Last weekend, EXIT was featured in an article published by Danish engineering newspaper “Ingeniøren”. Mikkel Næsager, CEO and Co-Founder of EXIT was interviewed for the recent Tech Challenge competition.
EXIT’s Mikkel Næsager was selected to join a panel of specialist judges for the Danish Tech Challenge competition. The contest, sponsored by Industriens Fond and attended by Crown Prince Frederik, awarded 500,000 DKK to the winning team MedTrace. Their invention, an apparatus capable of converting gas from a cyclotron into slightly radioactive water, provides doctors with a much clearer image of a patient’s heart – and could possibly save a life.
Mikkel was quoted, “We paid special attention to the fact that it is a very courageous start-up. It’s a real breakthrough in an industry where very little has happened in the past 40 years. This is something that can really save lives.”
When asked about the interest in MedTraces shown by major players in the hospital equipment industry (such as GE, Siemens and Philips Healthcare), Mikkel added,
“This is a company that has managed to show that if you have the right product or concept, big companies like GE, Siemens and Philips Medicare can be enticeded to put their weight behind your business, in order to secure their own profit.”