Wheelchair temperature control system specialist, WheelAir, is one of four companies selected to join the Praxis SCI (spinal cord injury) Accelerate Cohort 2021.
Praxis SCI Accelerate is a six-month commercialisation program geared towards healthcare start-up companies with a product ready to launch into the market that will transform the lives of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Throughout the programme, the companies will obtain expert knowledge on research topics such as SCI, knowledge translation, direct consumer engagement and commercialisation, as well as specialised coaching in regulatory issues, reimbursement, market validation and sales strategy.
Managing Director, Corien Staels, told AMP: “We are delighted to have been selected as part of the Praxis SCI Accelerate Cohort 2021 alongside three inspiring companies. It offers us the chance to learn from some of the leading experts on SCI and gain invaluable insights into the healthcare commercialisation process in North America.
“The Accelerate programme is almost tailor made for WheelAir considering our aim as a healthcare start-up is to improve the daily lives of wheelchair users, including those with SCI. It is rare to find such a good fit, both commercially and medically, for our ambitions as a company and we are very excited to get started!”