On Thursday 29 September, the winners of INVENT 2016 will finally be announced at an awards dinner in Northern Ireland. And Mitra Innovation will be there to show our support for Kraydel, a company which has not only reached the finals, but is also a perfect example of Mitra’s Product Incubation service.
Kraydel is a new, easy-to-use, assisted living service which can enable elderly people to live independently in their own homes. Through the use of a smartphone app, a base station, and a wrist strap, Kraydel can provide people with peace of mind that their elderly relatives are safe and well, by letting them know about their daily movements, the ambient temperature in their homes, whether or not they have taken their medication, and if they have a medical issue or emergency. It can also provide elderly people with peace of mind that help is just a click away, if they get into any mobility or medical difficulties.
The company was co-founded by Paul Moorhead and George Redpath, as well as two members of the Mitra Innovation executive team – Ashok Suppiah and Derek Bell – and it has been growing quickly as more and more people are becoming aware of its existence and ordering the innovative new service.
Ashok and Derek were keen to help Kraydel from the outset – with development work, programming, and investment – because Mitra is a business that gets excited by new ideas, and likes to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their ventures.
INVENT 2016 Awards Final
The INVENT 2016 Awards will be held at the Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre, and it’s set to be a great night with a delicious dinner, the awards, great networking opportunities and an after-show party. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
Kraydel is up against a great list of finalists, from cyber security experts, to agricultural inventors, to purple-flesh potato manufacturers, to ‘find-a-doctor’ services, to cardboard beds for emergencies and disaster zones. The finalists are varied, interesting, innovative and passionate about their ideas.
We’re looking forward to the event and we’re hoping to be able to celebrate with Kraydel at the after-show party if they win
Good luck to Kraydel! We’re rooting for you!