Things," explains Peter Borchers, head of Deutsche Telekom's hub:raum incubator in Berlin. M2MGO was founded in August 2013, by Elena Brull, Jens Uhlig, Benedikt Frings and Oriol Fuertes.
UniGluko offers services that support doctors and patients in managing diabetes
Diabetes Mellitus type 2 is one of the most prevalent diseases. Experts estimate that 80 percent of the cases of complications associated with diabetes, such as blindness and amputations, could be prevented if all patients ate healthy diets, exercised regularly, and checked their blood sugar levels daily. The integrity of measured data is often a problem for healthcare professionals, among other things, due to the number of different glucometers in the market each managed with its own software and connector - while patient notes are often incorrect.
UniGlukos integrated diabetes eCare solution includes hardware and software for the doctor’s office, mobile patient app and connector, as well as a Cloud-based backend. It connects to almost all glucometer types which makes it easier for patients to keep track of their blood sugar levels. Since data is stored in the cloud and accessible from anywhere, the doctor is able to easily read the measurements and optimize their patients' treatment plans.
The Team of UniGluko comes from Croatia and was founded by Ratko Magjarevic, Luka Celic, Sinisa Drobnjak and Sasa Cvetojevic. Now UniGluko is supported by hub:raum Krakow and shaped for the market. The service itself is hosted in Croatian Telecom Data Center, and in its pilot phase already deployed in several hospitals and hundreds of individual patients, connected to the government E-Health system in Croatia.
"With UniGluko we are supporting a great team combining science, entrepreneurship and Telco business reach for the benefit of Healthcare systems and patients. E-Health solutions will become even more important as they are already today. UniGluko convinced us because of their competences, really good product and fitting business model”, notes Jakub Probola, head of hub:raum's Krakow location.
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