Israeli startups win Global Innovation Awards in China


(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Two Israeli startups have won first and second place at the Global Innovation Awards 2016 in Beijing.

Israeli startup firms, NiNiSpeech and AerialGuard, winning their first and second place prizes at the Global Innovation Awards in Beijing. Credit: Facebook.

Israeli startup NiNiSpeech, which developed an ingenious digital platform for speech disorder treatment, won first place, and Israeli startup AerialGuard, which has developed an autonomous navigation system for unmanned aircraft, came in second.

Each of the startups will receive $200,000 in cash. This is the second consecutive year that an Israeli startup has won first place in the competition. Last year, DiaCardio, developer of innovative software for decoding echocardiograms, won first prize.

The two Israeli winners competed against 21 other startups from China, the U.S. and Europe, which were selected in an eight-month selection process out of 3,000 contenders from across the globe that vied for a place in the finals.

The winners were chosen by 11 judges from around the world and real-time voting from an audience of over 1,000 people.

Posted on August 11, 2016 .