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Zietchick Research Institute Selected as a Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Pioneer

Industry: Medical

On November 6, 2019, Dr. Arnaud de la Tour, Director of Hello Tomorrow, announced that Zietchick Research Institute, LLC (ZRI) has been named as a Deep Tech Pioneer for this startup company’s transformative work towards developing treatments for preventing blindness in premature infants and diabetic adults. Zietchick Research Institute is a small company, established in 2012, located in the Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center in Plymouth Michigan. Dr. Tammy Movsas, the company’s founder, is a pediatric ophthalmologist and perinatal epidemiologist. She and her team have recently shown that reproductive hormones play a critical role in helping the eyes of premature infants to develop. This groundbreaking research has been recently published in the prestigious medical journal, Pediatric Research.

Plymouth, MI (PRUnderground) November 21st, 2019

The Zietchick Institute is now invited to participate in the Hello Tomorrow Challenge, part of the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, to be held in Paris, France on March 10th-13, 2020.  Hello Tomorrow, founded in 2011, is the world’s leading organization to advance science and tech entrepreneurship.  The mission of Hello Tomorrow is “to build the next generation of companies that can really solve humanity’s biggest challenges.”  This year, a record number of start-ups, over 5000 of them, applied for this year’s Hello Tomorrow’s Deep Tech Pioneer distinction and for the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Hello Tomorrow Global Summit. The panel of judges that selected Zietchick Research Institute, amongst others, to continue on in the Hello Tomorrow Challenge included scientists, researchers, industry experts and entrepreneurs.

Hello Tomorrow is supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over twenty different international organizations, including universities, accelerators, research centers, corporates & investors, are helping to organize the deep tech events that are planned to take place this March at the Global Summit. Over the two days of this big event, the venue in Paris is expected to become a nexus of innovation, empowering science entrepreneurs to build a better tomorrow.  Alongside the small companies participating in the Global Challenge, such as Zietchick Research Institutue, in attendance at the Global Summit will be over 3,000 deep tech enablers including entrepreneurs, academics, investors and corporate executives. By the end of the event, fourteen startups will be awarded  €10K Track Prizes, and one startup will be named as the Overall Grand Winner and will receive €100K Prize.

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