Germany has proudly announced that Ichò System will represent their country at the semi-finals of Ideas from Europe in Tallinn.
They were announced at the Special Impact Awards ceremony by the Bundesminister of Economic Affairs and Energy in Berlin. The special Impact Awards were held at the Young Information and Communication Congress.
Ichò is an innovative company that wants to enhance ways of communications for people with cognitive problems. With music, lights and vibrations they want to give people with speech impediments and communication problems a new voice.
“The focus of our work is to develop with the people who are either privately affected by dementia or who are professionally involved with the care and therapy of those affected. That is why we work closely with caregivers, facilities and research centers, who support and accompany us with their expertise.”
Ichò was found by for students from the Düsseldorf Polytechnic. Mario Kascholke, Leftheri Efthimiadis, Steffen Preuss and Maximilian Friedrich found each other there and started their company with help of the school and the Social Impact Lab of Duisburg.
Ichò will be one of the 27 entrepreneurs who will pitch their idea in Tallinn, where the ten most innovative ideas will be selected for the Ideas from Europe finals in 2018.